Alexandra Tavlas, MA, LPC
Alex provides a safe, welcoming space for a collaborative effort on getting you where you want to be. With a person-centered and genuine approach, she will meet you where you’re at to face with you what is bringing you to counseling. At a pace that is comfortable, you will be given a chance to explore how we hold our stresses, fears, worries, and pains in the body.
Alex is passionate about narrative therapy and the words we use to write and rewrite our story. While utilizing evidence-based practices, Alex strives to make sure you are feeling heard and empowered. You can expect a trauma-informed and warm approach that is adaptable to all needs and concerns leading you to seek therapy. We may often think of illness and shortcomings while exploring therapeutic options, but Alex believes it is also important to find our strengths and desires.
Alex’s specialties include Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety and Depression, and working with LGBT+ folx. In addition, her experiences include:
- Anger management
- Sexual assault and domestic violence
- Substance abuse
- Personality disorders
- Issues of racial and cultural identities and intersectional identities
- Severe and persistent mental illness
- Low SES populations
- Sex workers
- Survivors of cults
- Trans and nonbinary folx
- Older adults
Alex is a graduate of CACREP accredited Roosevelt University’s Mental Health Counseling Program. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor, as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Her Bachelor’s was completed at Northern Illinois University in Psychology with additional studies in LGBT and Women’s Studies and has completed 40+ hours of training in domestic violence. Alex has presented research Empowerment in Counseling in Survivors of Abuse at the International Association for Counseling in Pomezia, Italy. Previous therapeutic experience includes working with folx with severe and persistent mental illness of low-income status, where she ran various counseling groups.