Alex Ausborn, MPH
Alex attended his undergraduate program at Georgia State University and achieved a bachelor's degree in Psychology. Much later he furthered his education at Mercer University to complete a master's degree in public health. Alex has a background as an ABA Therapist, Mental Health Specialist, and Trauma Research assistant and has served in many other capacities as a researcher as well. In these capacities he has supported a wide array of individuals of various ages. This has equipped him with the knowledge and tools necessary to positively impact the lives of individuals across the lifespan. Through his work, Alex strives to empower individuals, promote overall wellness, and inspire positive change in the lives of those he serves. Alex has a very deep passion for mental health, human empowerment and life management, and also serving the underserved populations in any capacity. His experience as a Mental Health Specialist for over 6 years and Trauma Research assistant for nearly 2 years, has provided him with a deep understanding of various psychological disorders, the intricacies of trauma, and overall human needs, and how to offer support and care. Whether he is working with children, young adults, or older adults, Alex takes a very serious commitment to support each client with empathy, sensitivity, and aiding in the overall improvement of their well-being. He recognizes the importance of tailoring his approach to meet the unique needs of each individual, fostering a safe and supportive environment for growth and healing.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Alex is a lifelong learner and avid reader. He believes in the power of ongoing education and constantly seeks opportunities to expand his knowledge and skill set. His love for learning translates into his work, as he frequently engages in experiential learning endeavors and reading articles/books involving research on health and wellness, human empowerment, best practices and tips for mental health advancement and support.
When he's not working or learning, Alex finds solace in nature. He enjoys hiking and running, using these activities as outlets for personal reflection and rejuvenation. Engaging in regular exercise also allows him to model a healthy lifestyle for his clients, promoting the importance of self-care and overall well-being.
Furthermore, Alex has demonstrated his commitment to community and spiritual growth through his previous role as a young adult minister at New Mercies church and various other spiritual endeavors and mentorship roles (such as serving as an AmeriCorps Leader as a Teacher assistant in Jumpstart, as well as a Headstart program assistant aiding in conducting and implementing a variety of developmentally appropriate activities for children to enhance their growth and development, promote social competence and ensure parental involvement in all aspects of the program). In these capacities, he provided guidance, coaching, and support to children and young adults navigating the challenges from physical life to faith life as well as academic and mental challenges. In the duration of his experiences he has always aspired to make a difference in the lives of individuals beyond a therapeutic and teaching setting as well, further exemplifying his compassion and dedication to the well-being and empowerment of others.