Dr. Alexandra Benejam, PsyD, has her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University where she specialized in child, adolescent, and family therapy. She moved to Raleigh from Urbana, Illinois, where she worked at a community mental health center helping individuals and couples. Her practice covers issues ranging from depression to anxiety to ADHD, and she enjoys helping people experiencing challenges with relationships, religion, sexuality, gender, life transitions, and identity development. She is passionate about parenting issues and diversity, and wrote her dissertation on the experiences of transracial adoptees.
When working with clients, Dr. Benejam utilizes a relational and emotion-focused approach, and tailors her technique to each individual or couple to help them reach their goals. She believes that change is always possible and uses therapy to help others grow and heal while recognizing and reshaping unhelpful patterns that make us feel stagnant or disconnected in our relationships.
Dr. Benejam spent several years living abroad in Italy and Brazil, and finds that her interest in other cultures helps inform her practice with clients. In her spare time, Dr. Benejam enjoys playing the acoustic guitar, cooking spicy dishes, and hanging out with her two dogs, cat, and fish. She loves exploring the outdoors with her stepson and partner, is always looking for great new hiking spots.
Doctor of Psychology from Widener University
Master of Psychology from Widener University
Bachelor of Arts in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish Language and Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign