Alexa King

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Alexa (she/her) is a queer-identified, Licsense Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping clients discover new parts of themselves and build the life they desire. She believes in providing an individualized therapy experience that gives clients the power to access their own strength and decide what healing means to them.

Alexa’s primary focus areas are eating disorders, body image, sex and sexuality, and trauma. She believes in creating a sex-positive and body positive/HAES-aligned space for clients to explore their experiences and identities. Alexa has extensive experience working in Residential, Partial Hospitalization, and Intensive Outpatient settings with eating disorders, which has given her the tools to support clients at whatever point in their journey they are at. She works with adolescent and adult clients, as well as couples and families. Alexa enjoys working with clients in the LGBTQIA+ community and believes strongly in working from an anti-oppressive and social justice lens in the therapy space.

Alexa uses an internal family systems, feminist, and psychodynamic framework in sessions. She takes a mind/body approach and believes in a holistic view of clients. She approaches her work with humor, collaboration, and curiosity. Alexa will always give you the truth (in a compassionate and empathetic way of course!) She considers herself a bit of a “therapy geek” and is constantly reading and learning about the latest research and discoveries in the therapy world. Alexa gets excited to work with clients discovering new parts of themselves and will work alongside them to get them to where they want to go.

Education and Credentials

  • Wake Forest University BA in Psychology
  • Washington University in Saint Louis MSW, specialization in Sex Therapy and Education
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

What specific modalities do you practice and are you certified?

  • Internal Family Systems
  • Attachment-based therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Feminist/multicultural

What do you like to do when you are not working? What do you do for fun?

I love to read (I am part of a dedicated book club!), walk in nature, cook, listen to music and attend concerts, go to museums, sit with friends and have long conversations about life, and watch TV (reality TV is my favorite!)

What are you excited about? What is your passion? What do you want to learn more about?

I am excited about learning new therapy modalities and the latest research around somatic-based interventions. I am passionate about the mind-body connection and healing trauma.

What do you like about being a therapist?

My favorite part of being a therapist is learning about others and working alongside them to discover new parts of themselves.  

What’s your “go to” creative or restorative outlet?  

I believe in the healing power of relationships and find restoration in my friends and family (and dog!). I also find solace in a good book and a wonderfully made cup of coffee.

Favorite podcasts, books or blogs

  • Fearing the Black Body, Sabrina Strings
  • The Body is not an Apology, Sonya Renee Taylor
  • Come as you Are, Emily Nagoski
  • Pleasure Activism, Adrienne Marie Brown
  • Women, Race, & Class, Angela Y. Davis
  • Ace, Angela Chen
  • Maintenance Phase, podcast
  • Food Psych, podcast

I work with

  • Adults
  • Emerging Adults (18-24)
  • Adolescents (12+)
  • LGBTQ+ folks
  • Individuals in Eating Disorder recovery
  • Relationships (non-monogamy and monogamy)
  • Kink community
  • Families

Therapeutic Modalities

  • Internal Family System
  • Feminist
  • Attachment based
  • Humanistic/Person-centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Mindfulness/somatic-based
  • Relational
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative

Areas of Interest

  • Eating Disorders
  • Body image
  • Perfectionism
  • Sexuality/sex
  • LGBTQIA+ issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family of origin
  • Trauma
  • Gender
  • Polyamory/non-monogamy

What do you do for self-care?

  • Listen to music (I love a good concert!)
  • Walk my dog
  • Read books
  • Cook
  • Spend time with friends
  • Watch movies
  • My own therapy
  • Be outside in nature

Individuals / Authors / Theorists who have influenced my work

  • Emily Nagoski
  • Adrienne Marie Brown
  • Richard Schwartz
  • Ester Perel
  • Peter Levine
  • Brene Brown
  • Aubrey Gordon
  • Alok Vaid-Menon

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