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Alexandra Stewart

Social Work Resident


Alex has worked in the human services field for over 12 years in Fairfax County’s Department of Family Services and the local non-profit sector. She holds a Masters of Arts in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University. Alex is currently pursuing her Master’s in Social Work and is set to graduate in May of 2021. Committed to honoring the innate dignity and worth of each individual, and respecting each person’s unique journey, Alex takes pride in practicing from a place of empathy, compassion, and understanding. She is focused on engaging a diverse client population in direct therapeutic intervention with special attention directed to developing specializations in the areas of trauma, addictions, and adolescent identity-formation.


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 (2021 graduation)
Masters of Forensic Psychology, Argosy University

Bachelor of Science Psychology, Old Dominion University

Alex is available to take on new clients at a reduced rate and will be supervised by Susan Pan.

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

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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.