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Alex Cawley, LCISW
Prior to obtaining my MSW, I attended WSU in Pullman and obtained my BA in Criminal Justice. I later attended EWU in Vancouver to obtain my MSW with a focus in Child Welfare. My internship was at DCYF in Vancouver where I had a focus in trauma and attachment.
After receiving my MSW in 2015, I started working for DCYF in Vancouver as a child and family welfare social worker. There I worked to reunify children in foster care with their biological families. I also worked as a child protective services social worker and and adoptions social worker until 2019.
In June of 2019 I transitioned to working at Catholic Community Services as a therapist. As a therapist, I worked with children and families to work towards their goals as well as crisis intervention services. I worked mostly with teens and their families utilizing CBT, DBT, general coping skills and I worked within a solution focused approach. In 2021, I transitioned to supervising other therapists, care coordinators and peers. Throughout my career, I have worked with a diverse population that ranges from children to adults, individuals, families and couples.
The main focus of my work has been increasing awareness, coping skills, CBT, DBT, solution focused therapy and motivational interviewing. My approach starts with getting to know you and your needs. I believe the first step to change is understanding and awareness. I work to develop a safe and secure relationship with each patient. I create an individual approach with each patient that is specific and
manageable so that we can create great, sustainable outcomes. I work with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, teen issues, family issues, couples and marital issues, trauma, substance use, self harm, stress management, stage of life changes and so on. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the State of Washington and am a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Outside of my practice, I enjoy working on and racing cars, traveling and exploring the outdoors. Watching and playing sports, socializing with friends and family. I enjoy being as active as possible.