Dr. Alexander Alvarado, Psy.D.
Being based in Midtown Manhattan and Soho and witnessing first-hand the stresses placed on the people who live and work there, Alexander Alvarado, Psy.D., of Thriving Center of Psychology finds great satisfaction in helping the city’s inhabitants find positive, healthy ways to manage and control the anxieties of their high-pressured lives.
Dr. Alvarado's main goal is to help people maintain focus on what truly matters to them by not getting distracted with unproductive and unhelpful thoughts. Using a combination of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based practices, he specializes in anxiety, phobias, ADHD, and peak performance training. His unique field of expertise includes virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) to treat phobias and PTSD. Dr. Alvarado's peak performance training helps clients looking to improve performance in any discipline, be that sport, academia, or in the workplace.
Dr. Alvarado welcomes new and existing patients to Thriving Mind Psychology. Call the offices or use the online scheduler to book your appointment today.
"I have been seeing Dr. Alvarado for over half a year now and he has been great to speak to. His style of 'teaching one how to fish over giving a fish' helps me develop the tools necessary to work through my own concerns - allowing me to be a happier person on my own accord. I plan to continue working with Dr. Alvarado for the foreseeable future."
-B.B., Google Review
"Dr. Alvarado truly exceeded all my expectations. I had been timid for so long about opening up to a psychologist, but therapy with his group has changed my life for the better. Trust, comfort, and rapport comes natural which makes opening up so much easier. Through this therapy I have learned to articulate my emotions, learn more about myself, and take more Control over my life. Simply put: with this therapy, I am living a better life."
-B.C., Google Review
"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!"
-W.F., ZocDoc Review
"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 my best self. I used to get very hung up on minor details, but Alex has been amazing at helping me see the bigger picture."
-B.M., ZocDoc Review