Meet our counselors

Worried about finding the perfect fit? No matter what you are going through, help is available. Our compassionate therapists treat the whole person and not just a diagnosis. They have specializations in a variety of concerns to meet your unique needs. We offer in person therapy in Houston & Sugar Land, TX and online therapy throughout the US. Find a therapist below or call and we can match you with a good fit.

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Find a Therapist by Service, Therapy, Or client age

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Kelsey Engdorf

Kelsey enjoys working with teens, young adults, and couples to help them build the lives they want and make meaningful changes.

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Tiara Runyon

Tiara offers a collaborative approach, fit to suit your individual needs. Her experience includes working with those facing life transitions and…


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Alexandra Marshall

Alexandra’s focus is on helping you develop self-confidence, cope with feelings of anxiety, emotional eating, loneliness and isolation, and mana…

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Brittnie Grono

Brittnie works with children, teens, and adults to overcome anxiety, depression, ADHD and behavioral challenges.

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Courtney Chiles-Cloud

Courtney works with youths and their families that have experienced trauma or are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal ideat…

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Diana Cabrera-Stewart

Diana’s specialty areas include working with mothers at any stage in their journey, as well as working with clients for whom race, culture, ethn…

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Diana Parlante

Diana specializes in assisting couples through lack of connection, betrayal, miscommunication, and other relationship struggles. She also works…

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Elizabeth Lowrey

Elizabeth’s specialties include problematic alcohol use, addiction difficulties, adjusting to chronic illness, grief, loss, anxiety and depressi…

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Elizabeth McCullough

Feeling overwhelmed? Teen drama? Therapist Elizabeth McCoullough is here to help! As your therapist, I guide individuals, teens, and families to…

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Jennifer Oates

Jennifer works with adult men and women in specialty areas such as anxiety, ADHD, substance abuse, relational difficulties, and trauma (PTSD). J…

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Jessie Blakely

Jessie has over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, parents, and families. She specializes in a range of ne…

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Joan Mullinax

Joan specializes in therapy services and career counseling and helps clients with challenges incl. anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationshi…

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Joey Harmon

Joey offers therapeutic services for everyone aged 3 and up and strives to provide a judgment-free environment for you or your child to learn an…

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John Watkins

Stuck in a rut? Therapist John can guide you towards self-discovery and personal growth. His warm and collaborative approach blends psychodynami…

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Kelsey Engdorf

Kelsey enjoys working with teens, young adults, and couples to help them build the lives they want and make meaningful changes.

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Lizz Calderon-Mullens

I work with children, adolescents, families, and young adults to help with anxiety, depression, spiritual, and relational concerns.

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Maggie Burkett

Maggie enjoys working with children, teens, and adults experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, abuse, PTSD, self-harm, etc. Maggie is also a c…

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Margaret Mayer

Margaret works with clients navigating grief, life transitions, anxiety, and LGBTQ/identity-related issues and LGBTQ couples. Leading with empat…

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Rae Morris

Worried child? Teen angst? Therapist Rae Morris can help your family replace the worry lines with laughter. Rae is a therapist who is passionate…

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Rebecca Perez

I’m passionate about helping people overcome life’s challenges.  Whether you are struggling with a personal crisis brought on by trauma, relatio…

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Roddy Young

Roddy has been providing counseling to individuals and couples in both medical and private practice settings for over 20 years. He specializes i…

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Ron DonLevy

Your feelings matter and you deserve to be heard. Ron will join you on your journey of personal growth, healing, and change.

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Sarah Soto

Sarah’s specialties and professional interests include helping people through life changes, trauma, PTSD, abuse, anxiety, stress, depression, AD…

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Shannon Forbes

Shannon offers counseling for adults & couples. Her specialties include anxiety, career concerns, depression, grief & loss, ocd, trauma and rela…

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Steven Serrano

Steven is a bilingual (English & Spanish) psychotherapist. Steven’s experience includes counseling individuals, couples, families and teens in t…

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Suzanne Kamfar

Suzanne (Susan) is bilingual (English & Farsi). Her focus is on helping you navigate through life with balance, harmony, and authenticity. She w…

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Tiara Runyon

Tiara offers a collaborative approach, fit to suit your individual needs. Her experience includes working with those facing life transitions and…

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Vanessa Guidry

Vanessa works with teens, young adults and families. She helps with behavioral concerns, emotional stress such as anxiety, anger and depression,…


Ready To Book An Appointment With a Therapist?

