Licensed Mental Health Counselor
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About

Alexis-400x500-242x300Educational Background
: Alexis grew up in Staten Island, New York and completed her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Albany, State University of New York. She returned to school many years later and completed a Master’s Degree in Counselor Education at Florida International University. She did the practicum and internship for her Master’s Degree in a residential substance abuse treatment program for adults.

Professional Background: Following the completion of her Bachelor’s Degree, Alexis worked briefly with adolescents in residential treatment and then worked for 10 years in law enforcement at both the local and federal level. She then moved to Miami, started working on her Master’s degree, and left law enforcement to enter mental health. Since entering the field, she has worked with adults and adolescents in a variety of residential substance abuse treatment settings. She has experience working with clients from diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic statuses. In addition to her expertise in treating client struggling with mental health, substance abuse issues and both, also known as co-occurring issues, she also currently works with Uniform Personnel, First Responders, and Military Personnel such as Police Officers, Firefighters, Correction Officers, and EMTs struggling with the same. She is a Florida State Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), a Certified Master’s Level Addiction Professional, an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC), a Certified Rapid Resolution Therapy Practitioner, a Nationally Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (NBCCH), and a Florida State Qualified Supervisor for registered mental health interns. In addition, Alexis is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of the Cumberlands.