Patrice A. Alvarado, Ph.D.
I have been a practicing clinical psychologist and psychotherapist for over 20 years. In addition, I am an adjunct professor (formerly full time professor for 13 years) in a clinical psychology doctoral program (American School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC) where I teach courses in psychotherapy (including experiential and mindfulness-based psychotherapies), working with diverse and vulnerable populations, clinical supervision, and psychological consultation.
- Ph.D. Clinical Psychology -George Mason University
- CAES School Psychology -Boston College
- M.Ed. Counseling Psychology - Boston College
- BA Psychology and Elem. Ed. - College of William and Mary
Over the last 30 years I have conducted numerous workshops on stress management and coping skills for businesses and civic organizations, and more recently workshops on mindfulness, meditation, and emotional healing. I have presented several papers on the multicultural perspective, clinical supervision, and mindfulness. Currently I am conducting Continuing Education workshops on Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for therapists.
I have years of experience and training in mindfulness practices and mindfulness-based psychotherapy, and have been teaching and practicing mindfulness for two decades. The focus of my work is to promote emotional healing and well-being through the mind/body connection.
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I live in Bristow, VA and enjoy yoga, gardening, cooking, and dance. I find solace and healing in meditation, authentic movement, nature, and retreats.