Melissa Alvarez

LSWAIC
  • Washington
  • Washington Telehealth

Accepting New Patients

  • Individual Therapy
  • she/her
  • Serves Ages 2 to 30

Primary Specialties

  • Children
Also Experienced With
  • Anxiety
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Depression
  • Stress

Overview

My name is Melissa Alvarez and I graduated in December 2022 with my master's in social work from Indiana Wesleyan University. I have experience in private practice and community mental health, providing therapy to children and families. I have worked with children in various settings including daycare, autism centers, in-home autism services, and mentoring at-risk youth. I am a nature lover and enjoy dispersed camping in the forest. I believe in the healing power of nature. I also enjoy activities such as tai chi and making candles. Therapy can help achieve balance and mindfulness in life.



I specialize in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on the interconnectedness of thoughts, feelings, and actions. By changing thought processes, feelings and actions can be positively influenced. CBT uses the acronym ABC (antecedent, behavior, consequence) and dispute to address unhelpful thought patterns. Feel free to reach out with any questions.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kaiser Permanente Northwest
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare EAP