Alejandra Restrepo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas

Alejandra Restrepo, LPC

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My therapeutic approach is client-centered, culturally-humble, and trauma informed. That means that I will acknowledge and respect your past experiences, your culture, your background, and your wisdom as an expert of your life, while helping you understand your patterns and find more effective ways to face challenges.
I offer services to Latinx individuals (teens, adults, and families) with a focus on Latinx women.

Hi, I am Alejandra (she/her). After working for several years with different inpatient and outpatient mental health organizations, I realized that I wanted to create a unique therapeutic space to work with Latinxs and particularly, Latinx women. This is why I decided to create Shaya Psychotherapy. The word Shaya comes from the Quechua language, spoken in South America, and means,“The woman that always stands tall” or “Erguida, La que siempre se mantiene en pie.” This word perfectly aligns with my goal of offering a safe space for Latinx women to celebrate and embrace our culture while addressing aspects of their lives that are keeping them from thriving. This therapeutic space is a judgement-free zone where you can safely talk about your concerns, challenges, and fears. I understand the unique struggles that we as Latinxs face day by day and I want to be able to provide you with strategies and tools that really work for you.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia and a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Throughout my career, I have held multiple positions in inpatient and outpatient mental health organizations including supervisory positions.

My therapeutic approach is client-centered, culturally-humble, and trauma-informed. I have solid training in trauma-focused therapy including Trauma-focused behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), Phase-based trauma treatment, and cognitive processing therapy (CPT).

Additionally, I incorporate elements of social justice, racial trauma healing, mindfulness, and other mind-body-soul techniques. I also like to explore the power and influence of ancestral healing and intergenerational healing practices. I recognize the value of ancestral knowledge as part of the healing journey of communities of color.

Sessions are conducted in English and/or Spanish. I acknowledge the unique needs of bilingual individuals and the advantages of communicating our memories, thoughts, and emotions in the language these were originally stored or experienced.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Body Image
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicidality
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy Cpt
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Trauma Survivors

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $170.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
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Optum
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Out Of Network
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United Healthcare
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Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
8
License(s)
License #
state
Licensed Professional Counselor
73333
Texas
Board Certification(s)
Licensed Professional Counselor
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
PESI
Strong Star Certified CPT provider
Strong Star Training Initiative
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
University of Houston -Clear Lake
MA in Clinical Psychology
2014