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Alexander Alvarado, PsyD

Psychologist, Psychotherapist

New York, NY

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5.0
Recent reviews
This was my first time seeing a professional so I wasn't really sure what to expect. But whatever my expectations were,Dr. Alvarado definitely exceeded them. I felt that he really understood my situation and gave awesome feedback. I'm also excited to practice the tools he gave me.
This was my first time seeing a professional so I wasn't really sure what to expect. But whatever my expectations were, Dr. Alvarado definitely exceeded them. I felt that he reallyunderstood my situation and gave awesome feedback. I'm also excited to practice the tools he gave me.
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Dr. Alvarado was great. I was hesitant about starting therapy but I am glad I booked the appointment and followed through.
Dr. Alvarado was great. I was hesitant about starting therapy but I am glad I booked the appointment and followed through.
Hugo C. · February 7, 2019

About Alexander Alvarado

Call our office at 212-547-8861 for a free 10-minute phone consultation to discuss what treatment approach is best for you. Dr. Alvarado is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in treating Anxiety Disorders, Phobias, ADHD,and PTSD. He especially enjoys supporting busy New York professionals with high-stress careers and teaching them ways in which to manage the pressure in a healthy way. Dr. Alvarado is also passionate about peak performance coaching. He is dedicated to optimizing clients’ performance whether it be related to sports, academics, or work. Like with anxiety and phobias, Dr. Alvarado uses an approach combining cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and biofeedback to help clients reach their goals. "My goal is to help people maintain focus on what truly matters to them by not getting distracted with unproductive and unhelpful thoughts. Anxiety is sometimes inevitable, and the more you don't want it, the more you have it. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I teach my clients healthy, productive ways to work WITH anxiety, instead of against it so that they can even use it to their advantage." **Please note that booking times, especially over one week is advance, are subject to constant change and may not always be accurate. If needing to book over one week in advance, please call our office at 212-547-8861 to get a confirmed appointment time.

In-network insurances

  • Aetna
  • American Republic Insurance Company
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist

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Education and training

  • Nova Southeastern University, PsyD in Clinical Psychology
  • College of Charleston (Bachelor's)

Professional memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1265943005

Alexander Alvarado's office locations

Thriving Mind Psychology

124 E 40th St, Ste 504

New York, NY 10016

Thriving Mind Psychology

600 3rd Ave, 2nd Flr

New York, NY 10016

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This was my first time seeing a professional so I wasn't really sure what to expect. But whatever my expectations were, Dr. Alvarado definitely exceeded them. I felt that he really understood my situation and gave awesome feedback. I'm also excited to practice the tools he gave me.
Less than 3 months ago
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Dr. Alvarado was great. I was hesitant about starting therapy but I am glad I booked the appointment and followed through.
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Dr. Alvarado was a third therapist that I tried. Unlike the other two who were more interested in pinning and blaming all my problems on my parents, Dr. Alvarado actually gave me tools and skills to help. He really pointed mein the right direction and I literally tell everyone about him.
Less than 1 year ago
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Such a down to earth and caring guy! I've tried out a few therapists before him to find a good long-term fit and it was not even a comparison. My experience with him was great and I can't wait to go back!
Less than 1 year ago
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Dr. Alvarado has excellent real world perspective. He is easy to relate to, kind, and knowledgeable. I started seeing him during my first year of college when I was having trouble adjusting and he provided me with real-world solutions that startedto help right away, rather than spending too much time focusing on my past.
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Dr. Alvarado is truly gifted in his use of Neurofeedback and therapy and I could not be happier. He is very skilled and efficient. I've recommended him to all my friends who have Anxiety and/or ADHD.
Less than 1 year ago
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He helped me so much!! I really needed someone to listen and not to judge me. From the moment I walked in the room, Alex knew I could get my life better even if I couldn't. I work in an intenseenvironment and I really needed help managing my stress. He helped me understand how normal it is to go through the feelings I was having, considering my situation. I felt empowered and hopeful. Very thankful I was open to getting help!
More than 1 year ago
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I was pretty impressed. I look forward to our next session.
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I was referred to Alex after a good friend was kind enough to share him with me. In the past 6 months he's as had such a positive effect on my life. He is very smart, genuine, professional, and very easyto talk to. I am so glad I didn't give up after my first terrible experience with another psychologist. The actual psychologist makes a world of difference!
More than 1 year ago
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Was referred to him by several physicians. It was interesting that they all wanted me to see the same doctor. He has been great and is very skilled. I look forward to each visit and feel my problems are resolving rapidly.
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. A has been an incredible catalyst to my progress in treatment. I am so happy he introduced me to neurofeedback and mindfulness as both have really improved the quality of my life. Thanks for everything, doc.
More than 1 year ago
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Couldn't be happier. Great doctor!
More than 1 year ago
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I'm never the type of person to write reviews but I feel compelled to write one for Dr. Alvarado. My teenage son has been to a number of psychologists the past few years and has always been against therapy. Never hashe connected with someone as much as he has connected with Dr. Alvarado. I've seen changes in him that I wouldn't have believed last year. He even looks forward to his sessions. Thank you Dr. Alvarado.
More than 1 year ago
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During the time I've seen Alex I've reached goals I never thought were possible in both my work and personal life. With the tools I've learned from our time together, as well as his motivation and compassion, I feel like mybest self. I used to get very hung up on minor details, but Alex has been amazing at helping me see the bigger picture.
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Dr. Alvarado is intelligent, empathetic, and professional. He's been extremely helpful to me. I feel like I understand myself and my issues a lot better under his care.
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Dr. Alvarado provides great feedback which you can apply immediately to get the results you are looking for. He offers insights, humor and clarity that makes you think WOW, he really knows his stuff! He's a Remarkable therapist who has greatcommon sense and intelligence. Dr. Alvarado is definitely our go-to person on any issue that may arise. Its nice to have such an incredible resource on call. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Alvarado; he truly is a rare find.
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Less than 6 months ago
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