Michelle Alvarez

Psychologist, PsyD

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Michelle Alvarez, PsyD, Psychologist in Asheville
(828) 827-7924 Website

Michelle Alvarez

Psychologist, PsyD


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Dr. Michelle Alvarez, "The Asheville Therapist"
20 Battery Park Ave, Suite 302
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
(828) 827-7924

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When I was in the third grade I decided I was going to be a psychologist. After almost 16 years of doing this work, I am more in love with it than ever, and that’s because as a therapist & yoga instructor, I’ve been able to combine the power of both these practices. I’ve created a holistic approach that is even stronger than the sum of its parts: TALKyoga©, a unique fusion of psychotherapy with yoga & mindfulness. TALKyoga goes beyond what traditional therapy has to offer by tapping into the parts of your psyche that are not in your conscious awareness, but are hiding in different areas of your body, unable to be expressed verbally.

I do my best work with someone who shares values and beliefs that drive them to be a better –and happier– person, who cares about living an ethical, health-oriented, spiritual, authentic, and socially conscious life, who is focused on love and community, and who is working hard to create a life that aligns with those principles, but has not succeeded –yet.

When we work together, I’ll listen closely to you, ask you questions that you hadn’t yet considered, & help you come up with a new strategy, different from what hasn’t worked before. You’ll leave sessions feeling empowered, with both practical tools & food for thought, as well as a unique sequence of yoga poses & mindfulness exercises created just for you.

¡Hola, yogi! ¿Estás aquí porque sientes que estás haciendo todo por ser más saludable pero aún no estás feliz? ¿Que aunque las cosas no estén tan mal sigues sintiendo depresión, ansiedad, trauma? ¿Tienes problemas en tus relaciones o en descubrir quién eres, quién quieres ser? ¿Te sientes perdido, inseguro, que no haces bien las cosas? ¿No estás disfrutando tu adultez, vejez, adolescencia, o la de tus hijos? Tengo algo perfecto para ti: TALKyoga©, una integración dinámica de psicoterapia (psicología, consejería) con prácticas de yoga y meditación. Este sistema de salud holístico está personalizado para TI y tu situación particular.

El TALKyoga va más allá de lo que la terapia tradicional ofrece, al descubrir las partes de tu mente que no están en tu consciencia, sino que viven ocultas en áreas de tu cuerpo, incapaces de poderse expresar verbalmente. Aún así, si prefieres psicología o consejería convencional, te ofrezco más de 15 años de experiencia como doctora de psicología clínica.

Mis clientes expresan mucha mejoría en su estado de ánimo, nivel de estrés, salud, relaciones, autoestima, trabajo, recreación, energía, y funcionamiento en general. ¡ESE PODRÍAS SER TÚ! Ya seas un individuo, una familia, un grupo o una pareja, o un adulto, niña o viejito, te sentirás más fuerte y más sabia, lista para enfrentar los retos que trae esta vida.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • License and State: 5269 North Carolina

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $60 - $260
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • * Note: NO REDUCED-FEE SLOTS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Yoga Alliance / Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT)

Michelle Alvarez's Groups

Santosha Psychotherapy & TALKyoga©

San·to·sha (san-TOH-shuh): Contentment and satisfaction with life. From the Sanskrit word meaning complete acceptance; feeling comfortable, satisfied and content. Santosha is one of the Niyamas, ancient yogic principles for living a fulfilling life and cultivating happiness. Santosha is the opposite of suffering.

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The Asheville Therapist

Why is my moniker is The Asheville Therapist? Because I love to work with you fellow transplants to curate your Asheville experience and create the kind of life you envisioned when you were drawn to this weird & wonderful city.

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The Mandala of Happiness

The Mandala of Happiness, a.k.a. The Mandala of Santosha© is a quick and fun quiz, a clinical tool that assesses just how happy you really are --and what exactly is keeping you from being happy. Creating it changed my life, by revealing the secret to my contentment and life satisfaction, and showing me the way to getting back on track. If you're curious, I'll email you your own Mandala. Let me know what you find out about yourself! And ask me about what we can do with the information you uncovered... https://mailchi.mp/69ea1c4c795d/santosha

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Location

Dr. Michelle Alvarez, "The Asheville Therapist"
20 Battery Park Ave, Suite 302
Asheville, North Carolina 28801
(828) 827-7924

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Mood Disorders
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
Issues
  • **TALKyoga©: therapy combined w/ yoga &mindfulness
  • *Immigration hardship evaluations & reports
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Spanish and Spanglish ;-)
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • *TALKyoga©: therapy combined with yoga/mindfulness
  • Art, writing/journaling, play, relaxation, etc.
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Play Therapy
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019
Michelle Alvarez, PsyD, Psychologist in Asheville

Michelle Alvarez

Psychologist, PsyD