Chrissy Alvarez

Dallas Therapy Collective

Chrissy Alvarez, LPC

(she/they)

Psychotherapy with adults and teens 13+

$175/50-minute session, BCBS, Baylor Scott & White, Cigna

Religious
Trauma

Childhood
Trauma

LGBTQ
Therapy

Anxiety
Counseling

Therapy for Teens (13+)

Depression
Counseling

Does this sound like you?

You lay awake at night wondering if you will ever feel safe and rested. Your thoughts are a constant bombardment of anxieties, fears, and to-do list items. You crave care from someone else, but you wonder if you will ever be able to lower your walls and trust anyone else again.  It feels like you can never escape your mind, regardless of what you try to numb your worries. When you are awake, it’s hard to concentrate because you are mentally and physically exhausted. Life feels like a maze that others can navigate easily while you feel stuck, misunderstood, and unseen.

You want to be seen, cared for and loved as your authentic self so much that it physically hurts. You value connection, fulfillment, and change but perhaps these feel just out of reach because you are weighed down by your uncertainties. Your immeasurable fear of letting down the masks and barriers that have been your protection for so long makes it difficult to feel truly known by anyone around you. Your walls have helped you protect yourself from feeling like you are too much or too difficult for other people, but your old ways of coping seem to be crumbling around you, leaving you feeling even more lost and alone.

You feel haunted by past experiences and you feel hopeless that there will ever be freedom from those memories. You don’t know how to stop or “let it go” or move on, even though you want to. Frustration, confusion, anxiety, and exhaustion are ongoing constants in your life.  The weight of past trauma has profound effects on the body and mind.  If your daily responsibilities and obligations feel like they are crushing you and leave little room for your own well-being, I understand. I have been there myself and walked alongside many others like you who are navigating life’s difficult and interconnected challenges.

You feel stuck, but you are already building your way out. The fact that you are here, looking for therapy options, is a significant step moving beyond the persistent turmoil and towards inner peace.

Can Therapy Help?

Yes, if you are willing to hope that your life can be different. What if it was possible to be your authentic self and regain the confidence that you have lost? What if you could respond to life’s many challenges with healthy coping mechanisms and self-compassion?

Imagine engaging in a conversation with your family that doesn’t leave you feeling powerless. Think about what it would be like to express your anger and frustrations to your partner without shutting down. These moments of change are within your reach.

The journey to healing starts with recognizing that you need help and seeking it out. You have already taken this step, and I am proud of you for doing so. Therapy can lead to growth and healing beyond what you can currently imagine. I have seen numerous clients experience hope again and begin to transform their lives for the better by showing up, engaging in the process, and listening to their desire to connect with their authentic selves. I invite you to join me on a journey toward hope, healing, and discovery. Together, we can find your power again.

How I can help…

When considering me as your therapist, it is important for you to know that my passion is to create a space for trust and safety. This is the guiding principle of my role as a mental health counselor. I want all of my clients to know that they have the freedom to express and process whatever they need to in the ways that work for you, without judgment. Perhaps you have fear about expressing the thoughts or feelings you have kept on lockdown, and I want you to know we will work at your pace. I have seen clients that struggle with complex trauma, LGBTQ+ issues, religious abuse, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidal ideations, substance use, and/or dissociative disorders find relief when they have a safe space to let out the emotions that have been trapped inside of them.

As an openly queer and neurodivergent counselor, I understand the importance of creating a space of trust, safety, resilience, and healing for marginalized groups so I strive to provide that for my clients. I approach therapy with a trauma-informed lens, which means that we work to understand how your past experiences continue to affect your body and mind today. As your therapist, I will help you explore how the past impacts your present to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and discover the most authentic you.

Therapy is a collaborative journey. As your therapist, I see my role as that offers support, guidance, and new perspectives. Your role is to engage honestly and openly so that we can create a safe and trusting environment centered on authenticity and healing. Together, we will explore the parts of you that have been neglected. Through this process, you will gain valuable insight into yourself and regain the power and control you once had. I believe that your healing journey is not only about addressing your pain. It is also an opportunity to discover the strengths, resilience, and empowerment that are already part of who you are. Let’s begin this healing journey where uniqueness is encouraged and hope grows. I look forward to walking alongside you on this journey. 

When I’m not at work…

I love writing and playing music, fixing my car, and thinking deeply about random topics. When I am trying to relax, I enjoy playing video games and finding a good TV series to watch with my partner. I also enjoy spending time with my playful black cat, Nox, and my partner’s sassy gray cat, MacKenna.

Credentials

  • Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Texas A&M University – Commerce
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Texas A&M University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (Texas, #87985)

My Full Specialties Include:

  • Childhood trauma
  • Spiritual/religious abuse
  • Life transitions (career, family, etc.)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Identity exploration
  • Family of origin issues
  • Boundaries
  • Relationships

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