Dr. Alex Rowell is a licensed psychologist/wellness coordinator at Oregon State University’s Counseling and Psychological Services and the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine. He has a wide range of clinical/therapy experiences that include three different inpatient/outpatient hospitals, a non-profit organization, and four different college-counseling centers. His areas of interests include working with professional/graduate students, mood disorders, self-compassion, grief, mindfulness, burnout, gender awareness and education, and life transitions. He has been fortunate enough to present on the local, state, and national level on peripartum mental health, multicultural awareness, well-being and burnout in veterinary medicine, and couples transition to parenthood; he also teaches Mood Disorders to psychiatric residents at the local hospital.
Currently, he works at Oregon State University’s CCVM providing veterinary medicine students with psychological services, wellness coaching, and health promotion outreaches to help combat the stigma of mental health disorders while at the same time promoting overall well-being. He practices from a Humanistic, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Self-Psychological perspective, which focuses on interpersonal interactions in the here and now and how they can be emphasized to help strengthen one's self-confidence/wellness and reduce current symptoms.
"I am very excited to be CCVM's counselor and wellness coordinator. I provide individual and group counseling for students and wellness workshops, presentations, outreaches, and consultation services for students, house officers, faculty and staff. My office is located in Magruder Hall 107E."