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Alexandra Porzillo


Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

StrengthsFinder Top 5 Strengths: 

  1. Achiever

  2. Discipline

  3. Empathy

  4. Woo

  5. Harmony

Alexandra's Story

Hi there! I’m so happy to share a little bit about myself, and hope to have the chance to do so with you as well. 


I grew up in Annapolis, MD, right next to the U.S. Naval Academy. Here, my parents opened the doors of our home to the Academy’s Midshipmen through the sponsor program, where they slept on our couch, ate dinner with us, and withstood being chased around by my siblings and me.


As I grew older, I realized how much these relationships had influenced my love for connecting with people, eventually becoming the catalyst to my education in psychology at The University of Tampa.  


With the interruption of my freshman year due to the pandemic, I deferred a semester and moved down to the Florida Keys, where I worked as a Behavioral Technician at an inpatient rehabilitation center. 


Since then, integrating alternative therapeutic techniques into my studies has become a priority. I have observed and utilized art as a therapeutic intervention for vulnerable children, studied the detrimental effects of stress on the body and best-fit interventions, and immersed myself in mindfulness meditation practices. 


After graduating a year early, I am excited to take the next year to learn, grow, and explore, prior to pursuing my Masters. Luckily for me, I have found an extremely talented team of people to do so with. 


Here at BYBS, my goal is to assist in connecting our wonderful counselors to members of our community, just like you. I believe that seeking out therapy should be empowering, exciting, and normalized. Mental health awareness should not be reserved to one month of the year, but should be present throughout our everyday lives. Whether that be through attending local markets, passing out our (super cute!) business cards, or just being a friendly face, I hope to further integrate Be Your Best Self & Thrive into the community. 


So if you see a curly-haired redhead out and about, don’t be shy! I am always looking to meet new people, share a laugh, and encourage others to keep on thrivin’. 



We are honored to be part of your holistic mental health journey and look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

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