Dr. Debbie Alexander received her Master's in Psychology from Palo Alto University, followed by a second Master's in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She completed her academic journey with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. Her pre-doctoral internship provided services on an interdisciplinary team at a medical clinic in Seattle, Washington, which was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at San Mateo Medical Center. Her clinical training has been predominantly within medical settings, where she received experience treating patients with a wide range of presenting problems including chronic pain, depression, anxiety, addiction, PTSD, and cultural and immigrational trauma.
Dr. Alexander utilizes a patient-centered approach to care within the framework of cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and hope-filled positive psychology. As a humanist, her goal in treatment is to serve as a fellow traveler with the patient, helping them realize their full potential to maximize their quality of life even after serious injury, and to fully embrace their value as a person. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband and rescue dog, Cubby, and enjoying a great cup of coffee.