Psychotherapy in Puerto Vallarta

Feeling Lost And Hopeless? 

Find Empathy, Understanding, & Healing For Your Inner Journey

Break free from the grip of negative patterns and emotions with compassionate psychotherapy.

Why Choose Alexa Thurman As Your Psychotherapist?

As a licensed marriage and family therapist, I have seen countless times how each of us learns to adapt in any given environment. These adaptations, rooted in our childhood experiences, can have a lasting impact on our lives well into adulthood. 

We all carry painful memories that influence the decisions we make, the relationships we form, the situations we allow ourselves to be in, and ultimately, the level of success we believe we can achieve. My commitment is to assist you in gaining a deep and true understanding of yourself. Together, from that place of understanding, we’ll uncover a clearer perspective on the boundless potential within you and the extraordinary ways that you can experience this world. An incredible life is waiting for you on the other side of these heavy, downhearted feelings and emotions!

Throughout my career in the US and Mexico, I have collaborated with esteemed healthcare organizations and high-performing business leaders and provided support to bilingual and bicultural communities as well. I’m fortunate to be associated with leaders in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, and philosophy. 

Compassionate, Collaborative Psychotherapy In Puerto Vallarta

My experience as a Mexican-American woman has given me an especially deep compassion for marginalized individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds, genders, and sexual identities. That’s why I am dedicated to personal growth and advancing my knowledge in psychotherapy and psychology, particularly in the realms of gender and sexual identity. I am honored to work so closely with many members of the LGTBQIA2S+ community in Puerto Vallarta.

I love what I do. I find a great sense of fulfillment in successfully guiding individuals, couples, and expats through complex situations, helping them discover a healthier path forward. Self-help is sometimes a team effort, and that’s why I’m here… to be part of your team.

Psychotherapy Specialties

Individual Therapy

Often, in order to protect ourselves, we develop defense mechanisms that shield us from feeling vulnerable. But these protective strategies can also hinder our growth and prevent us from living a fulfilling life.

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Couples Therapy

Anyone who has ever been in love knows: falling in love is a courageous journey. It’s fraught with risks to our hearts, emotions, and ego. But if we’re open to it, a romantic relationship can help us thrive.

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Family Therapy

Families are complex systems, with intricate dynamics and interwoven relationships that shape our lives. If you were subject to substance abuse, sexual abuse, violence, neglect, emotional detachment, or if your family was conflict-driven, controlling, or lacked boundaries, then you grew up adapting to a dysfunctional system.

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Grief Counseling

Sadness and grief from loss may leave us feeling numb and anxious. This can interfere with our focus, our sleep, and our ability to feel joy. Worse, it can lead to isolation.

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Transitions: Retirement, Illness, Crisis

You’re in the right place for compassionate support and guidance through life’s most challenging transitions. As a psychotherapist, I specialize in crisis counseling, offering a safe space for individuals navigating major upheavals such as retirement, major illness, physical disability, divorce, relocation, and other crises.

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Gender Diversity Issues

One of my main objectives in practicing psychotherapy is to encourage every one of my clients to accept and embrace who they are. All aspects of our lives are impacted by our identity, and feeling free to express who we are is key to our happiness.

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Life Coaching

Life coaching is a powerful tool that can have a profound positive impact on every aspect of your life. With my guidance and support, you can unlock your full potential, overcome obstacles, and create a life filled with purpose and fulfillment.

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Compassion Fatigue

I understand firsthand the toll that caretaking for a loved one can take on your life. Compassion fatigue is real. It is completely normal to experience a range of complex emotions, such as guilt and anger, resentment and exhaustion, or even numbness and indifference.

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Expat Therapy

I offer a unique blend of expertise and understanding to expats. Whether you’re living within or outside the United States or Canada, I can help.

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Online Psychotherapy

As a psychotherapist, I understand the importance of creating a safe and secure space to explore thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Online psychotherapy is no different

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My mission is to create a space that feels liberating, one that will allow you to explore, heal and grow.

Alexa Thurman