Patricia Alvarado, LPCC, LMHC


©2020 by Patricia Alvarado, LPCC, LMHC - Alvarado Therapy.

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #3333) in California and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC #007932) in New York. I have been in the helping profession for over nine years working with children, teenagers, and adults.  


My Specialities Include:

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Trauma Focused Treatment (TF-CBT)

  • Mindfulness Therapy

  • Women's Issues

  • Life Transitions

  • Working with High Performers

  • Stress Management 

  • Depressive Symptoms

  • Interpersonal Relationships

  • Children and Teenagers

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Get to Know Me

My Background and Approach

My experience comes from various schools of thought, through a multicultural lens that includes Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Solution Focused Treatment utilizing a strengths-based approach.

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of California and a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. I received my Master's of Arts in Counseling from Loyola Marymount University in California and have extensive training in crisis intervention and trauma treatment working with Victims of Crime, various community mental health agencies, within and private practice.

I explore situations in the here and now in order to provide a listening ear to understand your needs. My experience includes working with women's issues, high performers, relationships, crisis intervention, trauma focused treatment, anxiety, depression, mindfulness, substance abuse, and parenting. My areas of expertise include exploring trauma and understanding how that impacts current decisions and interpersonal relationships.

My work aims to understand the underlying concerns that are causing stressful situations and mal-adaptive behaviors. Through active listening, approaching things with empathy, and from a non-judgmental standpoint, my hope is that we can work together to help create trust within the therapeutic relationship. The experiences that I have gained volunteering on the Suicide Prevention Hotline, various shelters in Los Angeles including the Downtown Women's Shelter, and my experience within community/mental health allow me to offer various perspectives to your personal experience.



Trainings & Techniques

  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT)

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Positive Parenting Strategies (Triple P)

  • Incredible Years for Children and Families 

  • Seeking Safety 

  • Brief Response to Crisis (BRC/CORS)/Crisis Oriented Recovery Services

  • MBSR-T/Stressed Teens Mindfulness Program

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

  • Problem Solving Treatment (PST) for Depression

  • Motivational Interviewing

Professional Practice

  • Clinical Therapist at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

  • Lead Clinical Therapist at USC's Violence Intervention Program 

  • Clinical Supervisor with Beacon Health Options

  • Psychotherapist with California Victims of Crime Program

  • Counselor on the Suicide Prevention Hotline

  • Private Practice


Services I Offer:

Personalized Treatment Catered to your Unique Therapeutic Needs

Individual Psychotherapy - Children/Teens/Adults (In-Home)

We all experience a little depression or a little anxiety within our life. It's normal to have these feelings...but when these feelings are so intense that they start impacting the way that we are living our lives, this is where therapy can help. While stressors can be present due to traumatic experiences that we have gone through, they don't have to live with us forever. Exploring them from an empathetic standpoint can help us feel guided and heard through the therapeutic process of healing.

I use various evidence-based practices and modalities based on the needs. While EMDR is my first therapeutic approach, I pair it with talk therapy and bring in mindfulness, CBT, and the body to help reprocess your experience. 

Please note: EMDR may not be appropriate for everyone and this will be further explored to determine the best therapeutic approach for you.  

Victims of Crime

I work directly with CalVCB - California Victims of Crime. The California Victim Compensation Board is a state program dedicated to providing reimbursement for many crime-related expenses to eligible victims who suffer physical injury or the threat of physical injury as a direct result of a violent crime. 

I utilize trauma focused treatment (TF-CBT) and EMDR to help us reprocess complex trauma due to a violent crime. My aim is to provide a safe environment that allows us to thrive despite the trauma that was experienced.  

Parent Coaching

I enjoy working with parents to create a parenting program focusing on the current unique needs and circumstances. Within my approach, I utilize evidence-based positive parenting strategies that equip parents with the skills to tackle problematic behaviors that their children are displaying. Collaborating together allows us to approach each circumstance in a focused and unique way.

Online/Tele-health Psychotherapy

I am committed to decreasing the barriers to access through online/tele-health psychotherapy. While online therapy can seem intimidating to some, I create an environment that allows us to feel as though we are in an in-person setting. I use secure software that makes online sessions very easy to access. 

Within online/tele-health psychotherapy, I am able to implement all treatment models and tailor them within the online approach. 



Individual Psychotherapy - 

Children/Teens/Adults, In-home

$325 - 60 minutes

Seeking psychotherapy is a transformative and courageous way to look inwards and dig deeper into yourself, within your home environment. I can provide reduced rates for a limited basis. 
This includes weekly consultation in between sessions.

Online/Tele-health Psychotherapy


$200 - 50 minutes

Online therapy eliminates the barriers to access in order to reach more people in the busy world we live in. The great part about online psychotherapy is that you don't need to travel across town for psychotherapy. You can easily access the video session from the comfort of your home.

Parenting Coaching

$185 - 60 minutes, Online
$285 - 60 minutes, In-home

With current technology, I have the ability to provide services through a secure platform online or within your home. Please inform me within the phone consultation which you would prefer based on your individual needs.

Individual Psychotherapy, Newport Beach Children/Teens/Adults, In-Office

$200 - 50 minutes

Psychotherapy is an investment and commitment to ourselves. I am providing availability to Orange County, CA based clients who wish to explore psychotherapy within an in-office setting.

Office location:

4701 Von Karman Ave Suite 331

Newport Beach , CA 92660 


Cash or check are accepted at the beginning of each session. Credit cards are also accepted through my secure online portal. 


At this time i do not accept insurance. However, I am happy to provide a superbill on a monthly basis so you can be reimbursed for out-of-network services.  Please call your insurance provider prior to our first appointment to ensure your out-of-network service will be reimbursed. 


Contact Me

Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up. -Brené Brown

It takes great courage and strength to ask for help and support. Please contact me to begin working towards your own path of self-discovery.