Stephanie Alvarez, LCSW

Provider Type: Therapist

Serving: Adolescents 13-17, Adults 18-59

About Stephanie Alvarez, LCSW

Stephanie Alvarez, LCSW, knows going to therapy is a vulnerable experience, so she creates a safe and inviting environment that allow clients express themselves in an honest way. She strives to become unnecessary by strengthening current and teaching new coping skills.

In therapy, Stephanie takes a holistic approach and understands social and cultural influences. Each person has a different path to healing and she enjoys discovering that path together. She uses modalities such as CBT, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and trauma-informed interventions and is able to tailor tools and coping mechanisms to best support client needs.

Stephanie earned an MSW from University of Southern California. Her previous experience includes working with at-risk youth dealing with family issues and depression, treating survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, and helping people in crisis situations. She works with adolescents and adults struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, sexual assault, self injury, mood disorders, and more.

Areas of Treatment

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attention Issues / ADHD
  • Bipolar
  • Depression / Sadness
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/End of Life
  • LGBTQI+
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Self-Injury
  • Stress/Worry
  • Women's Issues/Infertility
  • Locations

    Chicago – Michigan Avenue

    Insurance

    • Aetna PPO / HMO
    • BCBS Blue CHOICE PPO
    • BCBS HMO – DMG
    • BCBS PPO
    • Beacon Health Options
    • Benefit Plan Admin - VA
    • Cigna
    • CIGNA EAP
    • ComPsych
    • ComPsych EAP
    • Dupage Medical Group PHO
    • Health Alliance
    • HealthLink
    • HFN
    • Humana
    • MHN-Healthnet
    • MHNET (Aetna)
    • Multiplan-PHCS
    • UBH EAP
    • United Healthcare / United Behavioral Health