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Professional Presentation Engagements by Andrea M. Alvarez, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC

Professional Presentation Engagements by Andrea M. Alvarez, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC

Andrea M. Alvarez, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC – Professional Presentation Engagements


Andrea M. Alvarez, M.Ed., LPC-S, NCC, is a distinguished therapist renowned for her expertise in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related anxiety disorders. With a passion for sharing her knowledge, Andrea has been a sought-after presenter at various prestigious conferences, symposiums, and academic institutions. Her presentations reflect her deep commitment to advancing the understanding and treatment of OCD, as well as her dedication to training the next generation of mental health professionals.


Highlights of Andrea’s Professional Presentations:


OCD Texas Conference

  • Culture and OCD: Andrea delved into the cultural factors influencing OCD, providing insights into how cultural contexts can shape the experience and treatment of the disorder.
  • ACT and OCD: She explored the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) in treating OCD, highlighting its effectiveness and therapeutic strategies.
  • ACT and BFRBs: Andrea discussed the use of ACT in addressing Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs), offering practical approaches for clinicians.

Wellspring of Life Counseling & PlayTherapy Center, Professional Training Workshop

  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Therapies for Treatment of OCD: In this professional training session, Andrea introduced various evidence-based therapies for OCD, equipping practitioners with essential tools and techniques.



Collegiate Guest Lecturer

  • University of Texas San Antonio – LPC Graduate Program: Andrea shared her extensive knowledge and clinical experience with graduate students, preparing them for careers in mental health.
  • Texas A&M University San Antonio – LPC Graduate Program: Continuing her commitment to education, she provided valuable insights and training to future licensed professional counselors.



OCD Symposium

  • Keynote Speaker: Andrea’s keynote address captivated the audience with her profound understanding of OCD and innovative treatment approaches.
  • Family Acc in OCD: She focused on the role of family accommodation in OCD, offering strategies to manage and reduce family involvement in compulsions.

Collegiate Guest Lecturer

  • Texas A&M San Antonio – LPC Graduate Program: Andrea returned to Texas A&M San Antonio, further enriching the LPC graduate program with her expertise and practical knowledge.



OCD Texas Symposium

  • Keynote Speaker: Once again, Andrea was honored as a keynote speaker, where she shared groundbreaking insights and advancements in the field of OCD.
  • Differentiation Between Anxiety and OCD: In this compelling presentation, she distinguished between anxiety disorders and OCD, clarifying diagnostic criteria and treatment implications.

IOCDF Conference:

  • 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 suferers, Andrea will provide valuable insights and emotional regulation skills to help individuals break free from the cycle of negative emotions.




Andrea M. Alvarez’s presentations are characterized by her eloquence, deep expertise, and unwavering dedication to mental health education. Her contributions to professional conferences and academic settings have made a significant impact, fostering a deeper understanding of OCD and enhancing the quality of care for those affected by it.


If you are interested in scheduling Andrea M. Alvarez, M.Ed., LPC-S, for a presentation or professional training, please reach out at 210.557.9212

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