Alex Willemain, LPC
I believe in each of us lies the capacity to transform our lives and experience lasting personal growth. I enjoy learning about each of my clients’ life stories because I think it is essential in building and maintaining the therapeutic relationship. I strive to create a welcoming, collaborative environment that makes you feel respected and valued. I aim to provide a safe space that promotes acceptance and healing; a space that helps you recognize your unique strengths and abilities and feel empowered to make changes, overcome challenges, and attain your goals. I understand that therapy is a deeply personal experience and am grateful to be invited to join you on your personal journey.
Areas of Expertise & Interest
My experience is in working with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, and family/relational issues. I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, families, and young adults.
Through a psychodynamic foundational lens, I integrate different therapeutic styles to best meet your unique needs. I often utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness techniques to support growth and well-being. I also have experience working with individuals in equine therapeutic settings.
When I am not working, I love to spend my time reading, baking, seeing movies, getting outdoors to hike or horseback ride, and being with my close friends and family.
Experience & Training
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I received my bachelor’s degree in English and Education at the University of Colorado in Boulder. I spent three years working as a middle school teacher before deciding to pursue a career in mental health. I obtained my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern University. Through my training at Northwestern, I gained experience working in community and school settings servicing adolescents, families and adults. I completed my final internship year at Highland Park High School in the drop-in center, providing mental, social, and emotional support as well as crisis intervention. Additionally, I have worked at a Therapeutic Riding Center and received training in equine-assisted therapy.
Client Age Range
Ages 8 & up