Hello and welcome! Thank you very much for seeking counseling services. This takes much courage and I admire and applaud you for taking this important step. People seek out counseling for many reasons. Maybe they are feeling lost, maybe they are stuck in a rut, maybe a bad break up has left them in pieces, maybe a traumatic event has been affecting their lives, maybe the use of substances has taken over their lives as they used them to get through the day and now have gone too far, or maybe they are even feeling the abysses of depression and anxiety and can't understand where its coming from. Whatever the reasons for counseling, the rigors of life have affected the person so profoundly that it has made a hard, negative impact in their lives and may feel like they have lost control. In seeking counseling you have made a choice to take back control of your life, You have decided to fight hard against the inner turmoil. I have the upmost respect for you! If you would please allow me to accompany you on your journey to achieve the goals you wish to achieve, I can assure you that I would give you my very best. Your goals are what's important to me and exploring different ways to find that inner peace is something I do not take lightly.
My name is Silvestre Rubio, but all my life people have called me Silver. I have a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology (2011) and am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have over 9 years of experience in Counseling and assisting people with a variety of diagnoses such as Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bipolar, Substance Use, and Schizoaffective disorders to name a few. In addition, My approach to treatment entails a few crucial things. We must work hard to establish a good, trusting, strong therapeutic relationship first and foremost. I want you to be comfortable to be able to speak to me about anything and know that you will not be judged. I have your back and your well being as my top priority. We can go at whatever pace you wish to go whether fast or slow and your goals are what I'm here to help you achieve. Together we will explore the things that have been bothering you and come up with a treatment plan with reasonable goals you want. We will immediately learn skills, tools and coping mechanisms to ensure you are equipped to deal with a variety of things in your life. In addition, counseling isn't just about learning skills to "handle" things. Having immediate tools is essential, but what is just as essential is to continue to explore the issues that have been bothering you so that we can get to the root and eventually not even have the negative feelings. For example, when some one is using drugs we learn skills that can help achieve sobriety right away. This is very important, but in order to maintain sobriety, we explore the reasons behind substance use in the first place. This can be uncomfortable and can take time, but once we get to the root of what's causing substance use and eliminate it, then this may be where "true healing" takes place. Whatever the situation may be in your case, I. want you to know that you have my unconditional support and will be with you to help get to where you wish to be.
Something that I have learned through my years in counseling is that every person is unique, every person is different, every one has a different view and even with similar issues, counseling sessions have be tailored for everyone's individual needs and goals. This is what you will get from me, a person who sees you as a person and wants to help you be the best you. I'm not here to "shrink" you and most definitely know 100 percent must be given to the session every time. Your thoughts, feelings, emotions matter and I'm here to try and help you. If this is the type of counselor you are looking for, then I'm your guy. I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Love , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
LPC #69031 (Expires: 2021-09-30)
Working with Silver was the best experience I’ve ever had with counseling. He has a talent for getting a good grasp of the person you are and what strategies will work for you. He provided a wealth of information and many options for me to take while managing my stress and symptoms. I am very grateful to him and would definitely recommend him in the future.
I’ve only had a couple sessions with Silvestre, but he’s wonderful! He’s attentive and offers different coping techniques to help quell my anxiety and distorted thoughts.
He’s a great and relatable guy that gives quality advice and is understanding
Silvestre Rubio is a true professional that listens and offered solutions to problems. I love that he gives homework I think it’s very helpful.
Silver has been a great help. He has great knowledge in principles of psychology and I like how he is able to marry up concepts we are discussing. Silver is also very human and hands on in his approach. I would definitely recommend him!
I've been talking with Silver for sometime and he's really helpful. He tries his best to understand you and help with what your goal may be. I would definitely recommend him to a friend or relative. You don't feel pressured in any way and he's a really cool guy.
Absolutely wonderful therapist! I could tell from the first session that he is a great match for me. He is smart, intuitive, efficient, professional and caring. He is what I aspire to be like when I become a psychotherapist. I have faith in his personality, experience and abilities that he is the right person to help me bring balance back to my life. 5 stars all the way!!
I highly recommend Silver! He really helped me through my anxiety and gave me many tools to take with me now that our sessions have ended. I really enjoyed my time speaking with him. He always was there to listen to me. If I ever need therapy again, I would definitely come back to him.