Alex is a warm and enthusiastic registered Provisional Psychologist who values providing a safe non-judgemental environment where children, adolescents, young adults and families can feel heard and supported. He has previous experience working both in Australia and abroad with young people from a variety of experiences including teaching, behavioural therapy and as a psychologist. Alex has a Bachelor of Psychological Science at the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advanced at Monash University and is about to complete the Provisional Psychologist internship program.
Alex’s therapeutic approach is client centred, trauma-informed and guided by attachment theory. Alex works with children, adolescents and young adults in areas including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, grief and loss, coping with challenging emotions, interpersonal difficulties, bullying, developing healthy self-esteem and school refusal. Alex has experience and a particular interest in working with neurodivergent clients practicing in a neuroaffirming manner. He also has a special interest and experience working with gender diverse and non-conforming youth implementing the most up to date practice in gender affirming care.
Alex uses the most up to date evidence-based modalities in his practice and will tailor his approach based off the needs of his clients. Alex believes fundamentally in the importance of connection, providing psychological safety, as well as genuine curiosity and acceptance of the individual and their story. He believes these are central tenets for healing and growth. His approach values the importance of understanding the strengths, and what makes the person unique in order to practice in collaboration with his clients to support their well-being, and their goals in life. Alex values the continual development of his clinical skills as a provisional psychologist through practice, professional development as well as continued supervision from a variety of experienced mental health care professionals.