Alexa Hull, MA, is accepting new patients in our South Hills location. Alexa specializes in working with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), mood disorders, and trauma. Utilizing a trauma-focused lens, Alexa provides psychoeducation to her clients regarding the ways in which the energy of trauma is stored and physically manifests in the body. Additionally, she incorporates parts work to help individuals recognize their vulnerable, injured parts and give them a voice to promote healing and nurture their sense of self.
Alexa believes that counseling provides individuals with the hope and skills to navigate difficulties in life. She recognizes that her clients possess unique strengths and skills, and she is dedicated to walking alongside them to provide the guidance needed to bring these skills to fruition.
In session, Alexa is interactive and strives to empower her clients to find their voice as they navigate different seasons of life. She aims to establish a warm, inviting, and compassionate therapeutic environment in which her clients feel they are seen, heard, and valued. She approaches counseling in a holistic manner that focuses on healing the mind, body, and spirit. She utilizes a person-centered, strength-based, integrative treatment approach and employs treatment modalities that include dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), internal family systems therapy (IFS), and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as components of mindfulness and attachment theory.
Education & Experience
Alexa earned a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology and Spanish from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, PA. After graduating, she began her professional training at a community mental health and drug and alcohol agency where she was employed for four years. At this agency, she gained invaluable knowledge and skills and worked closely with an interdisciplinary treatment team comprised of psychiatrists, nurses, and case managers. Alexa continued her education and recently earned a master of arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Waynesburg University in Waynesburg, PA. Additionally, she decided to continue her education further and will begin working to obtain a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Waynesburg University in August 2022.
In her free time, Alexa enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and twin boys. Alexa enjoys traveling, camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, and walking/playing with her German Shepherd, Zeus. Additionally, Alexa is an avid Pittsburgh Penguins hockey fan and loves spending time at the beach with her family.