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Lizet Lopez-Longoria Psychotherapy, LPC

Lizet Lopez-Longoria has a master’s of education in counseling from Sul Ross State University and is a licensed professional counselor (LPC). She has practiced in different counseling settings, such as inpatient care, outpatient care, and private practice. She follows the client’s journey through therapy and accepts them as they are.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Depression
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Parenting
Pay with insurance
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
Pay out-of-pocket
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $80-140
Licensed in
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  • Texas
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“We can all learn to be in tune with ourselves in order to be our true selves.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
Counseling is a second career for me; I have a bachelor's in business administration management and worked at a local television station as an account executive for five years. It was a fast-paced and competitive environment. During that time, I started a family. I decided to learn everything I could about early childhood development in order to be a "good" mom. As a result, I discovered I wanted to learn more and help others learn as well. I think this helped me grow as a therapist and allowed me to better help clients grow with my guidance. I began my career as a therapist in a psychiatric hospital. Once I was fully licensed, I was able to focus my energy on child-centered play therapy and Theraplay. I have used these techniques while working in a school setting. I have also trained in the expressive arts. I love using this bottom-up approach because it has no age limit. We can all learn to be in tune with ourselves in order to be our true selves.
What should someone know about working with you?
During the initial assessment, I will learn about the client's history and their reasons for seeking therapy. I will ask what the client hopes to gain from therapy and what they would like to work on. I don't assign homework unless it would benefit the client and the client agrees to it. I follow the client and try to meet them where they are rather than having me in the driver’s seat and offering things the client might not be prepared to work on.
What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?
As a provider, I am always looking for ways to challenge myself. I love learning and seeing things from a different perspective. It is important to me to maintain my continuing education in order to keep up with the ways to help my clients and build new competencies. Learning is a lifelong journey for me.
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
I consider myself a bicultural person. I am a first-generation Mexican-American. My parents were from Mexico and migrated to the states for new opportunities. I was raised to take advantage of the opportunities given to me in life and work hard to achieve my goals. I continue to embrace both my Mexican and American cultures since they both contribute to my personality and values. As a result, I also enjoy learning about different cultures and helping each client see the strengths within to help them navigate through their life’s long journey. Due to my background, I speak Spanish fluently, and I have implemented this in my practice with native Spanish-speaking clients. I feel it's important to speak to clients in their own language.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am so excited about telehealth! During the 2020 pandemic, I had to learn a new way to reach clients and still emotionally connect with them. I worked mostly with adolescents during that time, since I was a school-based therapist. I am excited to see how I can continue to connect with clients. Rainy days, runny noses, and working hours are no longer barriers to accessing mental health care. In telehealth sessions, I have found that clients still continue to connect with art therapy modalities regardless of the distance between us.
“I follow the client and try to meet them where they are rather than having me in the driver’s seat and offering things the client might not be prepared to work on.”
Interested in speaking with Lizet?