Get matched with a therapist in Houston or Sugar Land, TX by calling us at 832-559-2622 to speak with our Client Care Coordinator or click "Get Started" to schedule an appointment online.

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Preparing for YOur Therapy Session

Create a life worth living.

Prior to your appointment, consider the following questions and mindset (don't worry, your therapist can help you with this as well):

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    How would I like things to be different?

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    What are some things in my life I love and would like more of?

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    Give yourself credit for taking the time to improve your or your family's mental health. 

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    Remember that therapy takes time; changes are often subtle from session to session, but after several visits you can make big strides. 

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    Be open and honest. Remember, your therapist is there to help you.

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    Therapy is a personal experience. You'll want to give it some time after the initial visit to determine if it is working for you. However, if the fit with the therapist doesn't feel right for any reason, give us a call and we can help you find an alternate therapist who may fit better for you. 

Who We Help

Our Houston counselors are committed to providing the tools you need to feel better every day and to find solutions that will work for your family. We provide compassionate care to address your emotional, career, and relationship needs. Use the filter bar above to find a therapist who works with:

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Counseling Philosophy

Our purpose is, through care and compassion, to add value, hope, and healing to the lives of adults, children, teens, couple and families. Our counseling services amplify and hone the worth, strengths and resources of all we serve.

Our intention is to help you know your own unique worth at a deep level, to cultivate your potential and activate your inner resiliency, to provide skills for getting unstuck and coping with symptoms such as anxiety and depression, and to help you live according to your core values and needs.

Find a Therapist By Type of Therapy Offered (Therapies) 


Some types of therapy work best with specific concerns, such as trauma or couples therapy, while others are effective for a range of concerns. Your therapist can recommend an approach that will work for your situation. You can also find a therapist by type of therapy using the therapies filter offered above.

The main goal of DBT is to help you build a life worth living. This means having things that are meaningful and important to you in your life. 

DBT helps you to work with your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors differently from how you may have in the past, and that incorporates your values and what is most meaningful to you.

It is helpful for a wide range of concerns, especially those who haven't responded well to therapy or medication. DBT is most helpful for those who have powerful emotions or take extreme positions. 


The foundation of CBT is the belief that many (if not most) psychological problems are rooted in a blend of unhelpful ways of thinking and learned patterns of unhelpful behavior. The way we think affects the way we feel, which can impact our behavior.

Cognitive behavioral therapy suggests that anyone struggling with such problems can unlearn these unhelpful patterns.

You can develop new ways to cope with problems, reduce related symptoms, and live a more productive life.


Substantial scientific research has established EMDR as effective for treating posttraumatic stress (PTSD). It has also been effective in treating anxiety disorders such as phobias or panic disorder, disturbing memories, performance anxiety, trauma, stress reduction, complicated grief, sexual and/or physical abuse.

EMDR therapy heals trauma by teaching you skills to handle emotional distress and using stimulation such as eye movements and taps. EMDR can help release the hold trauma has in your body, relieve symptoms and help you regain your life.


Somatic therapy is a form of therapy that integrates the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical aspects of each of us in order to work toward greater health and well-being. Somatic therapy allows the client to become aware of his or her body and the sensations experienced through it; improving the mind-body connection and reducing mental health symptoms. 

Somatic Experiencing is an effective body-oriented therapy used to treat the body’s response to trauma and stress. Because it helps individuals target trauma on a fundamental physical level, Somatic Experiencing allows the body to change its relationship to distress. 

Research supports Somatic Experiencing as a highly effective therapy for targeting internalized trauma.


ACT helps people take action. Action on what matters most to you, how you want to treat yourself and others. how you want to behave and what you want to do.

What we resist, persists.

In ACT, you learn skills to face problems head-on instead of avoiding stressors. You learn psychological skills to handle difficult thoughts and feelings effectively.

By adjusting actions to move in the direction of values—rather than fears—ACT contributes to a fulfilling and purpose-driven life. 


Play is a natural activity of learning, exploration, and communication for children. Play therapy (for children ages 2-12)  takes advantage of this innate ability to help children explore their feelings and thoughts, express themselves, and understand their life experiences.

In essence, it helps them to play out what they may otherwise find difficult to put into words.

The younger a child is when they begin play therapy, the more malleable their brain structure will be. This makes it easier to build neural pathways that lead to healthy emotional regulation, well-being, and adaptive behavior as they mature into happy, well-adjusted, and functional adults.


Painful or stressful experiences are recorded unprocessed in the body whenever the brain could not comprehend and store them in explicit/conscious memory at the time of the events.

For that reason, psychological trauma impacts our brains and bodies, affecting our mood, behavior, and physical functioning. It shatters our sense of security and leads us to feeling vulnerable, isolated, and powerless.

Brainspotting uses eye positions as entry points to access information stored in the body (nervous system) and the deep brain (seat of your regulation processes).


When we experience a particularly threatening situation or loss, especially when feeling helpless or unsafe, the experience can become “frozen” in our brain. Along with the memory are the negative feelings, thoughts, and sensations associated with that experience.

Trauma-Focused Therapy follows a four-stage process for trauma treatment to help release the "frozen" or stuck parts, develop skills and strategies to cope with emotions, beliefs and memories tied to traumatic experiences and decrease symptoms of traumatic stress.


Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of CBT developed for child survivors of trauma and their caregivers, TF-CBT helps to adjust thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and self-beliefs in order for survivors to better cope with distressing emotions.

Internal Family Systems—or IFS—is a model of therapy that allows people to develop a more compassionate relationship with themselves by enhancing emotional awareness.

By becoming attuned to the different parts of themselves, individuals using IFS have an opportunity to accept difficult emotions and approach them more lovingly. 


Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is an approach to therapy designed to help individuals and couples identify the core emotion at the root of distress or conflict. 

EFT is used to treat most conditions that result in unpleasant emotions and disruptive behaviors and is highly effective in couples counseling.

In EFT, you learn increased awareness and acceptance of emotions and how to regulate and transform them to change behaviors. You also learn alternate ways of coping with situations that frequently lead to unhelpful emotions. 


The Gottman Method is an extensively researched couples therapy approach designed to strengthen the foundation of the couple's relationship and shift negative interactions. 

The relationship is strengthened by developing friendship, conflict management and the creation of shared meaning. Negative conflict patterns are replaced with positive interactions and skills to repair hurts are developed. 

Therapy begins with an assessment to determine which skills to begin with. Interventions are then used in sessions to

  • Disarm and de-escalate
  • Increase intimacy and affection
  • Remove emotional barriers
  • Create a heightened sense of mutual respect and empathy within the relationship  


Compassion towards self and others is an essential aspect of well-being. Compassion leads to feelings of contentment, comfort, calm, safety and emotional regulation. 

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) can be particularly helpful for people who have experienced abuse, criticism, bullying, neglect, or not enough soothing/calm in early life. 

People who struggle with shame or self-criticism can benefit greatly from CFT and activating the calm/soothing emotional regulation system. 


Mindfulness skills have been shown in research to be highly effective in reducing the impact of mental, physical and emotional stress on the body. Mindfulness skills increase resiliency and the body's ability to cope with a range of stressors. This results in decreased mental health symptoms, cravings, and improved physical and emotional health. 

Mindfulness based interventions are often incorporated in therapies for anxiety, depression, eating disorders, adhd, chronic illness/pain and related conditions. 


Solution Focused Therapy emphasizes future goals vs past experiences. In therapy, attention is focused on skills that can be used to manage symptoms and create change. 

Paying attention to what worked in the past, what is currently working and which skills to expand upon can help clients reach desired goals. A therapy session may end by identifying small, practical steps towards change.

Solution focused therapy is often combined with other types of therapeutic approaches to help clients move forward towards goals while working through other concerns. It is also helpful for families, couples and teens. 


Our therapists respect clients' religious and/ or spiritual beliefs, and values and are open to each client's worldview. Multicultural perspective and racial identity is incorporated into the counseling process. 

Counselors also engage in ongoing learning and awareness of their own personal biases, beliefs, and attitudes.


Affirmative therapy supports clients with minority identities surrounding sexuality, gender identity, gender expression, and more. Our therapists embrace an affirmative therapy stance and work to support client's mental health goals while uplifting their unique identities. 


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