Alexander  Alvarado

Alexander Alvarado

Psychologist, PsyD
Accepting new clients; offering free initial sessions to frontline healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic (updated April 10, 2020)
Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Phobias & fears
  • ADHD
  • Relationships
  • Career counseling

Professional statement

Dr. Alexander Alvarado is a Psychologist with offices in Midtown and Soho NYC. Dr. Alvarado has deep expertise in anxiety disorders (including phobias, panic, and PTSD) as well as ADHD, depression, and day-to-day stressors. He especially enjoys supporting busy New York professionals with high-stress careers, teaching them coping strategies to manage the pressure from work, relationships, and self-expectations.

Dr. Alvarado uses a primarily skills-based approach to address the challenges of anxiety and mood disorders. He draws from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help clients change their relationship to self-defeating thought patterns, connect mindfully to the present moment, and make decisions that reflect their core values. Dr. Alvarado also offers peak performance coaching, supporting clients to reach new heights in their sports, academic, and career goals.

Uniquely, Dr. Alvarado provides cutting-edge treatments including virtual reality (VR) and neurofeedback training. VR immerses clients in a virtual environment with the feared stimulus to challenge their existing thoughts and behaviors. With the latest recording equipment, Dr. Alvarado is able to create a VR video of clients' feared situations, whether it be of a bridge, plane, or subway, and help them address those phobias. Dr. Alvarado also utilizes EEG biofeedback to help clients learn how to regulate their own brain without the use of medication. Neurofeedback has shown to be successful for numerous disorders including ADHD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and autism.

Dr. Alvarado welcomes new clients from adolescence through midlife to his Manhattan offices in Midtown and Soho.


Message to clients

Feeling down and anxious can interfere with our ability to think logically and act rationally. This becomes a problem when we try to be productive in work, in relationships, and all around in our everyday lives. Often, it's difficult for many people to even realize when emotions are clouding their judgment. This is why it is extremely beneficial to find a therapist you feel comfortable with who can give unbiased, non-judgmental feedback of your everyday life.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Phobias & fears - Providing techniques and support to overcome intense fear, anxiety, and panic related to specific triggers, such as heights or crowded spaces

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Alexander Alvarado is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Lyra Health

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $275 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $185 - $275
  • Initial session: $275 (45min)

Therapist's note

Dr. Alvarado is offering a free initial session to frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19.

Dr. Alvarado can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Murray Hill practice

600 3rd Avenue

Floor 2

New York, NY 10016

Hours

  • Mon 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Sat 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Sun 9:00am-9:00pm

Soho practice

101 6th Avenue

Floor 8

New York, NY 10013

Hours

  • Mon Please inquire for hours
  • Tue Please inquire for hours
  • Wed Please inquire for hours
  • Thu Please inquire for hours
  • Fri Please inquire for hours
  • Sat Please inquire for hours
  • Sun Please inquire for hours

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Broward General Hospital, 2015 - 2016
Miami Dade Police Department Psych Services, 2014 - 2015
House of Hope, 2013 - 2014

Nova Southeastern University, PsyD, 2016
Nova Southeastern University, MS, 2013
College of Charleston, BS, 2011


Languages

English