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Alex Houseknecht
Psychologist in Grand Rapids, MI

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Master of Arts (M.A.)

Counseling Psychology

The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

Graduated: 2014

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Counseling Psychology

Western Michigan University

Graduated: 2023


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Expiration date: 11/14/2023

Supervisor: Kerry Beduna, Ph.D., LP


I have been working as a therapist for the past nine years in Seattle, Chicago, and Grand Rapids.

I have worked in a wide variety of settings

  • Community mental health organizations

  • University counseling centers

  • Homeless shelter/substance abuse recovery​

  • Drop-in/resource center

  • Private practice


Here are some of the issues I've worked with over my nine years of experience:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Bipolar disorder

  • ADHD

  • PTSD/Complex PTSD

  • Grief and loss

  • Religious trauma

  • Gender/sexual identity

  • Gender dysphoria

  • Racial minority stress

  • Racial identity development

  • Sexual assault and sexual abuse

  • Substance abuse

  • Severe mental illness

  • Borderline personality disorder

My dissertation was a narrative inquiry focused on the experiences of adult women survivors of childhood sexual abuse and their journeys into individual counseling.

If you are interested in my full professional history, feel free to visit my LinkedIn page.


American Psychological Association (APA)

Student Affiliate

  • Division 17 - Counseling Psychology

  • Division 29 - Advancement of Psychotherapy

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Student Member

  • Currently completing the WPATH Certification Program

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