Meet The Team

All of our licensed clinicians are highly skilled with extensive training and considered experts in their field. Thriving Mind therapists use the most up-to-date and research-backed treatments to help all of our clients achieve their goals.

Dr. Alexander Alvarado, Psy.D.

Dr. Alvarado is a Psychologist specializing in phobias, peak performance, anxiety, ADHD, mindfulness, and depression. He especially enjoys supporting busy New York professionals with high-stress careers and teaching them ways in which to manage the pressure in a healthy way.

Dr. Alvarado's unique expertise is in helping clients overcome phobias through virtual reality (VR) and neurofeedback training. VR immerses clients in a virtual environment with the feared stimulus to challenge their existing thoughts and behaviors.

Dr. Alvarado is also passionate about peak performance coaching. He is dedicated to optimizing clients’ performance, whether it be related to sports, academics, or work. As with phobias, Dr. Alvarado uses an approach that combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and biofeedback in order to help clients reach their goals.

Dr. Sylvia Gindy, Psy.D.

Dr. Sylvia Gindy is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders including Panic, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, and more. Over her years of clinical experience, she has become skilled in a number of treatment modalities including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Evidenced-Based Psychotherapies for individuals who have experienced traumatic events.

As an adjunct to specializing in Anxiety disorders, Dr. Gindy is an expert at treating people with problematic sleep. She utilizes evidence-based strategies, supported by science, to help individuals improve their sleep over the course of several sessions.

Lauren Eavarone, MS, LMFT

Lauren is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been widely recognized and cited in a variety of well-known journals including Bravo TV, Shape Magazine,, and Colombia University School of Journalism Magazine.

Lauren approaches therapy systemically to help her clients achieve goals using effective, evidence-based, short-term therapy. By applying integrative therapy techniques, including Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Imago Couples counseling, Lauren helps people uncover long-standing patterns or perceptions that may be holding them back from experiencing a more meaningful, conscious and fulfilling life.

Jessi Kupfer, MHC-LP

Jessi is a mental health counselor who specializes in treating young adults transitioning in all aspects of their lives. Much of her success has come from helping people manage the anxieties and pressures that arise from relationships, sexual issues, family, school, and career challenges.

Jessi received her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University and further received a post-graduate study certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from New York University. Jessi utilizes a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) when helping clients work through unproductive thoughts.