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Alexandra Dash

Alexandra Dash


4 years of experience
Solution oriented

Hi there! My name is Alexandra, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), licensed in the state of CT, with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. I have over 7 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in a variety of settings. Including specialized experience focused on working with survivors of domestic violence as well as Veteran and military populations. I currently offer individual therapy, focused on helping clients navigate feelings of anxiety, depression or overwhelm, challenging relationships, life transitions or other ongoing stressors, as well as working through traumatic experiences. I have a particular focus on helping people cope with the emotional and psychological effects of difficult or traumatic events. I am committed to providing compassionate and effective therapy, in a safe, supportive, and nonjudgemental space. My goal is to support my clients in developing greater self-understanding and growth, supporting change, and fostering healing. My approach to therapy is holistic, strengths-based, and trauma-informed; providing supportive talk therapy while drawing on various therapeutic modalities as appropriate. My approach centers around meeting clients where they are, utilizing a collaborative approach to identify areas of need and developing insight. We will take time to develop achievable goals for therapy and the future; together we will work toward building the skills and strategies to realize those goals. I work collaboratively with my clients to identify and further develop their strengths and resources; developing coping and problem-solving skills that will enable them to successfully navigate and manage their symptoms and live a full and meaningful life. If you are struggling with the effects of stress, depressed mood, anxiety, or trauma, or just want to be able to talk to someone in a supportive and nonjudgmental space - I encourage you to reach out for help, you do not have to face these challenges alone. Life is often full of an incredible mix of significant positives and profound challenges, often these challenges are filled with anxiety, overwhelm, or distress, that can at times, feel impossible to navigate. My goal is to help and support you while you learn to navigate these challenges and work toward healing, happiness, and growth. Please remember, as you are taking this step to connect with a therapist, while it may not have been the easiest of decisions to come to, the decision to seek help is a sign of profound strength, never one of weakness. You deserve to feel happy and well.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In the beginning, we will start with building rapport while exploring what brings you to therapy, your concerns and goals, collaboratively developing a plan for our time together. Often sessions might include elements of supportive talk therapy and/or evidence-based practices (such as CBT, DBT or ACT), psychoeducation, goal setting, and learning about mindfulness and/or coping strategies. My goal is that for each session you will gain a better understanding of yourself and identified concerns, learn practical tools and skills, and feel empowered to take ownership of your healing journey and life.

What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

My approach to therapy is holistic, client-centered, strengths-based and trauma-informed. I utilize an integrative approach, providing supportive talk therapy while drawing on various therapeutic modalities as appropriate, (such as cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral (DBT), acceptance and commitment (ACT) therapy, psychodynamic theory, mindfulness, etc), utilizing what is the best fit for your needs, goals and situation with the ability to adjust and pivot in approach as necessary. I often will integrate mindfulness practices and strategies to support self-care. I believe that everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, even if this may seem a near-to-impossible feat in the present moment.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I offer a compassionate and collaborative approach focused on helping you navigate the challenges, feelings, or experiences that have brought you to therapy and your journey forward. I believe in the power of empathy and understanding, creating a safe healing space where clients feel heard, understood, valued, accepted, and supported—a space where you can share and explore thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of judgment. A strength of mine is the ability to meet a client where they are, utilizing a collaborative approach to identifying and developing goals and effective strategies for meeting those goals. I have additional training and focused experience working with survivors of domestic violence, and military veterans healing from Post Traumatic Stress and moral injury.

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