Alex Wallace, MA, LMHC, CRC

Alex Wallace, MA, LMHC, CRC
Alex Wallace is a husband and father of one child. Alex is also a licensed mental health counselor and certified rehabilitation counselor in South Bend who supports adolescents and adults by providing individual, couples, and family counseling.

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Be Where Your Feet Are

Posted by Alex Wallace, MA, LMHC, CRC on Aug 19, 2020 2:53:27 PM

We are living in a time of great mental, emotional, and physical stress. In turn, taking care of ourselves, or allowing God to take care of us, is more important than ever before. For many, the words peacefulness, joy, and goodness—all fruits of the Holy Spirit—elicit a sort of desirable calmness. Fortunately, experiencing these fruits through leisure is possible. However, not all opportunities are created equal. What you do for leisure may make all the difference in helping you find what you are seeking. 

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Topics: Holy Spirit, providence, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, human flourishing, anxiety, leisure

Facing Anxiety with the Holy Spirit's Help

Posted by Alex Wallace, MA, LMHC, CRC on Jun 23, 2020 12:56:31 PM

Experiencing anxiety is a common problem that leads many people to seek counseling and therapy. Whether about work, family life, unexpected setbacks, one’s future, or one’s children and their problematic behaviors, anxiety-inducing events abound. Anxiety is the result of threats existing in our lives, whether real or perceived. For those experiencing problematic anxiety, it may be hard to distance from these threats. In the fortunate case that one is able to do so successfully, it is often not long before the threat and associated emotion returns. As a result, we may struggle to be the person God sees within us. We may experience less joy or be more likely to negatively impact the lives of those around us. Outbursts of anger, disputes, and dissension are also common with anxiety. We know that this anxiety is burdensome, but what is there to do about it?

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Topics: Holy Spirit, prayer, coronavirus, COVID-19 Resources, mental health, anxiety

Evangelization Through Questions

Posted by Alex Wallace, MA, LMHC, CRC on May 12, 2020 1:04:00 PM

During a recent conversation with an acquaintance of mine, I found myself striving at all costs to evangelize via information. This person recently shared that they were interested in exploring multiple denominations of Christianity, curious to seek out the Truth after only ever knowing one particular theology. After a few discussions, I learned that this individual was holding a certain belief about God that I personally thought fell short. In turn, getting excited about the potential of their conversion and feeling a responsibility to instruct, I combated my friend’s theological idea with numerous scriptural references. This approach, unfortunately, did not produce the results I had hoped for. Instead, I fell right into a trap known as the “righting reflex”—a trap that I, as a counselor, have been trained to avoid.

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Topics: evangelization, community, righting reflex

Investing time in our children, an antidote to abuse

Posted by Alex Wallace, MA, LMHC, CRC on Mar 1, 2019 4:47:54 PM


Parents (and all people) today are rightly concerned about the safety and well-being of our children, especially when it comes to sexual abuse. While we can and should put institutional safeguards in place to reduce the risks of abuse, we parents can also teach our children to speak up when they feel unsafe or uncomfortable. For that to happen, we need to invest our time.

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Topics: family life, parenting, teaching resources, safe environment

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