Jan Alexander is a Mental Health Social Worker accredited with Medicare, Australia. She has more than 35 years of experience working as a clinical mental health therapist with individuals, couples and families.
Jan is experienced in managing many psycho-social issues with individual, couple and family issues.
Jan specialises in the following areas: Anxiety and panic attacks, depression, grief, relationship crises, life stages and adjustment issues, step- family/blended family issues. She has a particular interest in couples and family therapy. The grief and adjustment to life traumas is another area of her interest and expertise.
She is an experienced inter-personal therapist and has training in:
- CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)
- focussed psychological strategies
- family therapy
- narrative therapy
- brief strategic therapies
- trauma therapies.
During the 1980s and 1990s, Jan worked for 18 years in community mental health in the Northern Beaches area at the Northern Beaches Adolescent Service and in Northern Sydney area health. She has worked as a private practitioner since 1995.
She has taught at the Institute of Psychiatry in Adolescent health and the Jansen Newman Institute.
For many years she was a member of the Mental Health Advisory Committee to the Australian Association of Social Workers and a member of the Clinical Reference Group/ Mental Health Advisory Committee to the Department of Veterans Affairs (2013-2016).
When I work at Mona Vale?
I am available on Tuesday and Thursday all day. My last appointment is usually around 6pm to accommodate those who cannot escape from work any earlier.
The rooms are on the 1st floor of the building between the Mona Vale Post Office and the Gateway building. Walk in from Pittwater Rd beside the Let’s Party shop and then take the lift to the first floor. There is parking at the rear of the building in the council car park. The entrance from the council car-park is down a few stairs and past the Salvos shop to the lift.
Jan Alexander BSW MAASW (acc) MACSW originally trained as a Social Worker at the University of New South Wales. She is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker registered with Medicare, Australia and a member of the Australian College of Social Work. She also has extensive training as a couples and family therapist.
Jan maintains her up to date professional knowledge by regularly attending courses, conferences and reading.
Accredited WorkCover NSW provider
Accredited with Medicare, Australia to provide services under the Better Access to Mental Health Program
Accredited as an ATAPS provider