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Alexandra Araujo

Alexandria Araujo, MA

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About Alexandria Araujo, MA

This is my third year working under Dr. Jinariu's supervision. I have experience in providing trauma-informed care to children, adolescents, and families in under-resourced areas who are dealing with trauma, grief, and maladaptive coping mechanisms. I approach treatment from a psychodynamic and humanistic perspective, looking at the whole person and creating collaborative treatment plans to benefit the individual.

Education & Training

 

I am currently enrolled in the third year of my doctoral program to earn my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from Azusa Pacific University. I received my Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in May 2022. I have received clinical training in community mental health and school-based settings. I completed my undergraduate education at the University of San Francisco and earned my Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology with a minor in Child and Youth Studies. I spent that time as a research assistant at UC San Francisco focusing on treating youth with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Upon the completion of my BA I worked as a substitute teacher for ABC Unified School District while applying to graduate school to gain more experience with various aged children and adolescents. My dissertation research is on sibling relationships within blended families, focusing on communication styles and various family dynamics.

 

I have trained in the trauma treatments of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I have also received training in Play Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Substance Abuse Detection and Treatment. This year I will also receive clinical consultation from a psychodynamic perspective.

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