Alex Montes, MSW, LICSW

Alex Montes
Master of Social Work specializing in Mental Health, The University of Pittsburgh, PA
Bachelor of Psychology, The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN
About Me

I use a person-centered approach, working to understand you within your family, community, and cultural contexts. My role in therapy is to support and guide you as you discover and build on your own strengths, while my approach is intersectional, taking into consideration the different systems and identities we connect with and affect us. I provide a safe and validating environment through a calm, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach for you to feel heard and seen. In this environment, we will work together to learn new ways to cope, reclaim a sense of empowerment, and find peace and hope in your life.

I focus in working with individuals seeking to reduce stress, anxiety, depression, process grief, explore identities, manage eating disorders, and increase self-esteem and body image. I also work with individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community and BIPOC individuals. I identify as a multicultural, mixed race, second generation immigrant, queer, cis woman.

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training
I am actively engaged in the queer community and civil rights actions
In training for Somatic Experiencing through The Trauma Institute