Canadian Certified Addictions Counsellor
Alex Lekei AFA, CCAC, ABA-HR
"My hope is that you develop a deeper connection to your authentic self. I work from a trauma informed lens giving you the space your need to develop safety from within."
With over 15 years of experience working in the helping industry I have had the privilege of seeing many people heal and grow. My education began at the internationally renowned Emily Carr school of fine arts. Followed by obtaining an Addictions Counselling Certification From Vancouver Community College & gaining a Professional Counselling Designation from Canadian Addictions Counselling Federation. I am currently working towards a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree with a focus in Human Resources from BCIT.
Education is one aspect to helping; however, one of the most impactful and powerful qualifiers to helping others is my own personal journey of healing. I spent many years feeling alone, using drugs & alcohol to fill the void I was feeling. It was through the support of counselling, community groups, treatment centres, professionally accredited education providers and supportive friends that recovered from the isolation addiction brings. I am humbled by the resilience and grit that people have. No matter where you are in your life, change can happen if you are determined to change. Sometimes the change can quick, and other times it happens over a period of time by making small but impactful steps.
It is important for me to meet someone where they are at in order to build trust. I have always been a strong advocate for human development, diversity and I'm curious by nature. My travels have taken me all over world the in my younger years completing quality of life projects. Presently I work with Canadas largest addiction recovery treatment centre, Together We Can. I also volunteer with many other organizations to provide safety to our most vulnerable groups.
I specialize in:
Personal Drug & Alcohol Counselling
Family Drug & Alcohol Counselling/Support
Return to Work Planning After Treatment
Burnout & Stress Management Counselling
Grief & Loss Counselling
Diversity & Inclusion Training
Post Traumatic Growth (From Drug & Alcohol Trauma)