I work with a wide range of issues providing services that span from therapy for anxiety, depression, trauma, and postpartum challenges, to parenting support and beyond. In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my client's individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for. I utilize a variety of techniques and interventions based on needs including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed Care, Brainspotting, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I work from an attachment-based perspective, meaning that I believe that we are shaped by our early life experiences with our caregivers, as well as other people and relationships in our lives as we get older, and this impacts the way we view our relationship with ourselves, others, and the world throughout our lives.
Sessions can be done in person or via teletherapy (video or phone sessions).
I am also bilingual/bi-cultural and offer therapy in English and Spanish. Si necesitas servicios en espanol, por favor mandame un e-mail o llamame directamente: email@example.com o (805) 796-3351.
I am a licensed therapist in California and Colorado. I can provide in person and virtual sessions in California and virtual sessions in Colorado. Please contact me for more information if need be.
CA License LCSW 68695
CO License CSW.09926858
Rates and Insurance:
I don't accept insurance, but I work with Mentaya, a platform that helps clients get money back on out-of-network therapy sessions. If you qualify, Mentaya will file claims and handle the insurance paperwork to make sure you get reimbursed. They charge a 5% fee per claim and have helped people get thousands of dollars back per year. You can sign up using this link: https://app.mentaya.com/register?p=5bav1rIYU2MWgTicV7Ut
You can also use the tool below to see if you qualify for reimbursement for my services. Mentaya's goal is to save you time and money. It's completely optional, and as your therapist I do not benefit in any way from your participation.
My fee for individual, family, or couples therapy is $250 per 45-50 minute session. Longer sessions are available upon request. I accept cash, check, and most major credit cards as payment. I also offer some sliding scale slots for new moms and dads, depending on your financial needs, as I know this time can be full of financial stressors. Additionally, I am a firm believer that anyone seeking therapy should be able to access it with minimal barriers, therefore I am happy to help connect you to a therapist that meet your financial needs if I am unable to. Please reach out for more information on this and to see my availability for sliding scale.
And if for whatever reason I am not the right therapist for you, I am happy to help you locate a therapist that better fits your needs (i.e. is in network with your insurance, can meet your financial needs better, has a specialization that meets what you are looking for, etc.).
Please contact me with any questions!
My name is Alex and I have a private practice with offices in Westlake Village and Ventura, CA. I graduated with my Masters in Social Work (MSW) from USC in 2012 and have been a licensed therapist since 2015. Additionally I am certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C). I have been working in the Conejo Valley supporting individuals and families in various capacities over the last decade. I was also raised in Thousand Oaks and have a passion for giving back to the community that helped raise me. I am bilingual and bi-cultural and offer services in both English and Spanish. Prior to starting my private practice, I worked in community mental health, local schools, and treatment programs helping kids of all ages and their families. I love to work with new parents, women, and teens that are faced with various challenges and are looking to learn about themselves and how to better their lives. As a mom still trying to figure it all out, I have specialized training and an interest in working with those trying to conceive, pregnant woman, and new moms and their partners transitioning into the wild ride that is parenthood. Also, having gone through some challenges as a teen and young adult myself, I utilize both my personal and professional experience to help you work towards personal healing and growth. I am an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community and believe in fighting for social justice and the human dignity of every individual. I specialize in treating symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, parenting, perinatal mental health (pregnancy and postpartum), and various life transitions. I believe in working collaboratively with my clients in order to reach their therapy goals, so I will always take your lead. I mean, you are the expert in your own life! I also use humor, warmth, and a direct approach in my work, so if that's your style, I think we'll click. It takes courage to reach out for support, and I thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about me and the work that I do. I look forward to connecting with you soon!