Alexandra Solomon, PhD


Dr. Alexandra H. Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Clinical Professor in Northwestern University's Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy (MSMFT) program.

Dr. Solomon received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University in 2001 as well as a graduate certificate in Gender Studies. During graduate school, she was awarded the Dr. John J.B. Morgan Fellowship and worked at The Family Institute as a research and clinical fellow.

Dr. Solomon has expertise in the areas of couple therapy, individual therapy, families with children who have special needs, and group relations / group dynamics. She supervises in the MSMFT program and has been involved with The Family Institute's Family Business Project.

Dr. Solomon teaches an innovative and popular course at Northwestern University: "Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101.” This undergraduate course combines traditional and experiential learning in order to teach students about key relational issues like mate selection, compatibility, conflict, acceptance, and forgiveness, with the ultimate goals of enhancing relationships and preventing problems. This course has received local, national, and international media attention.

She also teaches Intimate Relations I in the MSMFT program. This couple therapy course teaches students about love, intimacy, and commitment, while preparing them to work competently with couples in the treatment room.

Dr. Solomon has published a number of articles, most recently about parenting children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). She has presented nationally on this subject as well. She presents to a variety of audiences and consults to the media on topics related to marriage and family including NPR, WGN, O Magazine, The Atlantic, Cosmo, and Better Homes and Gardens. Dr. Solomon is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA).

She treats individuals, couples and families.

Clinical Interests: Couples struggling with intimacy, communication, and conflict; premarital counseling; same-sex couples and LGBT issues; transitions to adulthood and parenthood; individual adults; trauma; families with children with special needs.

Location: Northbrook

Call 847-733-4300, ext. 263 to speak with Registration and make an appointment with this therapist.


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