Get to know Alexandra!
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Alexandra Hoerr | Owner, LCPC, RPT
Working together looks like exploring all these areas with curiosity and compassion. Together we map out and piece together experiences in your life, finding the context that makes the symptoms you’re experiencing make sense. From those connections we together ask, “Is this working for me?” and seek to make small but impactful changes in the way you think, live and do relationships. Every session should leave you feeling connected and with greater clarity. The symptoms mentioned above- well we’re looking to get rid of them or replace them with more healthful coping!
I started Optimum Joy with the goal of helping the ‘everyday’ person grow in their mental health. You experience emotions that are difficult to manage and are hoping to pursue growth. You’re somewhere in between and simply trying to navigate life! You too deserve to understand who you are, where you came from, and dream about what’s ahead- all from the place of mental and emotional health.
This has been my dream all along. Ever since studying psychology and biology in undergraduate studies and going on to earn an advanced degree in Clinical Psychology, I’ve focused in on studying relationships, healthy habits, the mind-body connection, neuroscience, overwhelm and trauma, mindfulness and acceptance, storytelling, meaning and purpose, and how our previous family and cultural history still today shows up in our lives. All this and more with the end goal of helping people understand and move forward in their own lives.
A personal belief of mine: you’re worth the effort and investment.
I know it is hard to reach out, but don’t wait another day in isolation. Call me for a free phone consultation. Let’s start working towards your internal health today!
Alexandra’s Areas of Specialty & Background
PTSD & Trauma
Bereavement & Grief
Church Hurt & Spirituality
Women in Leadership
Enneagram Typing & Discernment
MA in Clinical Psychology, Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL.
BA of Psychology with minor in Biology, Hannibal LaGrange University, Hannibal, MO.
“I am a single mom with a ton on my plate. Working through my issues felt like another endless endeavor, but Alex stuck by me through it. I would never trade in that personal journey.”
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