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Andrea M. Alvarez, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC

Andrea M. Alvarez, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC

Andrea M. Alvarez, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC, Owner and Executive Director of AMA Behavioral Therapy, PLLC.



Andrea Alvarez, M.Ed, LPC-S, NCC, is an accomplished therapist known for her dedication to empowering individuals to overcome life’s challenges, especially those with OCD. With over 11 years of licensure experience, Andrea has established herself as a leading authority in cognitive behavioral therapy and emotional regulation techniques.

In 2009, Andrea opened the doors to AMA Behavioral Therapy, PLLC, where she has nurtured a thriving practice dedicated to guiding clients through difficult life issues. Her commitment to evidence-based therapy has garnered her widespread recognition within the mental health community.

Andrea earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Houston before pursuing her graduate degree from UTPA. In 2004, she achieved licensure to supervise new therapists entering the field, a testament to her expertise and leadership.

Andrea approaches therapy as a collaborative journey between client and therapist. She employs structured sessions to maximize time and assist clients in meeting their therapeutic goals from the very first session.

In addition to her clinical work, Andrea is deeply committed to advancing the field of therapy. She continuously engages in professional development, focusing on assisting individuals with trichotillomania and other body-focused repetitive behaviors.

A new exciting highlight of Andrea’s career is her upcoming presentation at the IOCDF conference this July. Her presentation, titled “OCD & Big (Rage) Feelings”, promises to shed light on the often-overlooked emotional challenges faced by those with OCD. By exploring the stages of anger, shame, and guilt experienced by sufferers, Andrea will provide valuable insights and emotional regulation skills to help individuals break free from the cycle of negative emotions.


Andrea is also a proud member of the International OCD Foundation, having attended their professional development (BTTI) to keep her skills top-notch in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure response prevention therapy (ERP) for clients with OCD. She’s also a dedicated professional member of the TLC Foundation.  Currently, she holds the role of Treasurer on the OCD Texas Board since 2020.

As the Owner and Executive Director of AMA Behavioral Therapy, Andrea Alvarez embodies a profound dedication to helping others navigate life’s complexities with resilience and empowerment.

Her dedication to the OCD Texas community truly embodies expertise with a compassionate touch!



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This limited group is moderated by Andrea M. Alvarez, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC. With a wealth of experience, Andrea specializes in empowering individuals facing OCD. Her distinguished degrees and certifications, including expertise in treating Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors, showcase her commitment to guiding individuals on their path to healing.

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4358 Lockhill Selma Rd Building 3 Suite 307
Shavano Park, TX 78249

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