About Dr. McDermott

As a psychologist, it is Dr. Alexandra McDermott's greatest pleasure to help you discover and use the strengths you already possess through therapy and assessment.

It is my great pleasure to help you discover and use the strengths you already possess. Therapy should always be a joint effort and we will work together to help you navigate challenges, nurture relationships, and build a life that moves you closer to what you value most. I rely on relationships as the core of transformation and believe you can foster meaningful connections with others and with yourself.

My experience includes community mental health, eating disorder treatment (partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient), private practice, and college counseling. I treat teenagers, young adults, and adults struggling with relationships, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, eating disorders, grief and loss, and a variety of other issues. Evaluations (learning disability, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, personality, and IQ) are an additional facet of my practice.

I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Pepperdine University and received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology (APA accredited) in 2014. I also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Denver's Health and Counseling Center in 2015. I am a Denver-based licensed psychologist, as well as a member of the Colorado Psychological Association (CPA) and the Colorado Assessment Society (CAS).

I am a Colorado native, and when not in the office, I can be found taking a yoga class or enjoying some Colorado sunshine with my family. 

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Alexandra McDermott, PsyD

Alexandra McDermott, PsyD

Why do I do this work?

It is rewarding to see people's lives transformed by greater insight, a better understanding of their strengths and how to use them, and an enhanced ability to weather life’s many challenges. I am honored that people allow me to be a part of their journeys in this way.


Areas of Expertise

  • Mood Disorders and Depression

  • Anxiety and Self-Esteem

  • Eating Disorders

  • Relationship Issues

  • Grief, Loss, and Trauma

  • Learning Disability and ADHD Evaluations

  • Personality and IQ Testing

  • Teens, Young Adults, and Adults

  • High School and College Students