About Alexa Kroon-Canning
Originally hailing from South Africa, I am a Clinical Social Worker (BSW, MSocSc, RSW) and EMDR therapist with extensive experience in treating various mental health concerns. I completed my Bachelor of Social Work and later my Master of Social Sciences (specializing in Clinical Social Work) at the University of Cape Town.
I have experience in in-patient treatment, outpatient psychotherapy, substance use treatment and university-level teaching. I currently do much of my work with children and adolescents. I am trained in various therapeutic modalities and aim to tailor treatment to the specialized needs of every client. Generally, I am dedicated to providing holistic and sustainable support for individuals and families living with the effects of mental illness, addiction, abuse, dependency and trauma. I am committed to bringing about social change and intra-psychic healing with the use of psychosocial and evidence-based practice, providing a pragmatic and straightforward approach to personal and systemic change.
My particular area of interest is the use of EMDR, DBT and peer support in the holistic treatment of concurrent disorders. I celebrate working with people of all ages and from all backgrounds, and am passionate about facilitating change in the therapeutic process.
I pride myself on being warm, calm and non-judgemental, and all my work is grounded in client-centred philosophy.
"The world can only change from within." - Eckhart Tolle