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Alexis Foster, Intern

Hello! My name is Alexis. I primarily work with adolescents and adults, but I am open to clients of all ages. I specialize in working with anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues. As someone who tried for years to find mental health care, I understand how difficult taking the first steps of bettering your mental health can be and how important it is to find the right therapist.

I am currently pursing my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northern Illinois University with a Trauma Certification.

I pride myself on my ability to connect with my clients and have a genuine compassion for other people. I believe it’s important to be your true authentic self and I work on making a space for you to do so. Ensuring your comfort and creating a supportive environment within our sessions is a top priority for me. I recognize that each person comes with their unique experiences, perspectives, and comfort levels when it comes to therapy. Therefore, it's crucial for me to regularly check in with you to understand how you're feeling about our sessions and to gauge your comfort levels.

During our sessions, I adopt a person-centered methodology coupled with the enriching elements of existential therapy. Through a person-centered approach, the focus remains on your narrative, allowing you the space to freely articulate your thoughts and emotions. Meanwhile, the integration of existential therapy empowers you to recognize and embrace your agency in shaping your life by highlighting the significance of your choices.

My approach is versatile, drawing from various therapeutic modalities to tailor interventions specifically suited to your unique needs and preferences. This ensures that our sessions are finely tuned to resonate with your personal journey towards growth and well-being.

I am here to walk beside you, to provide insight, tools, and perspectives that can assist you in gaining clarity, resilience, and a deeper understanding of yourself. Your growth and well-being are at the heart of my dedication to this collaborative process. Together, let's embark on this transformative journey. I look forward to the possibility of working together to help you achieve your goals and find greater fulfillment and peace in your life.