Alexandra Mers, LPCC

Alexandra Mers, LPCC

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #12122
Tel: 619-363-1920

Meet the Therapist!
Hello, my name is Alex Mers and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Prior to joining the Freedom Within team, I supported families in Colorado for over a decade in processing and healing trauma and grief after the death loss of a loved one.

I have a strong passion for helping people who are going through any type of loss, transition, or change whether that be external to you, within yourself, or a combination of both. With my extensive experience in grief and loss, I can support you in processing and coping with trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting struggles, changes in identity, and anything else that might be causing distress.

How Can I Help You?
My degree is in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology meaning I take a holistic approach in my work with clients and can create space for spirituality and existential processing if desired. I follow a person-centered model, meeting you where are at, with gentle direction toward deeper exploration. I find therapy is best when it incorporates humor and authenticity! In addition to bringing my whole self to our work, I utilize evidence-based practices such as Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Solution Focused Therapy, and mindfulness. I am also trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 to support relationship issues.

My Philosophy on Mental Health:
When we go through something painful, whether big or small, long or brief, recent or from our past, we may be inclined to suppress our emotions connected to that experience. This could be because we were taught to hide our emotions, or we learned it was better for everyone else if we didn’t show or talk about them. We can liken this to blowing your emotions into a balloon rather than expressing them. At some point, you blow one more thing in the balloon or someone bumps into it, and the it either pops or flies uncontrollably. This is exactly where I believe therapy steps in to help. We all need a safe space to slowly and carefully let the air out of that balloon. My hope is to help you gain tools for processing and verbalizing your thoughts and feelings in a healthy way. I am grateful you took this vulnerable step toward repairing and healing. I look forward to walking alongside you on your return to your authentic self!

More About Me…
I grew up in a small town in the Midwest and as soon as I entered adulthood, I bounced all over the U.S., changed majors several times in college, and had the privilege of volunteering in Thailand before graduate school. I am a mom of two kids and an old man Boxer named Gus. In my home, we love music, cooking, laughter, crafting, being near water, fam sandwiches (a big family hug), and a good old fashioned movie night with popcorn.

Fun Fact:
As a baby, I snored (and still do) louder than my dad.

We look forward to working with you…