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

  • Your Guide to Coping Skills for Substance Abuse

    Substance abuse affects people of all ages from all walks of life — and while 10 percent of U.S. adults have drug use disorder at some point in their lives, 75 percent do not receive any form of treatment. Addiction is a brain disease, one that is closely linked to poor trauma and poor mental … Continued

  • Signs That You’re Enabling an Addict

    “Enabling is helping a person in a way that feeds the dysfunction. Helping is being there for someone in a way that does not support the dysfunction.” — Dr. Noelle Nelson Addiction is a family disease. If you have a loved one that is suffering from addiction, you know this all too well. Whether a … Continued

  • Neuroplasticity: What It Is and What It Has to Do With Addiction

    What is Neuroplasticity? The brain is one the most complex organs in the human body. It is composed of synapses, or small structures that neurons use to communicate with each another. Over time, some synapse connections can grow stronger, while others weaken as we get older. Because our brains are so adaptable, they change according … Continued

  • Sober Summer: 7 Tips for Fun in the Sun

    What Dangers Does Summer Bring for Those in Recovery? Summer brings its own challenges for those in substance abuse and addiction recovery. More people get together outdoors and have special events like weddings and birthdays. With these activities, there’s more temptation to enjoy a few drinks and enjoy the summertime sun. After all, no one … Continued

  • The Dangers of Fentanyl and Addiction

    What is Fentanyl? Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid. Producers make it in a lab and chemically modify it to be stronger than other opioids such as heroin or morphine. Doctors prescribe it to patients in severe pain, most commonly after serious surgeries. Although fentanyl is present in a number of legal prescriptions, it’s now increasingly … Continued

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