Alexa Nutt, LCPC
Did you know that members of the LGBTQ+ community experience more mental health challenges than their cisgender, heterosexual counterparts? It’s not because being queer predisposes you to poor mental health, but because the adversity and prejudice experienced by marginalized groups can take such a toll on one’s mind. As a therapist, I want to provide a safe space to process the trauma and stress of living in a society that’s increasingly hostile to people who have been “othered” by those in power.
Life gets hard sometimes. Maybe it’s hard to get out of bed, hobbies and socializing just don’t seem as appealing as they once were, or you’re consistently “down in the dumps.” Or maybe you can’t stop worrying about anything and everything, which makes it hard to get anything done. Perhaps you’re questioning things like gender or sexuality and seeking clarity and affirmation.
I receive clinical supervision from Melanie Sivley, LCSW
If this sounds like you, maybe it’s time to consider counseling. I use an eclectic blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), solution-focused, and person-centered techniques to help you become the best you you can be. I will meet you where you’re at to help you meet your goals and live the life you want to live. During therapy, we will build coping skills to help you navigate day-to-day stressors, as well as uncover underlying issues that contribute to your symptoms of depression and anxiety. I’ll keep it straight with you, but in a gentle way.
I graduated with my Bachelors degree from Carthage College, then studied at Illinois State University where I earned my Masters of Science in Clinical-Counseling Psychology. When I’m not at the office I’m probably hanging out with my dog, a miniature dachshund named Maple.