Ellie Alvarez

PA #94027925
650-297-3400  x20
Supervised by Lisa Macias, PhD, Psy #32178
Location: Half Moon Bay
Fee: $200

Areas of Focus:

Adults & Teens: Anxiety, Work / School Stress, Acculturation, Identity, Self-image, Shame, Depression, Grief, Trauma, Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Health, Self-care 

Children: Anxiety, Worry, Stress, Academic Adjustment, Self-Esteem, Emotional Regulation, Anger, Depression, Grief, Trauma


Internal Family Systems (IFS) Informed, Trauma-Informed, Integrative, Relational, Person-Centered

Overall Description:

Ellie is a dedicated clinician committed to providing a supportive, inclusive and affirming therapeutic space for her clients. She brings warmth and empathy to her approach, creating a nurturing environment for healing and growth. With a strong background working with queer and genderqueer clients, Ellie values each individual's unique experiences and identities. Her approach is rooted in a strength-based and person-centered philosophy. By guiding clients through reframing unhelpful narratives and exploring difficult emotions, she can provide compassionate and effective care that helps clients live more fulfilling lives and achieve their therapeutic goals.


Ellie's clinical journey has taken her to various settings, including school-based environments with children and teens as well as community mental health centers, where she provided individual and group counseling to clients across spectrums of age, gender, sexuality, socio-economic status, racial and cultural backgrounds. Ellie is committed to continually improving her skills through active engagement in lifelong learning and professional development. She has participated in affinity groups focusing on cultural humility and the intersection of societal systems with clinical practice. Throughout her experience, Ellie has provided compassionate and trauma-informed care, empowering clients on their paths to healing and self-discovery.


  • The Wright Institute, Enrolled in Clinical Psychology, PsyD Program
  • University of California Santa Cruz, B.A. in Community Studies