Image by Daniel Schludi
Alexmi Polanco LMHC_edited.jpg

Alexmi Polanco

I'm a Mom, Therapist,
Coach & Bruja

A Bit About Me

I was born and raised in Washington Heights, a predominantly Latinx and Hispanic community in New York City. I am the daughter of two Dominican immigrant parents and the eldest of six, making me first-generation (& with hella responsibility). As a result of the "3 strikes" law, my father was deported to the Dominican Republic, and my mother was left to become a single parent and provider of 5 when I was just 12 years old.

As a result of my parents' roles changing and my mother entering the workforce, I transitioned into matriarch and became parentified. Shortly after that, while at work, a truck hit my mother and tore her ACL, which required surgery and post-op care. I often struggled to prioritize myself and my own needs because I had the needs of my siblings and mother to look after. This inability to set boundaries with oneself and others eventually made me feel disconnected from myself on a deep spiritual level.

It wasn't until I entered college and had my first-ever experience with therapy that I learned what trauma was and was able to witness how some of my childhood experiences had a lasting impact on me. Through therapy, and later with my father's passing that catapulted me into my spiritual journey, I began to acknowledge, understand and shed the layers that I had been wearing due to my early life experiences. As I began to heal and go within, I began to feel more in alignment with my true self. It is no wonder I am now helping others reconnect with themselves.

I understand that my experiences were necessary to help me do what my soul came here to do:

To guide and  to heal.

Image by Samantha Gades

Get to know me better

Raised in Division 21 and recognizing that I come from a lineage of intuitive spiritual workers or 'brujas', it felt inauthentic to not integrate this special part of my life into my profession. 

 

Through my gifts, I am able to receive visions, messages and information from the spiritual realm that allows me to help clients gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their experiences.

fun facts...

GOING OUT

NATURE

CATS

SPIRITUALITY

DANCING

STAYING IN

CITY LIFE

DOGS

RELIGION

HANGING OUT

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

"Alexmi is so good at what she does. She is intuitive and quick to pick up on the surface-level indications of deeper issues and meanings. I always leave each session reflective, with something to think about throughout the week leading up to my next session. I am so thankful to have found Alexmi !"
Image by Katsia Jazwinska

CREDENTIALS

​License:

  • Mental Health Counselor, NY #009976​

    • NPI #: 1770095978

Education:

  • Long Island University, MS Mental Health Counseling

  • College of Mount Saint Vincent, BS Psychology

Specialized Training:

  • Prolonged Grief Disorder Therapy

  • Positive Parenting Program

  • Autplay

  • Reiki Energy Healing

  • Past Life Regression