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Alexandra MacKay

My intention is to create a safe, attuned and compassionate nonjudgmental presence to create a place in which healing, growth, development and connection is possible.

I have the privilege of working with diverse populations including individuals, couples and families, and have 16 years of experience in mental health, trauma and addictions. I use a trauma-informed and strength based approach, inclusive of CI, CBT/DBT, and Mindfulness, informed by attachment theory. When working with couples and families, I am informed by a systemic, humanistic, and person centred approach with a focus on family resilience as well as EFT, narrative and solution focused evidence based practices. I meet clients where they are at, and together we explore the possibilities of bringing unconscious memories, thoughts and dynamics bringing possibilities of growth, understanding and development, and shine a light into blindspots that can keep us stuck in the past yet impact our present experiences and relationships.

As Gabor writes: “We were hurt in early relationship, which means that we’re going to heal in relationship. Relationships can be grounds for healing when approached properly.” -Gabor Mate

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  • Languages Spoken

    English, Spanish, German

  • Other Certified Training

    Compassionate Inquiry Certified Practitioner (2021), Completed Compassionate Inquiry year training (2020), completed compassionate inquiry Mentorship (2020), and continue to grow as an intern with the CI facilitator team (2020-2021). EFT Externship (2019), CBT for anxiety and depression(2019), Solution Focused Brief Therapy Model with EFAP (2018), Safe-T Risk Suicide Assessment (2016), Practical Treatment of Anxiety and Panic attacks(2016), Ontario Problem Gambling Provincial Forum-CAMH (2016), Healing trauma through the emotional brain, Lakeridge Health (2016), Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist-National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (2016), Introduction ti problem gambling, CAMH (2015), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training- ASIST (2014), Harm Reduction Strategies, Dr Gabor Mate (2013), “The Myth of Normal Depression, Anxiety and Addictions from a New Perspective/In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts-close encounters with addictions.” Mutual Aid Support Groups, Lakeridge Health (2012), Ericksonian Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy: fundamentals with Jeff Zelig, PhD- The Milton Erickson Institute (2010), Solution Focused Interviewing, Family Services Durham, (2009). Associate member of Canadian Association of Family Therapists (CAMFT), Psychology Today Verified.

  • Profession

    Registered Social Worker

  • Specialties

    addiction, ADHD, adolescents, anxiety, couples, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, LGBTQI2, sexual abuse, trauma

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