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Maria Alvarez, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in California

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in CA More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

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Hi there, I'm Maria!

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I'm passionate about working towards a better you, a mentally better you. I help individuals begin their journey to heal so they can enjoy life today.

My approach

I implement various techniques tailored to each person, focusing on depression and anxiety. My expertise extends from evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Solution Focused Therapy. I provide a holistic and strength-based approach while empowering individuals to make the healthy changes necessary to lead meaningful and productive lives.

My focus

I specialize in working with individuals dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, stress, thought disorders, women's issues, and concerns specific to older adults. I also provide support for career counseling, developing coping skills, navigating cultural stress, job stress, school issues, and building self-esteem.

My communication style

My communication style is compassionate, person-centered, and supportive. I focus on creating a safe, non-judgmental space where you can openly express your thoughts and feelings. Through mindfulness-based techniques and a collaborative approach, we'll work together to identify your strengths and develop effective strategies for growth and healing.

My goals for you

My goal is to empower you with the tools and insights needed to overcome challenges, find clarity, and cultivate a greater sense of well-being. Together, we'll work towards helping you develop a deeper understanding of yourself, build resilience, and create positive, lasting changes in your life.

My first session with you

During our first session, we'll focus on getting to know each other and establishing a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust and understanding. I'll take the time to listen to your story, understand your unique challenges and goals, and collaboratively develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This initial session will lay the foundation for our work together as we embark on your journey toward healing and personal growth.

About Maria

Specialities

  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Cultural Stress
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Job Stress
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Thought Disorders
  • Women's Issues
  • Older Adults

Methods

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Grief Therapy
  • Holistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based
  • Person-Centered
  • Solution Focused
  • Strength-Based
  • Supportive

Practice

License

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) More info Licensed Clinical Social Workers, LCSWs, are social workers trained to diagnose and treat mental health issues and substance misuse with psychotherapy and counseling.

Accepted insurance providers

  • Aetna, Anthem, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA, Blue Shield of CA, Carelon, Cigna, Decent, Kaiser Permanente (Southern Ca), MHN, Optum, and Tricare West

Languages spoken

  • English

Education

  • Master of Social Work (MSW) - California State University, Northridge (05/2017)

Session Information

  • Video session
  • 60 minutes

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