Juanita A. Alvarez, M.A., LPC-S

Juanita Alvarez

Mental Health Therapist

Division of Neurobehavioral Research, Department of Psychiatry
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Biographical Sketch


Juanita A. Alvarez is a mental health therapist in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) in the Neurobehavioral Research Laboratory and Clinic (NRLC).

Juanita received her Master of Arts in Community Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Prior work history in the behavioral science field includes working as a clinical case worker and Field Manager at
Communities in Schools of San Antonio.


Research Interests

  • Children and Adolescent Mental Illness
  • Adolescent Treatment for Substance Use Disorder
  • Strengthening Parent- Child Relationships


2002 B.A. Psychology of Industrial Organizations University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
2005 M.A. Community Counseling University of Texas at San Antonio


  • Time with family
  • Gardening and cooking
  • Hiking


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