Stephanie Alvarez, MS

Stephanie Alvarez, MS

Marriage & Family Therapy  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 54
Stephanie Alvarez, MS is a marriage & family therapist in Kuna, ID. She specializes in marriage & family therapy, addiction counseling, and more.Read her story

260 W 4th St

Kuna, ID 83634

Contact Information

(208) 501-2181

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • PacificSource
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare

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This content was provided by Stephanie Alvarez "Stephanie Alvarez, LAMFT, LPC, NCC currently works IN KUNA. She works under Methodist Counseling Center (MCC), a non-profit client-centered agency IN KUNA only. She is dual licensed as Licensed Associate Marriage/Family Therapist (LAMFT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She wrote a featured article on Blended Families with International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors (iAMFC) as a Grad school student at Northwest Nazarene University (NNU). She is listed in the Gottman Referral Network (GRN), as she specializes in providing therapy for couples utilizing the Sound House Relationship model. She has attended all of The Gottman Institute training and periodically offers 3 different groups when there is enough interest. Feel free to get a group of friends to have this experience together: 1. Gottman's 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work. 2. Gottman's Bringing Baby Home – Parenthood. 3. Couples Connecting – Gottman Style. She is EMDR and Theophostics trained. Faith-based approaches may be included, if desired. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist under the National Association For Clinical Hypnotherapy. She is Past-President of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Counseling Honor Society and Idaho Association of Marriage and Family Counseling (iDAMFC). She strives to make a difference in communities, utilizing Bronfenbrenner's systemic ecological system model. She is involved with the Trauma Recovery Network (TRN/HAP) steering committee in Idaho. She is a pre-clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), as well as Idaho Counseling Association (ICA). She is retired with 23 years of active-duty Air Force (AF) service. She has 5 children and 3 grandchildren from her daughter and Navy son-in-law. She provides military family counseling with all branches of the military, understanding the complexities first-hand. She continually strives towards self-improvement, seeing this as the basis for personal and professional Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do. She understands typical family stressors where daily life worries can further complicate matters. It can be overwhelming when additional sources of difficulties may involve chronic pain, PTSD, trauma, addictions, etc. Blended families with children involved have unique stressors. Children and extended families of different ages and backgrounds present unique types of challenges and opportunities. Call to see if she is available to assist you."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Stephanie Alvarez "Focusing systemically on families and couple relationships:  Every individual is unique.  Personalized life coaching/coping skills are tailored to meet your specific needs.  Specific goals are co-created, based on extensive experience to assist individuals to meet personal and relationship needs, at a pace that is comfortable for you.

My unique approach comes from being dual licensed as both a Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (LAMFT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  Individual/family approaches are blended with proven research approaches, based on your desired results.    Specialties include: relationship issues, anxiety/depression, grief, trauma / crisis, anger, resentment, addictions & how these internal areas interfere with your various relationships.    Utilizes EMDR techniques and Hypnotherapy, where desired. "

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5  Specialties

  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Depression Research
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Psychological Trauma

0  Board Certifications

Stephanie Alvarez does not have any board certifications listed.

18  Conditions Treated

16  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Stress Management

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  • Liberty University (Lu)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2006
  • Northwest Nazarene University (Nnu)
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Association For Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy
    Other Education | Completed 2017

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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