Educational Background : Alexis grew up in Staten Island, New York and completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Albany, State University of New York. Alexis then returned to school later and completed a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education at Florida International University. Alexis completed a PhD at the University of the Cumberlands.
Professional Background: Following the completion of her Bachelor’s Degree, Alexis worked briefly with adolescents in residential treatment and then worked for 10 years in law enforcement at both the local and federal level. Since entering the field, she has worked with adults and adolescents in a variety of residential substance abuse treatment settings and she has experience working with clients from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic statuses. In addition to her expertise in treating clients struggling with mental health, substance abuse issues, Dr. Cancemi also works with uniform personnel, First Responders, and Military Personnel such as police officers, firefighters, EMS, and correction officers struggling with the same. Dr. Cancemi is is a preferred provider in the HealthSmart World Trade Center, Health Program Network a Florida State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Certified Master’s Level Addiction Professional (CMAP), an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC), a Certified Rapid Resolution Therapy Practitioner, a Nationally Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH), a member of the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS), a member of the International Society of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ITSS), and a Florida State Qualified Supervisor for registered mental health interns. Dr. Cancemi’s research interests include trauma resolution, alternative treatment for PTSD, gun violence, technology overuse, and the graduate training of clinical mental health students.
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