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Ivan Resto, LCMHC, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Anger management Self esteem Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has 15 years of experience in the field. I strive to provide individuals with the highest quality counseling services. Through compassion, knowledge, and respect, I work all individuals to encourage personal growth and development. Whether struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, family relational problems, ADHD, or any number of other difficulties, it is my goal to help you and your family in achieving your goals and improving your quality of life. At some point in our lives, we all will need assistance and someone with whom to talk. I am here to assist you on your journey toward a happier and healthier future.

Professional experience

15yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Communication Problems, Forgiveness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Social Anxiety and Phobia

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

UT LCMHC 12817371-6004

VA LPC 0701004928


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Ivan Resto. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Ivan has been fantastic- great insights into my issues and suggestions for actionable improvements every session. Great listener and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend.

Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Ivan for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Ivan has literally been hands down the best counselor I have ever had in my life. For more than a year he has helped me make so many significant changes in my life that I did not think were even possible. He helped me to explore many different challenges in my life that were so hard for me to look at. With his help I was able to find new ways to deal with the challenges, not get stuck and continue to find growth and healing. When I first signed up for therapy I was beyond anxious and at times struggled with being open even when I really wanted to be open. Ivan was so patient with me during these times. Ivan has an amazing personality that just really makes the counseling experience so much smoother. Ivan helped me believe in myself when all I could see was fear in my face. He helped me knock the walls of fear down and push through and start looking at where my life is and what my life could become. So many times, we all ask ourselves what if this…? or what if that...? or what if I never…? I learned that all of these for me were rooted in fear. Once I started to learn and understand more about this fear, Ivan continued to help me walk through building up my confidence and what that looks like for me. As time continued to go on, I learned so many new ways to think about myself in positive ways that helped me work on changing different actions I would take. I learned that fear/anxiety did not have to control my life anymore and that I can still go after the things that I want. Ivan really helped me with so many different issues from work, relationships and just being there when I was having so much chaos going on in my life. Honestly without Ivan’s assistance there is no doubt in my mind that I would have been able to make such huge strides on my own. My friends and family have noticed a difference in me when it comes to my attitude and they are just so surprised because according to them I am not the same person that they once knew and I am the 2.0 upgraded, better version of myself. I totally wish Ivan was licensed in every state. Do yourself a favor and sign up for sessions with him, it will not only change your life, but individuals that are around you will be changed as well.

Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Ivan for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching

Ivan was amazing. He was thoughtful, practical and always helpful. He listened intently, asked all the right questions and I just wish he was licensed in all 50 states so I could take him with me as I move.

Written on May 06, 2022 after therapy with Ivan for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Ivan is an absolutely amazing therapist. He has helped me tremendously with issues concerning depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, stress, time management, grief and addictions. I can really say that my overall outlook on life has significantly improved due to his assistance, and I probably wouldn't be where I am now without his assistance too. Ivan has a calm and rational approach to handling issues where he listens attentively and allows you to get everything out before he begins proposing solutions. Not to mention, one thing Ivan does that I really enjoy is he ask you "is this something you want to change or improve" which allows you to decide for yourself if even want a solution the issue or just vent because sometimes everyone needs to vent. Through Ivan's amazing work, I have grown more confident in myself and my ability to get through things on my own as he teaches you ways to manage issues on your own. I no longer feel like the lingering burden of past issues that I was too afraid to address or resolve. I truly feel like I can have peace in my life which for me has always been a dream I would endless chase. I highly recommend Ivan to any and everyone so you can begin your journey to a better you.

Written on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with Ivan for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Ivan is one of the best counselors I ever had. All 10s from my perspective

Written on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with Ivan for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

At first I was really nervous about opening up to a man about my postpartum depression and anxiety but Ivan made me feel so heard and respected. His advice with my anxiety as been life changing and after making some changes to my daily life I no longer have anxiety throughout my day. I’m really looking forward to how much I progress and grow throughout this journey. I use to think therapy would make me feel like I was complaining but instead I feel so empowered. I feel very thankful to have Ivan as my therapist. I recommend BetterHelp to all my friends now.

Written on Oct 06, 2020 after therapy with Ivan for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd