Psychological Assistant

Alexandra Pudzemis, Psy.D.

Clinical Experience: I have over eight years of experience working in the field with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of presenting concerns. My clinical training background has allowed me to gain experience working in various outpatient and school-based settings across the United States. I have experience working with developmental disabilities, struggles with attention and learning, trauma, anxiety, and mood-related issues, behavioral challenges, and difficulties with social-emotional functioning. My clinical interests in the field include parent-child relationship issues, parenting skills, parental mental health, and social and mindfulness-based skills for children, adolescents, and adults.

Therapeutic Approach: Roald Dahl, a popular child and adult author once wrote, “Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.” I am a firm believer that therapy is an opportunity for a person to change their world and find undiscovered meaning in their life through healing painful wounds, connecting with the inner self, and build meaningful relationships with others. In sessions, I aim to match the client’s needs by integrating various psychological perspectives to include Humanistic, Psychodynamic, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, I utilize play therapy when working with children. Through play therapy, I can help the child process conflicts and assist them in improving their social skills and emotional regulation. 

Background: I obtained a Psy.D.  in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology-Alliant International University, an APA-Accredited school. I have a B.A. in Women Studies from UCLA and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. My APA-Accredited predoctoral clinical internship was completed at Southwest Behavioral and Health Services in the School and Community-Based Counseling Services Track.

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