Alex has a passion for working with children and adolescents struggling with mental health and learning issues. He values a strengths-based perspective and believes that the most significant change occurs when a person feels empowered to bring it about themselves. He puts the client at the centre of his work and draws from various therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy to best suit the client’s needs. Alex values building a nurturing and caring environment where all people involved feel comfortable expressing themselves. Alex enjoys reading a good book, playing basketball, travelling and sampling different cuisines, as well as spending time with his family and friends.
Alex is a Masters-level therapist working under the supervision of Dr. Kirsh. Alex completed his Honours degree in Psychology at the University of Alberta in 2014. In 2017 he received his M.A., and he is currently completing his Ph.D. at York University in the Clinical-Developmental Psychology Program. Alex’s has worked with a broad range of ages from children to adults with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, learning difficulties and autism. He has received clinical training in a variety of settings including the York University Psychology Clinic, the Toronto District School Board, the Hospital for Sick Children and the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital. He has also worked and volunteered in group homes and on the Edmonton Distress Line. Alex is completing his doctoral research in how people with autism interpret social information.