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Alexander Nicolas
(They, Them, Theirs)

Associate Psychotherapist & Consultant

MSW, LSW

I am a queer, nonbinary, second-generation Filipinx American from Philadelphia, PA.  Formerly an animation professional, I left the industry to pursue a career in mental health as a social worker after various experiences with different grassroots and social justice organizations. I believe that caring for mental health is inherently political when so much intergenerational trauma can be traced back to the oppressive systems we all live within and under. I am deeply committed to the goals and ideals of abolition, decolonization, and disability justice, and I approach therapy through a liberatory, anti-racism, and anti-capitalist lens. 

Therapy can provide an essential space for unpacking harmful narratives and beliefs, learning self-compassion and increasing empathy for others, and developing resiliency and self-care practices so clients can more effectively pursue their goals and thrive. The therapy space I hope to build with clients can also focus on untangling complicated interpersonal dynamics, communication skills and approaches, and emotional regulation skills. 

My clinical skills include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) or parts-work, mindfulness, Narrative therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and trauma-informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ti-CBT).

Education

Master's in Social Work from Widener University

Areas of Interest:

Identity development for QTPOC, kink, non-monogamy, and polyamory; online community identity and dynamics, navigating disability, unpacking fatphobia and beauty standards; sustainability and burnout, boundaries, and anxiety and depression management.

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