I am licensed in Virginia and Teneessee with 14 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sexual problems, trauma, abuse, & intimacy related issues. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. I'm obsessed with learning and trying to help people improve their lives! I can work with a wide range of issues due to having a great deal of excellent training and experience with helping people! It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I offer both/or short term symotms relief or long term treatment. I am here to support, guide & empower you in that journey.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Hoarding, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Trichotillomania
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
TN LMFT 1010
VA LMFT 0717001505
Alvin has continued to help me with an array of things that I have needed a ton of assistance with unpacking. He is patient, kind and humorous. He makes me feel safe, heard and like a really good friend that tells you where you need to make adjustments. I can't believe it's been over a year since we've been working together.
Written on Jul 20, 2023 after therapy with Alvin for 11 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Chad (Alvin) is a great therapist. I felt extremely comfortable and safe opening up to him.
Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Alvin for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety
Alvin has been a fantastic therapist. He's allowed me to see some uncomfortable truths in a way that I had not been able to. I've noticed improvements in my self esteem and being able to better voice my feelings instead of keeping it internalized.
Written on Dec 27, 2022 after therapy with Alvin for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Overall a great Therapist and very flexible!
Written on Dec 21, 2022 after therapy with Alvin for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
He is a great therapist and listens like no other. He always has good stories to tell that relate to what I am going through.
Written on Nov 02, 2022 after therapy with Alvin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
An authentic and genuine person and clinician. Listens very well and when appropriate offers important questions to ask ourselves and or share findings with him.
Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Alvin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd