Alexandria Lanza LPC, LCADC, ATR, BC, ACS


Licensing & Certifications:

  • LPC – 37PC00683100
  • LCADC – 37LC00272400
  • ATR-BC – 17-527
  • ACS – 4132
  • LPAT – 16P00016200

Professional Background

Alexandria Lanza is the Founder and CEO of “Jaded Hearts – Center for Healing,” a virtual counseling center in New Jersey. Alexandria is an accomplished and highly regarded psychotherapist with a broad range of specialties including substance abuse disorders, child and family psychology, women’s issues, and life transitions. In addition to her expertise in these areas, she is also an art therapist and a supervisor for individuals in training to be licensed professional counselors, art therapists, and alcohol and drug counselors. Alexandria is widely recognized for her trauma-informed approach and her utilization of the nurtured heart method in both client interventions and supervision sessions.

Throughout her career, Alexandria has gained invaluable experience in diverse settings including residential, partial care, outpatient, and in-home environments. She has worked extensively with individuals of all ages, from children to adults, who are grappling with co-occurring disorders. She also specializes in the treatment of juvenile sex offenders. She has committed herself to helping women and families navigate the complex challenges that arise from various life stages, including pregnancy, postpartum, separation/ divorce, and college transitions.

Alexandria enjoys incorporating art therapy in her work with clients of all ages, when appropriate. Prior to founding her own company, Alexandria designed and implemented art therapy programs in multiple treatment centers – including residential centers for youth, inpatient adult psychiatric units, and multiple outpatient settings. Alexandria also curated an art exhibition of her clients’ work while working at a partial care program. In her work with her clients, Alexandria aims to assist her clients with finding their own voices through self-expression, which she encourages them to then share with the world.

In addition to writing for, Alexandria Lanza’s expertise has been featured in, and

Professional Affiliations:

American Counseling Association
New Jersey Art Therapy Association
American Art Therapy Association
National Board of Certified Counselors
New Jersey Association of Women Therapists


Bachelor of Arts in Women’s & Gender Studies and Art History from SUNY Stony Brook University
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Art History from Caldwell University

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Areas of Focus

Alexandria Lanza offers specialized counseling services integrating art therapy, trauma-informed care, and functional medicine for mental health. With a focus on addiction treatment, perinatal counseling, and expressive therapies, Alexandria empowers individuals to navigate life transitions and foster holistic well-being.

Alexandria Lanza utilizes a number of therapeutic approaches, including:

  • Addictions/substance use disorders and harm reduction treatment
  • Pre- and postnatal counseling including perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Child and family psychology
  • Treatment of juvenile sex offenders
  • Life transitions and adjustment disorders
  • Women’s health, including sexuality counseling and body positivity
  • Art therapy, play therapy, and other expressive therapies
  • Therapist supervision, consultation, and counseling
  • Trauma-informed care, nurtured heart approach
  • Functional medicine for mental health

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