LCSW, RYT 200
Hi! I’m Alex and I’m so happy you’re here.
I want to start with telling you a little bit about my journey. I was raised by young parents who loved my sister and I fiercely but had a lot of demons to fight. My mom passed away when I was 13, which significantly impacted the trajectory of my life. My mother was physically and mentally ill and my father struggled (and still does) with substance abuse.
I spent most of my teenage years taking care of my sister and my dad to the best of my ability, which I really enjoyed! My sister and I always made good grades and were very involved in athletics. On the other hand, we were very rebellious and often confused without our mother (duh!). Our father didn’t much know how to handle our teenage hormones on top of some very serious grief and pain. I took a lot of leadership with my sister and truly learned my innate ability to lead with love. As you know, some of the most “terrible” things that happen to us usually shape who we are and what we’re about!
After high school, I went on to play soccer at a small business school in the area. Exercise was always a great outlet for me so I loved having this opportunity to play at a collegiate level. My senior year I realized that I needed to serve others in my occupation, as I always had in my personal life. This realization led me to the University of Texas at Arlington where I obtained my Master’s degree in Social Work.
Post college, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with children and adolescents for the past 5 years in a hospital and a school setting. Majority of my work in the school district was providing individual and group therapy to students. I believe that physical health often mimics a person’s mental health so I love helping others reach mental and physical health goals simultaneously. I recently obtained my yoga teacher certification and plan to utilize yoga, breath work, guided imagery, and meditation therapeutically.
You can catch me on my mat or hanging with my toy poodle, Henry! I look forward to meeting you or your child really soon