Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez

Licensed Professional Counselor, Couples & Sex Therapy, Discernment Counselor, Healing Separation, Co-Parenting, Non-Adversarial Divorce Support
 therapist: Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez,
In-Person in Ridgefield, CT 06877
My clients are couples and co-parents that are dealing with communication issues. I offer them a peaceful and private setting where we develop actionable small steps that they feel they can take to improve how they respond to the negative communication cycles and triggers they are experiencing. I help each of them to take ownership of changes that they each can make rather then blame their partner or co-parent. Please see my Services, Qualifications and Testimonials page on to learn more. I also incorporate stress-reduction, mindfulness strategies in my work with you. I have trained with mindfulness masters Pema Chodron, Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer. Mindfulness helps you to regulate your emotions and lower your stress response, all which helps you to manage conflict and make better decisions in your relationship.I believe that when you continue to incorporate positive aspects into your life that you both can begin to "rewire" the ways in which you think and behave with each other. At times, it's necessary to some take some time to slow down and just take a breath, in doing so, blood pressure and heart rate lowers and you have more power to think clearly. My office is also very relaxing, which fosters a therapeutic feel, allowing you, the clients, to become more at ease to share what's most important to you. Take a look at my YouTube channel to learn more about my approach to work with you: I look forward to speaking with you to discuss what your needs are and how we can work collaboratively to develop a plan that works for you.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple sessions.
Age Specialty: Adult, Elder

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused (EFT)
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychoeducational
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Approach Description: It’s important that clients feel a sense of congruence with their therapist’s approach to have successful therapeutic outcome. I am eclectic but the models I closely align with are Family Systems Theory, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, The Person-Centered Approach.

Education & Credentials

Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez Couples & Sex Therapy, Discernment Counselor, Healing Separation, Co-Parenting, Non-Adversarial Divorce Support
  • Female
  • License # 002172
  • Licensed in Connecticut
  • Practicing Since 2010
Education: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) National Certified Counselor (NCC) Board Certified Coach (BCC) Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Gottman Method Couples Therapy AASECT Certified Sex Therapist Certified Discernment Counselor MS Counseling MS Education School Counselor Certification


  • Average Session Fee $320 per 60-minutes
  • Out of Network
  • Out-of-network provider, please contact your insurance company for details regarding out of network coverage in working with me & to submit my paid receipts.

Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Ridgefield, CT 06877
Kelley Hopkins-Alvarez Practice Description
I offer in-office sessions for Couples & Sex Therapy, Discernment Counseling, Healing Separation, and Non-Adversarial Divorce sessions. Zoom sessions are for those who are coming in to work on Co-parenting Counseling after their divorce ( I have found it's easier for these clients to focus on child-centered issues through Zoom). It is important for you both to consider new approaches in order for change to occur, rather than the same negative cycle communication patterns you both have been engaging in. Together, we will frequently evaluate progress toward your goals. We will address your challenges from new perspectives such as noting if there are any strengths in your current situation, in addition to the challenges, so we are objective. Some of my clients are working to heal their relationship, others are discerning whether or not to relaunch their relationship or end it with dignity, and still others are trying to co-parent with respect. I am not a generalist in terms of services offered due to the fact that I have a very specialized practice that focuses on: CouplesTherapy, Healing from an Affair(s), Sex Therapy, Discernment Counseling, Healing Separation, Co-Parenting Counseling, Divorce, Post-Divorce Relaunching and Board- Certified Relationship and Divorce Coaching.

Practice Overview

100b Danbury Road
Available in-person
14 Years Experience

Office Hours

9:00 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Driving Directions

Building is behind Union Savings Bank, Building B. Go in through Main Entrance. Suite #201D See for directions.

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