I can help you with:
- Addictive Behaviour
- Impulse Control
- Emotion Regulation
My passion for social work and counselling emerged from personal experiences as a young adult. Working with a counsellor that I connected with and trusted was pivotal to my personal growth and ability to overcome challenges. I was born in Bucharest, Romania and moved to B.C. with my parents when I was six years old. At this young age I quickly grew to love B.C. and its beautiful outdoors.
Pursuing a lifelong interest in human behaviour, I completed a Bachelor of Arts at SFU, majoring in sociology and psychology. Following graduation, I worked in various shelter programs and transition houses before deciding to pursue a Bachelor of Social Work at UVIC in 2014. I began my career as an Addictions Counsellor at an outpatient treatment centre, whilst also gaining experience working in an acute hospital setting as a Registered Social Worker. Wishing to further develop and advance my clinical knowledge and skills, I began my Masters of Social Work at UBC in 2018.
Since completing my Master’s I have been working as an Addictions Counsellor at an inpatient treatment centre and as a Registered Social Worker on an acute medicine unit in a large hospital in BC.
I use a holistic person-centred approach with all of my clients, utilizing interventions such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, solution focused therapy, trauma informed practice, and psycho-education. I have experience using mindfulness practice, which can support many individuals in becoming centred and aware of their body and mind. I have also utilized genograms to support clients in understanding the psychosocial and relational factors impacting their situation.
I feel deeply honoured and privileged to witness and walk alongside my clients in their journey. In my spare time you can find me trail running, practicing yoga and spending time with my friends and family.
I offer services in both English and Romanian.
Alex Gheorghe ReachesAbbotsford BCMaple Ridge BCLangley BCMission BCChilliwack BC