Alexandra Horcher is a Therapist in our Saint Augustine, Florida location.
Alexandra graduated with highest honors earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Anthropology from Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland. Her educational background has been heavily influenced by biology and clinical applications to mental health. She completed her internship in substance use disorders and for the past several years has worked as a therapist in addiction medicine.
Alexandra has experience in evolutionary and stress psychology and brings that passion to her current role at Recovery Keys, supporting the biological underpinnings of addiction and psychological disorders. In her role at Recovery Keys, Alexandra facilitates group therapy, individual therapy, family education, and supports the patient and family as a whole with medical and psychological resources needed during treatment. She also takes an active role in maintaining support of the patient and their needs after completion of treatment through outpatient services.
Her therapeutic approaches most utilized with patients are Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which helps motivate patients to change aspects of their lives that they can change by providing an environment that encourages self-confidence, provides tools to help effect change, and prepares patients for situations that will occur in the real world. She also uses aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which helps patients learn to accept and handle discomfort and pain without turning to self-destructive coping mechanisms. Alexandra has a firm belief in the implementation of practical skills that can be learned and applied to daily living of individuals seeking therapy.
Alexandra is a mother of five, a passionate cook and a lover of equine sports. Her belief in the power of self and the human ability to adapt and overcome are intertwined in her personal philosophy and therapeutic approaches.