Alejandra Sandoval

BS, Pontificial Xavierian University

Alejandra is an international intern and administrative assistant at The Anxiety Center. Alejandra received her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the Pontifical Xavierian University in Bogota, Colombia. During her clinical internships she provided neuropsychological testing and consulting for students with cognitive disabilities. She also completed clinical rotations within a rural community in Barrancabermeja which was directly affected by the armed conflict within Colombia. During that time,  she worked with trauma victims who experienced family kidnapping and violence at the hands of armed guerrillas. Her subsequent experience was through The Secretary of Education of Bogota designing wellness and school dropout prevention programming in the aftermath of the pandemic. 


Most recently Alejandra has begun to work with the Colombian government and private companies in developing and implementing community services that lead to improved productivity and mental health outcomes. Alejandra is excited to be joining the team TAC and gaining expertise in clinical diagnostics and cognitive behavioral therapy. She is a trainee member of the International OCD Foundation and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

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My Passion

I discovered my passion after a horrible accident in 2015 that led me into a depression that I thought I would not be able to overcome. Despite my doubts, through proper treatment and intervention, I was able to feel like myself again! Therapy helped me get back on my feet and it allowed me to discover and develop a stronger sense of self and see myself from a different perspective. That is why I will always advocate for mental health counseling because it gives you the tools to get back on track and have agency over your own life. My biggest dream is to work toward helping people in their journey of self-discovery, healing, and growth. 

 

P.S. I am an animal lover and I love to read about ethology, behavioral science, and science fiction. In my free time, I love to travel, visit the beach, and scuba dive.