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 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. 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 Transgendered 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.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Immigration Issues, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Prejudice and Discrimination
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
TX LPC 74422
Alin was there when I most needed someone to listen to me and guide me through some very tough moments. She helped me reflect on my own behavior and instead of answering my questions. She taught me how to self-reflect and gave me coping and problem solving tools.
More importantly, she taught me the difference between improving myself (for myself) rather than "for others" . Thus setting me on a constant path of self awareness and to constantly seek ways to improve myself.
Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Alin for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Alin is great! Very professional and understands me.
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety
I can’t say enough good things about Alin! She gave me the tools to recognize and cope with the anxiety I felt. She is a wealth of knowledge and helped me become self aware and get my confidence back. She is straight forward but gentle and cares about her patients goals and wellbeing.
Written on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Alin for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
She’s amazing! Empathetic and kind. I feel like she’s a blessing to me in my time of need and I’m very thankful I met her.
Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Alin for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Fantastic therapist, kind and genuine . Extremely patient
Written on Jul 15, 2022 after therapy with Alin for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coaching
Alin is truly amazing. She is so knowledgeable and helpful, I don’t know what I would have done without her!
Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Alin for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts