“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.” – Charles Dickens
Alexis has a passion for working with children & adolescents who have experienced trauma, are experiencing anxiety, depression, or struggling with their self-esteem. She also enjoys working with children experiencing behavioral issues, helping the child and their family in working through those behaviors.
Alexis has been a longstanding believer that it is never too early to build a strong foundation of coping skills. She finds nothing more rewarding than witnessing a young individual build on their ability to navigate their world and become more confident and capable. Her therapeutic approach is primarily a combination of person-centered, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioral therapy methods that is catered to the individual. This allows for Alexis to get to know her clients and tailor the therapeutic experience to benefit their individual characteristics and needs.
Alexis earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Auburn University before going on to complete her Master of Science degree in Counselor Education from East Carolina University, specializing in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. She has experience volunteering with equine assisted therapy programs as well as experience working with individuals at the McClammy Counseling and Research Laboratory at East Carolina University. Before coming to Summit, Alexis worked in a middle school setting as part of a grant focusing on Disaster Mental Health and Trauma Response.
After Alexis leaves The Summit Counseling Center for the day, she looks forward to returning home to her family and her one dog. She enjoys spending time at the lake or in the mountains as well as reading books and collecting houseplants. In the fall, she loves cheering on the Auburn Tigers football team.
Alexis Durham is under the directed experience and clinical supervision of Alice Hoag, Ed.D. LPC, CPCS, BCPCC.