Madison Alvarez


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What Thriving means to me

When I think of what it means to thrive, I think of a flower not just blooming, but flourishing to its full, beautiful potential. Life can be overwhelming in many ways and oftentimes we are taught to simply survive or make it through, but I do believe there is a better way. With additional support and guidance, it is more than possible to flourish and become the best version of yourself and truly feel good again, or maybe for the first time.

About My
Areas of Focus

Having a young daughter of my own I have the desire to assist families and parents of young children to teens with issues that are presented during this time. I also love working with late teens/early twenties age individuals that may be struggling with life transitions and generational trauma, or are interested in bettering their mental health. I can also assist with addiction use concerns through the matrix model that will break down the cycle of addiction and its impact on the individual and family/friends. I am a Certified Trauma Professional and view my approach as eclectic, as in I draw from many different therapeutic techniques and models. I primarily use person-centered, cognitive behavioral, existentialism, and motivational interviewing techniques.

Why I love what I do

I love what I do because seeing what others are able to overcome and accomplish through therapy is absolutely amazing. It truly makes me feel anything is possible when you’re offered the best support and validation. Having the ability to offer this to others is the most wonderful gift

my experience

I received my Master of Education from NC State University in Clinical Mental Health and Counseling. During my time completing my degree I began working with teens, college students, and adults struggling with social anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, suicidal thoughts, life transitions, and family dynamics. I worked with clients on self-growth, grounding, strengthening trust, and communication through a person-centered and cognitive behavioral approach.
After receiving my degree I worked as an outpatient therapist in addictions services. I worked with families and individuals of all ages suffering from addiction in combination with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, BPD, and eating disorders. I am a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-Associate and am a Certified Trauma Professional.

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What i do

For Fun!

I have a lot of fur babies that I spend most of my free time with! I have 3 dogs, 2 cats, chickens, and ducks. I aspire to have a little farm of my own, so spending time outdoors with my animals, family, and friends is my favorite pastime. I also have a young daughter who is the light of my life, so anything I can do to make her laugh is fun for me!