Alexa Frenn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who completed her graduate degree at the University of Chicago: School of Social Service Administration. She provides a collaborative, strengths-based, feedback forward therapeutic approach. In her first few sessions, she will focus on learning and observing a client’s style and then progress into an interactive, conversational style of therapy. Alexa is trained in the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Model, which presents as a combination of CBT, DBT, and psychoanalytic therapies through a trauma-informed lens.
She often incorporates tangible tools into her practice, such as breathing exercises, documenting values, practicing self-affirmations, and outlining outside-the-box problem solving while assessing the pros and cons of stressful decisions. With these combinations, Alexa works alongside her clients to explore patterns together and practice strategies for growth.
Alexa’s areas of specialty include but are not limited to anxiety and depression symptoms, substance use management, adjustment disorders, gender, and sexual identity exploration, conflict resolution, de-escalation, and navigating fluctuating suicidal ideation and self-harm tendencies. To ensure a healthy journey of healing Alexa utilizes a balance of validation, investigation, and therapeutic challenging.
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