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.
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
UT LCMHC 12817371-6004
VA LPC 0701004928
Ivan has always been extremely helpful to me. He is great at listening and understanding. He always tells me the truth even if it’s hard to hear and he gives me great guidance and support.
Written on Jan 19, 2024 after therapy with Ivan for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Extremely patient as I vent & gives great feedback. Easy to speak to & is very approachable, not intimidating at all. He is very professional & I'm so glad I made the choice to work with him.
Written on Jan 14, 2024 after therapy with Ivan for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
My deepest wants were to be Valued, Respected and Heard. Ivan has helped validate all of these things during my mental health journey with him. He will listen to what I am saying, validate that it’s a valid perspective, and made me feel respected. Trust is important to healing for me and I trust that he knows what he is doing. And that has allowed me to trust the process and recognize these values in myself. Thank you Dr. Resto.
Written on Dec 05, 2023 after therapy with Ivan for 8 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Very attentive, listened to my concerns and gave me the tools to better myself. Thank you Ivan
Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Ivan for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
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