Leah Alviar

(MA, LPC)

About Me

My name is Leah Alviar and I would like to share a little bit about myself with you.
My professional history: I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified school counselor with over 20 years of counseling experience. I have held leadership roles in local, regional, and state counseling organizations, am a published author, present at local, state, and national conferences and served as editor for Ph.D. student dissertations. I earned my B.S. in Generic Special Education from Our Lady of the Lake University, my M.A. in Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and my Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word. Currently I teach graduate counseling courses for the M.Ed. in School Counseling Online Program and I am the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at a local university. I have over 13 years’ experience teaching university students in both the online and onsite environments and have authored courses and taught classes at the undergraduate and graduate level for over 13 years.
My theoretical perspective: Over the course of my counseling career, I have worked with people who are anxious, depressed, confused and stressed; I have helped couples who have struggled with communication issues and relationship barriers; I have worked with families regarding parenting, abuse, grief, and death; and I have helped individuals with career planning, self-esteem building, goal setting, and wellness coaching to cope with major life changes. Throughout my work, I have used many techniques and applied multiple theories, as each person is as unique as the theories and techniques. I am solution focused and client centered. I feel the counselor serves as the guide and facilitator for the clients as they walk through their journey. I use the humanistic approach to counseling, but also integrate cognitive therapy techniques as deemed appropriate. I adapt my counseling strategies to meet the needs of the client.
My family: I have been happily married to my high school sweetheart for over 22 years and have three amazing sons. We enjoy fishing, being outdoors, reading, traveling, and catching the latest movie together as a family. It will not be long before they are grown and gone, so we are not taking a single moment for granted.
I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Guilt and Shame , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Women's Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #18824 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on May 17, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Leah is awesome at what she does. She’s very professional, willing to listen and give you the tools and better perspective of handling life’s situations. I definitely would recommend her expertise to anybody of need.

Written by K.E. on Apr 04, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Leah has been great so far. She is always very responsive. Our video sessions are very productive and she is able to relate to both us and meet both of our needs at the same time. We are very lucky to have found her during our difficult time. I am now very optimistic after working with her. I can't give her a high enough recommendation to this point in our counseling.

Written by T.Y. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Leah is awesome! She very quickly and expertly assessed our core conflicts in a sensitive and friendly manner. Her skills at conflict resolution and solution identification were apparent, as my partner and I were at a loss several times on how exactly to articulate our respective issues to each other. At the end of each session, Leah has made it a point to make sure both my partner and I understand what we expect from each other as well as what specific practices we could each adopt to best move our relationship out of a rut and back into healthy growth. I would recommend Leah Alviar to absolutely anyone. Thank you, Leah, for helping us take our lives back!

Written by A.L. on Mar 05, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I believe so far in the few weeks that we have been speaking with Leah Alviar we have both grown and even though it is hard we both have worked towards our goals. I highly and personally recommend her.

Written by L.I. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling with Leah for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She’s very good