Mr. Alexander V Spare, LPC

(he, him, his)
Preferred Name: Alex

Online Therapy

About Me

I view therapy from a trauma-informed, relational/cultural perspective, which means that I believe external factors often influence thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, and that individuals grow through meaningful connections with others. Isolation, either from other individuals or from the dominant culture, can be a source of problems but can also become leverage for individual and social change. I view counseling as an authentic, collaborative partnership between people. All individuals are experts in their own lives and possess the ability to move toward awareness, acceptance, and connection. Furthermore, I have witnessed the effectiveness of EMDR as both a therapist and a client, and I am dedicated to helping people manage traumatic experiences by reprocessing memories that are "stuck." My first job working with adolescents was as a hiking and backpacking counselor, and I am still an avid outdoor enthusiast. Raised in New Mexico but a resident of Colorado for 30 years, I am an avid Colorado sports fan. I also enjoy cooking and spending time with my partner, my teenage sons, and my 2-year-old daughter.

Education & Experience

MA, Counseling, University of Colorado Denver MA, Secondary Education, University of Colorado Boulder DBT Trained EMDR Trained Licensed Secondary Teacher 2001-present Licensed High School Counselor 2019-present Licensed Clinical Therapist 2020-present

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English