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Alexandra Helfer

Chief Clinical Officer


Alexandra is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and an Advanced Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor. She holds a Master of Science in Counselor Education, with a focus in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Alexandra has also completed basic training for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Alexandra has 13 years of experience in the substance abuse field in both a clinical and administrative capacity. In acknowledgment of her efforts in the industry, she was recognized as the inaugural winner for the Young Professionals Award through the Connecticut Certification Board. As Chief Clinical Officer at Mountainside, where she has worked for over a decade, she is charged with creating a true integrative health and evidence-based model of treatment. With a strong understanding of client needs, she develops and oversees execution of new and effective treatment modalities into programming for every level of care. She is a firm believer in the person-centered approach to behavioral health treatment and ensures opportunities for client empowerment are woven into all clients’ experience. Throughout Mountainside’s continuum of care, Alex is responsible for program expansion, accreditation, corporate compliance, and quality assurance. In her leisure time, Alex can be found reading at the beach and spending time with her nephews.


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