As part of our ongoing “Failure Series,” join the Honors College & 2019 graduate Alexa Garvey for a presentation focused around Alexa’s personal journey through suffering, and how this failure served as a catalyst for growth. She will speak on reframing shame, and harnessing the power of fear as a motivator.
Alexa Garvey is an advocate, therapist and coach helping women who struggle with mental health and addiction find softness is self-image. She holds an undergraduate degree in Social Work & Gender Studies, as well as a Masters Degree in Social Work, both from Rutgers university. Alexa currently works at Victory Bay Recovery Center in Laurel Springs, New Jersey, helping those with substance use and mental health disorders reclaim autonomy over their lives. Alexa is a Licensed Social Worker, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and a woman in recovery who’s career is dedicated to helping people learn to mitigate shame and embrace their fears as friends and motivators. You can follow Alexa on Instagram @yoursadtherapist for information surrounding mental health and addiction recovery
Thursday, December 9
Free Period (12:45-1:45; Check in begins at 12:30 – event begins promptly at 12:45)