I have a dog who brings me so much joy. He is a ball of energy and often mischievous, but so loved.
Growing up my I spent much time with family at a small cabin just outside of St. Paul. I treasure that time and still love going there when I can.
I am a Pictionary champion and love any chance to pull out board games
I acknowledge both the courage and fear it takes to share ourselves with another person and I am always honoured to walk alongside my brave clients in this journey. By creating a safe environment and using compassion, curiosity, and a little bit of trust in the process we can work together to explore and integrate new ways of looking at and engaging with the world as we journeying through your highs and lows together. We all hold unique experiences that deserve to be honoured and all deserve a life that is fulfilling and meaningful.
Alex believes the goal of a cohesive family is to empower each family member with the tools and strategies to regulate emotions, solve problems, prioritize the needs of others, think from multiple perspectives, and manage conflict in ways that develop deeper relational connections.
“When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write a brave new ending.” – Brene Brown
By creating a safe environment and using compassion, curiosity, and a little bit of trust in the process we can work together to explore and integrate new ways of looking at and engaging with the world. Sometimes that means just having someone to sit with during the messy times in life. We all hold unique experiences that deserve to be honored and all deserve a life that is fulfilling and meaningful as determined by you.
I primarily work from a client-centered perspective. I believe that we all have within ourselves the ability to heal and flourish with the right environment and guidance. I integrate different therapies to suit the specific needs and preferences of each person I work with. I have a special interest in both attachment theory and acceptance and commitment therapy. I believe that relationships both play a part in our worldview and in healing and that in the face of difficult circumstances, thoughts, and feelings we can still live a meaningful, value-driven life.
I experience working with children, teens, adults, families, both within the school and community settings, children and families with autism disorder, children with trauma and attachment difficulties, and individuals with acquired brain injury.