Alin Tovar

(M.S, LPC)

About Me

Hi! my name is Alin Tovar and I am an License Professional Counselor. I am currently a social emotional counselor for a local public school and truly enjoy working with teens. I work with children from prek-12th grade in the school setting and with a variety of ages in outpatient clinics. I have had several experiences working with teens and families since 2010 and it has truly been an amazing experience. I have been employed for Tropical Texas Behavioral Health with the department of youth and families and feel there is a high demand and need with this population. I have experience treating suicidality, bullying, cyberbullying (victims and perpetrators), self mutilating behaviors and relationship problems to mention a few. Doing contract work at the juvenile detention center I also realized the high need of mental health professionals. I know that being a teen is not easy and know that I can help you with this process .

Thank you for stopping by and reading my profile, look forward to working with you soon.


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...

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

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by R.J. on Jul 22, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks

Alin is probably one of the best therapists I have encountered. She’s open minded, is always suggesting other options or other ways of going about my current situations, is the most kind hearted person and really wants me to go above and beyond than the norm

Written by M.E. on Jul 09, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 1 year

Alin Tovar was an amazing therapist to my teen during a difficult time in her life.

Written by N.O. on Jul 02, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks

Very patient and non judgemental

Written by T.R. on Jun 29, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Alin Tovar has been very respectful and helpful in dealing with any issues. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a therapist

Written by O.L. on Jun 21, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is wonderful! She understands me! So happy to have her as my therapist

Written by G.I. on Jun 08, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

My therapist is amazing! She makes me feel heard but not mask what’s going on with me. Truthful and helpful in so many ways!

Written by M.A. on Jun 06, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, and self esteem

Alin is so amazing! She has truly helped me in the past couple of months make me feel like myself again! I’ve seen a difference since the first time I started coming to therapy to now 2-3 months later and wow- I can’t wait to continue down this road to success with her:)

Written by K.A. on May 29, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Alin is the most thoughtful therapist I’ve ever had. I’m very comfortable talking to her. She helps keep me motivated to improve myself.

Written by J.O. on May 13, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 9 months

Alin is very understanding about my health issues/problems and etc. She has a sense of humor that makes her more “human” even though we’re probably very far apart! I feel safe telling her anything.

Written by K.R. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I not only feel understood, but I honestly believe her work, prior to me meeting her, has made her the perfect fit for me at this time. I struggle with a lifetime of issues and she has a background in nearly all of them. I’ve felt hopeless. Negative thoughts and traumas from as early as I can remember, it seemed impossible to heal. I now know with her guidance I can find a way to heal AND grow.

Written by L.A. on Feb 21, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 10 months

Really enjoy having Alin as my counselor. she really takes time to listen and try and understand my thought process. She helps me to challenge a lot of my irrational thoughts and I never feel judged when speaking with her, so can really open up and speak openly with her. After all therapy is only as effective as we allow it to be by being open and honest.

Written by N.I. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

This is my first ever therapy and I had lots of doubts on the whole process but Alin happened to be a good choice for me. She gave time and stood strongly for me which helped me more. I would surely recommend her to anyone seeking therapy.

Written by R.Y. on Feb 04, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and bipolar disorder

Incredible. She cares. Very well spoken. Pays attention to the small details. Guides conversation in a constructive manner. She is intelligent and friendly. Without a doubt the best therapist I have seen.

Written by A.L. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Alin is a great listener. She is very intuitive. I don't really know how to articulate what I am feeling very well, but she is able to sense what I mean from what I am saying and interpret it.

Written by M.I. on Jan 05, 2021 after counseling with Alin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

from the first five minutes of therapy I regretted not hearing of this service sooner. but I would say that about my particular consular in any scenario. Alin has the ability to make a conversation with one party in Texas and the other in New York seem like your just in session as any on therapy. attentive, educated, caring. I am thankful such people are out there doing God's work.

Written by R.Y. on Dec 03, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Alin is an absolute GOD SEND. These last 4 months have been some of the hardest emotional times of my life and I honestly do not know where I would be without her. Her ability to actively listen, hear me out and give me great advice while guiding me into a healthy place is an incredible gift. I cannot thank her enough!

Written by C.A. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Alin has helped me a lot. Is very focused on progress and is nonjudgemental of unique lifestyles and vocations.

Written by E.V. on Oct 17, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Alin has been incredibly supportive and helpful. She's been able to give me so many tools to help me with my anxiety and depression. I have grown so much as a person because of her.

Written by G.U. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Alin for 6 months

Alin has managed to draw out my very quiet introverted teen, that’s quite an achievement. Alin is awesome.

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 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 teen counseling 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 teen counseling 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.