D & M Behavioral Solutions (D & M) was established in 2022 out of the desire to provide quality, ethical, and meaningful mental health and applied behavior analysis services to South Florida residents. Conveniently located in Pembroke Pines, Florida, it serves both Miami-Dade and Broward County clients through in-person, and telehealth appointments for mental health and at home visits for ABA therapy. D & M counselors provide mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. D & M analysts and behavior technicians provided ABA therapy for children. Whether for mental health or ABA services, we partner with you to find your strengths and help you get the desired results… Read more.
With over 10 years’ experience as a mental health counselor, D & M Behavioral Solutions’ founder, Idolidia Alvarez, opened the doors of D & M as a response to what is available today in the market, hoping to provide real solutions to families and individual clients who need guidance as they navigate better mental and behavioral health. After being assessed, the type of therapy and treatment will be addressed with the client. The family/ individual will be explained on how the process will be and discuss goals for the future.
What makes D & M Behavioral Solutions different is that our team are prepared to work with our clients from day one. We connect fully with the client’s needs and create a plan of action for our clients. Our most successful clients are those who are ready to work and improve not just their mental health, but remove their struggles as well. They are also ready to change their lives through the work they do. This is not just in session, but between sessions as life brings back the very things they’re trying to overcome. We help clients who struggle with anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood disorders, and more.
We believe in the power of strength-based approaches to mental health and our satisfied clients are proof that we can help our clients get the results they’re looking for and walk with them into a more fulfilling life. Mental health is not a business to us, it’s the way we can better serve our community and create positive change for those around us. Our philosophy is that mentally healthy individuals help create more united families, and united families help shape our community for the good. Mental health is not our business, but our purpose. We do it to see lives changed, and every time a life changes, our commitment is renewed. We are who we are because of the results we see in our clients’ lives.
We believe there’s no day like today to change your mental health and to start living your most fulfilling life. And that is the legacy we plan to leave in our community and beyond. Read less
Idolidia Alvarez has over 10 years of experience in the mental health industry. A Miami native and of Cuban descent, Alvarez’s extensive experience starts at Florida International University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Sciences in Psychology in 2008. She continued with her studies and earned a Master’s of Psychology in Mental Health Counseling from Carlos Albizu University in 2011. Later she earned her state license as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 2015. Since then, her passion has only increased. And it’s simple, she’s passionate about helping people transform from stuck, frustrated, with missing pieces in their lives, to blossomed individuals thriving with successful relationships in all the different spheres of their lives. But Alvarez is not only a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she’s also a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA). She specialized in Behavior Analysis in order to help families treat unwanted behaviors with evidenced based interventions… Read more.
The journey has already given her a front-row seat to some amazing results. As a mental health counselor, Alvarez has helped clients reduce depressive and anxious symptoms as well as develop their self-esteem. As a BCBA, she has helped children reduce many unwanted behaviors such as tantrums, physical aggression, task refusal, among others. In addition, within her services, she has taught skills to her clients that have helped them communicate their needs and improve their grades in school. This is especially meaningful to her overall purpose of entering this field. It solidifies her belief that you can learn from everyone, as she becomes a better professional through every client interaction.
As an LMHC, her style of therapy is to make every client feel as if they’re having a conversation with a friend, consequently, building rapport is of upmost importance. This makes all the results her clients see extra special, and there’s nothing better for her than to hear that her clients are seeing results through her services. For Alvarez, it’s all about serving her clients.
When Alvarez officially started as a licensed mental health counselor, her commitment came from her joy of understanding people and helping them understand themselves. Now, as a behavioral analyst, her joy comes from helping children with behavioral issues and their families navigate their current state when they see changes in that child’s life.
It is her dynamic combination that allows Alvarez to tailor her style to the client’s needs. This helps her provide the most effective therapeutic approach, combined with her experience, enables her to have more at her disposal. This allows her to get her clients the results they’ve been looking for.
In 2022, Alvarez takes things further than she ever has by opening up D & M Behavioral Solutions, her very own practice. A place where she could focus on providing the highest quality services possible in South Florida, in an ethical, client-first approach. Here she combines all of her experience to give each session not only her all, but the expertise of her staff. She offers both mental health counseling and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) services in her practice. The goal is to make D & M Behavioral Solutions the leading reference in South Florida for mental health services and ABA therapy to prove that you can be successful and ethical at the same time while helping your community. Read less
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D & M Behavioral Solutions is dedicated to providing quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy and Mental Health Counseling services to those who need it most.
D & M Behavioral Solutions strives to make an impact in the community via quality, ethical & meaningful services.