Alex is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master of Social Work degree. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Montana.
His passion for his work began as a teenager when he lost his older brother to suicide. It was then that he witnessed the negative impact trauma can have on a family when not addressed. Since then, he has dedicated his life to serving others who have experienced not only grief and loss, but a wide range of emotional and behavioral challenges including anger, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Throughout his career, he has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families in hospital and outpatient settings. Alex has provided individual and family therapy as well as facilitated psycho-education groups. He is currently pursuing a Certification in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling to specialize in issues of dying, death, and bereavement.
His strengths-based and empathetic approach towards all clients is rooted in practicing the golden rule and adheres to the social work code of ethics. He recognizes that no one in the world is perfect and respects the inherent dignity of the person to develop the collaborative therapeutic relationship which is critical for positive change.
He is excited to be a part of Providence Mental Health and is looking forward to implementing best practices that are trauma-focused and strengths-based for the entire family. Alex is a husband and father of two amazing children. In his spare time, he can be found reading, exploring, playing at parks, and dancing to music with his family.