Alex Willemain, LPC
Everything we need is already inside of us. Just as life is constantly challenging us and asking us to grow, heal, and adapt, we have the incredible ability to create change within ourselves towards our greatest well-being. My role is to be a witness, companion, and guide on your journey towards inner awareness, healing, self realization, and self empowerment. I hold sacred space for this with non-judgement, safety, and compassion. I am committed to listening deeply and respectfully, honoring the courage it takes to face the challenges, traumas, and wounds you may have experienced in your life.
Areas of Expertise & Interest
I enjoy working with adults and young adults from all walks of life who are working through a wide range of issues. Some issues I have helped clients with include trauma, addiction, substance/alcohol use, grief, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life stressors, social issues, and relationship issues.
I find great importance in having a holistic approach, using tools and practical steps that best suit your needs. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness/Meditation, Hypnotherapy, and other evidence based practices.
In my free time, I enjoy yoga, creating art, writing, spending time with loved ones, and spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors.
Experience & Training
I am a Licensed Social Work. I completed my Bachelor’s Degree at DePaul University in French and Graphic Design. After years of teaching art, fitness, and english as a second language, I decided I wanted to help individuals on a deeper level. I earned my Master’s Degree in Social Work with a specialization in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. My experience is focused in mental health for those struggling with addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Client Age Range
Age 15 & up