Hello! My name is Alex, and I am a licensed professional counselor in Washington, DC. I am also working towards licensure in Virginia and becoming board certified with the NBCC.
I attended McDaniel College for both undergraduate and graduate school. First receiving a Bachelors in psychology and then a Masters of Science in Counselor Education where I specialized in mental health therapy. Since 2011 have been working in DC in a variety of clinical roles where I have provided clinical supervision to other counselors, treated and counseled a diverse array of clients, and tackled issues ranging from psychosis and personality disorders to Adult ADHD and mild depression.
I have experience conducting individual as well as group therapy on a wide range of topics including mood disorders, stress/anxiety coping skills, assertiveness training, relapse prevention, and improving communication. I am also a proponent of the mind-body approach for reducing daily stress through the application of mindfulness, meditation, and creating healthy lifestyle changes through proper sleep, nutrition, and physical activity.
My counseling style is person-centered, strength-based, and collaborative as I help my clients examine their personal values, identify personal/professional goals, and reduce barriers to goal achievement. Therapy sessions are client directed while I provide guidance, support, techniques, and clinical insight into the client’s experience. My clinical philosophy states that counseling achieves the best outcomes when the client and therapist are able to create an open rapport and work together to make positive life changes. This is why I strive to create a calm, non-judgmental environment of acceptance where my client can explore and work through clinical issues in a safe place. I look forward to working with you!
Location: Capitol Hill Office
My Specialty Areas Include:
• Mood disorders (including bipolar disorder and depression)
• Life adjustment and transition concerns
• Anxiety & stress management
• Addictions counseling
• LGBTQQ issues
• Crisis prevention and intervention
• Adult ADHD
• Dissociation and grounding techniques
• Trauma work
I also have experience with:
• Relationship issues
• Communication skills
• Career coaching
• Self-esteem building