Time after time Ali has led me in meditation to a place of safety and brilliance where I’ve felt free to share exactly what I was experiencing moment-to-moment. She meets each sharing with fascination, curiosity and insight. She then helps tie what I’ve learned about myself into my daily life and leaves me with tools to utilize and sharpen between sessions. Over time she remembers threads and links new experiences to broader themes related to my initial, deep intentions, so sessions have both immediate and lasting benefit. I am so thankful I found her!
Alex’s approach to therapy was different than anything I had ever experienced and was exactly what I needed at this stage on my life. She is highly intuitive, fully present and incredibly insightful. Her approach allows her to work with a client to shift in ways that are incredibly genuine. For me this meant working through something critically important to me from my heart rather than just my head. The shifts that happened in my life over just 6 months of working with Alex has brought me to a deeper level of heart-open, generous authenticity in all ways in my life.
Alex helped me find and maintain my mindfulness path when I was on active duty during my time at Walter Reed’s National Intrepid Center of Excellence. Her intuitive grasp of mindfulness, and how best to apply it to my situation dealing with combat trauma was exactly what I needed when I needed it most. I was finding traditional therapies counterproductive to how I needed to heal. With Alex guiding me along my path, I was able to more clearly identify and deal with my combat experiences and learn positive meditative practices to more appropriately “be” at peace with them. I would not be as positive about myself, my practice, or my mental health had it not been for the truly caring and guiding therapies that were provided to me by Alex Arbogast during my time with her. I will be forever grateful for the mindful gifts she was able help me develop within myself.
USMC Master Gunnery Sergeant (Ret.)
Alex generously and graciously gave up her lunch hour and walked over to our campus to lead sessions on meditation twice each month for a full year. Her steadfastness and constancy of support were commendable and deeply appreciated, but the greater gift was Alex herself – she is such a warm caring compassionate person and so expert in all aspects of mindfulness, she is an inspiration to all! Perhaps because of the depth of her own personal practice, perhaps because of her many years of experience, perhaps just because of who she is – the result is that when she leads a mediation session, no matter how diverse the group, it is always just right! She is quite special.
-Sylvia Scherr, MS, RN
Alex Arbogast has an inspiring, down-to-earth style that clears a path for peaceful and centered focus on the core of being. Her knowledge of powerful therapeutic tools combined with her groundedness allow her to provide nurturing guidance for dealing with physical, mental and emotional challenges.
Silver Spring, MD
Alexandra Arbogast is a powerful healer and visionary pioneer. She was pursuing the application of mindfulness to therapeutic settings years before it started to become so popular. She has selflessly devoted herself to one of the most overlooked populations by serving veterans suffering from trauma, and continues to build out a mind-body approach at Walter Reed that will surely serve as a model for other veterans hospitals around the country. Her therapeutic approach is drawn from over a decade of deep personal practice in mindfulness and meditation, with a particular eye towards the embodied experience and the soma. She is a real-life bodhisattva, dedicated to helping and healing all living beings.
-Agatha Glowacki, PhD
Alex is a true master of mindfulness. She is wonderful and artful and a wise and gentle guide. She opened my eyes to my inner self–a self I knew was there, but didn’t know how to fully access until I met her. Her teaching and practice has helped me stay centered and balanced and open in my daily life.
-Megan Price, PhD
Alex helped me create a meditation program to take my practice to the next level. And she provided the support and guidance I needed to find and walk my own path. I am very grateful.
Alexandra is a very compassionate, wise and intuitive healer. It has been my privilege to know and work with her since 2010 at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The breadth of Alexandra’s experience and training as an integrative therapist truly is exceptional; she possesses a wide range of skills, including but not limited to trauma resolution work, mindfulness, yoga, meditation, massage, breathwork and other aspects of mind-body medicine. Most of all, it is her caring spirit, courage and groundedness that truly sets her apart from other therapists. She has worked with the challenging population of wounded warriors at Walter Reed for several years and has become a highly regarded, sought after and effective therapist in healing trauma and restoring health.
-Lois Clinton, LICSW