Valerie Alvarez, DSW, LMSW

  • Doctor of Social Work at The Tulane University (2021)
  • Master of Social Work at The University of Texas at Arlington (2015)
  • Bachelor of Organizational Communications/ Minor in English at The University of Texas at Arlington (2010)
Professional Experience
  • 2023 – Present: Alliance Child & Family Solutions, Midlevel Therapist
  • 2022 – 2023: Lake Granbury Youth Service, Clinical Lead & Therapist
  • 2022-2022: Perimeter Behavioral Hospital, Program Therapist
  • 2021-2022: Lighthouse Psychological Services, Therapist
  • 2021-2022: Arlington Housing Authority, Housing Specialist
  • 2020-2021: Tarrant County Community Development, Housing Case Manager Tarrant County Cares
  • 2019-2019: Tarrant County Samaritan House, Social Work Case Manager
  • 2017-2018: Catholic Charities Assessment Center of Tarrant County, Assessment Center Social Worker
Specialties / Areas of Focus
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Issues related to COVID-19
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Crisis Intervention
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicide
About Dr. Alvarez

Dr. Alvarez is a licensed master social worker who completed her degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2015. She most recently graduated with her Doctor of Social Work in December of 2021 from The Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Alvarez completed internships at the child study center in Fort Worth and ABC Behavioral Health in Dallas. 

Dr. Alvarez has experience working with children diagnosed with behavioral issues and developmental disabilities, adults with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, homeless populations, rapid re-housing programs, persons living with HIV/AIDS, persons identifying as LGBTQ+, emergency shelter for children and youth, and adolescents involved in the criminal justice system. Dr. Alvarez’s therapeutic approach is solution-focused, goal oriented, and holistic in nature. Dr. Alvarez believes in treating the mind, body, and spirit to effectively bring her clients in crisis back to a functional baseline.

Dr. Alvarez is pursuing her LCSW and is being supervised by Dr. Brandi Jean Felderhoff, PhD, LCSW-S. Dr. Felderhoff is the vice president of the National Association of Social Workers- Texas division and assistant professor at Texas Woman’s University. Dr. Alvarez is scheduled to complete her LCSW supervision within 60 hours.