Alejandra Medina, MA, LPC, NCC
Alejandra graduated from Oakland University with a Master of Arts degree in Counseling and a post-master's specialization in Wellness Counseling. She holds a Michigan license in counseling, and is a Nationally Certified Counselor. Her journey in mental health started in Mexico where she got a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Gestalt therapy. As a bilingual counselor she appreciates diversity and what each person brings to the counseling relationship including their cultural background and their religious beliefs. Alejandra also holds a training in Ignatian spirituality which adds her holistic approach providing to her training a great balance.
Alejandra’s theoretical approach is humanistic with a focus in Gestalt therapy; she firmly believes that the client has the ability and the power to find his/her own options to improve his/her own life. CBT, mindfulness, Gestalt, Play Therapy, Theraplay, EMDR and Solution Focused Therapy are important approaches that she includes as part of her treatment.
Her experience includes working with children and adolescents. Through play therapy she provides a non-threatening environment for exploration, decision making, growth and healing. Working with children she always includes their families in the treatment process, considering that everyone forms part of the system and everyone is part of to the healing process.
Alejandra also works with adults who are experiencing depression, anxiety, going through divorce, relationship problems, crisis in faith and/or beliefs, stress management problems, family conflicts, traumatic life experiences and self-esteem issues. In addition, she has experience working with English and Spanish speaking populations.
An important part of Alejandra’s practice is working with clients who experience chronic conditions. Using a holistic approach, she helps them to develop awareness of the areas that could be strengthened or changed to bring overall wellness and happiness. Stress and pain management techniques are added to their treatment plans.