Alexandra Reustle is a doctoral candidate working towards her degree in Counseling Psychology at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from University of California, Davis, and went on to obtain her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi.
Throughout her education and work at different internship sites she has gained experience working with a diverse population of individuals and mental health concerns including: depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, dissociation and psychosis, sex offender rehabilitation, PTSD, and other trauma related concerns. She has received specialized training as a trauma informed therapist and is certified in evidenced based treatments such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, as well as trained in crisis response and intervention. Her primary passion is working with survivors of sexual abuse and assault and shedding light on the amazing resiliency of this population.
Alexandra uses evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. However, she recognizes that the uniqueness of each individual client deserves an approach that is uniquely tailored to and respectful of their goals and values. To honor this, Alexandra adopts a collaborative and client-centered approach to treatment planning that highlights the resources and strengths that each client brings to every session. Through empowering the client to take control of the change in their lives and recognizing the strengths they already possess, growth is more easily achieved, and clients are more readily prepared to face further challenges should they arise.
“My barn having burned down, I can now see the moon.”
― Mizuta Masahide (17th century Japanese poet and samurai)