Alexandra Peterson, MScN2023-04-06T13:38:38+00:00
Alexandra, Therapist

Alexandra Peterson

For some, meditation can be exceptionally difficult. Mindfulness skills can also be developed through other techniques that we tend to forget exist.

Alexandra began working with Dr. Treyvaud in 2015 as a nurse-psychotherapist in psychodynamic groups, and individual psychotherapy sessions. She also co-facilitated a Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy program through The Mindfulness Centre for women with low sexual desire (MBCT-W).

Before becoming a Registered Psychotherapist, Alexandra began her professional career over 35 years ago as an RN at a Toronto teaching hospital, first on the thoracic surgery/step-down unit, and later in the operating room where she was a member of an internationally-recognized thoracic surgical team. Over time, her interests gradually shifted and she began exploring pursuits related to the human psyche and how the mind works. This shift led to many years of further study and clinical training.

She now provides counseling and psychotherapy to adult clients over the age of 18 and is accountable to both the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the College of Nurses of Ontario. She is also a member of the OAMHP and the RNAO.

Alexandra holds a BScN from McMaster University, an MScN from the University of Western Ontario, and a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Behavioural Science from McMaster University. She has extensively trained in a number of treatment approaches for a variety of issues including sexual concerns. To see Alexandra’s professional credentials, you can visit her LinkedIn profile.

Alexandra draws primarily from three main evidence-based approaches: Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and more recently the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model.

At the core of all her work is teaching the importance of present moment awareness, and she usually begins to interweave various principles of informal mindfulness skills into her very first session with new clients. She believes strongly in the importance of striking a healthy work/life balance, and the foundation of her private practice is based on this principle. Her caseload is kept at an optimal size so that appointment wait times are shorter.

Alexandra’s unique professional background, along with her personal life experience has served to enhance her psychotherapeutic skills, affording her a greater understanding of the complex challenges her clients face. She puts an emphasis on creating a strong therapeutic alliance and is deeply invested in the ongoing well-being of everyone under her care.

Therapy sessions with Alexandra are conducted online, or by telephone.
You can reach her at 289-207-0144 or through Psychology Today.

Alexandra’s capacity for steadfast persistence is legendary. As hopeless as things may look, she will always find the silver lining that completely shifts perspective towards a solution.

Dr. T.

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