I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Connecticut with a Clinical Psychology Doctorates and background. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, coping with addictions, attention-deficit disorder, trauma and abuse, anger management and parents of kids with learning disabilities . I also helped many people who have domestic violence or that live with personality disorders.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, client centered, dialectical-behavioral, psychodynamic and rational-emotive counseling. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for help , especially if social situations gives you anxiety, or if its difficult to work it around your schedule. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LPC #3368 (Expires: 2019-12-31)
My conversations with Dr Alvarado are supportive, encouraging and informative. I feel a great level of sincerity from her and believe she’s well equipped to really help those with self doubt and anxiety issues. She asks me relevant questions to help me understand myself better; a point of view I may not have looked in to during my own self assessment. Her contact is frequent without being intrusive on my day to day life. I’m happy I requested her as my counsel.
Dr. Alvarado was very quick to understand me and always listened to everything I had to say. Her encouragement and ability to know exactly what to say was invaluable throughout the counselling.
Dr. Alvarado listens to me well and understands the problems I face. She offers good advice and helpful worksheets to work on. I appreciate how soon, often, and fully she replies to my messages. I am happy to have her as my counsellor.
Dr. Alvarado is very responsive and shows an interest in my well-being. If I don't check in with her, she checks in with me. She is sympathetic and offers kindness and a good listening ability. She seems to understand my needs and gives me good suggestions.