Alexandra Papa, MA, LPC
I became a therapist because I love working with kids and teenagers. I first fell in love with counseling when I had to complete a high school internship and have wanted to be a counselor ever since. I love being creative and catering interventions to a teen’s interests. The teenage years are so tough and I can remember those difficult times. I moved away from Colorado at 14 and spent my high school years on the East coast and it was a difficult transition. So I really empathize with teens who are going through difficult transitions.
I do my best work with teens who are suffering from anxiety, depression, low self confidence and self esteem and any type of relational issues with friends or family and bullying.
Through my nine years of work as a Community School Therapist, School Counselor and as a Teen Therapist I have gained a wealth of experience and training that enable me to work well with tweens and teenagers:
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Colorado
I am a National Certified Counselor
I have a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver
I received my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA
I have specialized training in trauma informed practices and solution focused counseling.
I have training in a middle and high school self esteem and anti bullying program called Smart Girls.
I love working with teens to...
focus on creating attainable goals, developing strategies and coping skills to work on and manage their anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. By teaching teens healthy, fun and creative coping skills by helping them overcome their own challenges and find peace and balance. My goal is to hear your pain, trouble and hurt and help validate your feelings so together you can heal from your past experiences and have a wonderful future.
When I'm not working with clients...
I am a Colorado native and I love the 300 days of sunshine and the beautiful outdoors. I love to go for walks and hikes with my one and a half year old son, Parker and my husband. I love to ski in the mountains and go to outdoor concerts. I am an HGTV real estate and design obsessed viewer and I love binge watching Netflix thrilling detective series and mysteries.