My name is Alec Spergel and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor in D.C. with 5 years experience in the field. I work with children and adults facing a wide range of mental health issues from anxiety and depression to complex trauma. The approach I take to counseling is through the lense of Narrative Therapy, which focuses on evaluating our values and beliefs and restructuring our "story" to fit the people we are and the people we want to be. I also utilize solution focused and cognitive behavioral techniques to help readjust our thoughts and behavior.
Ultimately, I like to get to know my clients and find out what works best for each and every individual. Reaching out and asking for help is always difficult. It's a process that asks us to be vulnerable which, at it's core, takes unbelievable courage. I hope we can do that together and find ways to achieve your desired outcome.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
DC LPC PRC200001215
NJ LPC 37PC00846400
VA LPC 0701013027
Alec has helped guide me through a very difficult time for the past year. He has been immensely supportive and insightful with how to deal with my grief and struggles and has always been positive and reassuring with his outlook during therapy. Definitely appreciate him and his work!
Written on Jan 04, 2023 after therapy with Alec for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief
Excellent, he really helped me calm down and take things one step at a time
Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Alec for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and anger management
He is a great therapist and has helped me with a lot and I owe him a big thank you.
Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with Alec for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd