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Alex McCandless, LPC/MHSP

Clinical Therapist

Alex McCandless, LPC/MHSP

Alex is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee and holds a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling. He has been practicing since 2015 and works with adults, teens, and children. Alex provides therapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Alex takes a person-centered approach to therapy, assuming you are the expert on your own life, and works to create an environment where you can become the best version of yourself. Alex believes our weaknesses are often simply an overuse of our strengths. Change and growth are possible when we learn why we do what we do and show ourselves compassion.

Alex has worked in group practice, community mental health, and church ministry settings. Alex has specialized training and experience in postpartum depression, anxiety, and trauma, as well as all types of infertility and pregnancy loss, including recovery after abortion. Alex also helps those healing from church hurt and business professionals seeking work-life harmony.

A former youth pastor and educator, Alex also has extensive experience using Restorative Practices to teach relationship skills to adolescents and groups, especially in the intense changes of puberty.

Alex and his wife, Emilee, have three beloved children.  He enjoys running, growing old friends, improv comedy, and spending as much time in the woods as possible.

Specialized Training

  • Perinatal Mental Health - Advanced Psychotherapy

  • Restorative Practices

  • Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Education & Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Counselor / Mental Health Service Provider (LPC-MHSP) | TN #3743

  • M.A. Professional Counseling | Liberty University. Lynchburg, VA

  • B.A. Psychology, Business Administration | University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN


$120 (50 minute Intake)

$170 (80 minute Intake)

$100 (50 minute session)

$150 (80 minute session)

Call (731) 394-4109 to request Alex as your therapist.

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