Alexis  Fratus

Alexis Fratus


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, LADC Practice: Uche Okolie Counseling Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc.
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Updated February 2, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adoption & foster care
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Drug addiction & abuse
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Ms. Fratus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience in both clinical and non clinical settings. Ms. Fratus works as a part of the social work private practice Uche Okolie Counseling LCSW Inc., a clinic offering individual, couples, groups, classes, and coaching services to adults.

Ms. Fratus has a strong background in criminal justice, dual diagnosis, domestic violence, group counseling, and addiction and recovery counseling. Ms. Fratus carries both a JD and MSW which allows her to be particularly sensitive to the mental health needs of her clients, but also the systems that may be impacting them.

Ms. Fratus's evidenced based interventions are helpful for those struggling with emotional regulation, those experiencing trauma, adjustment difficulties, court mandated treatment, couples, relationships, and family dynamics.

Message to clients

I encourage and applaud the self-awareness it takes to realize we can change. We can heal, we can grow. Using a holistic (eclectic) approach, I am here to promote autonomy, peace, acceptance, love, healing, and change. My passion lies in serving the underserved, the over-diagnosed, misunderstood, unheard, and ignored. Racial disparities, racism, isolation, extreme poverty, substance abuse, the criminal justice and correctional systems; stigmas against women, recovery, and the criminalization of addiction and mental illness are only a few of the areas I will work tirelessly to change.

If you have been affected by these man-made disasters, I will work collaboratively with you using biopsychosocial evidence and solution-based approaches to help you overcome the traumas, identify the need, and learn to change the behaviors. More importantly, I want to teach you how to heal yourself. Together we will break the cycle.

First generation immigrants and their children: Together we can navigate the challenges of assimilation and acculturation, as well as the various cultural perspective(s) on treatment, mental illness, and SUD.

Couples: I am LGBTQ affirming. I can help you navigate concerns around biracial and blended families, and foster families.

Relationships: Let's work on communication, boundaries, maintaining, restoring, identifying independence and unity.

I can help you work through Trauma; Childhood trauma, Acute and complex PTSD, Adjustments, Acute Stress.


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

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Drug addiction & abuse - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on drugs; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $120 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $120


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 Closed
  • Tue 8am - 8pm
  • Wed 8am - 8pm
  • Thu 8am - 8pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 8am - 5pm
  • Sun 8am - 5pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years


Massachusetts: 228588