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David Alexander, Psy.D.


David Alexander, Psy.D.
Psychology Resident

Thank you for taking the time to consider my professional services. Selecting the right mental health professional can be challenging, so I wanted to share some of my background and approach to therapy to help you determine if I might be the right fit for you.

Over the past six years of my clinical training, I have specialized in work with children, adolescents, young adults, families, and couples. Utilizing effective evidenced-based practices that combine interpersonal process, emotionally-focused therapy and cognitive behavioral treatment, I have assisted clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, developmental challenges, relationship difficulties, social skills acquisition problems, difficulties adjusting to a new environment, or distress related to past trauma, grief/loss, or eating disorders. I also have specialized training in working with child survivors of sexual abuse and their non-offending caregivers; broken/blended families; couples navigating communication, infidelity, or abuse situations; children and adults on the autism spectrum who are working to develop social skills and/or manage behavioral problems; elementary, middle, high school, and college aged students having trouble adjusting to new environments; individuals seeking disability services; individuals struggling with addiction; and individuals experiencing severe mental health problems.

Throughout all of my experiences, I have placed a high value on respect for the diverse multicultural identities of my clients. I believe you should be seen for who you are and what has shaped your development, so I take a holistic view of you in our work together. I also pride myself on creating a safe space for clients of all backgrounds to feel welcomed, valued, and appreciated. You will quickly discover that our therapeutic relationship is one that is based on the principles of honesty, respect, and equality.

Thank you again for your time and for reviewing my profile. I wish you the best of luck on your journey and I hope that you find the clarity, healing, and support you are looking for; whether that is with me or one of our other qualified and caring therapists on staff.

Credentials

My academic training began in 2006 at the University of Florida where I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2010 followed by my Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2012 from the University of Central Florida. I then completed an American Psychological Association (APA)-Accredited Clinical Psychology Program at the Florida Institute of Technology where I obtained my Master of Science in Psychology in 2014 and earned my Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology in 2017. During my final year of training, I also completed an APA-Accredited Pre-Doctoral Internship at the University of South Florida Counseling Center. This is where I initially developed my relationship with the Tampa Bay Center for Relational Psychology as an external rotation intern before beginning my full-time employment here as a Post-Doctoral Psychology Resident in August of 2017. Up through this point in my career, I have gained valuable experience working in a variety of community mental health, college counseling, crisis stabilization, private practice, and residential settings; each of which has provided me with the unique opportunity to further enhance my practice of working with a wide range of people, from many diverse backgrounds and life experiences, who present with a variety of psychological concerns.

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