Alexi Gianopulos
Alexi Gianopulos
Personal Statement

“Your Story Matters”
Being human is both very beautiful, and can also be very difficult. Our bodies hold stories of great beauty, and also great shame. Often times stories of pain, shame and harm gets minimized and not tended to. As a result, these stories are held in our bodies and can lead to anxiety, depression, loss of connection, anger, sadness, self-doubt, negative self-esteem, overwhelming emotions and disorientation. If you can relate to this, you are not alone and I am here for you.


My name is Alexander Gianopulos (you can just call me Alexi). I’ll admit that trusting another person with your story, especially the vulnerable parts, requires a lot of courage. One of the most kind ways to engage our stories is in the safety of human connection. As such, I genuinely seek to provide a confidential space where you feel safe, seen, heard, supported, fully accepted  andwhere your authentic self can shine through and flourish.


I have experience helping individuals who are going through a variety of challenges, including family of origin issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, life-transitions, addictions, relationships, spirituality and faith, spiritual abuse, unwanted sexual behaviors, adult children from immigrant families and Third Culture Kids. Having spent my formative years in multiple countries, I am
mindful of how culture can impact your wellbeing and healing process.


In my free time, I enjoy playing the drums, cooking, going to the beach and nature walks, and traveling.


I currently hold an M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wheaton College. It would be a privilege and an honor to come alongside you to hear your story, collaborate, and offer support during this season in your life’s journey.

Treatment Areas and Competencies

Anxiety

Depression

Trauma

Addictions

Unwanted Sexual Behavior

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem

Spirituality

Adjustments & Life Transitions

Approach to Therapy

Sitting down with a stranger and telling them things you’ve literally shared with no one can be nerve racking and daunting. I get it and that’s very normal. The fact that you are even considering therapy is immensely courageous and I applaud you for taking that first step in your journey. It is my absolute honor and privilege to walk alongside that journey. My goal is to create a space where you can breath, be yourself, feel safe, heard, seen and cared for. I will collaborate with you in your goals and offer a warmth, attentive presence as you engage your story, and tend
to your body, emotions and needs. My hope is that you feel empowered, lighter, hope filled, equipped with tools that you can use, and cared for.

Treatment Modalities and Theoretical Orientations

Attachment-Based Therapy

Christian Counseling

Culturally Sensitive

Family Systems

Person-Centered

Psychodynamic

Strength-Based

Art & Music Therapy

Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • MA from Wheaton College: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • BA from Flagler College: Psychology with a minor in Youth Ministry

Contact Alexi

Meet

53 W. Jackson, suite 1615 Chicago 60604

Call

(312) 869-4815

Email

alexi@pneumachicago.com