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Alexander "Alex" Dannin, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Career difficulties Coaching
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About me

Greetings! It’s my passion and pleasure to assist any person wishing to make a significant change to how they’re thinking and/or feeling. I start with the premise that every individual’s natural state of being is healthy (feeling at peace, worthy, capable etc.). It’s our negative experiences in life that temporarily shift us away from our natural state to one of imbalance. We inherently know something isn’t right based on our “negative” feelings (anger, sadness, fear etc.). I consider all feelings (and emotions) to be inherently neutral—they’re really just indicators to help us know that we’re either in alignment with our natural self or out of alignment. In other words, our feelings don’t exist in a vacuum. They are meant to serve us by drawing our awareness to what we believe about ourselves and whatever situation we’re experiencing. It’s my job to find the beliefs generating the “negative” feelings and to assist the individual with making the necessary changes in thoughts, behavior, actions to facilitate the shift to their natural self.
In terms of modalities, I generally use tools and techniques from: CBT, Solution-Focused, Client-Centered, Psycho Dynamic, and Rapid Resolution Therapy. I’m not attached to a specific model. In other words, I don’t try to fit the client into my model. Instead, I try to use whatever system (tools and techniques etc.) that benefits the client. I reside in San Diego and I’m licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist in California (LMFT). I have 5 years of experience in the field and have served the following populations: active-duty, first responders, corporate professionals, retirees, young adults, and the homeless. Prior to working in mental health, I worked in several corporate positions in information technology and finance. Although it took me a while, I switched careers to follow my passion!

Professional experience

5yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma and abuse Self esteem Career difficulties Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Grief, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Self-Love, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered


License information

CA LMFT 120576


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Alexander "Alex" Dannin. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

He’s the man!

Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Alexander "Alex" for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Alex really helped me improve my self confidence, and understand my actions and emotions better. Alex always uses logic and reasoning to help guide you through your experiences

Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Alexander "Alex" for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

A+++ so appreciative of Alex and BetterHelp

Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Alexander "Alex" for 6 months on issues concerning coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Alex is such an amazing therapist! He helped me repair my relationship with my sister and has helped me grow in my work and to live passionately again. He has given me strategies and techniques that have helped me get through the most difficult situations and have helped me to wake up every day to be my most authentic true self ready to live my purpose. If you want to learn to let go of fear, grow in your purpose, and make your relationships the best they've ever been, Alex is the man for the job!

Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Alexander "Alex" for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Alexander helped to work on stress-related issues. The work with him helped to fundamentally transform my way of thinking. This lead to a positive overall personal development. I am very happy about the support and continuing the therapy with him.

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Alexander "Alex" for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coaching

Alex is a wonderful therapist with great insight and has helped me immensely.

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with Alexander "Alex" for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues