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Melissa Alvarado

Contributing Faculty
Melissa Alvarado

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Counseling

Degree ProgramM.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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.

Courses Taught

COUN 6336 - Crisis, Trauma, & Response

COUN 6316 - Techniques


PhD, Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi

MA, University of Texas at San Antonio

BA, Our Lady of the Lake Univeristy

Awards / Honors

Humanistic Clinician Award , Association for Humanistic Counseling, 2017


Alvarado, M., Gonzalez, P. A. (2013). Experiences in Service Learning Among Counselor Education Students VISTAS

Alvarado, M., Ricard, R. J. (2013). Developmental Assets and Ethnic Identity as Predictors of Thriving in Hispanic Adolescents Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences


Alvarado, M. (2016). Self-Compassion: Treating Yourself as You Would a Good Friend TCA

Alvarado, M. (2015). From Couch to Yoga Mat: Using Complementary Treatments in Mental Health Counseling TCA

Alvarado, M. (2017). Spanish Speaking Counseling: Best Practices and Implications for the Profession ACES

Alvarado, M. (2017). Tools for Fostering Emotional and Social Wellness Among Children and Adolescents TCA

Alvarado, m. (2016). Put Your Oxygen Mask on First- Self Care in Counselor Education SACES

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