Cheryl A Alexander, LICSW
Street: 664A Main Street
City: Amherst
State: Massachusetts
ZIP: 01002
Country: United States
Phone: 4132102843
Accepts Insurance: Yes
In Practice Since: 2004
Type of support offered: Support for people who wish to reduce and/or eliminate psychotrophic medications completely

I have 14 years of experience intentionally meeting and working therapeutically with people from all walks of life. As a multicultural practitioner I am integrally connected to various cultures which enable me to balance multiple perspectives, as I work with different people around a number of diverse and complex issues; although I was educated according to traditional and psychodynamic viewpoints, my practice is to combine my formal training with holistic, trauma and social justice oriented techniques. I am acutely aware of the propensity to pathologize within the field of psychology and mental health. My professional style places greater emphasis on the importance of listening, understanding and responding to people within the context of their own individual experiences and needs than attempting to fit them into neat, diagnostic categories.

During sessions with people, I appeal to the “highest self” while employing a bio-psychosocial-spiritual approach. This includes working intentionally, attentively and intuitively to co-facilitate healing on emotional, mental, physical and spiritual levels, and assisting people to recognize the individual choices they may have available to them in any given situation. I am additionally focused on collaborating with people who wish to self acknowledge and heal the traumas which have impacted them, in part, by providing a safe space in which they might tell their stories, and also by helping them to (re)identify, locate and integrate the (creative) interests they might gravitate towards for growth and healing purposes.

Antidepressants: Yes
Antipsychotics: Yes
Benzodiazepines: Yes
Mood Stabilizers: Yes
Opiates: Yes