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I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. I hold a bachelor's degree in Applied Learning and Development and a master's degree in Social Work.

My graduate degree internships included work at Child Inc., Helping Hand Home for Children, and Austin Child Guidance Center. At Child Inc., I implemented interventions in preschool classrooms to help manage behavior, facilitated "Friendship Groups" for 4-year-olds experiencing behavioral challenges, and worked individually with parents to address challenging behaviors at home. At Helping Hand Home for Children, I worked with foster parents and the children placed in their homes to support the building of attachment bonds and to address behaviors such as physical aggression, sexual acting-out, and opposition. I also facilitated groups for biological children preparing to have a foster/adoptive child placed in their home and a support group for foster parents. At Austin Child Guidance Center, I used evidence-based practices including parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) in my work with children and teens (most of whom had complex trauma histories) to address anxiety, behavioral challenges, self-harm, self-esteem, depression, challenges at school, and difficult transitions. In addition to individual therapy, I provided extensive parent coaching to their caretakers and co-facilitated an adolescent dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills training group.

Since graduate school, I have received training and professional consultation in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with exposure and response prevention (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), parent child interaction therapy (PCIT), and supportive parenting for anxious childhood emotions (SPACE).

Alexandra Tueni, LMSW

My name is Alex and I am a native Austinite and University of Texas alumna, where I received my undergraduate degree in Applied Learning & Development and my master's degree in Social Work. My practice is off 25th Street on the edge of West Campus.

I work individually with children, teens, and young adults whose anxiety is preventing them from fully participating in their life. I use a strengths-based, interpersonal approach with a foundation in attachment theory to help clients build emotional regulation, self-efficacy, and engagement in interpersonal relationships. I use evidence-based practices to ensure that the time you and/or your child spend in therapy is worthwhile and effective. Interventions with children and adolescents are primarily based in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Education, Experience, & Training

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