Building Your Support Team

Building Your Support Team with Catherine Alvarado

COMPREHENSIVE CARE

Your team could include:

  • Your Primary Talk Therapist
  • Past mental health providers 
  • Healthcare providers (e.g., PCP, dietitian, etc.)
  • Energy & somatic therapies (e.g., Acupuncture, Reiki, Breathwork)
  • Alternative/Supplemental Therapies (e.g., IV Nutrition, IV Ketamine, TMS, MeRT)
  • Testing & Evaluation Centers
  • Medication Management (e.g., if you feel that medication may be helpful or necessary)
  • & More

PERSONALIZED PLAN

Building Your Team of Support

We remember trauma and painful experiences with our feelings and bodies. What this means is that our body remembers these events long after our thinking cognitive brain has processed it. This is why cognitive therapeutic techniques on their own are not enough to create real, lasting change and why we must also invoke modalites like EMDR that work on a deeper level to unlock the body’s natural ability to heal and restore itself to equilibrium.

To support this full mind, body, and soul healing process, I collaborate with different kinds of healers, wellness practitioners, and specialists to help you build a true team of support. From consulting with your previous therapist, to introducing you to trusted providers, I will help you build a support system that genuinely cares and has the right experience and expertise.

Building Your Support Team with Catherine Alvarado
Building Your Support Team with Catherine Alvarado

TWO OPTIONS FOR SESSIONS

Online & In-Person Therapy

Ongoing Support, as well as Intensive/Adjunct EMDR are offered in a virtual format. If you would like to meet online, the day of your scheduled session you will receive a secure link to access Simple Practice’s Telehealth platform. In addition to Telehealth, those participating in EMDR Intensive Programs have the option to request use of the Hermosa Beach office space for in person sessions on the Weekends.

RemotEMDR offers a comprehensive solution for conducting online EMDR therapy. It is a HIPAA-compliant platform that offers 3 types of therapist-controlled online bilateral stimuli: visual, auditory, and tactile. All three remain synchronized on the client’s side throughout the entire session. Thanks to the integration of Bi-Tapp’s Bluetooth tappers, clients can experience bilateral tactile stimulation by purchasing these tappers for at home use. A wireless EMDR kit is available at the office, allowing us to explore a variety of additional options for bilateral stimuli (e.g., light tube, pulsators, headphones).

Learn more about Getting Started With Telehealth, RemotEMDR, Wireless EMDR Kit, and Bi-Tapp.

Catherine Alvarado Office
Catherine Alvarado Office Chair

Office Highlights

You can find my office at 2309 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach CA 90254 in Suite 101. When you arrive there is a small parking lot, I just warn people to be mindful of parking signs to ensure you do not park in a reserved spot and end up with a ticket or towed. If you’re unable to find parking in the lot, there is plenty of space on the street and surrounding neighborhood.

If you are facing the building, Suite 101 is tucked into the left corner of the first floor of the building. There’s a waiting room when you walk in, so feel free to take a seat and I will come out when it is time to begin our session.

 

Finding the Right Therapist For You

Therapy sessions are designed to be a safe space for you to heal, grow, and empower your inner voice. I want to help you achieve your goals all the while inspiring you to live, learn, and lead with authentic purpose. I believe finding a comfortable match between therapist and client is essential to successful therapy. Whether we work together in the office or online, you will always have my support as we explore challenges and themes that keep you feeling stuck. Starting therapy for the first time or deciding that you could use some support can feel intimidating. Knowing this, it is my mission to ensure my clients feel comfortable and safe. The last thing I want to do is have therapy be an additional stress!

My office is located in Hermosa Beach and I have provided counseling and therapy services to teens and adults of all ages in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Torrance, and throughout the South Bay.

Are we a good fit?

Feel free to contact me at 323.296.9846 (please leave a voicemail with your name, number, and the best day/time to reach out to you) or email. You may also request an appointment online by clicking the link below. I offer prospective clients a free 15 minute phone consultation to answer any specific questions and see if we might be a good fit.

Catherine Alvarado Therapy
Catherine Alvarado Therapy

CONTACT ME

323.296.9846

therapybycat@gmail.com

2309 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

COPYRIGHT © 2023. THERAPY BY CAT | PRIVACY POLICY

CONTACT ME

323.296.9846

therapybycat@gmail.com

2309 Pacific Coast Hwy, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

COPYRIGHT © 2023. THERAPY BY CAT | PRIVACY POLICY