Alexia is a licensed Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and Founder of Bohemian Psychotherapy. She has completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University in Toronto, a diploma in Discovering the Total Self as well as a post-graduate diploma in Psychotherapy from the Transformational Arts College of Spiritual & Holistic Training.
Alexia practices remotely via telephone and online video call sessions and offers a one-stop-shop client portal for your convenience. Alexia takes an integrative approach to psychotherapy which involves methods, perspectives and terminologies from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, spiritual and internal family systems therapy. Her methods are provided through a trauma-informed lens.
She is passionate about helping others work through their struggles from every-day life stressors and personal development, to mental health challenges and illness diagnosed. Areas of experience include depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.
At Bohemian Psychotherapy, Alexia provides one-on-on psychotherapy for adults and adolescents as well as relationship therapy sessions for couples, child-parent relationships, co-workers, siblings and any other partnership experiencing challenges or seeking growth. Alexia is committed to providing a safe space for development of awareness and understanding, emotional release, processing and healing. She works with clients to uncover blocks that are preventing them to live the life they desire, and works to help develop skills needed to strive for their goals and grow towards their potential.
Alexia believes that treatment should be unique to the client, as everyone experiences their own unique journey through life. Alexia can offer an array of techniques to explore in order to find those that best suit the client’s specific individual needs and therapeutic goals.
Her goal is to assist clients in discovering as well as accepting their total selves.
A few techniques/methods that can be utilized in session:
Spirituality - Higher self/Energetic work
Emotional Letter Writing
Inner Child Work
Exploring Original Pain & Emotional Blocks
Parts work (IFS)
Developing healthy coping strategies
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
She is dedicated to providing her clients with an authentic connection and safe supportive space for healing and introspection!
Psychotherapy can be seen as a process of healing wounds, a spiritual journey, a path of personal development and/or as a mental health treatment used to help individuals, couples, families, youth and children understand their moods, thoughts, feelings, behaviours and beliefs.
Emotions play a crucial role in our daily lives. If they become repressed, they can build up which results in an internal pressure. This can lead to increases in anxiety, anger, depression, unhealthy reactivity, dysfunctional behaviour, or physical (psychosomatic) symptoms. Psychotherapy focuses on the healing of the mind and the emotions, and influences our spiritual connection to ourselves and others. It provides a trained and attentive listener and comfortable, safe and nonjudgmental surroundings. This gives the client an opportunity to identify conflicts in their lives, release emotions, and learn useful coping strategies . Psychotherapy by nature is a holistic approach. Alexia is trained to assess her client's functioning from physical, emotional, mental, environmental, social, and spiritual perspectives in order to help her clients process emotions and cope more successfully.
Working with Alexia, Registered Psychotherapist, you can explore, express and understand yourself on a deeper level in a safe space. Alexia's psychotherapeutic goal is to help clients work through pain and trauma, learn the skills to take control of their lives and be their true authentic selves. In session, Alexia will listen attentively to her clients to help them identify negative core beliefs, trauma, cognitive distortions, unhealthy boundaries, self-hate, blame, guilt, shame & more. Working together, Alexia will help the client to learn better stress management skills, coping skills, meditation techniques, self-care, how to set healthy boundaries, how to respond rather than react and many more useful tools.
Alexia is extremely compassionate and mindful of the healing process and how each and every client will experience therapy in their own way. Alexia firmly believes that the therapeutic process is determined by the clients needs and will be unique to each client. Therefore, the treatment plan and duration will be moulded to each person and their goals for therapy!
Psychotherapy can be useful in helping individuals struggling with:
Bohemianism is the practice of living an independent, unregimented lifestyle. It is a creative, artistic, expressive way of existing that encourages freedom, learning, curiosity, spirituality and individualism. The bohemian essence is living a free-spirited, authentic and simple lifestyle surrounded by compassion, acceptance and love with appreciation for nature and beauty. Our everyday lives can become very routine, causing us to feel dull and uninspired. Of course we cannot all quit our jobs, give up on our responsibilities and neglect our commitments, that would be self-destructive. What we can do is implement aspects of bohemianism, spirituality, expression, exploration and mindfulness into our daily lives to create balance & harmony. Taking this bohemian outlook on life creates space for self-care, creativity, spontaneity and inspiration amongst the hustle and bustle. It allows us think outside of the box, to appreciate the little things, to express gratitude, and to simply be present and aware.
Bohemian Psychotherapy encourages originality and autonomy, and is devoted to providing support and guidance for all clients with regards to mind, body and spirit. We believe in the power of being present and living for the here & now. Alexia's goal is to inspire and support people seeking positive change and healing, as well as those who want to explore & gain insight on their experiences, beliefs and life purpose. She views each person as whole, unique and creative, and therefore treats each client using holistic, unique and creative methods.
The bohemian concept has always inspired Alexia, as well as her vision for her psychotherapy practice. Immersing herself in this concept has influenced Alexia’s lifestyle, outlook and approach to psychotherapy. Bohemian Psychotherapy is a holistic and eclectic service for mental, emotional and spiritual health & wellness.
Want to know more about Bohemian Psychotherapy? Book a FREE 15 minute consultation with Alexia!