If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change
- Maya Angelou
Rubi Lopez, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Rubi is a licensed professional counselor with experience with Children, Adolescents, and Adults. She has served individuals with depression, anxiety, PTSD, autism, cognitive and
learning disabilities, as well as deaf and hard of hearing.
Rubi believes in empowering and supporting those in need through patience and respect, using creative tools, nature, and a holistic approach.
Rubi completed a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and master’s degree in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling at the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley. She enjoys nature walks/run, hiking, and arts including photography, painting, and drawing.
Hard of Hearing
Grief / Loss
You have made the decision to begin a new journey in your healing process and that takes courage. I am here to guide you, to explore with you, and make yourself curious on the how’s. I am a resource for you. I am here to empower you to make better choices for you. I will prompt questions to help you process situations and experiences, in hope that one day you will use those tools to help yourself create
more peace in your life.
How I Work
I believe in a holistic approach. I will ask you about things that make you YOU, things that you enjoy
and dislike, things that you put in your body (on mental, emotional, and physical levels). I am direct but
respectful. I am compassionate but not enabling. I will give assignments, so expect to work on a few things between sessions.
“Progress not Perfection” is my personal motto.
I am a resource for
you. I am here to empower you to make better choices for you.
What made you decide to become a counselor?
I believe that people need a safe place to process and I have the capability to interact without judgement while they learn to accept themselves.
If you could teach the world one skill or technique to improve their lives, what would it be?
Acceptance. Acceptance of what was. Acceptance of the choices they made. Acceptance of the now. Acceptance that they only have control of themselves, their thoughts, and actions.
Have you personally been in counseling and if so, what did you learn about yourself?
I have. I learned it is not selfish to prioritize myself. If I intend to take care of others, its important that my cup is full to be able to do so.
If you could recommend one book to all your clients, what would it be?
Brene Brown - Atlas of the Heart
What inspires you to help others?
Their growth - to see someone make steps they didn't know they could take.
Who is your ideal client?
I don't have one. I am here to help and serve.
How do you personally practice self-care?
I love art, nature, and music. I will take the time to express myself through art, a run in the park, or music in my vehicle with the windows down.
How do you relate to mindfulness?
Give an example of how you incorporate it in your sessions. At times, my clients are quick to run through the emotion and want to continue the session. I have asked them to slow down, listen to their body, and feel the emotion. Once clients can identify their own emotions, it is easier to identify the needs.
If you are hosting a dinner party, who are the 3 people you would invite and why?
My grandfather (he passed), my sister, and a dear friend. They are important in my life and would love to see them interact.