Full Name
Alex Karydi PhD, LMFT, CAC, CASAC II
Job Title
Project Director
Education Development Center, Inc.
Speaker Bio
Dr. Alex Karydi is a certified addictions counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist with a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexology. She is currently the Project Director of the States and Communities Initiative with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center Project through the Education Development Center (EDC). This project provides technical assistance to all 50 states in their suicide prevention efforts. She is deeply committed to supporting clinicians and community leaders with the strengths-based tools, resources, and support systems they need to grow, flourish, and improve services. Before joining EDC, Dr. Karydi was the Director of Project 2025 at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a nationwide initiative to reduce the U.S.'s annual rate of suicide by 20 percent by 2025, and at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, a global leader in LGBTQ healthcare in New York.
Alex Karydi