Licensed Professional Counselor Associates
Licensed Professional Counselor Associates are under the supervision of Connie M. Siciliano Avila Ph.D., LP, LPC-S.
Alexandra Riggs, M.A., LPC Associate, NCC
Alexandra Riggs, M.A., LPC Associate is under the supervision of Connie M. Siciliano Avila, Ph.D., LP, LPC-Supervisior. Alexandra earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Grace College, which is a CACREP accredited program. Also, she is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). During Alexandra’s clinical training, she worked in a private practice providing individual therapy with children to adults, who struggled with various issues, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, addiction, trauma, and grief. Additionally, she worked in a chemical dependency rehabilitation unit that served individuals in both inpatient and intensive outpatient programs. Currently, Alexandra works at University Behavioral Health of Denton on several units including The Ross Institute for Trauma, military, adolescent, and outpatient programs.
Alexandra feels specifically drawn to working with individuals who have experienced trauma because of her own family member’s experience of trauma. Through her loved one’s healing process, she learned about the difficult outcomes of trauma; however, at the same time, she observed how her loved one redefined self to create purpose and joy in life. She realized that it only takes one person to break the cycle of trauma within a family. She believes that her training and mindset of continuous learning equips her to work with a diverse population with various struggles. She wants potential clients to know that clients do not have to go through a painful journey alone; through building a safe relationship, she will work together with clients towards healing.