Alex holds great respect for his clients' experiences and creates a safe space for them to explore their deeper emotions and thought processes.
Therapy Locations: Salvéo Counseling Seattle, Salvéo Counseling Redmond, Salvéo Counseling Kirkland, Virtual Telehealth Sessions
Existential Crises, Finding Purpose and Identity, Cultural Differences, Expat or Immigration stress, Minority Stress, LGBTQIA Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Transgenerational Trauma, Couples
How We Get There
Narrative Therapy, Trauma Informed Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Feminist Family Therapy
Multicultural, feminist, expat, bilingual, and lived many lives, is how I would describe myself. Before becoming a counselor, I have been an activist, a documentary filmmaker, and a person who worked sales and marketing in an international tech company. I have lived abroad, the east coast, mid-west, and west coast. I also know what it is like to be caught between two large cultures as an Asian-American male. Because of such, I have had to formulate an identity somewhere in the middle, not being one or the other, and as an expat abroad I have had to reconcile what it means to be a foreigner. I decided to pursue being a counselor because I want to help people who are lost or struggling on their journey as I once was. I work with Individuals, Couples, and Teens.
Individuals: For those who are having an existential crisis, identity crisis, or are looking for their voice/purpose, I know I can be a facilitator for your journey. For those who are new the area or country, I am here for you. And for those who are battling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues, I am glad to be of service to you.
Couples: I believe that couples are an agreement between two consenting adults. Where issues within a couple lie are conditions that are unspoken, assumed, unknown, etc. This becomes even more complex when we factor in “should’s”, different roles of a person, family up bringing, children, time, history, and growth. As a couples counselor, I hope to help you uncover all these unspoken ideas within your partnership, and bring love and connection back to your relationship.
Teens: At the bare minimum, I hope to provide your teen a safe space to express themselves. When times are dark, sometimes a teen needs someone to talk to that is not their parents or peers but a mentor that may have gone through something similar. I hope to not only be that person but provide guidance on what motivates them and how to find purpose.
B.S. in Sociology and Film, University of Pittsburgh
MA in Marriage and Family Therapy, California School of Professional Psychology Alliant International University