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Alexandra Stewart

Social Work Resident


Ms. Stewart works with clients of all ages but especially works with adolescents and young adults who are experiencing a variety of challenges including but not limited to: stress, mood disorder, trauma, substance use, and anxiety-related symptoms. Alex practices a holistic, person-centered, yet integrated approach to therapy. She collaborates with her clients to discover the root of their symptoms and how to move above their depression, anxiety, and/or effects from trauma. Through explorative work, Ms. Stewart teach clients how to better understand how they may influence their environment, and by extension, how their environment can influence their perception and overall experience. She believes in the power of awareness, and good decision making.

She is committed to working with her clients as their therapist-- advocating for them, and working to re-commit her patients to better mental health, and overall wellbeing. Alex creates an inclusive space that welcomes clients of all genders, races, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds.


Lead Organizer, Cornerstones - Reston, Virginia
Alex collaborates with internal and external partners, programs, and organizations to understand, communicate, and implement best-practices while increasing client-focused and equitable services. She engages with and develop relationships with community members, county and school staff, and other non/for-profit organizations to deepen organizational partnerships and enhance collective collaboration focused on serving underserved and underrepresented populations.

Human Services Worker & Coordinator, Fairfax County Department of Family Services - Fairfax, Virginia and Reston, Virginia     
Initiated the creative and research-based expansion of the Volunteer & Partner Services program. Lead the engagement of other internal Children, Youth, and Families division programs to assess needs and identify opportunities for volunteer support and donor/stakeholder engagement. Persevered through the ambiguity of learning business processes and new program development to enhance organizational operations serving the community to protect and serve children and families.


Masters of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University
Masters of Forensic Psychology, Argosy University

Bachelor of Science Psychology, Old Dominion University

Alex is available to take on new clients! and is supervised by Susan Pan, LCSW.

Phone: (703) 574-0252  
E-mail: alexandra.stewart@cwft.us

Featured Articles:

For the first time, US task force proposes recommendation to screen for anxiety in adults
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cnn "The US Preventive Services Task Force says for the first time that adults under the age of 65 should be screened for anxiety, according to a draft recommendation"

Therapeutic Video Tracks:

Vulnerability and Empathy
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Brene Brown Brene Brown studies the human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. She shares a deep insight that sent her on a personal quest to know both her own and Man's vulnerabilities.

Shame - a Source of Broken Behavior
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Brene Brown Dr. Brown identifies shame as an unspoken epidemic and it as a source behind many forms of broken behavior.

EMDR - Tricia Walsh
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Tricia Walsh Tricia Walsh discusses how EMDR can help us better understand ourselves through her personal story of self-discovery.

EMDR Explained
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EMDR Animation Video Screenhot The EMDR Association UK explains what EMDR therapy is in a simple animated format.

Dr. P Carnes-Sexual Addiction
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Dr. P Carnes Dr. Carnes, a leader in the study of sexual addiction, discusses his 40 yr. legacy in the addiction field, the impact of the Internet, and daily stressors.

Technology and Relationships
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Dr. Sherry Turkle Sherry Turkle takes a very interesting look at how technology and communications devices are shaping our modern relationships: with others, with ourselves, and with Technology.

Depression and Anxiety Disorders
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Dr. Hinda Dubin Dr. Hinda Dubin discusses how depression causes feelings of sadness, loss and anger can interfere with everyday life. She discusses the latest treatments for depression and anxiety disorders; like panic attacks, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders.