Aynar Alvarez, MSEd, MFT-I

Aynar Alvarez, MSEd, MFT-I

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision
Primary Credential: Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern - IMT2011
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 18073
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5545 SW 8th Street
Suite 206
Miami, Florida 33134 - United States
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Psychotherapy is a fascinating process which takes those who undertake it through their innermost world. I strive to be a gentle and compassionate guide through this process as we take a closer look at the emotional difficulties and changes that may be occurring for you at this time in your life. If you are experiencing concerns involving relationships with loved ones, difficult life changes and transitions, communication problems within intimate relationships, or grief over recent or past losses, psychotherapy is an excellent source of support and understanding. I offer an open and non-judgmental space which we will share as we talk about the difficulties you are experiencing as well as the ways in which you want to improve your self and your life. The process of listening and talking is essential in gaining greater clarity in decision-making, learning more effective ways of communicating with loved ones, increasing self-esteem, and improving mood. Throughout our work together, I will offer respect, openness, and acceptance as we explore your needs, desires, conflicts, wishes, and goals in an effort to recover your ever-present core strength and vitality.

Email or Call Aynar Alvarez, MSEd, MFT-I at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18073

More Info About My Practice

If you are unable to pay my full session fee, we can discuss a sliding scale at our initial meeting so that we may come up with a figure that is agreeable and sustainable for both of us. I also offer reduced session fees for students. Payment can be made in the form of cash, check, or credit card. I do not work with any insurance providers at this time.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Psychotherapy and mental health treatment are often viewed with caution and hesitance due to the stigma attached to the idea of seeking assistance for concerns of an emotional nature. Perhaps you fear that others, especially friends and family members, will view you as "weak". Perhaps you feel you should be able to "deal" with any situation on your own. If you are experiencing emotional difficulties in your life, be they of a transitory or more chronic nature, psychotherapy can be an excellent source of support and can allow you an open, judgment-free space to talk about what ails you. Through the process of talking and listening, client and therapist embark on a journey, brief or extended, through the client's inner-most thoughts, beliefs, values, desires, goals, and experiences. It is this process that allows clients to experience their thoughts and feelings with greater clarity and less anxiety. This, in turn, opens the mental space to the presence of new possibilities and answers which may have been previously eclipsed by overwhelming negative thoughts and feelings. Exploring one's inner world with a kind and compassionate guide can be an enormously rewarding experience which moves far beyond symptom reduction.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

As the cornerstone of good, effective therapy, the relationship between client and therapist deserves attention not only at the outset of therapy, but throughout treatment. Part of the effectiveness of psychotherapy lies within the power of empathy and compassion - two essential qualities which must exist within the working alliance in order for treatment to be effective. With a good initial rapport, the client is able to begin trusting that their therapist's interest and empathy are genuine and that their inner experience deserves to be voiced and heard. With continued attention to the quality of the client-therapist relationship, the client becomes able to experience a new kind of interpersonal relationship - one that is uniquely mindful, compassionate, and accepting of all of the client's different parts. In my practice, I take the responsibility of offering openness, compassion and acceptance in an effort to create a safe environment wherein clients feel they can express their thoughts, feelings, desires, wishes, traumas, memories, and goals without fear of judgment. I feel it is essential to create a shared space in which the client's concerns are held within the client-therapist relationship in such a way that the client is supported throughout the sometimes painful process of examining and fully understanding issues of an emotional nature. A good client-therapist relationship is the foundation for our work toward creating growth, health and wellbeing in your life.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • Russian
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    LGBTQ, Multicultural, Multiracial

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Self Psychology
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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