Alex Graham is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who completed a Masters in Educational and Developmental Psychology at Monash University. Alex has experience in a variety of settings including early intervention, primary and secondary schools, and private practice. Alex works primarily with young people age 5 to 18 years old who are presenting with a range of academic, emotional, behavioural and social challenges.
Alex has a special interest in the areas of specific learning disorders, neurodiversity, mood and anxiety disorders, parenting and working with LGBTIQA+ young people. Alex aims to work with children and young people to gain a thorough understanding of their unique strengths and challenges. She believes that meeting the child where they’re at, valuing their individual differences and striving to collaboratively solve problems that are interfering with their success is integral to achieving the best outcomes. Alex’s therapeutic approach draws on her training in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution focused intervention and she tailors her approach based on the client’s goal.
Alex also provides support and consultations to parents. Alex is trained in the Collaborative and Proactive Solutions (CPS) model by Dr Ross Greene and also draws on work by Dr Dan Siegal and Dr Vanessa LaPointe. Alex’s approach is to work collaboratively with parents so they can be proactive in supporting and being responsive to their child’s needs and strengthen the parent-child relationship. In addition to her work at Raise the Bar Psychology, Alex continues to work as a school psychologist providing assessments and counselling to primary school students as well as providing professional development to teachers.
When not at work, Alex enjoys spending time with her young family, and her two (very large) dogs, as well as attending the football and supporting her beloved St Kilda Football Club.