Alex Skye Trahnstrom
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Alex Skye Trahnstrom

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island, Massachusetts Accepting Online
Charlestown Waitlist In-person
Updated December 8, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Identity development
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Life purpose & meaning

Professional statement

Alex Skye Trahnstrom is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker providing therapy to individuals in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Many of Alex's clients have an interest in spirituality or spiritual practices & they identify as deep thinkers and want to learn more about themselves. Alex’s clients often begin therapy because they are feeling a sense of 'stuckness' or that something is getting in their way of living an authentic life, feeling empowered, being happy, or having meaningful relationships and experiences.

Alex invites her clients to explore themselves within the framework of ‘multiplicity of mind’. Alex works with her clients to get to know both the parts of themselves that are pulling them toward healing as well as the parts of themselves that are resistant, scared, worried, or hurting. Alex supports her clients in building a relationship with these aspects of themselves in order to release burdens and unwanted narratives, to allow more room for play and creativity, and to ultimately live a more balanced and aligned life.

Alex’s approach to therapy is soul-led and insight-oriented and is influenced by depth-psychology, esoteric & archetypal psychology, and Internal Family Systems (IFS). She uses these approaches to support her clients in building a relationship with themselves, creating meaningful change, healing past wounds and traumas, and strengthening their connections with others.

Alex’s goal is to not only help deepen her client's understanding of themselves but to support them in creating meaningful and long lasting change. In order to support her clients on their journey and help them accomplish these goals, she uses a combination of talk therapy as well as integrating mindfulness and experiential practices (such as expressive arts, guided imagery, and somatic awareness). Alex also enjoys integrating archetypes and symbolism from nature, tarot, and astrology.


Message to clients

Hello! I'm a big metaphor person, so here is a metaphor to help you get more of a sense about how therapy can help support you.

The garden metaphor:

Our psyche is represented by a garden. Each thought, belief, narrative, pattern, emotion, and experience is represented by a plant, weed, or flower. Therapy can be a place where we learn about and explore this garden. We can understand the interconnectedness of the roots beneath the surface, we can begin to make sense of how the weather impacts our crops, we can dig up old and no longer wanted weeds, we can plant new seeds, and we can water the plants that you want to see grow.

*I know this process of beginning therapy (never mind finding a therapist) can feel daunting, scary, and overwhelming. Please do not hesitate to schedule a free phone consultation if you'd like to explore a little bit more about what working together may look like.

Regardless of if we connect or not - I hope your journey leads to healing and wellness.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Alex Trahnstrom is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $135 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $135

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

If you're wondering if your insurance company will reimburse you for the cost of therapy, feel free to send me a message and ask me to check (I'd be happy to do so)!


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Tue 10:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Tue 10:00am - 5:30pm
  • Wed 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 4:30pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Charlestown practice
Office Space, Charlestown, Rhode Island 02813
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10:00am-4:30pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

The Holistic Heart, Therapist, 2021 - Present
Family Service Association, Clinician, 2018 - 2021

Bridgewater State University, Master's Degree in Social Work, 2019
Bridgewater State University, Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, 2015


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW03444

Massachusetts: LICSW124877


Languages

English