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Alexandra Solomon, PhD

solomon largeDr. 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 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 developed expertise in the areas of couples, families with special needs children, and group relations / group dynamics. She is involved with The Family Institute's Family Business Project.

Since it was first taught 10 years ago, Dr. Solomon has been a core faculty member in the exciting and innovative course at Northwestern University, "Marriage 101: Building Loving and Lasting Relationships." This undergraduate course educates students about key relational issues like mate selection, compatibility, conflict, acceptance and forgiveness, with the ultimate goals of enhancing relationships and preventing problems.

She also teaches two courses in the Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy program: Systemic Assessment and Intimate Relations. Systemic Assessment is a first year course which introduces students to the DSM-IV-TR while encouraging them to struggle with the interfaces of individual psychopathology and relational patterns. Intimate Relations is the MSMFT program's couple therapy course, teaching students about love, intimacy, and commitment, as well as 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. 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; Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) including Aspergers; 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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