Hi! My name is Alex and I have a private practice in Westlake Village, CA. I graduated with my MSW from USC in 2012 and am a licensed therapist. I have been working in the Conejo Valley supporting individuals and families in various capacities for the last 7 years. 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 teens, adults, and families 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 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 specialize in treating symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, parenting, maternal mental health, 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 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!