Portland OR &Vancouver WA
Integrating psychotherapy, medication management, acupuncture, reiki & massage for an encompassing and empowering approach to healing.
Alexandria Bangert, LPC, CADCII
I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing in 2006 from Northern Arizona University. I worked in the field for only one year before realizing my true passion was working in a helping profession. I had struggled with my own personal turmoil and realized through healing that therapy is essential in recovering.
I received my Master’s Degree from Webster University in Counseling Psychology in 2010. I began my counseling career working at a residential trauma treatment center, where I interned and later worked as a counselor. I discovered that I had an enthusiasm for working with trauma survivors, and those recovering from addiction and other mental and emotional challenges. I moved to Portland, Oregon a few years after and I began working at Volunteers of America as a Drug Court Counselor. I worked with clients suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, acute mental illnesses, self-harm, eating disorders, relationship conflicts, and life stressors. I found this work to be very rewarding as I was fortunate enough to work with adults for at least a year and build a strong therapeutic relationship, which I believe is the most essential part of therapy.
Through this work, I acquired my certificate as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and my license as a Professional Counselor. I eventually started working as a Clinical Supervisor in the Drug Court, which consisted of supervising interns and counselors and sharing my knowledge thus far working in the counseling field. After a period of time, I realized that I missed directly working with clients, specifically in dealing with trauma, which brought me to Integrative Trauma Treatment.
I utilize a variety of approaches in therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. There has been no greater reward in my career as a counselor than witnessing client’s growth and helping them reach their fullest potential. I am non-judgmental in my approach and enjoy the uniqueness in individuals and the learning that takes place from working with clients from various backgrounds.