Gary Alexander

Gary Alexander

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

MFT, CADC III, NCC

Whether you are looking for individual therapy or couples counseling, my approach is down-to-earth, directly engaged, and whole-hearted.

Client Status

accepting clients

Contact

503-862-8050

15110 Boones Ferry Rd

Lake Oswego, 97035

1923 NE Broadway Street

Portland, Oregon 97232

At a Glance

Me

Rate: $130-$150

Provides telehealth services

Practicing Since: 2002

Languages: English

Services

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Relationship

Insurances Accepted

  • Out of Pocket
  • Out of Network

My Approach to Helping

As a depth-oriented psychotherapist, our work is to develop and find balance. We explore our thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and prevailing life patterns. Discovering the connections between our physiology, mind, and emotional self is key to finding balance. In the spirit of analytical psychology, concentration is given to bringing greater awareness to the rejected pieces of our Self.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

Specialties include: depression, grief, codependency, loss of meaning/major life transition, relationship/family conflict, communication issues, infidelity, anger, self-worth, and anxiety issues. I have advanced specialty working with GLBTQ+, gender non-conforming/transgender development as well as poly & non-traditional families. I am an Oregon, Nevada, and Colorado state licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor (III). I believe my training as a couples therapist and addictions counselor, along with my doctoral studies in Jungian and Depth Psychology offer a unique perspective and approach to psychotherapy.

Techniques I Use

Specialties

  • Depth Therapy External link

    The field of Depth Psychology we know today came from the original works of Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud. Both Jung and Freud sought awareness and examination of all things unconscious. A Depth approach looks across a wide field of knowing, from direct personal experience to culture and human existence as a whole. Image, dream, and metaphor are important components in uncovering our true selves.

Issues I Treat

Specialties

  • LGBTQ Issues External link

    Helping to develop healthy, happy lives and relationships within the queer, poly, lifestyle, and sexual minority communities.

  • Relationship / Marriage Issues External link

    I believe relationships are the cornerstone of all human development. Our development has everything to do with our ability to have trusting, stable, loving, and overall fulfilling relationships.

  • Codependency External link

    Codependency can be defined as the tendency to put others needs before your own; accommodating to others to such a degree that you tend to discount or ignore your own feelings, desires and basic needs. In codependency our self-esteem depends largely on how well we please, take care of and/or solve problems for someone else (or many others). In a sense, then only really know yourself through your role with others. Moving towards greater balance between self and others is possible!

  • Depression External link

    Depression can show up in many different flavors and intensities. It can affect our sleep, our appetite, motivation, and certainly our relationships. Some types of depression makes us feel sad and hopeless, while others can feel agitating, even rageful. Regardless, depression takes over our lives and negatively impacts our functioning. Getting to the root of what's pressing down on us is key to recovering.

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