Headshot Alexis Alza

Alexis Alza

MSW, Certified Life Coach

Pronouns: She / Her

Helping teens and adults master self-love and overcome trauma. Specializing in disordered eating.

Specialties: Therapy for trauma, anxiety/depression, disordered eating, life transitions, motherhood. Coaching for women and for families with individuals struggling with disordered eating.

(Teens and Adults)

I’m about to be incredibly unfiltered and real with you – being a full-time mother, caretaker, romantic partner, and career-oriented individual can take its toll on you!

Do you find that you are often putting yourself last or that you rarely make time for self-care? Do you wonder why you struggle maintaining healthy boundaries? You may need to stop and consider the connection between lack of self-love and the ability to find balance and authenticity. Self-love and respect are always the first step to creating balance and finding your purpose.

Having the responsibility of wearing many different hats is downright exhausting and can really impact your emotional well-being. Feeling the weight of having to keep up with all of life’s expectations, no matter the stage of life you are in, can lead to anxiety, depression, substance misuse and a general dulling of your enthusiasm for life.

Women in particular are expected to “have it all”, not to mention most of us (no matter our age) still deal with body image and our self-esteem. Not only do we want to be perfect, we believe we must look perfect too. This is not realistic. Let me repeat: This is not realistic!!

You do not have to give into unrealistic standards. These pressures and a host of other contributing factors such as childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, and family history can lead to an eating disorder. Together, I can help you unlearn diet culture and societal messaging as we navigate your healing from trauma. I will also give you practical tools to manage anxiety and depression. You can come out the other side with a balanced relationship with food and release years of body shame!

A Little About Me

Keeping up with perfectionism can lead to a rock bottom, or at the very least, not being true to yourself and never feeling good enough. Believe me when I tell you from a personal level, I identify with this all too well. Suffering from high functioning anxiety my entire life, I have always strived to be perfect, even as a child. Anxiety has been my best “friend”, my little buddy on my shoulder reminding me of everything that needs to be worried and obsessed about. So much so that I developed a chronic pain syndrome as a result of it. I also spent most of adolescence and even into my 20’s and 30’s suffering from chronic dieting and body shame. I have worked very hard to overcome these challenges and now I want to help you because I know it’s possible!

My Professional Background / How I Can Help You

My Master’s Degree in Clinically based Social Work (MSW) from the University of Central Florida has given me the professional opportunity to provide therapy to a diverse population of clients. In addition to being a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern (MSW), I am also a Certified Life Coach.

What I love about being with True You Always is that each and every one of us has dealt with anxiety in some way. We have all been there, which allows us to be empathetic to our clients. Empathy and intuitive understanding are what will allow me to help you to be your most authentic self. Loving yourself, being honest with yourself, and asking those tough questions that open the door for positive change will take you to a place of authenticity. This is where the magic can happen. You can enjoy life again and feel good! I want to empower you to do this.

From a personal perspective, my last 12 years as a mother and wife have given me the empathetic and unique ability to understand how difficult it can be for women and mothers in our modern society. Drawing from my own life experience, I have the ability to help people learn how to love and put themselves first. I will always strive to meet you where you are in your life, without judgment. We can work together to best assist you in figuring out how to balance all of life’s expected roles at the same time by being true to you first.

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