Alex has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Montclair State University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida. While at the University of Central Florida, Alex became certified in Military Social Work focusing on the reintegration of military members into civilian life, their changing family dynamic, and aiding in the understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. From there Alex became devoted to working with individuals who suffer with many different forms of trauma including combat-related, sexual, physical, and grief and loss. He has experience working with adolescents, young adults, adults and their families. Alex individualizes his treatment approach through implementing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Alex has developed his skill set through working within education, healthcare, and substance abuse prevention and recovery. Most recently, Alex gained further experience within the substance abuse field while working in residential in-patient care. He has excelled in previous roles due to his empathetic approach while meeting individuals where they are and advocating for their needs. Alex is looking forward to working with you at BlueCrest Recovery Center!