Michael Alvarez Therapy

    Michael L. Alvarez has been a licensed marriage and family therapist since 1981, having previously worked in the field of education.  His clinical specialization has been addictions.  In 1981, he established a private practice while concurrently working in various residential and psychiatric facilities.  In 1991, he was the first program director for Dr. Patrick Carnes and Dr. John Sealy in the establishment of the sexual disorders program at Del Amo Hospital in Torrance, California.  In 1994, he created a specialized track for the treatment of nonviolent sex offenders.  Mr. Alvarez has established himself as a forensic expert, providing expert testimony for both prosecutors and defense.  In 2004, he was invited to England to help establish an addiction treatment center, Lifeworks Community, in Old Woking, just outside of London.  Mr. Alvarez has been a presenter at the National Council on Sex Addiction (presently SASH) and for The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.  Additionally, he has published in Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention.  Mr. Alvarez is currently in private practice in Torrance, California. 

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Michael Alvarez has been practicing individual and family therapy for
over 20 years.

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Michael L. Alvarez, M.S.

24520 Hawthorne Blvd. #111

Torrance, CA 90505

office 310.378.0110


M.F.T. #MS16141