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Alexander Weil, LMFT
I use various therapeutic modalities that I believe can help relieve the psychic pain so many are facing during these challenging times.

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Alexander Weil, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Harm reduction, Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Psychodynamic, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I am native San Franciscan who believes in the healing power of community, creativity, and second chances. 

After studying at UCLA where I earned a BA in Film and Television, I returned to San Francisco. Feeling compelled to shift my career to social work and provide compassionate support to those in need, I dedicated himself to giving back to the Bay Area communities which had supported him during his challenging formative years.  I began this journey volunteering at Juvenile Hall, followed by a seven-year stretch as a residential mental health counselor at Progress Foundation. Acknowledging a gap in services for SF residents living high-risk lifestyles and dealing with trauma, I decided to study Community Mental Health and creative arts based interventions in order to provide a spectrum of care often excluded to those most at risk in our neighborhoods. Building a clinic for UCSF from the ground up, I became the director of this community-based clinic, and for several years oversaw all clinical operations and managed all onsite services which included a school and employment hub. 

Concurrent to this work, I started a private practice in order to continue to provide direct services and use the various therapeutic modalities (existential therapy, strength-based interventions, unconditional positive regard) that I believe can help relieve the psychic pain so many are facing during these challenging times.

Education

MFT - Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies

License Number and State

CA 88232

Pronouns

he/him

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I wanted to give back after going through my own treatment in my early 20's, and wanting to do something more meaningful after working in entertainment after I received my BA in Film and TV at UCLA, where I had made films attempting to depict life through the eyes of those with mental health and addiction issues. I am a native San Franciscan and I want to support the community I'm from by helping my fellow citizens, many of them teachers, parents, business owners, those who have been impacted by COVID, and those who have lost their jobs and houses due to the recession.

What are your interests outside of work?

Music, collecting rare vinyl from countries all over the world. Listening to music all but invisible in America, such as experimental electronic composers in Japan from the early 80's. I love spending time with family, blood and chosen . I try to get to nature and go on hikes weekly, and travel to a new national park each year with my best friend.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

Mindful meditation and prayer

What book have you read more than once?

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy as I love its depiction of our society's relationship with violence and survival.

How do you recharge?

Bicycling, hiking, and going to live music weekly