Brian Nicholas Alvarez
He/Him/HisLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, CASAC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Brian Alvarez is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor based in Farmingdale, NY, who works with individuals ranging from 12- 65 years of age. Brian believes that each and every person deserves to be happy, but he also understands how difficult that can be to achieve and maintain. When working with Brian, you can feel confident knowing that he will provide you with the necessary tools to improve yourself and that your happiness will always be his number one goal.
Brian's main style of therapy is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based approach that focuses on helping clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected in order to make change for the better. However, Brian has the knowledge and experience to alter his style of therapy based on the needs of the client. This flexibility allows Brian to be most effective when addressing a wide variety of struggles a client may be facing.
Brian is also a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC-2), which means he has multiple years of experience working with clients who struggle with addiction. Not only is Brian well-equipped to help those who struggle with addiction, Brian understands the toll addiction takes on the loved ones of the addicted. Brian can help the friends and family of the person struggling with addiction learn how to cope with their loved one and address the pain they are left with each and every day.
When getting started, Brian' s main priority is to ensure he is the right fit for each and every client. Brian offers free consultations to all potential clients to ensure he is the right fit to begin the therapeutic process. In a constantly changing world, Brian offers flexible in-person and telehealth sessions to accommodate even the busiest of schedules.
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others. Work related, family related, relationship related, etc.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect. Improve overall sense of self to be the best version of ourselves.
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating. Improve the overall quality of the relationship.
Addiction - Developing coping skills for triggers related to alcohol and substance use with the overall goal of cutting back or abstaining.
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Years of Experience: 5 years
Brian Alvarez Mental Health Counseling, PLLC, Owner/Mental Health Counselor, 2021 - Present
Bridge Back To Life, Mental Health Counselor, 2018 - 2021
Adelphi University, Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, 2019
New York: 011075