Joseph B. Alexander, LMFT

Footprints Counseling, PLLC
3410 Healy Drive
Suite 200-A
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

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Highest educational degree: MA

Providing faith integrated psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families.

About Me


Providing faith integrated psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families.

About Me

Footprints Counseling is a Private Practice owned by Joseph Alexander, LMFT.  He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (since 2007) located in Winston-Salem, NC.  Joseph is an ordained minister who was seminary trained initially in Pastoral Care and Counseling (an MDiv. 1993).  He later earned a Master of Arts (2002) in Marriage and Family Therapy from ASU.   Joseph works with Individuals, Couples and Family.  He works with kids and adolescents 9+ and also enjoys working with adults and seniors.

Practice Philosophy

My Approach to Therapy

My theoretical orientation in counseling can be described as an“integrative approach.” Several aspects and influences inform my therapeutic perspective and stance. One major influence was from Dr. Wayne Oates, a seminary professor, who was an important guide in bridging the theological and psychological aspects of pastoral counseling field.  Other influences that I have gravitated to are from the family systems arena.Along with these influences, I also like some aspects of “brief” and “narrative” family therapy approaches. I particularly like the aspects of building on what is going well in life and therapy and using that to envision where we hope we will be when we feel like we don’t need therapy anymore. This gives us a goal and a benchmark of a possible endpoint to therapy.  With each client, the particular theory/theories utilized will depend on the needs and interests of the client.  I have found that it is not any particular theory that provides change, but rather the client taking responsibility & initiative both in and out of the counseling sessions is where change can happen.  It is also important to acknowledge that counseling is a process; there are no instant, painless, or passive cures and I do not have any magic pills or wands to instantly fix problems. Most likely, you will have to work on relationships and make long-term efforts personally to achieve positive outcomes…I see myself more as a fellow sojourner walking with you for a time (a guide at times, but mostly walking beside you)!

More Information About My Practice

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Practice Details

Services I Provide

Individual Therapy, Marriage Counseling, Couples or Relationship Counseling, Family Therapy

Ages I Work With

Adults, Children, Teens, Seniors

Approaches to Psychotherapy

Anger Management, Art Therapy, Attachment-based, Cognitive Therapy, Family and Marital, Family Systems, Goal-Directed Psychotherapy, Goffman Method, Integrative Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative, Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian), Solution-Focused Therapy

Issues I Work With

ADHD, Anxiety, Asperger's, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar, Career Counseling, Child or Adolescent, Chronic Impulsivity, Codependency, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Emotional Disturbance, Entitlement, Family Conflict, Gender Identity, Grief, Infidelity, Life Coaching, Men's Issues, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Teen Issues, Trauma, Weight Loss or Weight Issues

Insurance I Accept

Aetna, BlueCross and BlueShield, Cigna, Health Net, MHN, Magellan Behaviorial, Multiplan, Optum, Tricare, UMR, United, ValueOptions