Alexandra Ramsay

Therapist (she/her)

Fun fact: I think the holiday Reese’s have a more satisfying peanut butter-to-chocolate ratio than the traditional cups.

More About Me...

I view therapy as one of many avenues that can lead us to individual and collective liberation. Therapy requires significant effort and perseverance, as it is often messy and demanding. It unearths the less shiny parts of ourselves and our relationships, and it insists that we genuinely show up over and over again. But therapy can lead to the kind of healing that sets us free. It allows us to explore, deconstruct, and reauthor our stories. And (this is my favorite part) it encourages us to step into the expansiveness of our true selves, which helps us love ourselves and each other more fully.

I have all of the space for your emotions and less shiny parts. I am not afraid to wade through the gray areas of life with you, and I’d be honored to walk you home in the fog. I generally operate from a narrative, existential, and relational-cultural framework. I like collaborating creatively with clients to help them figure out the route that brings them back to themselves. Together we will uncover ways to cultivate pleasure and create meaning, and we will almost certainly share some belly laughs along the way.

I work with teens, adults, and couples, and I get particularly stoked about working with queer & trans folks. Therapeutic topics I love diving into include grief work of all kinds, identity exploration, gender & sexuality, life transitions, relationships, self-appreciation, and body image. 

I am a forever student who is committed to the continuous work of self-reflection, accountability, and growth. My enthusiastic approach to healing and liberation goes beyond the therapeutic space. I also engage in advocacy work outside of the office, because I believe that our health as individuals deeply intertwines with the health of our communities.

When I am not collaborating with clients or engaged in communal activities, I am absorbed in the other things that bring me joy: training for an ultramarathon, checking in with my besties, hiking, voraciously reading, or laughing and eating snacks with my partner.

Education & Trainings

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) #A17063

Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Adler University, Chicago, IL

Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology & Philosophy – Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – Externship

Trained End-Of-Life Doula

Rates & Insurance

– 60 minute session – $125

Insurance – currently in network with Aetna, BCBS, and Medcost.

Couples Therapy: is not covered by insurance. The purpose of insurance is for the diagnosis and treatment of a mental illness. Insurance companies do not recognize relationship concerns as a mental illness; therefore, my relationship therapy services are not reimbursable.

Sliding scale available upon request.

“Our feelings are our most genuine paths to knowledge. They are chaotic, sometimes painful, sometimes contradictory, but they come from deep within us. And we must key into those feelings… This is how new visions begin.” – Audre Lorde