Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez


Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
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100B Danbury Rd, Suite 201D
behind Union Savings Bank, Building B
Ridgefield, Connecticut 06877

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My Approach to Helping

I love what I do & my clients make progress! I provide email support in-between sessions that really makes a difference for my clients, in addition to small activities that they can do to keep the focus on change. I have trained with two of the leaders in our field, Drs. John Gottman & Sue Johnson, innovators in research-based concepts that work. The couples and individual adults that I work with are very capable in their own lives, so it's an honor when they contact me to work on things. In addition to being a Licensed Psychotherapist & Board Certified Life Coach, I have been a guest lecturer at Western Connecticut State University. Clients usually decide to come in because they need an objective person to assist them in getting unstuck & manifesting more of their goals. By valuing your time & working hard together, we will gently shift challenges that you are struggling with. I have over 20 years combined experience in psychotherapy, education and business to draw from. I believe in a high level of service & so my office is designed to relax and comfort my clients. I encourage you if you are wondering if I can be helpful to you, to contact me and we can explore possibilities. My clients appreciate my flexible scheduling to meet their busy lives. I also provide life coaching for personal growth and organizational assistance.

More Info About My Practice

My approach to helping you originates in the rapport that we build together. I believe exceptional therapy or coaching is an invaluable tool that helps my clients manifests their goals. I tailor every session to each individual client, differentiating in this way maximizes outcomes. In our sessions together, we will infuse ways to transform stress and as a result you will notice you have more energy. My clients tell me that they appreciate the ability to practice slowing down in sessions and that it lowers emotional and physical distress. I help my client's process issues by listening to them and looking for the themes that are revealed. In our daily lives, how often do we have someone who has advanced training in psychotherapy, coaching, problem solving, providing empathy & acceptance, and assessment, listening to us? The assistance I provide honors each client's journey; I look forward to connecting with you to uncover possibilities.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

Therapy or coaching initially occurs more frequently in the beginning as many clients come into the process experiencing a significant amount of stress. Also, when a client's issues are on the surface as they most often are in the beginning, it can be an opportune time to work with them before the issues sometimes settle back down below the surface once life's challenges and routine's kick in. We start to spread out sessions when need so clients can get more data in-between sessions.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    *Intimacy Issues & Resentment = Frequent Conflict. We will work on becoming more than just roommates.
    *Certified AASECT Sex Therapist
    *Certified Discernment Counseling
    *Emotional andor Physical Affairs and Affair Recovery

    Individual Adults:
    *Perfectionism & Negative Self-Talk
    *Increase of Coping Skills
    *Anger, Loneliness, Anxiety & Depression

Industries & Communities Served

  • Entertainment Industry

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Disability
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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