Alex is a clinical intern earning her Master of Counseling degree from The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Prior to beginning her graduate program, Alex worked in various health settings. Alex assisted individuals undergoing treatment for chronic and terminal illness in a mindfulness based group therapy. She also provided HIV testing, sexual health education, and harm reduction counseling to LGB and gender expansive individuals.
Alex believes psychotherapy to be a sacred process rooted in genuine connection, compassion, and experiential reprocessing within the therapeutic relationship. Her clinical interest is working with clients to identify and understand how past experiences may continue to influence life in the present. Alex relies on cues from the mind and body to inform the rhythm and pacing of the therapeutic work. Her approach is warm, relational, and dynamic. Through collaboration and mutuality, Alex assists clients to cultivate emotional awareness, self-compassion, and internal sources of empowerment.
Alex is deeply committed to her own self-growth, self-discovery, and living with curiosity and authenticity. She places high value on her close relationships. In her spare time, Alex can be seen enjoying long runs on the lakefront path and tending to her indoor plants.