Age Range: Children (5-11), Adolescents (12-17), Adults (18-50)
My name is Alix Hegy, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) practicing in Fort Collins, Co. I received my Masters in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Wyoming in May 2023.
As a clinician, I love working with the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent populations of all ages and creating a safe space for marginalized communities. In my work with clients, I pull from multiple modalities to ultimately fit my treatment plan to the client rather than forcing therapy into a strict mold. I enjoy bringing my personality into the therapy space and am open to exploring what that looks like in each unique relationship. I bring in techniques from DBT, Gestalt Therapy, Feminist Therapy, Mindfulness, Self-compassion work, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Play Therapy. I love helping individuals work through concerns related to neurodivergence, sex and relationships, communication, sexual identity, gender identity, self-esteem, anxiety, and other life stressors. I hope to provide a safe space for you both physically and relationally as we explore aspects of your life and emotions.
In providing a safe space for you, I find it important to share the aspects of me that inspired and impacted my place in this field. I have become passionate about my work with neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ individuals through my own experiences as an individual who has their own special soup of identities in these categories. As an AFAB individual I did not grow up being recognized as neurodivergent because my experiences did not fit the stereotypes of neurodivergence often seen in AMAB individuals. I found validation in my experiences and struggles as I found acceptance and authenticity in my neurodivergent identities. I also found self-acceptance and empowerment through my process of exploring my sexual and gender identities. Coming out as non-binary became the most freeing experience as I began to redefine gender as what it looks like and means to me and not as what it means to others. Beyond gender, sexuality was a whole different ball game as I began to explore what romance, intimacy, love, and sex look like for me on the individual level. I have recently come to terms with the fact that I am asexual and panromantic. The struggle around finding right words and combinations of other people’s experiences to come up with my own definition of what and who I like is what leads me to want to support others in this journey. I want to allow space for individuals to feel a little less alone and a little more authentic. Exploring these identities is an ever-flowing journey as I continue to learn new things about myself daily through my experiences and even from my clients. I won’t assume that as your therapist your experiences will feel, look, or even sound like mine but I would be grateful to be your teammate as you explore the dips and dives of your individual journey. Thank you for considering me to be with you in this process.
When I’m not working with lovely folx in the therapy room, you can usually find me taking my dog on walks, hiking, paddle boarding, attempting art, or sitting with a cup of coffee. Ultimately, you can find me exploring life in the most queer and neurodivergent way possible.
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.”