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About Me 

My Journey

My name is Alex Bardole and I have been working in Mental Health since 2010. I started my journey as a mental health provider in college, helping adults with depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder as well as other mental health disorders live independently in the community. For my undergraduate, I graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa in 2008, with a Bachelors in Spanish and minors in both Political Science and Social Work. After moving outside of Atlanta, Georgia, I worked at an inpatient mental health hospital. I graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia in 2017, with a Masters of Social Work. Since graduation, I have been in community mental health, working with a diverse population of clients, including children, teens, adults, the refugee community, LGBTQ+ persons, and Spanish-speaking clients. I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the state of Washington (License # 61157561) and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Oregon (License # L13207).

In my personal life, I live in Vancouver, WA. On my free time I love to watch TV and movies, spend time with friends and family, and advocate for social justice. I am an outdoors-person and I love hiking, going to the river and to the coast, and occasionally camping. Finally, I also an aspiring musician and can play guitar, cello, piano, and I sing (mostly just Karaoke). 

My Approach
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Therapeutic Approach

Greater than the sum of our parts

As a social worker, I believe that therapy should be a collaborative journey, between the client, the therapist, and sometimes between outside systems (school, family, public assistance, etc). From a theory-based standpoint, I use concepts from several different theories, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), as well as Internal Family Systems (IFS). I am especially interested in IFS, which in a nutshell, is the idea that inside our psyche we have several "parts" and the way these parts interact affects the way that we think, feel, and act in the world.





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