She/Her/HersLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Alexandra Pappas is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Soquel, CA. Alexandra works with children, teenagers, young adults, and adults. She provides individual, couples, and family sessions, supporting clients to overcome past traumas and adverse experiences. Many of Alexandra’s clients find that their attachment styles interrupt their ability to start and maintain healthy relationships. They feel anxious and dissatisfied with their relationships, whether it’s their relationship with a partner, parent, child, or another loved one.
Alexandra’s approach to therapy is holistic, which means that she emphasizes the mind-body connection. Her sessions focus on healing on both an emotional and a physical level, which is a sum greater than its parts. She believes that human connection is one of the most important aspects of life, and teaches clients how to further their relationships through authenticity. One of the core tenants of her work with clients is her belief that all people are good and have good intentions. Her unconditional positive regard is an affirming source of compassion and empathy, and she helps clients develop their sense of hope and trust in others.
Alexandra earned a Master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Western Seminary. She previously worked in the foster care and adoption systems, where she supported families as they worked towards healing, loving connection, and healthy relationship patterns.
Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation
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
Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress
Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support
Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Alexandra Pappas is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 7 years
Acacia Counseling and Wellness, Therapist, 2019 - 2021
Seneca Family of Agencies, Child & Family Therapist, 2015 - 2019
Encompass Community Services, Mental Health Counselor, 2015 - 2017
Western Seminary, MA Marrital and Family Therapy, 2016
San Diego State University, BA Psychology, 2013