I am available for scheduling virtual sessions. 

Please email us at info@ourcollectivespace.com to set up a free consultation with me. 

Offering Individual Therapy

I enjoy working with those that have experienced or are experiencing trauma, body-image issues, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and chronic illness. I focus on building an empathic relationship with my clients to align their physical, mental, emotional, and social goals with therapy.

Alex Swales

Therapy reminds me of spring cleaning.

Together, we take stock of what brings you joy and what you can let go of. We discover things that might've gotten lost over time. And most importantly, we take time to compassionately tend to areas of yourself that need a little care.

 Together, we will work to unpack and reorganize your life to find meaning, connection, understanding, and even humor. 

Clinical Experience

After graduating with a BA in Psychology from the University of Miami in 2014, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa from 2015-2017**. After my service, I was drawn to social justice and working with communities and pursued a Master's of Social Work. After graduation, I worked as a project manager for Cancer Support Community but wanted to work directly with individuals. This led me to work with and support incredible individuals in the DMV area at the Viva Center and now at Our Collective. 

More about me....

When I’m not in therapist mode, I enjoy running, paddleboarding, baking delicious gluten-free treats (I have celiac) and being close to the water. I love spending time with my friends and family. In non-Pandemic times, I love to travel and so far have been to 32 countries. I am dedicated to un-learning and dismantling capitalism and racism.