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Alex Houseknecht
Psychotherapist in Grand Rapids, MI

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EDUCATION

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

Expected Graduation: 2023

LICENSED IN MICHIGAN

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Expiration date: 11/14/2023

Supervisor: Kerry Beduna, Ph.D., LP

MY THERAPEUTIC BACKGROUND

I have been working as a therapist for the past eight years in Seattle, Chicago, Kalamazoo, 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 eight 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

I am currently completing a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University. My dissertation is 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.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Psychological Association (APA)

Student Affiliate

  • Division 17 - Counseling Psychology

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)

Student Member

  • Currently completing the WPATH Certification Program