Over the last two decades, Dr. Alexandra H. Solomon has become one of today’s most trusted voices in the world of relationships. A professor, therapist, speaker, author, retreat leader, and media personality, Dr. Solomon is passionate about translating cutting-edge research and clinical wisdom into practical tools people can use to bring awareness, curiosity, and authenticity to their relationships. Her work on Relational Self-Awareness has reached millions of people around the world.
Dr. Solomon studied Psychology and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan and went on to receive her PhD in Counseling Psychology and a graduate certificate in Gender Studies from Northwestern University. During graduate school, she was awarded the Dr. John J.B. Morgan Fellowship and worked at The Family Institute at Northwestern University as a research and clinical fellow.
Dr. Solomon spent many years as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University and a faculty member in the Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy program at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. She was the principal investigator in The Family Institute’s Family Business Project. She is currently a faculty member in the School of Education and Social Policy (SESP) at Northwestern University and a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University.
In addition to serving as an ad hoc reviewer for leading journals like Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy (JMFT) and Family Process and writing articles and chapters for leading academic journals and books in the field of marriage and family, she is the author of two bestselling books, Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want and Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationship You Want . She also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today.
Dr. Solomon maintains a psychotherapy practice for individual adults and couples. She is a founding expert on the Mine’d app, and she serves on the clinical board of Dame Products. She provides clinical training to clinicians and graduate students, and she teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101. Her newest offering is a comprehensive, self-paced e-course, Intimate Relationships 101.
Dr. Solomon regularly presents to diverse groups that include United States Military Academy at West Point, Microsoft, and The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and she is frequently asked to talk about relationships with media outlets like The Today Show, O Magazine, The Atlantic, Vogue, and Scientific American.
When she isn’t working, she loves long walks, sweaty workouts, and Yahtzee. She lives in Highland Park, Illinois with husband, Todd, and their teens.