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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Take Charge of Your Happiness Now

When the undergraduates I teach at Northwestern University graduate, I tell them that the best years of their lives are yet to come. But that comes with a catch: In order to make what’s to come the best it can be, they have to stop thinking so much about their future and start living in

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Kintsugi and the Art of Owning our Shit

Knowing how to “own our shit” is essential to our romantic relationships. You see, what I know to be true as a couples therapist (and a wife) is that it tends to be really easy to figure out what our partners are doing that feels disappointing, annoying, or hurtful. But it tends to be quite

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Life After College: Dating with Integrity

Even if you have really, truly, deeply loved campus hookup culture, that probably (hopefully) won’t last forever. In all likelihood, you’re moving toward a long-term intimate partnership in your future. In fact, you’ll probably get married. But there are a few dating hurdles you’ll have to cross before you get there. First, you will need

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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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