Alexandra Uhrig

MA, Doctoral Candidate

Alexandra is a Ph.D candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at Toronto Metropolitan University. She has experience providing psychological treatment and assessment at the Psychology Training Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital and the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She is currently providing treatment in the Young Adult Substance Use Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and is also a therapist in a clinical research trial for treating social anxiety at Toronto Metropolitan University’s HIV Prevention Lab.

At FTPS, Alexandra specializes in supporting individuals with a range of OCD symptoms, including obsessions and compulsions related to contamination, committing unwanted harm to oneself or others, uncertainty, love and fidelity in romantic relationships, and the need for actions and decisions to feel “just right.” She utilizes ERP-focused CBT treatment when working with individuals with OCD and OCD-related presentations. 

Alexandra also works with individuals who experience social anxiety, chronic worry, and body-focused repetitive behaviours such as skin picking and hair pulling. She also works with individuals to address the impact of these issues on identity and self-esteem. 

Alexandra integrates aspects of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and self-compassion into cognitive-behavioural treatment, including exposure and response prevention (ERP). She aims to develop authentic and collaborative relationships with her clients to help them understand their difficulties, utilize their strengths, and develop skills to accomplish their goals. 

Alexandra has a particular interest in working with adolescents, young adults, and LGBTQ+ clients, as her research focuses on the unique stressors these individuals experience. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her dog and going to the beach.

Alexandra Uhrig’s practice includes the following services:

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Scientific Publications

Dermody, S. S., Uhrig, A., Moore, A., Raessi, T., & Abramovich, A. (2023). A narrative systematic review of the gender inclusivity of measures of harmful drinking and their psychometric properties among transgender adults. Addiction, 118(9), 1649–1660.

Khoo, S. Y-S., Uhrig, A., Samaha, A-N., & Chaudhri, N. (2021). Effect of dopamine receptor antagonism and sensitization on sign- and goal-tracking after extended training. Behavioural Brain Research, 407, 113238.

Recent Professional Development

Compassion-Focused Therapy (2023). Two-day training delivered by Dr. Eli Cwinn of the Toronto Centre for Compassion Focused Therapy.

Gender-Affirming Care (2023). Workshop delivered Dr. Nina Vitopoulos of CAMH’s Gender Identity Service.

Helping Clients Succeed with ADHD: Strategies for Mental Health Professionals (2023). Webinar delivered by Dr. Abigail Levrini of Psych Ed Connections.

Developing Cultural Sensitivity in Clinical Settings and Repairing Microaggression-related Alliance Ruptures (2021). Live actor simulation training delivered by Karen Arthurton of Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Social Work.