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. 

alexandra@mendingrootshealingcenter.com

More About Me...

I view therapy as one of many avenues that can lead us to individual and collective liberation. Therapy requires work – it is often messy and demanding. It unearths the less shiny parts of ourselves and our relationships, and it insists that we show up and practice authenticity and courage. 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 emboldens 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, no matter how messy. 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 to combine evidence-based techniques with creative collaboration to help clients figure out the route that brings them back to themselves. Together we will figure out ways to cultivate pleasure and create meaning, and we will almost certainly share some belly laughs along the way.

I am a forever student who is committed to the continuous work of self-reflection, accountability, and growth. My wholehearted approach to healing and liberation is not confined to the therapeutic space – I also engage in advocacy work outside of the office, because I believe that our health as individuals is intertwined 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

Rates & Insurance

– 60 minute session – $125

Insurance – currently in network with BCBS and Medcost.

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

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