Alex Hsieh, PhD


When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves

Viktor Frankl


I received my master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Abilene Christian University and my doctorate degree also in Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University.


I’ve worked in a lot of different settings over the years, including a community mental health agency, school-based counseling program, university clinic, and homeless transitional facility. My main job now is serving as an Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator in the Couple and Family Therapy program at Alliant International University.

Clinical Specialties

My clinical specialization includes but is not limited to: individual and family therapy for adolescents, helping families form stronger relationships, couple and marriage counseling, pornography and sex addictions, affairs, and ethnic minority mental health. I work predominantly from an Internal Family Systems and Attachment Theory perspective. I have strong clinical skills and an empathetic nature. I care deeply about working collaboratively with clients toward achieving their goals. I believe that relationships and healthy communication are basic foundations of human interactions. When two or more people meet, interact, and communicate they are forever changed. When working with me, you will feel both challenged and supported towards your journey of healing. I am fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.


I grew up in the great state of Texas and can sometimes have a strong southern drawl. Life and my career took me to Utah and eventually the Golden State of California but I retain the southern pace of life. I like to craft useful household items out of wood, snowboarding, and an intense game of basketball. I most enjoy sitting down with friends and family and talking over a good cup of coffee. Other interests include hiking, bowling, gardening, and riding motorcycles. Traveling remains a personal goal of mine and I hope to one day visit every continent. 


Availability & Rates

  • Monday-Friday, 9-7
  • $150 per 50 minute session
  • A few openings as low as $100 depending on need and availability