Clinical Psychologist :: Online Practice
Alexa Scher is a practicing clinical psychologist, mental health consultant, educator and advocate. She’s passionate about mental health awareness and strives to increase people’s understandings around mental health, how and where to get help, whilst decreasing the stigma that surrounds mental illnesses.
She works predominantly with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), depending on the needs of her clients. Mindfulness is at the core of these approaches and strongly informs her approach to mental health promotion. Her intention is to create a safe, compassionate space for clients to work collaboratively through uncomfortable feelings, leaving them with skills needed to cope with what life throws at them next.
Creating behavioural change is at the core of Alexa’s approach. “At some point, we’re ALL faced with difficult times, leading to difficult thoughts and feelings, where we’ve previously gone wrong is focusing on how to not think or feel ‘bad’, which isn’t actually within our control. If we could just take ‘bad’ feelings away, my profession wouldn’t exist! It’s normal to not feel ‘good’ at times. The key is to focus on how to cope with these feelings, as managing difficult thoughts and feelings is within our control.
Her goal is to assist people in refocusing on what they can control, providing them with the support, skills and tools needed. CBT, DBT and ACT are all evidence-based approaches, which have been proven to provide a wealth of effective tools and techniques to achieve these goals.
Whilst she loves the relationships she establish with her clients, her ultimate goal is for them to be empowered to continue implementing the skills and new patterns of thinking for themselves, to be able to cope and continue to grow on their own.”
Mobile Number :: 083 353 3456
Email Address :: email@example.com
Practice Address :: Online
Website Address :: http://www.alexascher.co.za
Special Areas of Interest
- Anger Management
- Anxiety / Panic
- Bereavement / Grief
- Gender Identity / Transition
- Life Stage Changes
Make A Booking with Alexa Scher
You can call her on 083 353 3456 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org