Gary Alexander (he/him/his)

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After nearly 20 years of practice, I have found a relatable, engaged, and honest approach are foundations to achieving growth and balance.

Therapist in Vancouver, WA

  • Individual

About My Clients

I work with a variety of adults, typically 30 years of age and older, from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and spiritual/religious beliefs. Some of my specialties include working with depression, anxiety, grief, codependency, loss of meaning, major life transition, anxious attachment styles, and Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs).

My Background and Approach

While some of the issues leading you to start psychotherapy might be relieved relatively quickly, I have found that most issues are more complex and require time and the right attention for us to effectively work through them. I believe the greatest work we have ahead of us isn’t merely to alleviate negative symptoms, but to help create real, deep, and lasting change; change that helps elevate us closer to our greatest potential. I strive to create the connection, bond, and sense of care needed for us to do this work together. Clients have described my approach as honest, real, and interactive. I believe a relatable and engaged interaction with thoughtful feedback are the foundations to working through such important processes. My goal is to be a strong and reliable guide, helping you better understand who you are, discover your direction, and ultimately experience and maintain true balance.

Why I Became a Therapist

My professional journey to become a therapist began some 30 years ago when I was 17 years old. Fresh out of high school, a bit lost and disoriented, I agreed to take a Certified Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aid course with a friend. After completing my training, I worked in a variety of hospital settings including med-surge, sub-acute, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facilities. What proved to have the greatest impact on me was the work I did in hospice care with dying patients and their struggle to find meaning, as well as working in nursing homes with Alzheimer’s patients and their grief-stricken adult children. It was during this time that I came to understand this passion for wanting to know others’ pain, connect with them through their pain, and to help them alleviate their pain. This- combined with growing up in a family riddled with pain from mental illness, generational dysfunction, and addiction -paved the way for my passion to want to help others heal.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 20 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $150 - 200/session


(360) 836-4298 Email Gary
108 SE 124th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684

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