Life Coach, Therapist & Career Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

What Clients Are Saying: 

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 is very empathetic and understanding and is someone who shows a lot of compassion for her clients. She helped me learn a lot about myself through the advanced Myers-Briggs personality assessment and explained things in a clear and concise manner. She is also someone who has “skin in the game” when it comes to career counseling, having transitioned from one career into another entirely.

Joan really understands where I’m coming from. She provides constructive “direction” when needed. Was able to be appropriately proactive 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

I felt very comfortable with Joan. She was sensitive to my concerns and listened to all I had to say. She gave me great advice.

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

Joan Mullinax is an amazing person!!! I love working with her. She is a great asset to the [organization]!

I love, love, love Joan! She did a really great job explaining the process step by step. The personality profile was incredibly helpful and insightful. I really enjoyed working with her.

It recently occurred to me that I have been a client of Joan Mullinax for five years now! At the time I made my first appointment with her in 2015, I felt utterly broken and was doubtful therapy could help. I had no idea how life-changing it would be – that this session would be the first step of an incredible journey that still continues to this day. Since then, Joan has opened my eyes in so many ways it’s hard to count. She has given me a better understanding of my emotions and myself; more confidence; an ability to love myself; and tools to deal with life’s situations in a healthier way. It’s downright astonishing how far I’ve come since that first appointment. I am in such an enlightened and happier place now, a place I could never be without her.

Joan was great; warm and very insightful.

Excellent experience with Joan Mullinax. She always helps me get perspective and allows me to unpack my feelings.

Joan has been very helpful in helping me learn things about myself that will help me in my job search and career choice.

I’m having the most amazing experience working with Joan. She’s so easy to talk to and I would highly recommend her to others. She’s helped me so much and we’ve only talked a handful of times. I told her the other day I will actually be sad when our sessions are over because I’ve enjoyed working with her THAT much!

with Houston therapist, Joan Mullinax, LPC

Joan provides online therapy in Texas and Florida. 

Joan E. Mullinax is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas, license #65969. She is also licensed to provide online therapy in Florida. 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 development for 15 years at Texas Instruments and Compaq (now HP) before discovering that she was more interested in developing people than products.