Pia Alexander believes deeply in providing each of her clients with a transformative and unique therapeutic experience. Her approach to working with couples and individuals is centered, gentle, and cultivated by her work with a variety of clients at the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center on Long Island. In addition to her Family Systems training, Pia was extensively trained in both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
She was selected to be a Hofstra University’s DBT Consultation Team member, where she provided Dialectical Behavior Therapy to individuals and families. Pia uses experience teaching DBT skills groups to inform her general practice with high-intensity couples.
Pia is also trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and is passionate about using ACT in her work with both romantic couples and adult parent/child relationships. Pia is Level 1 trained in Gottman couples therapy and Internal Family Systems therapy (IFS).
Pia Alexander is currently a doctoral student in marriage and family therapy at Antioch University New England, where she was awarded the 2018-2019 President’s Doctoral Fellowship.
She received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Hofstra University with Distinction, where she received the 2017-2018 MFP Masters Fellowship from American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). Pia received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism with a concentration in Metropolitan Studies from New York University and studied British and Irish Politics at University College London.
Pia’s practice and understanding of individuals and couples in creative industries are also formed by her years of experience as an accomplished television and media professional in the US and UK, and her experience as a parent consultant to public and private schools throughout New York.
Pia is a certified Prepare/Enrich counselor with premarital counseling experience.