Hi, My name is Julie Alvarez and I'm and LCSW with 12 years of experience ranging from outpatient medical social work, inpatient, hospice, and mental health, ranging in ages from toddler to geriatric. I specialize in anxiety, depression, OCD, Autism Spectrum disorder, self worth and purpose, life coaching through changes, parenting skills, navigating the healthcare system and major illnesses, resources for geriatric referrals in the community, and supporting parents with children with disabilities.
My therapy style is warm and interactive, as well as realistic and meeting my you where you are at, to find solutions that will bring you to your personal goals of therapy. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, and rational-emotive therapy. However, I do believe we don't all fit into a box of a specific therapy format, and I will work with you to create personalized therapy objectives.
The first step to any change is recognizing a need to change. The next step is reaching out to someone to help you make that change. Be proud of yourself for getting this far, and be hopeful that help is on the way. I look forward to talking with you and learning about how we can work together for some positive change!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Divorce and Separation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems
TN LCSW 7534
IN LCSW 34006028A
Julie is always attentive and insightful, she’s able to guide me to my own realizations and help me understand and cope with my emotions in a very kind and helpful way. She’s also not afraid to gently call me out when she feels like I’m not being true to myself or when I’m being too hard on myself or unrealistic. I consider myself lucky to have found a great therapist so quickly.
Written on Jul 13, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
I love her! She is amazing and actively listens to everything I say. She genuinely cares.
Written on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Julie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes