Alex Bershon

Marriage and Family Resident Therapist

(she / her)

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I believe connection is vital to healing, growth, and development. In the counseling room, I use an eclectic approach of Narrative Therapy and Internal Family Systems with a multicultural feminist lens to help address and acknowledge the way that systems impact individuals and individuals impact systems. My style of therapy is collaborative, client-centered, and non-judgmental. I believe therapy is best when it is flexible and dynamic because it allows me to meet you where you are while considering your context. Anti-racist work is a part of my practice, I believe racism is a public health issue and should be addressed for communal and societal healing to occur.

Alex specializes in…

  • Licensure
  • Marriage and Family Resident Therapist
  • Clinical Supervisor: Alissa Goddard, MA, LMFT
  • Degrees
  • Current Graduate Student – Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy – Portland State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior – University of California, Irvine

My Journey

I chose a career in therapy because human connection is essential to me. We live within systems and constructs built on things like capitalism, patriarchy, and colonization. They are not built for most humans. I feel genuinely and authentically connecting with others is the only way to survive these systems. Through connection, we learn and develop who we truly are. I hope you can explore your experiences with curiosity and compassion through the connection we create in therapy.

I live outside the box and wouldn’t have it any other way. As a queer, femme, cis-ish, Jewish, neurodivergent, non-monogamous trauma survivor, I benefit from many intersections of privilege and experience historically oppressed intersections. Throughout my journey, I learned to develop self-compassion that was not always extended by the systems I engaged with. Therefore, I am passionate about helping people heal the trauma caused by living within these systems and not fitting into society’s rigid boxes.

I have a wide range of interests, including ethical non-monogamy, equity, relationships, trauma, disability justice, relational work with neurodiverse populations, and dismantling internalized biases (fatphobia, homophobia, transphobia, racism, heteronormativity, monogamy, etc.), ADHD, and everything queer.

Outside the therapy room, I enjoy kayaking, leisurely hiking, thrifting and buying, selling, and trading my wardrobe. I am a vegan food enthusiast, I spend my free time watching reality TV and hanging out with my partner, cats, and friends. 

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