Alexandra Wright, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

           My approach to therapy and coaching is to meet clients where they are
    right now in their lives.  I  focus on helping individuals, couples, and families
    identify unconscious internal contracts with themselves and in their
    relationships.  Once unconscious contracts are made conscious, I work with
    clients on articulating emotions, needs and beliefs.  We then begin the work
    of building trust, securing safe attachment and increasing the ability of
    clients to give and receive love.  
           I work primarily from a Systems orientation, which includes the individual
    internal system, the family system, the community and even the global
    system. I often integrate other treatment modalities including Cognitive
    Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Object Relations, Contextual, Narrative and
    EMDR.  I encourage clients to ask me, at any time, during the course of our
    work together about the methods I employ.
           In my experience, clients who enter therapy with high levels of
    commitment and motivation emerge from our work together with greater
    gains.  I encourage you to bring an attitude of openness, willingness and a
    commitment to your emotional work.  I believe you will get out of the process
    what you put into it.  Our work together always includes finding greater
    clarity and authenticity within yourself and in your relationships with others.
     

    I do not take on clients I do not think I can help.  Therefore, I will enter our
    relationship with great respect and with optimism about our progress.


    Credentials, Education and Experience

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Washington State
  • American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy Licensing Exam
  • EMDR certification
  • EMDRIA certified clinician (EMDRIA.ORG)
  • National Eating Disorders Assocation (NEDA) Affiliate
  • M.A. Psychology, Couple & Family Track, Antioch University, Seattle,
    Washington  
  • M.A. History, London University
  • B.A. French Literature, Chinese Studies, Wellesley College,
    Massachussetts

    After a clinical internship at Eastside Mental Health, I practiced at the Moore
    Center for Eating Disorders during which time the Moore Center was cited in
    "Seattle's Best Doctors" for three consecutive years.  My areas of expertise
    include, but are not limited to Eating Disorders, Couples Counseling, Post
    Traumatic Stress Disorder, Critical Incident Stress Management, Disaster
    Response Trauma Counseling & Training, and EMDR.


    I was an Advisor on Medical Teams International's Psychosocial Working
    Group, serving as a Trauma Counselor and Trainer in Aceh, Indonesia after
    the 2004 tsunami.   I presented a paper on "Transgenerational Effects of
    Psychological Trauma" at the first Peter C Alderman Foundation East African
    Conference on Psychological Trauma in Kampala, Uganda in Summer 2008.
    I have co-authored a survival guide to working in the film industry, published
    by Crown Books, entitled "Working in Hollywood."

      
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