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2 hires on Thervo

About this pro

As a social worker for approximately 20 years I worked with various age groups in different agencies.  My work experience includes  working with children in crisis,  special education, families, individuals, marriage /couple counseling, homecare. and the elderly population.

As a psychotherapist with an agency of social workers I provided counseling to individuals, families and couples for a few years. As a clinical social worker I also  worked with children and their families who experiened cognitive, emotional , behavioral and social needs and challenges for several years.

I have a Masters In Social Work from Fordham University, in New York City  as well as certifcation with the Academy of Certified Social Work (ACSW) from the National Association of Social Workers. 

 As a clinical social worker  I have worked with children, their families, individuals and couples for several years. I provided services,  programs and therapy  to address strengths and develop weaknesses. I am also fluent in the Spanish language.

As a therapist I like to guide my clients to seek solutions for their concerns objectively.  There is a challenge and  a satisfaction for me to be able to go  through this  journey with my clients  in order to achieve their goals and comfort level.

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Bronx, NY, NY 10463
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3 Reviews


  • Anthony C.

    My wife and I have been in therapy with Ms. Elsie Alvarado to address problems that were affecting our marriage. Although my wife suggested we try therapy to help us, I was skeptical about discussing personal issues with strangers. I eventually agreed to try it. Ms. Alvarado has been supportive and sensitive in discussing our concerns. As a result, my wife and I have learned to communicate and listen to each other. Ms. Alvarado is conscientous, and demonstrated respect and professionalism with my wife and me throughout our time in counseling with her. We have been comfortable and confident with her services.

  • Katherine

    E. Alvarado is very thoughtful and responds to me in a very caring way. She has helped me learn to be patient with those things I cannot control and see things more clearly. In therapy she has always been patient and receptive in listening to my problems.

  • Nikki B.

    Elsie Alvarado has been supportive and sensitive in helping me get through some difficult times. She is professional and points out things to me in a caring and clear manner. I have been making progress since I have been seeing her for therapy.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

Acquiring client data,  client reason and clarity of the therapy and the professional structure of the sessions.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Masters of Social  Work from Fordham University and an Academy of Certified Social Work (ACSW) certificate from the National Association of Social Workers.  I have been employed  in this field for approximately 20 years. My experience includes therapy, clinical, and community services for children, families,  individuals,  elderly and couples. I am also fluent in Spanish and english.

What types of customers have you worked with?

My work experience is inclusive of therapy, crisis intervention of children,  cognitive, emotional and behavioral evaluations and treatment of children with developmental and educational deficiencies.  I provided therapuetic counseling for families, individuals and couples of different ages, genders and cultures.  

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

When you are looking to hire a pro it would be advisable to take into consideration the combination of the variation  of work experience  and education background.  This would enrich a stronger foundation of skills when servicing clients.