Alex Schell Dillon , LMFT

Alex is a southern-raised, queer therapist and former dancer and actor. She is passionate about holding space for conversations about our bodies, sex, intimacy, pleasure, and relationships. She strives to cultivate a space that is holistic, person-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed so that clients can find access to feeling safe, connected, and authentic with themselves and with others. Alex has an affinity for partnering with the LGBTQIA2S+ community, artists, performers, individuals, and couples in all relationship structures.

Alex’s areas of interest and expertise include: exploring gender and sexual expression and orientation; body image, self-esteem, and self-worth; narratives about perfectionism; partner dynamics in traditional and alternative relationship structures; how trauma can affect one’s relationship with sex and pleasure; the internalization of shame; desire versus arousal; promoting autonomy and enthusiastic consent. In addition to drawing on relational and systems-based modalities, Alex often incorporates somatic awareness, movement, and mindfulness elements to encourage the client’s connections with physiological and emotional cues. She utilizes an integrative approach to foster a collaborative and empathetic space that honors each client’s intersectional identities.

Alex graduated from Antioch University, a COAMFTE-accredited university, with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and specialized training in grief and trauma-informed practice. Additionally, she holds a B.F.A. in Dance from New York University. She is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator with premarital counseling experience and has completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.