Alexandra Solomon

Therapist. Author. Consultant.

Dr. Alexandra H. Solomon is passionate about intimate relationships.

As a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, she treats individuals and couples with a broad range of issues and challenges related to intimacy, trauma and identity.

As an assistant clinical professor at Northwestern University, she introduces graduate students to the complex and courageous world of couple therapy. She challenges undergraduate students to grow their self-awareness so they can create healthy and loving partnerships.

As a relationship expert, she consults frequently to the media, translating cutting-edge research and clinical insights into practical and useful ideas that people can use in order to “show-up” more authentically in relationships.

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The Marriage 101 Course

Click here to learn more about the undergraduate course, “Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101”

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Press

Click here to find out more about Dr. Solomon’s work with the media.

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The Book

Click here to learn more about Dr. Solomon’s upcoming book, Loving Bravely: 20 Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, 2017).

The Loving Bravely Blog
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The Question Happy Couples Are Willing to Ask

In any relationship, conflict is inevitable. The difference between happy couples and unhappy couples is all about HOW they navigate the rough waters of conflict. So what is the million dollar question that happy couples are willing to ask? In that very moment when you are frustrated, angry or annoyed, stop and ask yourself, “What

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Common Areas of Conflict: Housework

According to my colleague Dr. Cheryl Rampage, housework is “the spinach of married life.” While almost no one like housework, it has to get done! What’s worse, chances are pretty high that intimate partners will have different beliefs and needs when it comes to cleaning and household chores. (My therapy mentor once tried to convince

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Reaching Out
Speaking Your First First Language

I had the distinct privilege of delivering the commencement address for the two graduate programs that live at The Family Institute at Northwestern University— my home away from home for almost twenty years. In my remarks, I explored the importance of eye contact and touch in this warp speed digital age. Smart phones impact our

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Kiran Kaur

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"At an event with nearly 1,000 members of our graduating class, Professor Solomon found the perfect balance between informative and entertaining through her lecture on our post-college relationships. She provided us with just the advice and reassurance we needed as we began the transitions into the next phases of our lives. Our cheers and complete engrossment in her speech were indicative of how well Professor Solomon was able to read the needs and wants of her audience."

Kiran Kaur
President, Northwestern University Senior Year Committee

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Jana Jones

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"Alexandra’s reputation as a speaker is built on her ability to connect with audiences across generations and across professional and educational backgrounds in a way that is insightful, warm, relevant and action oriented. Her speaking engagement, “Dating Mating & Marrying in the Age of Social Media,” at Microsoft’s downtown Chicago office to over 150 attendees continues to have lasting impact on those who attended and on our organization. Dr. Solomon is a thought-leader, a gifted clinician and a sought-after professor who took a complex topic and made it accessible for a diverse audience."

Jana Jones
President, The Family Institute at Northwestern University

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Caitlin Wyler

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“Professor Solomon was nominated by hundreds of students to give the Last Lecture, a longstanding Senior Week tradition for the Northwestern class of 2015. Her talk was thoughtful and her ability to keep a crowd enthralled was obvious as 700 students in a bar kept their attention on her the whole time.”

Caitlin Wyler
Assistant Director, Student to Alumni Transition at Northwestern University

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Jill Bashore

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“Dr. Solomon provided a clear and insightful training for therapists in her peer association on dating and mating in the age of social media. She was an excellent and informed speaker on an ever-changing but always relevant topic.”

Jill Bashore
Communications Manager, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

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