Alex Bistroi

Alex Bistroi

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have an opening for weekly sessions Wednesdays at 4 pm, starting December 14.

Client Status

accepting clients



1827 NE 44TH AVE, SUITE 230

Portland, 97213

At a Glance


Rate: $150

Provides free initial consultation

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2014

Languages: English


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser
  • Providence Health Plan

How I Can Help You

Whether you’re struggling with depression or anxiety, are concerned about your life choices, or have difficulty finding joy, therapy can be a valuable tool towards self-discovery and positive change. My goal is to create a safe space in which you can be yourself without fear of judgment. I view the quality of the relationships I have with clients as crucial towards progress. I also aim to provide honest feedback to encourage exploration of painful emotions and memories which may have been obscured or hidden from awareness. I believe good therapy is a mixture of empathy, support, encouragement, and drive towards honest self-discovery. While I believe in the power of therapy, I try to not take myself too seriously and work to cultivate a sense of humility and fun about life in general.

My Approach to Helping

I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in Oregon. I have completed post-licensure training in EMDR, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples. I have a wide-range of experience working in crisis centers, addictions treatment, family therapy, and outpatient settings. I have a strong interest in working with clients who struggle with self-criticism and/or low self-worth.

Techniques I Use


  • EMDR External link

    I am trained in EMDR (Basic 1 and Basic 2).

  • Emotionally Focused External link

    I completed training in Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals. I also completed training in EFT for couples.

Issues I Treat


  • PTSD External link

    I am trained in EMDR (Basic 1 and Basic 2).

  • Anxiety External link

    I often work with clients using EFT-based “empty chair” and/or “two-chair” techniques; these techniques are evidence-based and have demonstrated decrease in depression, anxiety, combating perfectionist tendencies, and improved ability to respond to self-criticism with self-compassion.

  • Depression External link

    Self-criticism, self-contempt, and even self-hate are commonly associated with depression. I use EFT-based experiential exercises such as empty-chair dialogues with self-critical parts to bring these conflicts into the light in the therapy session, the goal being to help clients develop internal strengths to respond to internalized negative self-treatment.

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