About the therapist

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I am a Licensed Professional Counselor credited with a Masters of Science degree in Counseling from Loyola University. I also hold a certification as a National Certified Counselor. I am currently continuing my education as a PhD student in the Counselor Educator and Supervision program at the University of New Orleans. I provide mental health wellness to children 3+ years to individuals 65+ years and above, including families and other groups. I use a cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused approach to therapy, incorporating holistic theories and interventions such as creative writing, meditation, and yoga. I also utilize interventions such as art and play therapy to work with children and adolescents on their individual levels. In addition, I hold a comprehensive understanding of multicultural and socioeconomic differences and a respected understanding of diversity. My approach to therapy is to help each of my clients grow through their own individuality by assessing each client based on his or her needs and expected level of care.

The Center for Holistic and Alternative Therapies (C.H.A.T.) was established in 2012 on the notion that everyone deserves to be mentally well, and to encourage individuals to stimulate mental wellness for the mind, body, and spirit in a more natural, holistic way. It was built on the premise that within us, we all have a deep compassion for one another, and through the use of "chat", we learn to connect and understand one another on a deeper level.

C.H.A.T.'s Licensed Psychotherapist

Jessica K. Alvendia, MS, LPC, NCC

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