Alexa Buford

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Alexa Buford is a compassionate and dedicated Licensed Clinical Social Worker and registered yoga teacher, proud to call the Tampa Bay Area her home. With a solid academic background, Alexa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from the University of Florida, graduating magna cum laude. She continued her education at the same university, earning her Master’s degree in Social Work. Throughout her career, Alexa has worked across diverse mental health settings, gaining invaluable experience at every level of treatment from residential to outpatient.

Specializing in trauma-informed care, Alexa is passionate about working with both couples and individuals to address a wide range of mental health concerns. Her areas of expertise include supporting clients with eating disorders, relational issues, teenage mental health challenges, depression, and anxiety. Alexa fosters a warm, collaborative environment where clients feel truly seen and heard, empowering them to explore their unique needs and goals. She integrates evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Internal Family Systems Therapy, alongside mindfulness and meditation techniques to facilitate greater self-awareness and emotional regulation.

Alexa’s commitment to holistic healing is evident in her additional training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and her certification as a yoga teacher. By offering a comprehensive approach that addresses both the mind and body, she strives to support her clients in achieving lasting transformation and wellness.

Passionate about helping couples, Alexa believes in the power of healthy relationships to foster growth and resilience. She is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive space for couples to explore their dynamics, improve communication, and deepen their connection. Alexa’s goal is to empower couples to overcome challenges, strengthen their bond, and create fulfilling partnerships that thrive.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Alexa is a devoted dog owner to her beloved Chloe, a loyal companion who brings joy and comfort into her life. Alexa enjoys spending time with Chloe, exploring the outdoors, and practicing yoga. Through her dedication to self-care and personal growth, Alexa embodies the principles of balance and well-being that she instills in her clients.

Alexa Buford

“Deep human connection is the purpose and the result of a meaningful life – and it will inspire the most amazing acts of love, generosity, and humanity.” -Melinda Gates

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