Alexander Laroussi

Alexander Laroussi is a Licensed Resident in Counseling at Fountain of Hope Counseling Center. Alexander’s unique approach to counseling is deeply influenced by his background in history and mental health, creating a holistic method that integrates understanding of cultural and societal dynamics.

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in History from James Madison University, Alexander gained a deep appreciation for the diverse narratives and complexities of human society. This understanding has become the foundation of his career in counseling, enabling him to offer empathy, insight, and a profound respect for the varied journeys that individuals navigate.

Building upon this historical perspective, Alexander pursued further education at Old Dominion University, earning a Master’s Degree in Mental Health and School Counseling. Here, he delved into the intricate workings of the human mind, mastering techniques to support individuals facing various challenges on their life journeys.

Alexander’s professional journey began in the role of a school counselor, where he found his calling in supporting students through their academic, personal, and emotional growth. His empathetic approach, coupled with a deep understanding of human behavior, fostered trusting relationships with students, empowering them to overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential. Driven by a desire to make a broader impact, Alexander later assumed the role of counseling director, where he led initiatives to enhance counseling services, implement evidence-based practices, and promote mental health awareness within the community.

Today, Alexander continues to make a meaningful impact in the lives of others in private practice, drawing from his rich tapestry of experiences and academic expertise to empower individuals to navigate life’s challenges with resilience, courage, and a sense of purpose. With a firm belief in the transformative power of empathy and understanding, he remains committed to helping others rewrite their stories and embrace brighter futures.

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you.” — Walt Whitman

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