Life Coach, Therapist & Career Counselor

joan mullinax career counselor and life coach in houston tx

Joan E. Mullinax has a lifetime of experience supporting people in building the lives they seek and in overcoming life’s challenges. She relishes working with clients who are committed to the quality of their own lives. She has a unique ability to see people’s strengths, even when they cannot. She is patient and encouraging with clients who are seeking to move beyond their current circumstances or limitations, and is able to gently point to possible opportunities for growth.

Career Counseling

Joan has over 10 years of experience in therapy services and career counseling in Houston. She gives support to experienced professionals, undergraduate and graduate students in choosing or changing careers, and selecting appropriate educational and training programs. She hired and trained multiple employees as a manager in the computer industry, giving her a clear picture of the employment process from an employer’s perspective.

Thanks to her personal experience, she understands the financial and emotional impact a lay-off can have, as well as the opportunity it provides for a person to find a career in which one can thrive. Joan is a “poster child” for positive career change,making her one of the most sought-after Houston TX counselors.

Personal Counseling:

Joan works with clients facing a variety of challenges, from anxiety and depression to self-esteem, relationship and assertiveness skills. As a lifelong caregiver, Joan has a unique ability to empathize with and support caregivers in carving out a life for themselves in the face of challenging demands. Having lost her husband, a lifelong friend and a sister to cancer in barely two years, she has a special gift for developing resilience in the face of family illness and loss.


Joan Mullinax and Rachel Eddins are interviewed as part of Houston CW39 special, “Real Houston: You’re Hired”. Here is a clip:

Joan is interviewed by Fox 26 news on “Working from Home Effectively.” Here’s a clip:

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What Clients Are Saying: 

**The data below was obtained by anonymous client surveys and is reprinted exactly as stated with client permission. Detailed identifying information has been omitted to protect client confidentiality.**

“Thanks to Joan, I am on a road of healing and growth after several years of post-college flailing.  Her incredible empathy, insight, candidness, and easy manner helped me learn from my past to discover my goals for the future.  She has supported me in many ways, from overcoming shame to developing action plans for change.  I am moving forward, both personally and professionally, with confidence and hope.  I am so very thankful for her!”  — L.T., career change, personal growth

“Joan really understands where I’m coming from. She provides constructive “direction” when needed. Was able to be appropriately pro-active in improving compensation – it worked!” —R.S., career advancement

“Joan’s guidance and ability to help me figure things out on my own have helped me immensely. As a result of working with her: I have a new outlook on life in general– I’m happier; I’ve been able to work through several issues that have been hindering me from figuring out what I want to do career-wise.” —S.C. – career direction

“My therapy experience was incredible. From the moment I started working with Joan, I was impressed with her skills in pointing out behavior patterns and gently suggesting alternate forms of communication. My relationship is now out of the ICU and is now “stable,” and I am much less anxious and depressed.” —S.W., anxiety, relationship issues

“I was having a hard time finding the right person to lead me in the right direction, until I found Ms. Mullinax.  She is a wonderful person and surely does a great job as a counselor.  She has completely changed my life in school.”  College student, career direction

“Joan was very helpful and knowledgeable.  I would definitely recommend her.”

“Felt very comfortable with Joan.  She was sensitive to my concerns and listened to all I had to say.  She gave me great advice.  I would definitely recommend her.”

“Joan has helped me very much.  She is very professional and knowledgeable.  I am glad I was able to work with her.  Thank you.”

“Joan Mullinax is an amazing person!!!  I love working with her and she is a great asset to the [organization]!”

with Houston therapist, Joan Mullinax.

Joan E. Mullinax is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She holds the equivalent of a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling, and a Master’s in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on motivation from the University of Houston. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas. She was involved in new product develop for 15 years at Texas Instruments and Compaq (now HP) before discovering that she was more interested in developing people than products.