Alexandra Lucey, PsyD
I am a post-doctoral fellow at the Haffey Center for Attention and Memory. I graduated from Springfield College in 2014 with a BS in psychology and then continued at Springfield College for my PsyD, which I received in May of 2021. During the course of my professional training, I have worked predominantly with college-aged adults. I completed clinical practicums at Connecticut College and Springfield College, my pre-doctoral internship at the University of New Hampshire, and a post-doctoral residency at Keene State College. In addition to my work at the Haffey Center, I also work as the staff psychologist at American International College. I have had additional experiences completing clinical training in the adult behavioral health unit at Baystate hospital and in psychological assessment with YOU, Inc. in Worcester.
I prioritize remaining authentic, genuine, and transparent in all of my therapeutic work. While engaging in individual therapy, I take a person-centered, humanistic approach to the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills. I believe that providing a warm, empathetic, and validating therapeutic environment where my clients’ goals are at the center of treatment is extremely important for building a trusting relationship and therapeutic foundation. I choose to additionally employ a CBT approach in order to incorporate evidence-based skills into my practice. I believe that it is important to meet each client “where they are at” and tailor treatment to each individual with whom I work.
I work frequently with individuals experiencing ADHD, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, and test-taking anxiety. I take a collaborative approach to anxiety work, involving my clients in each step of the therapeutic process and inviting feedback to ensure that treatment feels relevant and helpful. I also have experience working with individuals struggling with symptoms of depression as well as relationship issues and self-esteem.