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Alexandra Solomon

Alexandra Solomon

  • Lecturer, SESP Undergraduate Program


Alexandra H. Solomon, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute and a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. Solomon teaches Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101. The course has received local, national, and international media attention, and Solomon was selected by Northwestern University’s Class of 2015 to deliver the Last Lecture during Senior Week.

She also teaches and supervises in the Master of Marriage and Family Therapy program at The Family Institute and does psychotherapy with couples and individual adults. Solomon was a central investigator in The Family Institute’s Family Business Project, has published a number of academic articles and book chapters, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for several academic journals and publishers.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA). Professor Solomon presents to a variety of audiences, locally,nationally, and internationally, on topics related to marriage and family and frequently consults to media outlets including Oprah Winfrey Network , O Magazine, The Atlantic, CBS Early Show, and NPR. She is the author of Loving Bravely: 20 Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, 2017).

The book shows readers how the practice of relational self-awareness is vital in order to create healthy and sustainable romantic relationships. Solomon received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women's Studies from the University of Michigan. She then received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University in 2001 as well as a graduate certificate in Gender Studies. During graduate school, she was awarded the Dr. John J.B. Morgan Fellowship and worked at The Family Institute as a research and clinical fellow.

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  • PhD, Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, 2001
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Northwestern University, 1998
  • BA, Psychology & Women's Studies, University of Michigan, 1995