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Teaching Faculty, Marriage & Family Therapy Program
Clinical Assistant Professor
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology — Northwestern University
M.A. in Counseling Psychology — Northwestern University
B.A .in Psychology and Women's Studies — University of Michigan
I Treat
Young Adult
Older Adult
Couple & Marriage
Interracial Couples
Adoptive Families
Issues I Treat
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Affairs & Infidelity
Couples Conflict
Cultural Transition / Immigration Issues
Racism Issues
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Emotion Regulation Issues
Empty Nest Issues
Family Business Issues
Family of Origin Issues
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Grief & Loss
In-law Relationships
Job Loss
Life Stage Transitions
Men’s Issues
Polyamory, Non-monogamy, Non-traditional Relationships
Parenting Issues
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Premarital Counseling
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Issues
Sibling Issues
Spirituality / Religion
Therapists in Therapy
College (Transition to)
Parenthood (Transition to)
Retirement (Transition to)
Work / Life Balance
Types of Therapy
Couple Therapy
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
Relational Cultural Therapy

Dr. Alexandra Solomon is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. In addition to writing articles and chapters for leading academic journals and books in the field of marriage and family, she is the author of the book Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, 2017). Her second book, about sexual self-awareness, Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationship You Want, will be published in February 2020.

Dr. Solomon maintains a psychotherapy practice for individual adults and couples, teaches and trains marriage and family therapy graduate students, and teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, "Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101." Dr. Solomon is a highly sought-after speaker who works with groups like United States Military Academy at West Point, Microsoft, and The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and she is frequently asked to talk about love, sex, and marriage with media outlets like The Today Show, O Magazine, The Atlantic, Vogue, and Scientific American.

Selected publications/presentations

Solomon, A.H. (2017). 7 Secrets About Love from the ‘Marriage 101’ class. Today.

Solomon, A.H. (2017). Loving Bravely: 20 lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger.

Solomon, A.H. (2017). Hookup Culture. In Encyclopedia of Couple and Family Therapy. New York: Springer.

Solomon, A.H. (2016). Inside Hookup Culture: Are we having fun yet? Psychotherapy Networker, Jan-Feb.

Chambers, A.J., Solomon, A.H., & Gurman, A. (2016). Couple therapy. In The Handbook of Clinical Psychology.

Pinsof, W., Breunlin, D., Lebow, J., Solomon, A. (2015). IPCM and Couple Therapy. In The Handbook of Couple Therapy (4th Ed).

Solomon, A. (2014). Renew Your Romance. O Magazine.

Solomon, A., & Chung, B. (2012). Understanding autism: How family therapists can support parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Family Process, 51(2), 250-264.

Solomon, A., Breunlin, D., Pannattoni, K., Gustafson, M., Ransburg, D., Ryan, C., Hammerman, T., & Terrien, J. (2011). “Don’t lock me out”: Life-story interviews of family business owners facing succession. Family Process, 50(2), 149-166.

Solomon, A. (2009). Carrying the hope: Parenting a child with Asperger’s. Psychotherapy Networker, July-August, 20-29.

Solomon, A. (2005). Tips for newlyweds: I versus we. Sposa, 12(2), 2-3.

Nielsen, A., Pinsof, W., Rampage, C., Solomon, A.H., & Goldstein, S. (2004). Marriage 101: An integrated academic and experiential undergraduate marriage education course. Family Relations, 53, 485-494.

Pinsof, W.M., & Hambright, A.B. (2001). Toward prevention and clinical relevance: A preventive intervention model for family therapy research and practice. In H. Liddle, D. Santisteban, R. Levant, J. Bray (Eds.), Family Psychology Intervention Science. Washington D.C.: American Psychological Association Press.

Pinsof, W.M., Wynne, L.C., & Hambright, A.B. (1996). The outcomes of couple and family therapy: Findings, conclusions, and recommendations, Psychotherapy, 33(2), 321-331.

Insurance Accepted
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay