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 kids, 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 a special 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 facilitate the change process, and foster hope and resiliency. 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, and I strive to create a warm, judgement free environment where we can work towards personal healing and growth. I also use humor and a direct approach in my work. 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!