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Marjorie Bournigal M.Ed., LPC

Marjorie Bournigal M.Ed., LPC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Hello, welcome. I believe that therapy can help with various problems, resolve age-old issues, restore a sense of well-being and help with having balance a..." read more

Houston, TX 77024

Marjorie Bournigal M.Ed., LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17503

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Jane Bintz

Jane Bintz

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I love my work as a psychotherapist!! It is important to me that my clients feel safe in a non-judgmental environment. My therapeutic style is direct and..." read more

Houston, TX 77006

Houston, TX 77007

Jane Bintz Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15960

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Virginia C. Renfroe, MA, LPC

Virginia C. Renfroe, MA, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

""What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Within the safety and confide..." read more

Houston, TX 77024

Dripping Springs, TX 78620

Virginia C. Renfroe, MA, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01583

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Jayne Raquepaw, PhD

Jayne Raquepaw, PhD

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I use a compassionate and collaborative approach to counseling, with a focus on working through the issues that are holding you back. People have a tremend..." read more

Houston, TX 77005

Jayne Raquepaw, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20146

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Sherell Hebert, MA, LPC, NCC

Sherell Hebert, MA, LPC, NCC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"The mind is limitless in its creation. You really can create the life you want, eliminate old behaviors and patterns and begin living more fully right now..." read more

Houston, TX 77095

Sherell Hebert, MA, LPC, NCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01487

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Santhi Periasamy, Ph.D.

Santhi Periasamy, Ph.D.


Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Therapy can help us identify our strengths and personal successes, as well as help us to explore our areas of growth. I work hard to provide a trusting, wa..." read more

Houston, TX 77006

Santhi Periasamy, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00720

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Isela M. Saripella, MA, LPC-S

Isela M. Saripella, MA, LPC-S

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"As a licensed professional counselor I have worked with individuals from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds. It is most rewarding for me to witness ..." read more

Houston, TX 77092

Isela M. Saripella, MA, LPC-S Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00756

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Maria Silva, MEd, LPC

Maria Silva, MEd, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"WHY THERAPY? Occasionally career, relationships and life itself do not develop as we might have hoped. While certain situations are seen as being positive,..." read more

Houston, TX 77058

Maria Silva, MEd, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16583

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Joanna Smith, MS, LPC

Joanna Smith, MS, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"Joanna is known for providing exceptional mental health services to adults, adolescents, children and families. She believes It is an honor to witness and ..." read more

Houston, TX 77009

Joanna Smith, MS, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00886

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P. Troy Gremillion, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC

P. Troy Gremillion, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

""It's the RELATIONSHIP that heals" is a slogan distinguished psychotherapist Irvin Yalom claims as his "professional rosary." Embracing this belief, I stri..." read more

Houston, TX 77055

P. Troy Gremillion, MA, LMFT, LPC, NCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05047

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Located on the southeastern side of the Lone Star State, Houston ranks among the top 10 largest cities in the country. Situated in Harris County, this city of more than 2.1 million residents1 sees thousands of non-resident visitors pass through every month. Drawn to the city by the Johnson Space Center, the Houston Astros, the Houston Rockets, or any number of Fortune 500 companies, people from all over the world come to the Space City each year.

 

Mental Health Statistics
For the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area, 5.2% of adult residents had an episode of major depression in any 12-month period between 2005 and 2010, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. In addition, 11.8% of area residents over the age of 12 used illicit drugs, and 3.9% of all adults reported using pain pills for non-medical purposes2. Within the city, 42 cases of child abuse were documented in 20113.

 

Houston Offers Nationally Recognized Mental Health Services
Houston residents can receive mental health services through a variety of outlets, including the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County (MHMRA), the Harris County Hospital District (HCHD), the University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center (UTHCPC), the Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA), and the nationally recognized Mental Health Needs Council. The MHMRA is the primary source for mental health services and offers inpatient, outpatient, rehabilitative, and crises services. This organization serves approximately 16,000 individuals annually4.

 

The HCHD is a full service hospital that provides both outpatient and inpatient care delivered by medical and behavioral staff members. In 2005, almost one in five clients who visited the HCHD received a diagnosis of a mental health condition. The Ben Taub Psychiatric Emergency Center is affiliated with the HCHD and provides approximately 500 psychiatric assessments every month for residents of the Houston region. In conjunction with other healthcare services, the Houston VA, one of the largest in the country, helps over 20,000 veterans every year with mental health care needs5.

 

In addition to the county and city resources available to residents, the University of Houston’s medical school provides a top-rated psychiatric department, social services, and access to clinical psychology for those needing care. The city is also proud to be home to one of the country’s largest community facilities designed specifically to address mental health needs6.

 

The city focuses on viewing residents with behavioral health issues as consumers rather than patients, ensuring they receive adequate care delivered with minimal barriers and unconditional respect. Care plans are designed to be comprehensive and ongoing, and steps are put in place to provide case management and assessment. The city also recognizes and embraces its cultural diversity and takes every measure to offer an inclusive environment of care. Finally, Houston aims to make healthcare services accessible to all its residents by providing resources to every community and every resident in need7.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2013). State & County QuickFacts. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/4835000.html

2 SAMHSA, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. (2012). National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 2005 and 2006 to 2010. Substance Use and Mental Disorders in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown MSA. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/data/NSDUHMetroBriefReports/NSDUH-Metro-Houston.pdf

3 Kids Count Data Center. (2013). Confirmed Victims of Child Abuse. Retrieved from http://datacenter.aecf.org/data/tables/3150-confirmed-victims-of-child-abuse?loc=45&loct=5#detailed/5/6515-6768/false/867,133,38,35,18/any/8251,8252

4 Mental Health Policy Analysis Collaborative. (2009). The Consequences of Untreated Mental Illness in Houston, 11. Retrieved from http://www.mhtransformation.org/documents/reports/external/The%20Consequences%20of%20Untreated%20Mental%20Illness%20In%20Houston.pdf

5 Mental Health Policy Analysis Collaborative. (2009). The Consequences of Untreated Mental Illness in Houston, 12. Retrieved from http://www.mhtransformation.org/documents/reports/external/The%20Consequences%20of%20Untreated%20Mental%20Illness%20In%20Houston.pdf

6 Mental Health Policy Analysis Collaborative. (2009). The Consequences of Untreated Mental Illness in Houston, 34. Retrieved from http://www.mhtransformation.org/documents/reports/external/The%20Consequences%20of%20Untreated%20Mental%20Illness%20In%20Houston.pdf

7 Mental Health Policy Analysis Collaborative. (2009). The Consequences of Untreated Mental Illness in Houston, 29. Retrieved from http://www.mhtransformation.org/documents/reports/external/The%20Consequences%20of%20Untreated%20Mental%20Illness%20In%20Houston.pdf