School of Education and Human Development

Alexander Katopis LCPC, CADC, NCC, MHRT-C

Lecturer, Field Placement Coordinator
Alexander Katopis

Office Location

Office 400D, Bailey Hall, Gorham Campus

Phone

(207) 400-0270

Academic Degrees

  • BS in Social & Behavioral Sciences, University of Southern Maine (USM)
  • MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Southern Maine (USM)

Profile

Alexander earned his Bachelor's in Social and Behavioral Sciences and Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Southern Maine (USM). He is an LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) and has studied, trained and specialized in working with individuals, couples, and families. He also earned his CADC (Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor – CAC 5053) certification and MHRT-C (Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician Community) certification. 

His professional counseling experience includes work in graduate practicum and internship settings, as well as his professional career in working with adults with co-occurring disorders; facilitating psycho-educational/counseling groups; and consulting with families and couples that have children and adolescents who are experiencing difficulties within the home, professional, and academic settings. 

Alexander believes that a foundational aspect of clinical mental health practice is receiving adequate clinical supervision. He encourages and supports all the mental health providers, practitioners, and counselor education graduate students who work directly with clients to receive clinical supervision on a regular basis, not only to discover more about themselves but also to continue to enhance the treatment they render to clients they support.

Alexander has also been a member of AMHCA (American Mental Health Counselors Association) for approximately 8 years, and a board member of MEMHCA (Maine Mental Health Counselors Association). He has worked in multiple venues and settings in the social services industry and has a broad exposure to various roles within the industry. Throughout his career in the mental health arena he has held multiple roles as a direct support professional, case manager, group home assistant director, case manager and HCT (Home Community Treatment) team leader, agency program manager and regional director and clinical director. Most recently, Alexander was a Regional Clinical Director at SequelCare of Maine, overseeing clinical, administrative and operational functions for the southern region of the agency. He has worked with a wide range of clients ranging from 3-years-old to the psychogeriatrics population.

He strongly believes in working collaboratively with clients, families, providers, academic institutions, community resources, staff, and government officials to create and expand an environment that is conducive for clients to experience personal growth and wellness.

Professional Activity

  • Member of AMHCA (American Mental Health Counselors Association)
  • Board member of MEMHCA (Maine Mental Health Counselors Association)