Week 31: Alexia McLeod
Alexia McLeod, CEO and Founder of Therapeutic Center for Hope is a passionate, dedicated psychotherapist with an LCSW and motivational speaker. She successfully launched a dynamic professional women’s empowerment organization. She also leads through inspiring and teaching post Mastered level Social Workers and Marriage Family Therapists as a Florida Approved Supervisor as they work towards licensure. She has spoken at Super Soul Empowerment Brunch, Tenet Corporations, Christ Fellowship Ministries, and at many more events. Alexia has proven herself to be a powerhouse whose purpose is to empower others to #ReclaimTheirFuture Alexia has Extensive experience in the field of : – adoption therapy – postpartum counseling – divorce therapy – marriage and family counseling – therapy with those adjusting to chronic medical diagnosis – grief therapies – abuse counseling Her professional career began working with both children and adult in a family preservation program as an in-home therapist. Here, she assisted both children and families in identifying the root issues that were affecting their family’s positive function. She also worked with them to devise and implement appropriate skills to accomplish those goals. Alexia has an extensive career in working in the medical community. She served on the Ethics Committee for West Boca Medical Center from 2005- 2014 where she advocated for patient’s rights to voice their desires to the medical board. Alexia is a member of the Florida Adoption Council and provides home studies for families who desire to expand their families through adoption. She also provides counseling to birth parents seeking to place their child for adoption. This is in order to assist in developing goals and coping strategies for during and after pregnancy. It is Alexia’s belief that the adoption process can and should be a positive experience for both the pending adoptive parents and the birth mother. She is passionate about children and family issues. She is regarded by her peers as a true leader. Also, as someone who continuously shows her passion for the field and dedication to her clients. Motto: If life is not the way you desire it to be, let’s find a way to change it! Your best You is waiting! Alexia’s motto “Reclaim Your Future” is embodied in her company, Therapeutic Center for Hope, that was founded on the belief that restoration is possible. That your PAST does matter, your PRESENT is important, and that your desires for the FUTURE hold weight. #ReclaimYourFuture Today!
What is your Hustle (Business)?
Alexia McLeod, LCSW is the owner and founder of Therapeutic Center for Hope. She is a psychotherapist, consultant, and motivational speaker.
Who/What inspired Your Hustle?
My story is not what many would think when they see me today. I grew up with great parents who loved me and a wonderful family who supported me, but I realize now that the middle of my story is not how the end of my story was meant to be. When I graduated with my Advanced Standing Masters at the tender age of 21 and thought I knew everything I met who I thought to be an amazing man. He was GORGEOUS and had a British accent. No one could tell me anything. We had a whirlwind relationship. I became pregnant. We got married... An order that I am not proud of but that is my truth. Despite some signs that things may not be right I convinced myself that I was going to make it work. Soon after we were married I noticed changes in his behavior. He became verbally abusive, then physically threatening. I prayed that God would give my child the father He intended. The one she deserved. When I made the decision to leave was when he held an object over me threatening to take my life.
My divorce took me 2 years and $50,000. I learned quickly that you can easily make money but it is not so easy to regain your sanity. Divorce is emotional, but maintaining class and knowing your worth despite what is coming against you allows you to receive your blessing. I looked at my daughter and knew she was my inspiration for more. I knew that I wanted to be the woman that she could look up to and be proud of. After taking time to heal and following the techniques I give to my own patients today, I met my current husband who adopted my daughter and was the blessing I was asking for, just not the way I thought I was going to get it. I asked for a father that my daughter deserved and she got it. She is my inspiration. Telling this story and having others know that their current situation is not their final destination is what inspires my hustle.
How are you “Hustling up” Mamapreneurs to the next level?
Alexia McLeod is a Florida Approved Supervisor for Mastered Level Interns. She inspires, teaches and motivates post mastered mental health professionals through to licensure. She is a motivational speaker and gives back to the community through volunteer. Alexia McLeod, LCSW is on the administrative staff of Christ Fellowship Ministries as the head of the counseling ministry where she advises and leads pastoral and counseling care for two of their campuses.
What strategies worked or are working for your business?
I believe in having a strong team of talented people with the skills needed to make my business grow to all I envision it to be. I am committed to putting in the hard work and dedication to my clients and the communities I serve and purposeful networking. Strategizing for success means sharing my talents so I can encourage others to fulfill their dreams as well.