Alexandra is a friendly, warm, compassionate individual who believes that everyone is deserving of support and a safe space to grow. Through genuine human connection, Alexandra views counseling as a collaboration. Knowing full well she may never be able to walk inside another's shoes, she aims to walk alongside clients in their healing journey and their journey toward self-discovery. In doing so, Alexandra believes in a holistic and strengths-based framework to support those gravitating toward their journeys of change and growth.
Alexandra has been part of the Strive family for 3 years now and after 7 years of education, training, and practice in the psychology field, she has transitioned into the counsellor role. Alexandra is also presently completing her Master’s in Counselling degree from City University of Seattle. She has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from Simon Fraser University along with a certificate in one of her greatest passions, Social Justice.
Offering a warm, healing, and compassionate presence, Alexandra aspires to provide clients with a brave space to navigate their inner and outer worlds through approaches that encompass the mind, body, and soul. She believes that fostering this brave space with clients' can be done through empowerment and non-judgment in order to allow clients the opportunity to step out of their realm of comfort and step toward areas of growth.
Operating from a trauma-informed and anti-oppressive lens, Alexandra looks forward to working empathetically with clients and approaching their worldviews with gentle curiosity.
Outside of the office, Alexandra is an empathetic reader of fiction, fantasy, and therapy literature. She also loves living an energized and balanced lifestyle through her fitness aspirations and through connecting with her family, colleagues, and fellow graduate student peers.
At this time, services rendered with Alexandra Pesa cannot be claimed under insurance nor can it be billed through ICBC or WSBC.
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