Alexandra Persinger, LCSW
Instructor, Psychiatry

Graduate School :
  • MSW, Washington University In St. Louis (2016)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Boston University (MA) (2014)
Department: Psychiatry

Practice Locations

CU Psychiatry - Student and Resident Mental Health  
1890 N Revere Ct
Anschutz Health Sciences Bldg, Suite 5040
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Psychology
  • Clinical Social Worker
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety / Worry / Panic Attacks
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Chronic pain
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Depression
  • Mental Health and Behavior - LGBTQ+ related issues
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Mood and Anxiety
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Sleep problems
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Panic Disorder
Clinical Interests
My many clinical interests include Anxiety disorders, Depressive Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Mindfulness, Coping skills, and holistic wellness.

Care Philosophy
I am passionate about helping individuals explore healthier perspectives and embrace new ways of thinking. My foundational therapeutic values are based upon vulnerability, warmth, humor, and authenticity. I strive to create an open, nonjudgmental, and safe space where individuals feel heard and understood. I am part of and have worked with the LGBTQIA+ community. In order to best support others, I believe in doing my own active self-work to provide trauma informed, anti-racist, body inclusive, and culturally competent care. I utilize a variety of approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and mindfulness-based techniques in order to best fit the needs of individuals. My goal is for folks to eventually become their own cognitive coach through our work to find their own solutions and growth based on their unique values and intentions. My focus is giving clients tools for navigating their lives, offering perspective shifts, and providing evidence- based resources and techniques they can use outside of session.

Personal Interests
I find anything nature-related restorative including hiking, biking, running, walking meditations, and picnics in the mountains. I find value in connecting with others, quality time with my orange tabby, Jack, cooking, reading, and yoga. I am currently trying to develop a green thumb and bring plants into my home. Both in and out of the therapy room, I enjoy learning about and assisting others in growing and developing their passions in alignment with their values.

Public Speaking
Supporting Individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Accommodation versus support, and the impacts of mental health stigma.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • MSW, Washington University In St. Louis (2016)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Boston University (MA) (2014)
Department: Psychiatry
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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