Dr. Melissa Alvarado is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and College Student Development. She also serves as the internship coordinator and works closely with various community agencies in the Austin area. Dr. Alvarado is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Approved Supervisor in Texas. Most of her clinical work has been with adolescent and adult survivors of trauma. She is an active member of many professional counseling associations and regularly presents at national, regional, and state conferences. Her research interests include positive youth development, supervision best practices, yoga and mental health, and counselor self-care.
In 2017, she was awarded the Humanistic Clinician Award by the Association for Humanistic Counseling. This award recognizes a clinician who holds a notable humanistic philosophy of counseling that resulted in an impact on their community or clients.
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