About Alex Rudy
- Individual Counseling
Alex Rudy provides individual therapy to young adults for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma and life transitions. She enjoys working with clients from different cultural backgrounds and she’s LGBTQ affirmative.
Ms. Rudy uses a strengths-based and person-centered approach, while drawing on the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) model.
CBT is a heavily researched and popular form of psychotherapy that links our thoughts to our feelings and behaviors. If we’re able to challenge our distorted or irrational thoughts, then replace them with more rational ones, we may be able to change our resulting feelings and behaviors.
A person-centered approach, developed by Carl Rogers in the 1940s, diverged from the traditional model of the therapist as expert and moved instead toward a nondirective, empathic approach that empowers and motivates the client in the therapeutic process. The therapy is based on Rogers’s belief that every human being strives for and has the capacity to fulfill his or her own potential.
Prior to joining DC Talk Therapy, Ms. Rudy provided individual counseling, group counseling and family therapy at Community of Hope in Washington, D.C.
A native of Austin, Tex., Ms. Rudy has a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Adler University in Chicago. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Edwards University in Austin, Tex.
Alex Rudy provides daytime and evening appointments. She provides teletherapy (online therapy) on a variety of video platforms such as Doxy and Zoom.