ALEXANDRA (ALI) SOMMER, LPC
I am passionate about working with individuals, groups, clients of all ages, and members of the LGBTQ+ community who are undergoing the many challenges associated with grief, trauma, and mental health. I meet all of my clients where they are and help them to assess where they want to be. I have multiple areas of concentration ranging from but not limited to grief, depression, anxiety, trauma, identity concerns, LGBTQIA+, sexual concerns, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am also kink-informed and a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP).
My ideal client is someone that is curious about the dysfunction they experience in their life and who is willing to challenge how to heal the past while working through the present and looking towards the future. We can feel very "stuck" in our lives, and it can be difficult finding the strength and the skills necessary to move forward.
I believe in taking an approach to counseling that is collaborative, non-judgmental, and fully empathetic to the client's individual experience. By pulling from various theories such as Person-Centered Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, as well as incorporating mindfulness practices and narrative techniques, I believe in taking an eclectic approach to counseling, as each client is unique in their needs.
I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology and M.Ed. in clinical mental health counseling from Kent State University. I am also a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC).