Mental Health Professional
Alix Weitman is a mental health professional in the community based crisis stabilization program at STLCFD. She graduated with her Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also earned a Certificate in Violence and Injury Prevention. Ms. Weitman has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis as well. In her current position at STLCFD, Ms. Weitman provides in-home crisis stabilization services to children, adolescents and families. The goal of the program is to teach individuals and families the skills that prevent out-of home placement and stabilize families. Ms. Weitman uses a variety of modes of therapy and treatment. This can range from individual and family therapy, skill development, parent education, to collaboration with other community providers, referral and advocacy for additional resources. She has received training in CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure. In addition to her focus on violence prevention within families, Ms. Weitman is interested in understanding the impact of trauma on child development and providing trauma-informed therapy for the families with whom she works.