Black Lives Matter

At Alexandria Place Therapy, we believe in standing together with our clients and our larger community, to listen and offer support in times of crisis.  Our country is indeed in crisis, and we stand in firm and unwavering support of the belief that Black Lives Matter.  We will work to support this movement of positive change and growth.  We understand the ramifications of multigenerational trauma and acknowledge the pain and anguish that accompanies such a heavy weight.  We commit to continuously educating ourselves about how we can understand and elevate voices that are marginalized and silenced.

We share the following resource as an opportunity for learning.

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Covid-19 Family Resources

Published March 13, 2020

At Alexandria Place Therapy, our goal is always to provide a safe, supportive environment for our clients, both children and adults.  Today, with the threat of Covid-19, we understand that everyone is looking for guidance about how to manage their own worries, and the worries of their kiddos.  We have put together a list of […]

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Alexandria Place Therapy Wellness Update

Published March 6, 2020

Alexandria Place Therapy Wellness Update Updated March 13, 2020 Given the current and ongoing concerns about keeping everyone healthy, Alexandria Place Therapy wants to clarify our policy on cancellations due to illness and assure you that we are taking necessary precautions to clean and care for our space. We ask that at the start of […]

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Clinical Opportunities

Published January 25, 2020

Alexandria Place Therapy is seeking dedicated and dynamic therapists to add to our established and growing practice.  We are a small group practice in Old Town Alexandria and work with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  We incorporate play and expressive therapies in much of our work with clients and believe the therapeutic relationship is key […]

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Welcome Jennifer Lerma, MSW

Published September 1, 2019

Alexandria Place Therapy, LLC welcomes Jennifer Lerma to the Alexandria Place Therapy team. Jen is a Supervisee in Social Work and received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Shepherd University and her Master’s of Social Work degree from George Mason University. Jen has experience working in elementary school social work with children and adolescents, along […]

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Welcome to Erica Ahdoot

Published August 20, 2018

Alexandria Place Therapy, LLC welcomes Erica Ahdoot to the Alexandria Place Therapy team. Erica is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of New York where she has practiced as an LCSW since 2006.  She is currently working towards establishing licensure in the Commonwealth of Virginia since moving here this year. Erica received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology […]

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Welcome to Melanie Froemke, MSSA, MSW, LGSW

Published June 6, 2018

Alexandria Place Therapy, LLC welcomes Melanie Froemke, MSSA, MSW, LGSW as a Supervisee in Social Work to the Alexandria Place Therapy team. Melanie received her undergraduate degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and then pursued her Master’s of Science in Social Administration (MSSA/MSW) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. […]

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Welcome Heather Colby, LCSW, RPT

Published August 26, 2017

Alexandria Place Therapy, LLC welcomes Heather Colby, LCSW, RPT to our team.  Heather practiced in Texas (in agency and private practice settings) for more than a decade before joining our practice here in Virginia. Heather provides therapy to children, adolescents, and adults managing issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment, and loss. Her expertise is in providing support […]

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Saying Goodbye to Summer

Published August 15, 2017

Now that August is here there are only a few more weeks left of summer. Make August memorable for your little ones by trying out some of these local and easy-to-do ideas: Go on a nature hunt. Look for leaves, sticks, flowers, bugs, animals, colors, textures Try out one of these kid-friendly at home science experiments like […]

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Welcome Alexandra France, LCSW

Published April 29, 2017

Alexandria Place Therapy, LLC welcomes Alexandra France, LCSW to our team.  Alexandra has been providing mental health services to children, adolescents, adults and families for over twelve years.  Alexandra is a Registered Yoga Teacher and has specialized training in using child centered play therapy, relaxation, mindfulness, and expressive arts modalities.  Alexandra often uses positive psychology, solution focused […]

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