Alex is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in Trauma-Informed Counseling. He has extensive experience in working with families (both adults and children) who have experienced domestic and sexual violence. Alex also has experience working alongside children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, often collaborating with parents to meet the child’s needs and goals at home. In addition to counseling adolescents, Alex has provided individual adult counseling and couples counseling. Alex completed his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education in Clinical Counseling at Northern Illinois University.
“No matter what your age, sharing feelings and experiences with someone you don’t know can be scary. I believe that developing the relationship with my clients comes first and, in creating a safe space, they can allow themselves to open up. Once a relationship has been established, I work with the client and their families in creating a treatment plan that can put them on the path towards healing and resilience. I do not utilize a single treatment approach as each client’s experience is unique. Some modalities I draw from are Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, Feminist Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy. I try my best to inject humor into sessions, as many of the topics we cover can be intense.
My goal with every client is to create a space that promotes productive and meaningful change.”
In his free time, Alex enjoys spending time with his wife and two pets, his dog, Sylvia, and gecko, KK. He also enjoys building computers, cooking, reading, and seeing live music.