Alexandra  Pinkus

Alexandra Pinkus

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Santa Monica Not Accepting In-person

Offering free sessions to frontline healthcare workers and their families during COVID-19

Updated January 29, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples and relationship counseling
  • Sex therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Alexandra Pinkus is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AACAST Certified Couples and Sex Therapist, practicing in Santa Monica. Alexandra specializes in working with individuals and couples, addressing relational struggles, such as disconnection, trust, fear, sexual dissatisfaction, and loneliness.

Many of Alexandra's clients feel stuck in a rut in their relationship and are unable to be sure how to progress either individually or as a couple. Others are looking to deepen intimacy and connection, as well as strengthen their communication skills.

Alexandra provides a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore and push through their uncomfortable or dysregulating experiences, allowing them to grow and foster deeper connections with and understanding of themselves, their partner, and their relationship.

Alexandra is passionate about her work and helping her clients fully explore their experiences in order to increase their self-awareness and promote growth. Alexandra looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

Beginning therapy is not a decision we enter into lightly. The period during which we find ourselves reaching out is often filled with worry and pain, as we wonder, “How will I ever figure this out?” In this headspace, we may feel fearful, lonely, or even hopeless. However, in asking for help, we are taking the first step out of this dark space.

As I approach the therapeutic process, it is important to me that I develop a meaningful and authentic relationship with my clients. I view my role, not as an expert observing from the outside, but as a companion and confidant on your journey of exploration, self-discovery, and growth. On this journey together we’ll develop a deep understanding of your experience, so that I can join you in moments where you may feel lost or stuck. Here, we will begin to gain insight, revealing new ways we might approach the situation, opening doorways to a more satisfying life.


Specialties

Couples and relationship counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Sex therapy - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Alexandra Pinkus is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $225
  • Initial session: $225 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Santa Monica practice
3201 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 202, Santa Monica, California 90403
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Wed 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Thu 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Southern California Counseling Center, 2016 - 2018
CLARE Foundation, 2015 - 2016

Pepperdine University, MFT, 2016
Vassar College, BA, 2010


Languages

English