MDiv, MA, LCMHCA, NCC, CSI
Alexis (or Alex) is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and a Nationally Certified Counselor. He earned his Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Wake Forest University, an undergraduate degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, and a Master of Divinity from Duke University. He is a member of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society.
Alex entered the counseling profession to support individuals that are having difficulties facing life’s challenges. He believes that many people struggle not because they are not capable of overcoming challenges, but because they often do not have the support and/or encouragement they need. Ultimately, these difficulties affect relationships and how an individual see themselves and integrate to their environment.
Through Person-Centered principles, Alex utilizes an Existential, Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Wellness. Additionally, Alex is clinically trained as a chaplain in hospital, clinical, and residential settings where he has worked with patients and their families through moments of grief and loss, existential and spiritual concerns, and trauma. His areas of clinical focus are varied but mainly focus on veterans, first responders (and their families), victims of trauma, depression, anxiety, substance use, grief/loss, spiritual, existential, and men’s issues. He also is fluent in Spanish and has worked with the Hispanic and Latin American population in various settings. In addition to counseling settings, he has multiple professional experiences which include law enforcement, chaplaincy, and has volunteered as a Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. He is a combat veteran with two deployments. He has also worked in substance use treatment facilities providing treatment to clients in outpatient and inpatient clinics. Lastly, Alex’s goal is to provide a place of understanding for all clients to safely explore ways to work through life’s challenges by gaining self-awareness and insight, to improve quality of life.