Alex  Malecki

Alex Malecki


Licensed Associate Counselor, LAC Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated July 29, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Career counseling
  • Depression
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

Professional statement

My core counseling styles revolve around existential counseling, person centered care, rational emotive behavioral therapy, and solution focused brief therapy.

Existential Counseling presumes that individuals can increase their life satisfaction by identifying what brings them personal meaning and importance. Rooted in existential psychology is logotherapy, which literally translates to healing through meaning. I focus on personal meaning making activities, freedom of choice and responsibility, changing perspective or paradigm shifting, and self-transcendence through identifying life importance.

Person Centered Care asserts that I will work to be my most authentic true self in session. The person centered counselor works to establish accurate empathy or a whole-heartedly truthful attempt at understanding the nature of one's condition. This also means that I will do my best to experience feeling closely what the client is feeling. Lastly, unconditional positive regard notes that the counselor is nonjudgmental and accepts clients unconditionally or without conditions of worth.

The Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapist identifies emotions as regular and natural occurrences that happen to us temporarily and for a given purpose. They are not permanent or inherent character defects that diminish our humanity but more so, emotions are temporary visitors that come to join us for a specific purpose. The REBT therapist works towards helping clients identify discrepancies in their beliefs about livelihood. They use cognitive distortions and a technique called disputing irrational beliefs to help people lessen the emotional tone or impact that veils the situation they are dealing with. This approach revolves highly around shifting perspective.

Lastly, Solution Focused Brief Therapy means that I will focus strategically on questions and solutions that help people achieve a given outcome.

Message to clients

Ultimately, I am a warm personality with a strategic focus on providing the best level of care that will get people to their power place. Day in and day out, I am focused on becoming the best version of myself and this is accomplished through self-care and intentional effort in gaining more knowledge in a wide variety of counseling areas. I am highly accepting of all people from diverse backgrounds and I am open to suggestion for what suits one's needs related to their own unique best level of care. I offer a safe place for disclosure in a judgment free environment. As a deeply motivated counselor, I am here to provide people with any tools and strategies that they need for growth.


Addiction - Coping with emotional discomfort and suffering; reducing or abstaining from unwanted behaviors such as unhealthy gambling or shopping

Autism spectrum disorder - Support understanding the diagnosis and related challenges and strengths; skill-building in areas of daily routine, transitions, coping with overwhelming sensory experiences, social skills, and emotion identification and regulation

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150


Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am - 6pm
  • Tue 8am - 6pm
  • Wed 8am - 7pm
  • Thu 8am - 7pm
  • Fri 8am - 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2023 - Present

The University of Scranton, Masters, 2020


New Jersey: 37AC00721400