My therapy experience is working with life concerns regarding personal growth, spiritual growth, relationships, emotions, behaviors, mood swings, addictions or life controlling issues.
My therapy style is a blend of motivational counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy and reality therapy depending on the needs of the client. Techniques include individual counseling (talk therapy), substance use disorder recovery planning and relapse prevention skills, facilitation of decision-making and goal setting. In addition, homework exercises maybe given as needed. If there are any significant legal, financial, medical or other areas outside of my expertise, I will refer you to the appropriate independent professional.
Additional areas of focus: Anger management, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing
MI LMSW 6801046560
Mark is a great listener, and really just gives off a comfortable vibe. I was anxious before my first session, but felt very comfortable opening up by the end of the second session
Written on Jan 04, 2024 after therapy with Mark for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and adhd
I enjoy speaking with Mark. He helps me learn to cope with day to day life stressors and I found his information and guidance helpful.
Written on Dec 06, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Mark has been a great therapist. After having a few therapists that were helpful but not being able to tell if they truly cared I found that with Mark this is a non-issue. He’s warm, welcoming, and helpful to talk to. Would recommend him to anyone!
Written on Sep 30, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and ad
Mark Alexa has a different non judge mental approach to dealing with me. I don’t feel investigated and I’m much more likely to share my thoughts because of how he navigates our sessions.
Well done Mark Thank You so much!
Written on May 10, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 2 months on issues concerning addictions
I was completely stuck and lost.
I couldn’t get past being codependent with my oldest child even though it was actually almost killing me…Mark guided me around the corner and I’m there and I’m living my life so thankful for better help and especially Mark
Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Mark helped me through one of the hardest times in my life. His expertise, clarity and insights were truly a blessing. Thank you, Mark.
Written on Feb 06, 2023 after therapy with Mark for 1 month