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About Alessandra

Alessandra Capasso, MS, LPC-Associate

Supervised by Summer Kaafarani, MS, LPC-S

Services:
~ general therapy
~ eating disorder therapy

Specialty areas:
~ teens and adults
~ eating disorders
~ anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders
~ relational and familial conflict
~ self-harm and suicidality
~ crisis intervention
~ PTSD and trauma

Private-pay fees: $125 assessment, $100 for regular sessions
(Sliding scale spots available – please contact us)

Appointments available:
Saturday and evening appts available
Teletherapy and in-person at the Southlake office

Contact info:
alessandra@foodfreedomtherapy.com
Schedule a therapy appointment online

my story

I can remember going on my first diet at 11 years old. I was hoping that if I became a little bit leaner, shrank my thighs a little bit smaller, and got a 6-pack stomach, I would be a better competitive soccer player and person.

Ultimately, I believed that if I shrank myself, I would be more loveable.

My mental health and relationship with food and my body were extremely complicated during years of treatment and therapy. They dominated my life. I avoided real connection with others and pushed my love for people aside for so long, until I eventually decided that I was sick of letting my eating disorder and mental health issues control my life.

I know from personal experience that healing takes work to undo a lot unhealthy thinking patterns and beliefs. Being able to experience the well-being I do now after that work, I want to help others go through their own healing journey. You might feel stuck, but I promise, you aren’t. 

my qualifications

I graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S in Psychology and a minor in Child Development. I also went to graduate school at Texas Woman’s University and graduated with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Development. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Texas (#88121), supervised by Summer Kaafarani, MS, LPC-S. I am also working on my Certified Eating Disorder Specialist certification and am a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp).

I have experience with crisis intervention, as I’ve worked at higher levels of care. I have worked at an inpatient psychiatric level of care for adults, as well as higher levels of care for eating disorder treatment such as Eating Recovery Center and Eating Disorder Solutions. I also have experience as the primary therapist at a Changes Outpatient of Frisco, a partial hospitalization program for adolescents with mental health issues.

my approach

I like to look at clients through a holistic lens, meaning that I treat the individual as a whole and explore all different areas of their lives throughout the course of therapy. I use Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) as my primary treatment modalities. Essentially, the use of REBT and CBT can help clients uncover their irrational patterns of thinking and challenge them along the way to think and act in alignment with who they are at their core.

let’s get personal

When I’m not at work, you can usually find me at home cooking up a new recipe or spending time outside with my dog, Zara. I am a huge advocate for self-care, so I enjoy spending my evenings at a local Yoga studio in hopes to expand my practice and eventually become a Registered Yoga Teacher. I also love to travel, especially to places where I can put my scuba diver certification to use and explore the depths of the ocean!

You can book a therapy appointment with me online by clicking below or by emailing me at alessandra@foodfreedomtherapy.com.