About Me

Fun facts: I like to push myself and try new things. I enjoy being outside and traveling. When I'm not outside, you can usually find me reading or listening to a podcast. I love all types of sweets (especially chocolate) and spending time with my dogs.

Hi, I'm Alex!

My passion is helping people change their lives and creating healthy habits to build a life they love. I am fascinated with finding out “what makes someone tick” and the connection between one’s thoughts, emotions and behaviors that are built and strengthened through their experiences. Through the use of therapy, one can change their unproductive habits to helpful habits.

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), in addition to a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) and a Certified Addictions-Informed Professional (CAIP). I obtained my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wilmington University. I completed my internship and practicum in a Community Mental Health agency, then began working there after obtaining my graduate degree. I then transitioned to working in the addictions field in an outpatient substance use program, where I worked as a Senior Therapist and managed the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).

During therapy, I use a variety of techniques, including Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) from an EMDRIA approved training program. I tailor my approach to meet you right where you are. 

Although I have a bunch of fancy letters behind my name, I am not an expert. You are the expert of your life, body and mind. My role is not to give you advice or tell you what to do. My goal is to be a support and help you create the life you want to life. This is possible by listening to understand, offering alternative perspectives, helping you learn tools to regulate emotions, and assist in processing difficult situations or emotions. The space I create is one of trust, compassion, empathy, and free of judgment. My focus is on the therapeutic alliance, and creating a relationship of trust, safety and connection. 

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation to see if we would be a good fit, please contact me via phone, email or the "Schedule an Appointment" button on my home page.