Alexis' relentless pursuit of the best counseling techniques to serve his clients makes him a perfect fit for the team at Houston's Family Counseling. After he completed a master's in mental health counseling, he took his thoughtfully cultivated clinical skill set a step further, and went on to obtain a PhD in counselor education from Texas Tech University. Alexis realized that many clients are misunderstood because of their culture, their religion, their age, or their sexual orientation, and so he focused his research and his experience on learning to understand those who often feel alone. Not surprisingly, he found another often misunderstood population drawn to him and he to them - teenagers!
Alexis' clinical experience is broad, as he has worked both in inpatient settings, and in counseling centers serving families over the last five years. He approaches individuals, couples, and families from a Gestalt perspective, helping them see more clearly what is happening in their lives, rather than interpreting experiences based on their historical patterns or events. This kind of work is especially beneficial for those who are entering a new chapter in their life - a change in culture, relationship, school, career, or family.
- Texas Counseling Association
- Texas Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors
- International Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (journal editor)