A Modern Approach to the Art of Listening
I’m a bilingual Counselor, fluent in English and Spanish, licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, a member of the Texas Behavioral Executive Council. I’ve worked in the human services field for over 20-years serving children, adolescents, adults, and families. During counseling sessions, I promote an environment that is accepting, supportive, genuine and understanding; however, I also encouraging my clients to be equal partners in the professional helping process. We work with the intention of making progress. Central to my work are the high regard I place on treating clients with dignity and respect, my core belief in people’s ability to overcome life's most pressing problems, and the capacity to achieve transformational change.
My training as a counselor started in the rural Northwest where I provided home-based services to families with limited access to resources, many living in remote areas affected by harsh winter weather conditions. In 2006, I moved to Texas where I’ve been a credentialed Licensed Professional Counselor for the last 12 years. As a member of the Greater Houston community, I’ve continued to pursue opportunities to serve people often considered “hard-to-reach” within shelters, community centers, medical clinics, and yes here too, in remote areas of our rural neighboring counties. I've also grown accustom to our region's own unique weather and the disruptions it too can pose to providing and receiving consistent mental health services.
My experiences have taught me to appreciate the many barriers people wanting help face. Through my telehealth practice (online counseling), I’m excited to offer a convenient option for anyone interested in counseling who has a personal computer or smartphone and access to a high speed internet connection. This technology helps clients access appointments from the privacy of their own personal devices, removing barriers and adding convenience. This can be especially helpful for busy people who would otherwise put off counseling due to travel and other time limitations. Telehealth also meets the needs of those who simply prefer a virtual office experience.
If you’d like to schedule an appointment with me, please feel free to call, email, or self-schedule an appointment on my website. I look forward to meeting you.
National Certified Counselor (NCC) - National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.
Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider (CTMH) - Evergreen Certifications
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP)- International Association of Trauma Professionals
Ernesto C. López, Jr. NCC, LPC-S, CCTP, CTMH
Licensed Professional Counselor