Alex Mayer, Therapist

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Alex is a University of Utah alum, Master’s level licensed clinician, with a concentration in mental health, having spent the past 5 years working in residential dual-diagnosis programs. Alex is passionate about working in this field, and believes in taking a person-centered approach to the treatment of substance use disorders and mental illness, consistent with the humanistic school of psychotherapy. Along with the modalities employed in the humanistic tradition, such as motivational interviewing and existentialism, Alex supplements his practice with ACT, CBT, and DBT interventions, which allows him to individualize treatment based on the client’s needs. He is unwavering in his commitment to maintaining the dignity and worth of the individuals he works with, and removing barriers to healing while teaching clients the skills necessary to cope with life’s inevitable ebbs and flows. Alex originally hails from the Bay Area, and enjoys playing basketball, photography, hiking, and writing.

Recent Posts

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