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alexandra@mftcare.com

Hello! I’m Alexandra Afanasyeva

Psychotherapy is the meeting of two hearts in one room. Learn love and acceptance by talking with a sensitive soul who is on your side.

Who I work with

Individuals

Individuals

I work with diverse population of individuals largely specializing in relationships, couple therapy, parenting, anxiety and depression.

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Groups

Groups

I invite parents to join our support group that focuses as much on you the parent as on your child. Practicing holding both you and the child’s...

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Couples

Couples

I work with couples who are reaching out for help for many different reasons; communication problems, ongoing conflict, trust and intimacy issues...

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Parents

Parents

We all can learn to be skillful, strong and nurturing parents, regardless of the way we were raised. I incorporate recent studies, concepts, and...

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What I treat

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anger Management Issues
  • Trauma
  • Parenting
  • Grief
  • Phase of Life Transitions
  • Self Esteem

New Articles

I suspect it is hard to love a Therapist
I suspect it is hard to love a Therapist

One of my colleagues Jamila Dawson shared this wonderful article about life of a therapist. Please feel free to copy and paste if it resonates with you. “I suspect it is hard to love a Therapist. We get up early and don’t have time to drink coffee over the newspaper. We come home...

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Discovering your child’s temperament
Discovering your child’s temperament

The strong-willed child, usually observable very early on. Constantly on, constantly challenging the status quo, and constantly testing boundaries in an attempt to learn information about their world. I am a mother of a strong-willed child. Very early before his first birthday, I had some clear...

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Strong-willed children. Who are they?
Strong-willed children. Who are they?

I always say parenting is not easy.  Who wouldn’t agree with me? I think most parents would. Parenting is all about consistently repeating, reminding, reasoning, explaining, arguing, debating, bargaining, punishing, earning, and pleading for cooperation. And it is EXHAUSTING. Even though...

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Anna Bromstein

I don’t know where I would be without your incredible compassion each week. Thank you for helping me become a better person and for helping me navigate through this tough time. I am so grateful

Anna Bromstein, CEO or a tech company
Jerand Friedman

I’ve learned a lot during our work together. Each session feels like a small education. You are direct and always call out and stop me when I start repeating my previous way of thinking. I appreciate that! We revisited my traumatic childhood experiences and you provided as much time as I needed to uncover and express my thoughts and feelings fully. I felt comfortable with you to share those painful memories

Jerand Friedman, cardiologist
Sean Bean

I appreciate your attention in connecting past and present and how they tight together. Your directions during the sessions to call out on my feelings and emotions. You are not judgemental at all which is greatly appreciated

Sean Bean, fitness instructor
Nicole Smith

Alexandra is an immigrant like me. She had no problem to meet my Russian part and well as an American. She would easy normalize my experiences of not being fully myself. She helped me to understand that I have two identities, and they both have their strengths and weaknesses. She helped me to get where I want to be, without changing who I am.

Nicole Smith, student
Inna Black

My family and I are just blessed by knowing you. We are still a family.  I have been so lucky to work with you during my marriage difficulties. Thank you for being supportive, caring and thoughtful during the session and always available over the phone.

Inna Black, newly mom
Arkady Gold

Alexandra understood me as no one else in my life. I met my old self during those sessions; a smart,  intelligent, decisive and sometime impulsive person.  I didn’t feel myself as a victim anymore but more as a survivor. Thank you for saving my life.

Arkady Gold, office manager

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