I have extensive experience working with clients who are pregnant, postpartum, and parenting. I have received advanced training through Postpartum Support International and I have a Perinatal Mental Health Certification. I also enjoy working with couples to improve communication and connection.
I work with clients of all ages with a wide variety of issues. My ideal client would be anyone (individual, couple, or family) who has identified an area(s) in life that needs to be worked on and has made the choice to work on that area(s). Simply making that decision sets the foundation for successful treatment.
I help you resolve pain and conflict within yourself and your relationships, discover new ways to relate, and move toward relief and connection. I work with individuals and couples struggling with painful communication patterns, trauma, childhood emotional wounds, and faith/spiritual concerns.
Are you facing unexpected challenges in your life? Let me help you rediscover your strengths and regain mental and emotional wellness. I offer support and teach techniques to help you overcome your obstacles. My specialty is guiding my clients through life transitions, such as divorce, illness, grief, and job loss. I focus on treatment of depression, marital and relational codependency, workplace conflict, and parenting issues, especially those related to discord with adult children.
I understand it takes courage to ask for help. The right therapeutic relationship should be a useful tool to help overcome life's challenges. I want to offer you a place where you can safely share your concerns and learn new ways to cope with the struggles you encounter. I provide a safe, supportive atmosphere which is free from criticism and offers direct feedback and suggestions. Our work together helps you better understand yourself and have more insight into your relationships. I will collaborate with you to find new ways to communicate and feel more life satisfaction.
Through my training and work, I have provided therapy to a range of backgrounds and cultures to children, adolescents, and adults in group, individual, and family settings. I utilize mindfulness, grounding techniques, and mind-body connections to help aid symptoms of anxiety, manage depression, and process root issues.
If you feel stuck and overwhelmed and you’d like to feel better, looking for a therapist is a great idea that can prove very helpful. Depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges not only make us feel bad, they can keep us from making needed changes in our lives and living by our values. I'd be happy to work with you to improve anxiety, depression, and relationship challenges that are holding you back and keeping you stuck, so that you can experience more joy, connection, and belonging, and be the best person you can be.
We are a team of clinicians that specialize in the treatment of sex and love addiction, including the use of compulsive pornography, partners affected by this behavior, codependency, as well as, post-traumatic stress disorder. We appreciate what it takes to receive treatment and are collaborative, directive, compassionate, and empathic with our clients.
Hey there! My name is Alex. Life can be a tricky journey, sometimes it is full of excitement and fun, and other times it can really be tough. I don't believe we were created to walk this life alone, especially through those difficult moments. That's where therapy comes in. To be honest with you, I don't have the power to change you and that is not my goal. My job as a therapist is to come alongside you and help you rediscover yourself and your potential. With a greater understanding of who you are and where you have been, comes the opportunity for change to create a new normal.
Life is full of challenges! No matter what you are going through, I believe counseling can help you in your journey. Therapy can be a great space to explore who you are, what your needs are, and be a safe space to talk through hard things. I consider it an honor to walk alongside you as you discover healing and work through some of life's problems.
I believe that change best occurs in the context of an open, trusting relationship. Therapy is a collaborative relationship in which we work together to address the issues that you are struggling with. Together, we will identify your feelings, thoughts, and dynamics that are impacting your life. We will work together to meet your goals in pursuit of a purposeful and rewarding life.
I work with adult men and women (18 years and older) who are experiencing a variety of mental health issues. I address boundary issues, relational issues, self-esteem struggles, and people with histories of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional). For those who are interested, I integrate Christian spiritual truths and principles into therapy. I also treat clients who struggle with life transitions and parenting issues as well as grief and loss.
First and foremost I am a journey-mate on this wild and crazy path we call life. I am passionate about helping myself and others tap into our innate goodness and the grandeur of our spirits. More than that, I desire for all of us to overcome fear and conditioning so that we can live into the fullness of our true selves. My work as a personal therapist, meditation teacher, and yoga instructor is geared to help nurture my fellow journey mates into their highest soul essence. My style is compassionate, empowering and directive.
We live in a fast paced world where we are encouraged to buckle down and just get things done. I am hoping to create a space that will allow for clients to process what they are experiencing in life, whether this is questions about faith, sexuality, gender identity, or anxiety and depression. We are made for quality connection with others and for being able to be our best selves within those connections. I want to help you discover that true self in order for you to be able to live life to the best of your potential.
Thinking about starting therapy can feel overwhelming, uncomfortable, and maybe even scary. Whatever has brought you to this place of considering asking for help I want you to know I am here to help you. My goal is to assist you in making the changes in your life in order to feel more confident, less anxious, and more hopeful for your future. Therapy is designed around you, your goals, at your pace. I am here to support you, partner with you, and give you the tools necessary to make the changes you want to see in your life. The theme here is that YOU are the driver in this.
*** I am open and taking new clients (online/in-person).*** I am passionate about working with children, teens and young adults. Specifically, I enjoy helping my clients navigate relationships, develop self-confidence and acceptance, and embrace life-transitions.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are seeking help for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, parenting, eating disorders, and codependency. I tend to combine treatment approaches (i.e. cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic) to fit the need of the client. I see my role as coming alongside each individual on their walk of life, and feel privileged to be invited into the personal space of my clients.
I am passionate about empowering people to express themselves in an open and honest manner. One main theme that drives what I do is the ongoing search for personal meaning and self-worth, something each of us has a natural right to seek out. I specialize in Play Therapy with children ages 3-11, particularly involving emotional regulation, anger management, behavioral issues, anxiety, and depression in children. Finally, I enjoy working with adolescents, teens, and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grieving, and other interpersonal issues.
"We are born in relationship. We grow in relationship. We are wounded in relationship. And we are healed in relationship." - Harville Hendrix. My philosophy for counseling is to help my clients feel heard, grow in self-awareness and compassion, and heal from adversity life throws at them. As physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual beings, my goal is to come alongside you as we work together toward health, healing, and recovery.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Wheaton are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Wheaton then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Wheaton, or Child Psychologists in Wheaton.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Wheaton psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Wheaton specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.