In my work as a therapist I find satisfaction in helping individuals find peace. Our world may have reasons to feel unsettled. However, there are also many reasons for hope. I find it very rewarding to witness family relationship growth, such as when a parent and child connect. My goal is to be a resource for those suffering from life stressors, normalized grief processes, and loss. Therefore I encourage conversations about areas of strength, successes that are often overlooked, and relational healing that
can take place.
WHAT I’M LIKE AS A THERAPIST
I strive to be attentive and invested. I often incorporate a solution-oriented approach in working with children, teens, parents, and couples as they engage with each other and their world. I desire to create an environment where individuals and families feel comfortable communicating and receiving encouragement. I enjoy finding humor in life-situations, include laughter in the therapy process, and I aim to provide a relaxing atmosphere during sessions. I anchor my life-outlook from my faith perspective.
“Successful long-term relationships are created through small words, small gestures and small acts.” ~ Dr. John Gottman
Providing treatment for children, teens and adults aged 8 – 55+ years of age.
Insurance accepted: PacificSource Commercial, OHP PacificSource Community Solutions, MODA, First Choice/Samaritan/Meritain, Regence, Providence, Kaiser
Areas of Expertise
- Couples: Marriages are complex yet extremely satisfying. When working well, couple relationships can be one of life’s most rewarding endeavors. I enjoy working with couples as they learn to process more effective relationship skills, such as enhancing their communication ability and practicing more productive methods of listening and responding to needs. A couple finding increased satisfaction in their marriage is a cause to celebrate.
- Families: Family support is paramount to good mental health. I have experience working with family systems to navigate their challenges and increase connection, helping them gain new understanding with each other.
- Children/Teens: Starting life with positive emotional and relational tools is useful for children as they transition through their early years. My 8 years of work within an inpatient treatment setting as well as 10 years in outpatient settings has given me valuable experience in supporting multiple population groups of children and youth. I have worked with ADHD in children and teens and am happy to share my knowledge in this area.
Therapies Utilized: Solution-Oriented, Family-Systems, Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Couples Therapy, Couples Counseling.
Personal Interests: My great joy is spending time with my wife and two young children. I find relaxation through biking, jogging, reading, and podcasts. I find peace through my faith-life.
Alex Hager, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
MA in Marriage, Couples & Family Counseling 2004