Dr. Alexander has more than 35 years of professional and clinical experience working as a therapist, program developer, trainer, and consultant, with a specialty in working with disadvantaged youth.
Education and Experience
Dr. Alexander earned a doctoral degree in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology from the Union Institute, Cincinnati, Ohio in 2000, writing his dissertation on “The Rites of Passage in the African-American Male Bonding Experience.” He earned his Master’s of Social Work degree from Wayne State University in 1988, and is a fully licensed clinical social worker.
Dr. Alexander has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, served as the Executive Director of a Child Placing Agency, owned and operated a residential treatment center for adolescent youth and operated a supervised independent living program that integrated youth from residential settings into the community. Dr. Alexander served as a school social worker in the Pontiac School District and developed various intervention programs, mentoring programs, and conflict resolution groups for at risk youth. Dr. Alexander has an extensive background in providing out-patient therapy and clinical supervision.
A Bit About Dr. Alexander
Dr. Alexander approaches treatment from an integrated multi-systems approach drawing on various treatment philosophies in understanding and treating individuals, couples, and families. Dr. Alexander’s low-key manner and gentle, yet firmly verbalized insight provides an ease where clients feel drawn into disclosure and motivated to make changes to improve their lives.