Alexandra Chadderdon Psy.D.
My treatment philosophy is grounded in a strength-based approach and positive psychology. That means that clients’ strengths and capabilities are always at the heart of therapy.
My approach to psychotherapy is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where every person can feel seen, understood and validated. I value authenticity and will always be my genuine self when providing therapy. I also help clients get in touch with their own authentic selves and unique way of living in the world. I work collaboratively with clients and teach copious coping skills, and provide candid feedback.
I utilize behavioral health and medical research to inform the psychotherapy I provide to clients. It is important that I provide the most effective and research validated treatments available. Evidence-based approaches that I use are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, my treatment approach often utilizes a mindfulness-based approach that helps clients stay grounded and in tune with their values and goals. Moreover, I greatly enjoy providing hypnosis as a stand-alone treatment, in addition to integrating it into more traditional psychotherapy.
When working with clients with chronic pain and/or chronic illness, I focus on the concept of functional restoration. This means helping clients get back to doing the things that are most important to them and spending time with their loved ones. I use techniques that include activity pacing, relaxation exercises, hypnosis for pain control, and values clarification to help clients create a new and fulfilling life for themselves, even in the midst of pain and illness.
My treatment philosophy is grounded in a strength-based approach and positive psychology. That means that clients’ strengths and capabilities are always at the heart of therapy. It can be common for someone to feel they have no strengths, aptitudes, or positive qualities, but that is simply not the case. It just means we need to find and grow them! I help clients cultivate feelings of joy, satisfaction, self-confidence, gratitude, compassion, and pride in their accomplishments.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults across the lifespan. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, and coping with chronic pain and chronic illness. I have worked in chronic pain rehabilitation centers, inpatient medical hospitals, outpatient behavioral health and medical clinics, inpatient psychiatry, transplant clinics, and schools, and feel that I have a well-rounded set of experiences to bring to the therapy room. In addition to my work with Attune Philadelphia Therapy Group, I currently work full-time at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA, and have expertise in treating active duty service members and veterans.Schedule a Meeting with Alexandra
- Women’s Health
- Chronic Pain
- Chronic Illness
- Active duty military and veterans
Education & Training
- Adler University, 2013-2018, MA & Psy.D.
- Vanderbilt VA, Internship
- Cleveland Clinic, Chronic Pain Rehabilitation & Psycho-Oncology, Postdoctoral Fellowship
- Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (SCEH)