Alexandra Stewart, Registered Clinical CounsellorAlexandra Stewart is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a focus on women's reproductive health counselling for challenges related to pregnancy, pregnancy loss, and childbirth trauma. Alexandra has experience working with a wide range of concerns, including trauma, relationships, anxiety, and depression. Alexandra currently works in private practice full-time, sharing her time between Well Woman Counselling in Vancouver and her primary location in North Vancouver. Alexandra has experience working with a variety of agencies in the Lower Mainland. She started her career working with substance use at Share Family Services. Most recently, Alexandra managed and facilitated the clinical counselling program at WorkBC on the North Shore. Alexandra has also had the opportunity to provide counselling at BC Women's Hospital, specializing in women's reproductive health (i.e., pregnancy support, pregnancy loss, pregnancy decision-making, birthing trauma, perinatal & postpartum depression and anxiety). 

Specialized focus on:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief & loss
  • Personal growth
  • Relationships
  • Reproductive health
      • Perinatal/postpartum depression and anxiety
      • Pregnancy support for all trimesters
      • Pregnancy loss (miscarriage, recurrent loss, stillbirth, termination for genetic abnormalities, abortion)
      • Pregnancy decision-making
      • Traumatic birthing experiences (emotional trauma during vaginal or cesarean delivery)
  • Stress management/reduction
  • Substance use
  • Past trauma/PTSD

Counselling approach:

Alexandra has an eclectic therapeutic approach, and always works from a client-centered, collaborative, and strengths-based framework. She believes that clients are the experts in their own lives, and draws upon many influences to customize an approach that best suits the client’s needs. Alexandra uses the following, evidence-based psychotherapies and approaches:


  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT); and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness & Body-Centered Therapies
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI); and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
  • Response-Based Trauma Therapy; and Somatic Experiencing Therapy for Trauma (SE)

Education:

  • MA (Clinical Counselling), Adler University;  BA (Psychology), University of Victoria

Professional associations & designations:

  • BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), Registered Clinical Counsellor
  • Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), Canadian Certified Counsellor
  • Canadian Fertility & Andrology Society, Counselling Special Interest Group

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