My approach will focus on helping you identify and build on your personal strengths in order to develop effective and creative solutions to your problems.
I've been a therapist for over 19 years and have experience in addressing a variety of concerns. My primary goal will be to help you, not only solve the problems that bring you to therapy, but to identify other ways in which you might improve the overall quality of your life. There are many ways to achieve those goals and, regardless of what approach we use, I assure you I will provide you with a safe and respectful environment in which to do your work.
I've received training in a number of different therapy approaches and, after we meet, I will consult with you about which approach may be most helpful to you in meeting your goals. I do have advanced training in an innovative treatment called EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), a technique often used in reducing the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I've also developed some expertise in assisting individuals who have intense emotions learn how to manage those emotions so they do not "get in the way" of living the life they desire. In addition, I was a play therapist for eight years and, while I do not currently work with children, I certainly understand the challenges of being a parent and the stress that families experience in their day-to-day lives.
To make an appointment: I am in the office and meet with clients Mon - Wed, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Thurs, 8:00 am to Noon. If you would like to schedule an appointment with me, please call 319.362.0632 extension "3" and leave a message on my confidential voicemail. I appreciate your patience with our voicemail system and, if you leave a message with your name and phone number, I will return your call within one business day.
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More about Alex
Licensure: State of Iowa
Practice Settings: Private Practice, Community Mental Health Center
Advanced Training: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), Trauma Resolution, Emotional Intensity Regulation, Play Therapy
Social Networking Sites: Due to confidentiality and ethical restrictions, I am not able to respond to any invitations to connect via social networking sites