She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Practice: ARISE Psychotherapy Services, Inc. Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Alexandra DeCosta is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with ARISE Psychotherapy Services, Inc. Alexandra has worked in various ends of the counseling field and with many different populations. Among other areas, Alexandra has extensive experience working with individuals with anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, trauma related diagnoses, post-partum diagnoses, and multiple behavioral diagnoses. Outside of these diagnoses, Alexandra also focuses on finding a positive balance during life’s stressful seasons.
Counseling is a collaborative experience, in which Alexandra works with her clients to pinpoint areas of strength and areas where support is needed. You will work together with her to identify maladaptive behavioral and cognitive patterns, while exploring techniques to challenge these. Alexandra believes in utilizing a strengths-based approach, while applying techniques from varying modalities such as CBT, TF-CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and motivational interviewing. During sessions, Alexandra encourages her clients to bring in topics they would like to address, while also working through goals from the developed treatment plan.
Counseling looks different for each client-Alexandra truly believes in the importance of working with her clients to develop a therapeutic relationship and system that works for you as an individual. You both will utilize techniques that will require practice outside of session, assessments to measure progress, and guided conversation within session. Alexandra’s clients describe her as compassionate, honest, relaxed, and flexible. She enjoys and values fostering a close and relaxing therapeutic environment.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Postpartum depression - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors.
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 3 years
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Communities for People, Care Coordinator, Clinical Intern, 2018 - 2021
Johnson and Wales University, Master of Mental Health Counseling, 2020
Rhode Island: MHC01569