Alexandra Schlager, Psy.D.
Hi, my name is Dr. Alexandra Schlager, Psy.D. (Psychological Associate, PSB 94027715, supervised by Dr. Shelby Robinson PSY33298).
I am a post-doctoral therapist in San Diego and specialize in individual therapy with adults, focusing on the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress resulting from life transitions, and challengesin interpersonal effectiveness.
I am a dynamic and compassionate psychologist with a broad knowledge base in the field of psychology. I started my career in the challenging environment of inpatientmental health, where I gained invaluable experience in crisis intervention and thetreatment of severe mental disorders. My time in inpatient settings allowed me tosharpen my skills in diagnosing and treating a wide range of psychological disorders. My dedication to improving the lives of those facing mental health challenges became apparent as I experienced empathy and a deep commitment to the well-being of myclients.
I view therapy as a collaborative process in which my clients and I work together to nurture personal growth. I hold the principles of unconditional positive regard and empathy to be the cornerstones upon which the therapeutic process can develop. The foundation of my practice is rooted in psychodynamic theory, viewed through a humanistic lens. My focus is on exploring how experiences and thoughts shape an individual’s life, as well as the systemic factors that influence a person’s upbringing.
I tailor my approach to each individual, drawing on skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help individuals find balance and stability in their lives. My specialization lies in treating a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, stress, difficulties with boundaries and self-esteem, life transitions, adjustment issues,and relationship challenges. I take a person-centered approach, providing clients with the necessary tools, not only to cope with life experiences, but also to thrive. I approach my clients with sincerity, humility, curiosity, openness, and humor. I encourage clients to share their own stories and I meet them where they are, adjusting my approach as needed to align with each individual’s unique needs.
Contact me today to begin working with me on your goals!