Maria Alvarez, LCSW

(She/Her)

EMDR Trainer

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker with a background in public mental health and trauma-informed care. I am currently licensed to practice in the states of California and Oregon and provide services to residents residing at each of these states. All my sessions are held virtually via my private practice portal. I have many years of experience working in the mental health field and have worked with clients with a wide range of symptoms and concerns including depression, anxiety, paranoia, hallucinations, PTSD, addiction and learning disorders. I also helped many people who have experienced both physical and emotional traumas. My behavioral therapy style is client-centered, solution-focused and strengths-based. I believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard. I don't believe in stigmatizing labels and believe in creating mental health awareness in our society. Welcome, "It is never too late to be who you might have been." Approaches utilized in session will be catered to you; These might include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and/or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). All session are held virtually via a private practice portal.

Education & Experience

I received my Master of Social Work Degree from Azusa Pacific University in 2016. I became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in August of 2021. I trained for EMDR in 2019 and have been practicing this modality since.

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults

Language

  • English
  • Spanish

Insurance

  • Sliding Scale