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 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.


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...
Years of Experience: 9

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by S.T. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Alin is an amazing counselor!! She immediately identified my needs and went deep into my history to help me discover the ROOT of my problems. When I found her, I was in dire need of help and she gave me tools right away. I am looking forward to continue working with her.

Written by B.A. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I brag about having a therapist now! Nothing to be ashamed of, especially when you have someone so helpful on the other end of the line, helping you through some of the biggest struggles. I’m so thankful for Alin. And I know my family is, as well!

Written by A.L. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I am so grateful to Alin for making me feel heard everytime I talk to her. She is very professional. After I started talking to her, I have started feeling like I have someone who really cares. She responds to my msgs and provides me positive insights. She is the best.

Written by R.Y. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

I am new to counseling and Alin has made is such an amazing experience for me. She has really allowed me to open up during one of the toughest emotional times of my life to date. She actively listens and responds based on what she is hearing, I truly value her guidance and would recommend her to anyone who is looking for help.

Written by J.O. on Aug 02, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I have only been working with Alin for a few weeks but, already I feel like things are different. If nothing else I am seeing that my thoughts and emotions are valid. I also feel like I'm talking with someone who understands and can help me navigate those issues. I've been on BetterHelp before but, Alin has been the most help by far.

Written by C.A. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching,

you have helped me in so many ways more than you can ever know

Written by C.O. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I know that im... different. Alin gives me a safe space to air aaaaalll my... stuff. She's also goal oriented. Theres a mission here. Betterment

Written by M.O. on Jul 20, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is kind, undersaynding and has compassion and empathy.

Written by C.A. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She addresses all of my concerns and is more thorough in helping me analyze my thoughts and getting to the root of my concerns than any other psychiatrist or psychologist I've seen. In just 2 sessions I truly feel I'm making serious progress with her. She's professional and amazing at what she does.

Written by K.A. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I was so reluctant to try therapy, but working with Alin has relieved all of my worries. From the first few messages she immediately established that this was my space and guided our conversation in such a natural way.

I feel that I’ve accomplished more with Alin in just a few sessions than I have in years of trying to heal on my own. She’s my advocate, encourager, and she also never allows me to make excuses for myself.

I’m learning what it means to be the best version of me and I will forever be grateful to her and BetterHelp for that.

Written by R.E. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Alin has been very interactive with helping me work through my issues. She has helped me also find ways to keep going in a positive direction.

Written by M.E. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Alin has been incredibly helpful and responsive. She made sure to communicate in a way that I was comfortable, and she checks in regularly. So far with the issues I have talked about, she has offered valuable insight and a variety of strategies. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking help and a kind listening ear.

Written by L.E. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

Alin is amazing, she listens to me, I feel heard, understood, Appreciated, and helped every time we talk. I'm so grateful that I was paired with her for this journey.

Written by S.U. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Alin is very professional and respectful. She listens well and provides insights on what I share and why I may be feeling/responding some kind of way. She is helping me reframe certain issues I have as well which helps.

Written by H.A. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very caring, seems knowledgeable about intersectionality aspects of mental health.