Joan Mullinax MEd, LPC, MS, BS

Licensed Clinical Social Worker — LCSW #65969

Life Coach, Therapist & Career Counselor

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About Joan Mullinax


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.


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Joan's Focus

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.

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Joan's Other Specialities

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.

More About Joan

With over 10 years of experience, Joan has a special knack for meeting you where you are and understanding the challenges you face. She works to give all of her clients the best foundation for healing and moving forward as your whole self.

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History And Qualifications

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.

Graduate Degree: University of Houston - Master’s degree in Educational Psychology

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Undergraduate Degree: University of Texas - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science

What Clients Are Saying

I Really Appreciate Your Career Guidance

Wow, I really appreciate your career guidance because I was so lost. I wasn’t sure what direction to take and all the online resources vary from author to author. Thank you so much for all of your help!


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