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Tony Lopez
LMHC, LPC, LPCC
EdS, MA, MAR, MA

I am multilingual; speaking English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

My therapy style is: Down earth, Simple Language, Practical Examples, laid back, at times comical, modern.

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Welcome to Zion Counseling Center LLC

I am currently specializing solely in adult males & couples. I enjoy seeing people of various worldviews. I strive to be a therapist that is “real” and meets people where they are. My niches include Christian Counseling, Men’s Issues, Pornography Addiction, EMDR, Anxiety, Depression, Leadership, Communication, College Issues, & Men ages 22-45.

Licensed to see residents of NY, NJ, PA, VA, FL, TX, and CA.

Yes! I absolutely enjoy seeing non-Christian people as well!

I strive to be a therapist that is “real” and meets people where they are. I use plain language and simple examples. I encourage people to be themselves and not put a “front.” With that said, I do not wear literal or figurative suits into sessions. I take pride in honoring people’s confidentially and admiring their courage to seek help.

My top niche is Christian Counseling: Christians, Pastors, ministry leaders, former ones. I am NOT a Pastor; as a therapist, I can use your spirituality to complement your growth. Expect a professional Psychotherapist who is well-versed in Christian values and can integrate this in a balanced way.

Specializations:

Faith: Christian Counseling, Spiritual Issues, Religious Anxiety, Spiritual Burnout, Spiritual Confusion, Spiritual Abuse, Faith Deconstruction

General: Panic Attacks, Generalized Anxiety, Depression, Pornography Addiction, College Issues

Relationship: Premarital Counseling, Marital Enrichment, Communication Growth, Gottman Couples Counseling

Identity: Multicultural Issues, Racial/Ethnic Identity

Communication: Social Support growth, Leadership Development

Experience

Being that I have gone through an interesting life, I try my best to identify with your situation. I will walk right beside you, wherever you are, in a non-judgmental and supporting way.

Throughout college, I worked with mental health clients in supported housing. Before becoming a Psychotherapist, I was a university administrator who led a multicultural leadership program. It was there that God showed me the ability and desire to lead young men. In the past, I have served both as a youth and college minister. For a period, I also served with the Department of Homeland Security as a US Citizenship and Immigration Services Asylum Officer.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, traveling, learning about cultures, watching criminal procedural and comedy shows, trying new foods, watching martial arts, and spending time with my family and friends.
Approach
I maintain a balance between spirituality and mind. Too many times I have witnessed the harm of those that take extreme approaches. I strive to be “real” with the client and meet them where they are. I use plain language and simple examples. I encourage the client to be themselves and not put a “front.” With that said, I do not wear literal or figurative suits into sessions.

I use an array of counseling methodologies. I have received training in various secular and Christian venues, including Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.

Credentials

  • Life and a ton of books…
  • Licensed Psychotherapist in NY, FL, NJ, TX, CA, PA, & VA
  • Post-Graduate in Educational Leadership (EdS) from
    Liberty University
  • Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University
  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Master of Arts in Forensic Mental Health Counseling from John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stony Brook University
  • Associates of Arts in Social Sciences from Suffolk County Community College
  • Freshman year at Lincoln University (HBCU)
  • EMDR Certified
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Assessment Facilitator
  • Certified Habitudes® Trained Facilitator
  • Clinical Trauma Professional Certificate
  • Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

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