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About Me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of New Jersey, and have worked in the mental health field since 1996. I obtained my Master of Arts in Counseling, from Montclair State University in May 2003. During my career, I have worked in both individual and group settings, including adults with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders in hospital and residential settings. These populations including depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorders, anxiety, PTSD and OCD. Additionally, I have experience working with LGBTQ individuals and adolescents.

As a therapist, I believe in a holistic person-centered approach that employs motivational interviewing techniques. For me, it is important to meet each person where they are at, allowing a safe, supportive, and respectful environment. My role is to engage with you, understand more about you and what has brought you to therapy. It is additionally important for me to work with you to identify changes and a plan of action we can formulate. An empathic, non-judgement approach is important in helping you on your journey in creating a happier and healthier life.
I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coaching
Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #37PC00700700 (Expires: 2022-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for David Alvarez. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by V.I. on Dec 04, 2021 after therapy with David for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

David is great!

Written by J.O. on Oct 24, 2021 after therapy with David for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

I’m a different person than I was 18 months ago….he got me through some of the most difficult times of my life.

Written by I.A. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with David for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

David has been amazing! He has gone above and beyond to help me and I highly value his insights, support, availability and professionalism. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking therapy!

Written by T.O. on Sep 12, 2021 after therapy with David for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, and adhd

He’s the best!

Written by D.O. on Dec 18, 2020 after therapy with David for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and family conflicts

My sessions with David have been instrumental in getting me through some challenging times and has been personally beneficial for me. I look forward to each session. I highly recommend David.

Written by H.A. on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with David for 4 months

David continues to surprise me every single week. I’ve never met anyone so caring and with so much expertise. I feel like he takes my problems as his and he does great with the things I bring to him

Written by D.A. on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with David for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

I seriously would not be in the mental state I am right now without David's help. He was absolutely phenomenal, and even though I don't need therapy anymore, I would have loved to stay and talk with him. He is easy to trust and I could not recommend him enough.

Written by T.A. on May 18, 2020 after therapy with David for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

Thank you so much! It was exactly what I needed.

Written by D.I. on May 08, 2020 after therapy with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

David is a professional, understanding, and listens and helps. I feel this is the best option for me and he was the best person picked for me. Thank u.