Alexandra  Block
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Alexandra Block

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Sherman Oaks Accepting In-person
Updated March 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adoption & foster care
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain
  • Couples counseling
  • Panic attacks / panic disorder
  • Sensitivity

Professional statement

Alexandra believes that respecting and honoring the humanity in each person she sees is of the utmost importance to therapy. She specializes in helping people regarding adoption, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. She has extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, one of only two evidence based couple’s therapies. She applies Emotionally Focused therapy in her work with couples and adults, as well as other evidence-based modalities.

Her education, training and personal adoption experience, makes her uniquely qualified to work with members of the adoption constellation. If you’re a couple wanting to adopt, have adopted children, or are an adoptee/ foster youth yourself—she can help.


Message to clients

Out of all the tragedies happening in our world, one thing I greatly appreciate about this day in age is our collective cultural shift in viewing inclusivity, sensitivity, and mental health as a priority. I feel extremely honored to be part of that shift, where I have the privilege of helping people heal.

My hope for the people I see is that you are able to be fully authentic in who you are, integrating all parts of you; even the aspects that are hard to accept. My hope for you in our work together is that we can collaboratively equip you with the tools and support you need to embrace and pursue what matters to you, and live a life of meaning, fulfillment and joy—even with the suffering that is part of the journey.


Specialties

Adoption & foster care - Support around pre- and post-adoption challenges including family dynamics, challenging behaviors, attachment issues, and navigation of the child welfare system or adoption agencies

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

Chronic pain - Managing the biological, psychological, and emotional aspects of pain

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Panic attacks / panic disorder - Brief, intense periods of overwhelming fear or anxiety

Sensitivity - Developing an understanding of one’s sensitivity, including exploring what triggers emotional reactions and the origins of the sensitivity; practicing self-compassion by acknowledging that everyone has emotions and it’s natural to react to what’s around you




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Alexandra Block 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: $185 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $185

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am- 8 pm. Please inquire about hours
  • Tue 10 am- 8 pm. Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 10 am- 8 pm. Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 10 am- 8 pm. Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Sherman Oaks practice
15233 Ventura Blvd, Suite 1208, Sherman Oaks, California 91403
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am- 8pm
  • Tue 10am-8 pm
  • Wed 10am- 8 pm
  • Thu 10am- 8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

A Home Within: non profit that provides therapy to current and aged out foster youth, Clinical Director of the Los Angeles Chapter, 2023 - Present
YOFFE Therapy, Licensed psychotherapist, exclusively working with foster care and adoption, 2021 - 2022
Interactions Treatment Center, Group and individual therapist for substance abuse rehabilitation , 2020 - 2021
Burbank Family Service Agency, Psychotherapist, 2020 - 2021
Emotionally Focused Resource Center, Psychotherapist and couple’s counselor , 2017 - 2020
Counseling West: Psychodynamic, Jungian- based counseling center, Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee, 2016 - 2018

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Doctoral PsyD in Marital and Family Therapy, 2023
EAGALA, Certified Equine Assisted Therapy Psychotherapist , 2021
International Center for Emotionally Focused Therapy, Completed all core skills, trainings, and supervision needed for certification, 2019
Antioch University, Master of Art in Clinical Psychology, 2017
Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Counselor, Suicidal Crisis Intervention for the National Suicide Lifeline, 2015


Licensure

California: 128731


Languages

English