Mental Health Counselot/Therapist

Alexis Curry, M.Ed

Alexis Curry grew up in Harlem, NY, and still currently resides in her hometown. She has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Bridgeport and her Master's in Education K - 12 School Counseling from CUNY Hunter College. She has her K -12 License in New York. Her education and training is based on the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) National Model and the Strength-Based School Counseling Framework. She is a member of ASCA, the National Alliance of Black School Educators, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

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Specialties

ADHD

Anxiety

Depression

Other

Ages

Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Languages

English

About

Alexis

What was her path to becoming a provider?

Due to her own challenging experiences as a teen, Alexis developed a strong interest in working with young people in crisis. As a child growing up in NYC and more specifically Harlem, NY. She was faced with many environmental and societal challenges. Challenges at school, her community, and at home that she believes contributed to her less than average academic performance. She recalls wanting and needing help but not knowing who or what to ask for. Thus, as she navigated through college her mentor through Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was a School Counselor. It was then that she learned that serving in such a role would provide her with the opportunity to improve student success for ALL students by promoting access and equity and delivering developmentally appropriate activities and services directly to students to help improve their achievement, attendance, and discipline.

What would you say to someone who is very anxious about learning problems in school?

The responsibility of educators, parents, and guardians in scenarios where students are suffering from anxiety is to empower the students to learn the nuances of their disease and work with them to establish a comfortable, understandable, and fearless “normal.” She would address this student with one of the follow 5 statements 1. “Can you describe to me how you’re feeling?” 2. “What do you think might be going on for you right now? 3. “What do you need from me? 4.“Let’s think about what we can do in the next 15 minutes to help get you through this.” 5. "I’m here for you.”

More about Alexis

Alexis is empathic, motivated, compassionate, and a true visionary. Aside from her professional experience she enjoys spending time mentoring and volunteering. Alexis participated in Girls Emerging and Maturing into Society (GEMS) mentorship program where the mission is to improve the future by inspiring the youth, empowering families and the communities by providing them with tools and resources to succeed. In addition, in college she founded a chapter of The GlamourGals Program whose mission is to organize and support volunteer chapters in high school and college who provide companionship and our signature program of complimentary beauty makeovers to elderly residents in senior care. Alexis often still contributes to the organization by volunteering as a Team Leader at GlamourGals' Annual Training Institute. Alexis loves music, mindfulness, and art; she often incorporates these into her counseling practice. In her free time she enjoys shopping, traveling, spending time with her family and her 3 Godchildren ages 6mo, 2yrs, and 6yrs.

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