About Us

Mark Tovar M.A. LPC-S Owner/Therapist

I have worked in many areas of mental health; schools, treatment centers, judicial systems, colleges and universities and with leaders and executives in our community. 

Having confidence, motivation, and accomplishing all you do is difficult. This leads to not being our best self.

Working professionals have come to me in all stages of their professional, social, and personal lives. I can show you what these professionals have done to THRIVE!

When I am relaxing; I’m at home with my pets or  watching a hockey game. If I am Thriving, I’m taking a trip to Austin, eating at a new restaurants and  listening to live bands; Old school hip-hop, 90’s alt rock and 60’s soul music are my favorites. 

Kathryn Tovar M.Ed.- Director of Operations

My Master’s degree is in Education has allowed me to spend the last eight years teaching students and training other instructors at a college in San Antonio, TX. Taking these skills to a clinical environment now expands my passion of helping others.  

As co-owner of Real Counseling Inc., I am responsible for efficient day-to-day operations, meeting the expectations of our clients, supervising staff and coordinating training. My ability to problem-solve and teach has been a central theme in my life. My analytical nature serves me well, as I oversee the front-line services in running a practice. 

When you enter our office, it is likely that I will be the first person you see. And as you leave our space, I will make sure that we have done all that we can to make your time the most enjoyable. I handle all comments, concerns, or ideas to improve our practice. 

Outside of the business, I enjoy live concerts, finding new restaurants, spending time with family and our three rescue animals.