Alex Amanda Peña is the office manager and intake coordinator for CReATE. with primary responsibilities including management, oversight, and administrative duties for the practice. She also functions as the project coordinator for the research division of CReATE, having coordinated all aspects of several longitudinal, multi-site treatment outcome studies. Alex joined the CReATE team in 2009. She was born in Western North Carolina and spent most of her childhood traveling between the mountains of WNC and the Pacific coast of Mexico. Alex moved back to the Asheville area in 2003 to attend the University of North Carolina at Asheville, graduating with honors with a degree in psychology. She is a member of Psi-Chi, the national honors society of psychology.