Alex MacLeod

Alex MacLeod (he/him)

Professional Counselor Associate

MS, NCC, CRC

Supervisor: Kerri Anderson-Linde, LPC, NCC and Deanna Cor, PhD, LPC, NCC

I offer individual and group psychotherapy for folks dealing with anxiety, depression, anger issues, and relationship difficulties.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-420-7494

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $120-$160

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2022

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Group

Insurances Accepted

  • OHP CareOregon/HealthShare
  • OHP Open Card

My Ideal Client

When we adapt to an oppressive environment, we are often left feeling scattered, anxious, depressed, numb, disconnected, and misaligned. What’s really tricky is that we’re often not even aware of how we ended up there, we just know that it hurts. Maybe you've been hurting for a while without anyone in your life really aware of how hard it is for you, or maybe something's shifted recently and you're in need of new tools.

My Approach to Helping

In therapy, you can learn how to widen your awareness of yourself, to encounter and even befriend the parts of yourself that cause tension and conflict in your everyday life. I recognize that therapy isn’t a ‘cure all’—I can’t guarantee the resolution of all your problems and your pain—but I can promise to walk alongside you as we encounter new terrain, making the hikes you do by yourself a little less hard. In our work together, I will invite you to notice aspects of your experience that may have fallen from your conscious awareness. This can be especially helpful if you're someone who struggles to know what you're feeling, or finds it difficult navigating tense conversations with people you love. We will also talk about concrete tools to help you get unstuck from unwanted behavioral patterns, set and stick to compassionate boundaries, and ask for what you need.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that we are living in a distinctive and difficult time. I also believe that at its best, therapy can be a revolutionary act. Where prevailing societal currents push us away from each other and ourselves, the therapeutic relationship can be a place to drop anchor, resist, and flourish in the way that is your birthright.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • Anger Management External link

    I received training and experience in anger management as an abuse intervention counselor at a local mental health agency. I learned there that “anger management” is actually a misnomer. Most often, your anger isn’t the issue, the issue is how you respond to it. In therapy, you will learn concrete tools to notice your internal state and steady yourself when you’re angry. You can even develop a relationship with your anger, one that allows you to learn from it instead of having to fight it.

  • Chronic Pain or Illness External link

    Navigating chronic pain and illness can require us to shift our identities, relationships, and self-image. Maybe you have been taught to ignore your body and pain, maybe you have been disbelieved by the medical system. Whatever the case, I'll invite you to come to therapy as you are, with no expectations of performing something else. As a Clinical Rehabilitation Counselor, I have specific training in helping people with chronic pain and disability achieve the quality of life they deserve.

  • Men's Issues External link

    Even as the primary beneficiaries of patriarchy, men suffer under it. Much of this suffering comes from a disconnection with the self, taught during childhood and reinforced throughout adolescence and adulthood. Most of my clinical experience has been in working with men on a variety of issues including boundary setting, navigating gender roles, accountability, harm and repair, trauma and recovery, loneliness, and slowing down from ‘doing’ to ‘being.’

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