Not Your Typical Therapist …

Not Your Typical Therapist …

We have been there, done that, and worked really hard to create a therapeutic approach that actually works.

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Alexandria Bekele - Founder and Psychotherapist

Alexandria Bekele

Founder and Psychotherapist

Alexandria founded Shrinks Corner as a departure from the conventional treatment paradigm. Drawing from her own experiences, she sought to disrupt the status quo. Her encounters with therapists during her childhood, marked by undiagnosed ADHD and unresolved trauma, left her dissatisfied with the dry, clinical approach that seemed more focused on observation than genuine connection.

Unlike a trip to the dentist, where a simple reward like a sucker can brighten the experience, traditional therapy sessions often left her feeling worse than when she arrived. At Shrinks Corner, the aim is to change that narrative. They want their clients to anticipate their sessions with enthusiasm, viewing them as opportunities for growth and learning. Just like at the dentist’s, they believe clients deserve a sweet reward for their efforts because therapy is hard work.

Despite the smiles you see on their website, there’s a deep commitment to clinical rigor at Shrinks Corner. Alexandria’s dedication to this seriousness springs from firsthand knowledge of the profound impact of untreated mental health issues and the lingering effects of unaddressed trauma and emotions.

Her career has predominantly focused on treating substance-related disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. These formative experiences as a clinician continue to shape her therapeutic approach today, underscoring the transformative potential of their work. At Shrinks Corner, they’re passionate about making a difference in people’s lives – because what could be more rewarding than that?

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Esteban Juarez

LCSW, Clinical Director

Esteban Juarez, L.C.S.W., brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as Clinical Director of Shrinks Corner, Inc. Esteban also serves as one of the clinical supervisors for the Shrinks Corner team. His diverse training and certifications in modalities such as EMDR, TF-CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Critical Incident Stress Management reflect his commitment to providing comprehensive and specialized care to individuals across the lifespan.

As a practitioner fluent in both English and Spanish, Esteban demonstrates a dedication to serving diverse communities and ensuring accessibility to mental health services. His work with children, adolescents, adults, older adults, couples, and families underscores his versatility and ability to address a wide range of therapeutic needs.

In addition to his role as Clinical Director for Shrinks Corner, Inc., Esteban’s role as a Certified MSW Field Instructor and ASW supervisor highlights his commitment to mentorship and professional development within the social work field. By nurturing the next generation of social workers, Esteban contributes to the continued growth and excellence of mental health services.

As the Clinical Director for Shrinks Corner, Inc., Esteban plays a crucial role in enhancing the knowledge and skills of the Shrinks Corner team. By organizing specialized trainings and events, he fosters a culture of continuous learning and innovation, ensuring that practitioners remain current with best practices and emerging trends in the field of mental health.

Overall, Esteban’s dedication to providing high-quality care and his efforts to promote professional growth and development reflect his commitment to helping individuals and communities thrive. His contributions make a meaningful impact on the well-being of those he serves, empowering them to reach their true potential and lead fulfilling lives. Shrinks Corner is proud to have him assist in leading the team!

Maybe it is time you talk to someone…
and not just anyone…

It is time you got your own SHRINK! Schedule your complimentary 15-minute consultation … the first powerful step to improving your mental wellness and owning your happiness.

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