Alexis is a skilled educator, researcher and community director of student services with the Phoenixville Area School District. Alexis has extensive experience in areas of educational programming, parent and youth advocacy, developmental trauma, and child and adolescent development. 


Alexis’s research and teachings are grounded in current theories of social justice, adolescent female development, trauma theory, and rooted in relational/cultural and contextual healing models. In her work with community groups and agencies, Alexis’s maintains a culturally competent, gender and age-sensitive model with the goal of creatively and responsibly addressing the prevention and intervention needs of youth in the areas of trauma and oppression with a specific focus on reducing risk and increasing protective factors for teen girls. In her role as Executive Director at Phoenixville Area Positive Alternatives, Alexis has coordinated several task forces and forums reforming student programming and civic engagement.


In addition, Alexis has developed and facilitated girls groups for the past 10 years, including several trauma informed, context sensitive support groups. Notably, Alexis is the developer and expert facilitator of an innovative girls group for adolescent girls called Miss LOVE. This group has demonstrated success in intervening with teen girls who are struggling with issues including social and family conflict, teen violence, behavioral difficulties and oppression. Alexis is currently facilitating The Teen Girls Virtual Support  Group at New Narratives.


Teen Girls Support Group

Positive social support is a critical component to developing into a healthy adult. Teen Girls 13 +17 (PA Residents ONLY) join a safe, private, and supportive group made up of other teens who are experiencing the world in similar ways to them. 

Mondays at 7:00 PM EST

 Group begins 4/13/2020 and will last 5 weeks. 

$25 per person per 5-week session

($125.00 paid in full at time of enrollment)


Listed below is a partial list of expertise

Adolescent Development


Educational Programing


Difficulties with Self-Esteem

Family Conflict
Teen Violence
Parenting Issues
Behavioral Issues
Life Transitions
Anger Management
Stress Management