Alexandra  Kenna

Alexandra Kenna

Psychologist, PhD

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, & daytime appointments in Winchester practice (updated December 03, 2019)


Specialties & Expertise

  • Generalized anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Work and career stress
  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Mild traumatic brain injury

Professional statement

Dr. Alexandra Kenna is a psychologist in Winchester, MA specializing in anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Kenna also has expertise in work and career challenges, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Having trained at a college counseling center, she has abundant experience in helping students and young professionals navigate career transitions and manage career stress. Drawing on her extensive experiences as a psychologist at the VA, Dr. Kenna also has a marked expertise in helping individuals recover from trauma.

Dr. Kenna specializes in career and workplace challenges, supporting clients as they discover their professional identity and search for meaningful work. She helps clients identify their unique strengths, build self-confidence, and take proactive steps towards their career goals, whether that is starting a first job, seeking promotions, shifting fields, or returning to the workplace after being away for any duration of time.

Dr. Kenna utilizes a variety of evidence-based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and takes a trauma-informed approach to therapy. She also incorporates psychoeducation, engaging each client as an active partner in determining treatment goals and offering warm, supportive guidance along the way.


Message to clients

Finding the right therapist can be challenging. My goal is to offer you the opportunity to ask questions and find out what it would be like to work with me so that you feel comfortable and assured. My work with clients is direct and straight forward and my approach is collaborative and focused on making manageable changes toward improved life satisfaction. My style is warm, accessible and tailored to your individual needs and goals.


Specialties

Generalized anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others

Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)

Work and career stress - Navigating work-life balance and challenges related to unemployment, taking parental leave, transitioning career fields, and finding meaning and purpose in work

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children

Mild traumatic brain injury - Supportive and rehabilitative services for clients recovering from concussions and other brain injuries


General expertise


Insurance

Alexandra Kenna is not in-network with any insurances.

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


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Kenna can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Location(s)

Winchester practice

8 Winchester Place

Winchester, MA 01890

Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 8:00am-2:30pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 8:00am-2:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2017 - Present
VA Boston Healthcare, 2008 - Present
Career Counselor, 2001 - 2003

Boston College, PhD, 2008
Boston College, MA in Counseling Psychology, 2001
Georgetown University, BS, 1996


Languages

  • English

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