Alyssa Aguirre at UT Health Austin

Alyssa Aguirre, MSW, LCSW-S

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Phone: 1-833-UT-CARES (833-882-2737)

Education

University of Michigan, MSW

University of Minnesota, BA, Psychology


Residency/Fellowship

Fellowship, Geriatrics, University of Michigan

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

Alyssa Aguirre, MSW, LCSW-S, is a licensed clinical social worker in UT Health Austin’s Comprehensive Memory Center within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. She is also a part of the Integrated Behavioral Health team. She specializes in counseling individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Additionally, Alyssa Aguirre is an assistant professor of practice in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin and serves as the Assistant Director of Dementia Care Transformation for the Dell Medical School Department of Neurology.

Alyssa Aguirre earned her master’s in social work from the University of Michigan and her bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Minnesota. She also completed a fellowship in geriatrics and earned her Specialization in Aging Certificate from the University of Michigan.

Alyssa Aguirre has dedicated her career to designing new models of dementia care, advancing social and biomedical research, and providing direct patient care to patients and family caregivers. She is an advocate for early diagnosis and evidence-based program interventions in communities and hospital systems. She contributed to Dementia Friendly America, an initiative to educate healthcare systems and communities on ways to become dementia-friendly by developing training videos and provider practice tools. She presents at the national, state, and local levels on topics related to dementia, aging, and caregiving.

Specializations

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Anxiety
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • End-of-life
  • Family caregiving
  • Grief and loss
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Memory loss

Board Certification

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Board-Approved Supervisor
  • Specialization in Aging Certification

Locations

Locations

  • UT Health Austin Clinics | Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Out of network for all Humana Medicare HMO Plans)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Medicaid/TMHP
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Optum
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
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