Meet the Therapist!
Hello, my name is Alexandra Mers and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. I recently moved back to San Diego after working with children and families grieving a death loss in Colorado for the past 10 years.
I have a strong interest in helping people who are going through any type of loss, transition, or change whether that be external to you, within yourself, or a combination of both. With my extensive experience in grief and loss, I can support you in processing and coping with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and parenting struggles.
How Can I Help You?
My degree is in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology meaning I take a holistic approach in my work with clients and can create space for spirituality and existential processing if desired. I follow a person-centered model, meeting you where you are at, with gentle direction toward deeper exploration. I find therapy is best when it incorporates humor and authenticity! In addition to bringing my whole self to our work, I utilize evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative therapy, and Mindfulness. I am also trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 to support relationship struggles.
My Philosophy on Mental Health:
When I was three, my mom remembers me saying, “It’s hard being people.” When we go through something hard, whether big or small, long or brief, recent or from our past, that painful experience can make us feel stuck. It could even be a pattern of dysfunction from our family system or core relationships. Without the space to name hard things, to process them, and to receive adequate support for them, we are often left with unresolved thoughts and feelings. As many of us learned during the pandemic, connection and community are crucial in creating a sense of belongingness. I want you to know, the truth is, we’ve all experienced something hard. You belong here. Thank you for being incredibly vulnerable and brave in taking this first step. I look forward to walking alongside you as you repair, heal, and return to your center.
More About Me…
I grew up in a small town in the Midwest and as soon as I entered adulthood, I bounced all over the U.S., changed majors several times in college, and had the privilege of volunteering in Thailand before graduate school. I am a mom of two little ones and an old man Boxer named Gus. In my home, we love live music, cooking, laughter, crafting, being near water, fam sandwiches (a big family hug), and a good old fashioned movie night with popcorn.
As a baby, I snored (and still do) louder than my dad.