Alin Tovar

(M.S, LPC)

About Me

Hi, my name is Alin Tovar and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I identify myself as a psychotherapist and a Christian. As a believer I have seen the power of God in counseling. I know that mental health and faith can be a great combination for anyone who seeks it. I have been working in the mental health settings since 2010. My background is in Psychology and Rehabilitation Counseling. From a very young age I always knew that I wanted to become a therapist and God has blessed me with these abilities. My main goal is to help my community and with my experiences, I believe I have and continue to accomplish this goal.
As a counselor, I place myself in individual’s shoes and I work towards a treatment that reflects their values, unique experiences, and what they want to resolve. I am fluent in English and in Spanish, and this quality has been one of my strengths as it allows me to do clinical work with a variety of clients. I had the privilege of working with Central American undocumented families for 4 years and continue to service a multilingual population. My experiences have also encompassed of working in inpatient settings, Child Protective Services, Schools, Valley AIDS clinic and outpatient counseling. My background has given me the foundation that has led me to become a great counselor. I have done and continue doing volunteer work in the Rio Grande Valley. Big Brother/Big Sister, Special Olympics, Down Syndrome Awareness events, and counseling groups are just some of the yearly activities that I’m involved with. I am currently working with a colleague on a pro bono shelter called “La Posada Providencia” with immigrants from all over the world. My main therapeutic orientations are CBT with an emphasis on REBT, Solution Focus Brief therapy and Existentialism but I always work with the client’s best benefit.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my profile, God Bless You and I look forward to working with you soon.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LPC #74422 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Reviews

Written by N.O. on Jul 02, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks

Very patient and non judgemental

Written by L.A. on Feb 21, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 10 months

Really enjoy having Alin as my counselor. she really takes time to listen and try and understand my thought process. She helps me to challenge a lot of my irrational thoughts and I never feel judged when speaking with her, so can really open up and speak openly with her. After all therapy is only as effective as we allow it to be by being open and honest.