About Me

Irene Alvarez de Schwartz

I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who believes in the human potential to heal from trauma, develop psychological resilience from adversity, and find inner strength to purposely move forward in life. 

My focus is to empower individuals, couples, and families experiencing depression, anxiety, communication difficulties, extramarital affairs, addictions and co-dependency, or facing vulnerable life transitions. I achieve this by providing a non-judgmental, compassionate stance, and a safe space where you feel comfortable to share your hurt, concerns, and vulnerability, and work towards your personal or marital goals. 

Additionally, I have well-rounded life experience collaborating with families with neurodivergent family members and a deep passion for empowering couples challenged by the unique constrains of raising neurodivergent children. 

I am a native Spanish speaker, have lived in different countries as well as many regions in the United States, and feel comfortable working with people from different cultures. 

I will accompany you on every step of your journey. My goal is to help you deepen your self- and other- awareness, get in touch with your inner strength, develop resilience from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

Theoretical Orientation

Person-Centered & Integrative 

 I believe that each person should be seen as a unique, body-mind whole that can only be understood in the context of their environment. Diagnosis should consider all of the factors affecting the patient, and psychotherapy should be tailored for the client’s individual needs and personal circumstances.

Supervised by Kathleen Wenger, M.A., LMFT #38183, LPCC #1450

Please feel free to contact me!