Alex earned an M.A. in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Martin Luther University College at Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Alex believes that every person has a unique, natural capacity to transform suffering into a sense of contentment with life and with who they are, that leads to personal growth. He believes strongly that each person has great and equal worth and is committed to practice accordingly.
In terms of how he works, Alex invites clients to share their preferences for counselling/psychotherapy and tailors what he does as much as possible to what they wish to experience in sessions. He uses a variety of counselling/psychotherapy lenses such as Person-Centred, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy etc. In other words, he strives to practice in a client-centered, pluralistic, trauma informed, collaborative, and anti-oppressive manner.
Alex works with clients who seek counselling for chronic pain, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, trauma, suicidality, grief, work related concerns, anger management, shame, discrimination, issues underlying substance use among other issues.