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Jackelyn Alvarez

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Jackelyn Alvarez

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Client Focus

  • Adolescents 13-17
  • Adults 18-64
  • Adults 65+
  • Children 6-12
  • Family

Payment options

  • Insurance
  • Self Pay

Insurance accepted

Aetna Insurance
Tricare East Insurance
Amerihealth Insurance
Horizon BCBS Insurance
Optum Health Insurance
Cigna Insurance
United Healthcare Insurance

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Jackelyn Alvarez

About Me

Hi my name is Jackelyn Alvarez. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New Jersey. I received my Masters of Social Work degree from Rutgers University in 2017. I have several years of experience working in various settings ranging from Respite care, Supportive housing, Outpatient clinic, and Intensive In Community Counseling. I'm also bilingual in Spanish and have years of experience with tele-health sessions. I have worked with a variety of population and age ranges from children up to geriatric. I strive to help people dealing with a host of things from anxiety, depression, life adjustment and many other challenges. You are the expert of your life, and I am here to provide you a safe space to heal and help you feel empowered to make the changes you wish to see.


FAQs

One of the breakthroughs that has stuck with me is when I helped a client manage their anxiety from a traumatic experience. This person struggled with panic attacks and fear when faced with trauma reminders such as driving a car or being in public places. We worked together in helping them face their fears, managing anxious thinking and ultimately be confident enough to get back on the road and in public spaces.

I am a believer of empowering clients in their therapy journey in order for them to feel safe, validated, and capable of going through the change necessary to meet their goals.

Therapy can bring a mixture of emotions for some. To ease this process, my first session focuses on building rapport, getting to know each other and helping the client feel comfortable. I encourage the client to share their story, gather information and discuss what they hope to gain out of therapy. I discuss expectations and encourage questions.

On many occasions I have been that person/friend people turn to for help. I have always had a passion for helping others and seeing others overcome challenges, has brought me great joy. I truly believe that people are who they are from their experiences, and they deserve help in reaching their full potential.

Highlights

    What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

    My counseling style is holistic, supportive, genuine and compassionate. I like to takea client-centered approach and by this, I mean meeting you at your pace. I want to make sure you don't feel pressured yet validated and comfortable enough to work together on your desired goals. My role is to help my clients learn new ways of thinking and working through difficulties by helping you identify and break down obstacles that may be hindering your progress. Together we can help find a healthier version of yourself.

    What treatment methods and tools do you utilize?

    I utilize evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Parent Coaching, Solution- Focused Therapy, Attachment Based Family therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. I believe there isn't a once size fit all approach and I will help create an individualized treatment plan that is best to fit your needs.

    Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

    I have worked with young children, adolescents, families, adults and the geriatric population in individual therapy, group therapy, crisis work, and family-parenting training. I have several years of providing tele-health services. I have experience in supporting those struggling with depression, anxiety, social anxiety, trauma, ADHD, life adjustment, family and relationship conflict. While I do work in a general way with all ages and variety of groups, my passion is working with the adolescents, adults, and geriatric population as well as parent coaching.

Specialities

  • Academic
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Career
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Dialectic Behavioral (DBT)
  • Grief / Loss
  • Health
  • Life Adjustments
  • Medical
  • Mindfulness
  • Mood Disorders
  • Panic
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relationships
  • Stress
  • Trauma (PTSD)

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