Maxim I. Alkon is registered with the Bermuda Health Council (BHC) as a health services provider in Bermuda and holds a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States to practice counseling/psychotherapy.
Maxim draws on 12 years of professional clinical experience practicing in the field of mental health/psychology. Throughout his professional career, Maxim has worked in the capacity of an employee assistance program (EAP) counselor, addictions specialist, client advocate, clinical researcher, clinical supervisor, trainer, mental health consultant & now a private clinical practitioner.
He has worked in a variety of mental health settings, such as; substance abuse treatment centers, detention centers, child protective services, psychiatric hospitals, employee assistance programs (EAP) & now private group practice.
Maxim employs an integrative psycho-therapeutic approach, which is developed based on the needs, goals & preferences of each individual/couple/family.
Maxim's clinical approach is a client-centered, collaborative approach that is results driven. Maxim focuses on helping clients to achieve transformational change by developing their own self-direction, empowering them to take action and confront the personal obstacles that prevent them from making change happen.
Maxim is experienced in delivering a wide range of therapeutic approaches that include; cognitive behavioral, psycho-dynamic, interpersonal, humanistic, multicultural & eco-therapy. Maxim has worked with individuals, couples, children & families affected by a wide range of mental health/psychological issues. Such issues would include but are not limited to; clinical depression, anxiety & phobia, divorce, bullying, grief & loss, childhood abuse/neglect, sexual abuse, trauma, substance abuse & addiction.
Maxim’s professional work experience is not limited to the fields of mental health/psychology. Maxim has spent the past 8 years of his professional career engaging, influencing, leading, & transforming corporations, c – suite executives, HR/change managers and front line staff in public, private, federal and non - profit sectors. Maxim has worked with corporations in the capacity of an executive leadership coach, organizational change management (OCM) consultant, HR consultant & innovative strategist. The companies that Maxim has contracted with range from IT consulting firms, software engineering firms, HR consulting firms, federal agencies, small businesses and start ups.
Maxim’s strategic approach to organizational transformation centers on coaching/training executives in managerial & leadership positions to develop influential approaches/relationships that enable transformational change in the people, departments and the organization they lead. Maxim coaches leaders to overcome internal relational/psychological obstacles that prevent their leadership effectiveness & empowers them to take action and achieve their highest levels of professional development. Maxim delivers group coaching and corporate training in such areas as; people centered change management, work - life balance, stress in the workplace, influential relationship skills and various other topics.
Education, Professional Qualifications & Licenses
Maxim received his Masters of Science (M.S.) degree in Clinical Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University, his Masters of Science (M.S.) degree in Counseling Research from the University of Edinburgh and his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Philosophy from the University of Hartford. Maxim received his International Certification of Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counseling (ICAADC) from the Pennsylvania Certification Board (PCB), his Masters Certificate in Human Resource Management (MSCHR) from Cornell University and his Professional Coaching Certification (PCC) from The Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC). Maxim is licensed in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States to practice counseling/psychotherapy and holds a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) designation from The State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists & Professional Counselors. Maxim's license number is PC011515.