Alexandra is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University and a clinical assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. She received her PhD in Counseling Psychology and a graduate certificate in Gender Studies from Northwestern University. During graduate school, she was awarded the Dr. John J.B. Morgan Fellowship and worked at The Family Institute at Northwestern University as a research and clinical fellow.
She treats individuals and couples at The Family Institute at Northwestern University’s. She has expertise in the areas of couple therapy, individual therapy, and group relations / group dynamics. Alexandra hs in the MSMFT program, has been involved with The Family Institute’s Family Business Project, and is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA).
Alexandra teaches an innovative and popular course at Northwestern University– Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101. This undergraduate course combines traditional and experiential learning in order to teach students about key aspects of romantic relationships including attraction, conflict, sex, and forgiveness, with the ultimate goal of helping students expand their relational self-awareness so they can make healthy and conscious choices in love.
Alexandra publishes in peer-reviewed academic journals and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for leading journals like Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy (JMFT) and Family Process. She writes professional and lay pieces as well, and she regularly presents nationally and internationally to corporate, military, professional, and general audiences including The United States Military Academy at West Point, Microsoft, and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). She is a blogger for Psychology Today and is frequently asked to consult with the media on topics related to love, sex, and marriage including O Magazine, Oprah Winfrey Network (#OWNshow), The Today Show, CBS Early Show, The Atlantic, NPR, Huffington Post, Scientific American, New York Times, and Vogue. Alexandra is the author of Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, February 2017) and Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want (New Harbinger, February 2020).
She lives in Highland Park, Illinois with husband, Todd, and their teens.