Welcome! My name is Alexandra Noel, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with certification in substance abuse (CSAC). I have been working in this field for over 12 years, and areas of expertise include military related populations, addiction recovery, coping with stress, adjustment to new life changes, and trauma.
Congratulations on taking the first step in bettering your current situation! You will find that the counseling process is not easy. In fact, It is oftentimes difficult talking to a stranger about the sensitive challenges you face. I get it. My counseling style is person-centered and solution focused. In less "clinical" terms, this means I prefer to take on an approach tailored only to YOU that will allow me to provide you with customized tools based on your specific circumstances. Being solution focused, we will use the past as a reference point to identify the roots of your challenges, but we will place more focus on using a strengths based approach to identify resources and solutions to create change.
When working with me, you'll gain access to both a teammate and an advocate to guide you along the way to healing. I am no miracle worker; I cannot promise to wave a magic wand in the air and create change overnight. Despite this, I will always collaborate with you to guide, encourage, provide insight, and celebrate even the smallest milestones together. With all of that said, you are in the driver's seat during sessions with me. You provide the starting point, destination, and any identified roadblocks from the past or anticipated future, and I will provide the map and tools to take you to your destination. Our work together will take you on a journey, and I am eager to partner with you along the way!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Blended Family Issues, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Infidelity, Military and Veterans Issues, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
VA LPC 0701007068