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Elizabeth Tramonte, MS,  LPC, LMFT

Elizabeth Tramonte, MS, LPC, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy, Psychology

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

"I am a family therapist who practices and counsels from the systems perspective. This means that I recognize that people are part of a larger system which..." read more

Houston, TX 77042

Elizabeth Tramonte, MS,  LPC, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13117

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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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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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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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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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Daniel Garcia, PhD, MTS

Daniel Garcia, PhD, MTS

Verified Credentials

Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Psychotherapy is an important personal investment. It can also be a daunting task. Patients often have difficulty knowing where to begin and wonder what is..." read more

Houston, TX 77019

Daniel Garcia, PhD, MTS Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13384

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Cindy Thornby, M.A., LPC

Cindy Thornby, M.A., LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

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

"I have been especially motivated in my own journey to help others who are going through acute existential or spiritual crises, to break through negative th..." read more

The Woodlands, TX 77380

Houston, TX 77060

Cindy Thornby, M.A., LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12379

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Toby D. Howell, LCSW

Toby D. Howell, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I work with my clients to help them to feel better first. Feeling better makes it is easier to figure out how to feel better more of the time. From that po..." read more

Houston, TX 77098

Toby D. Howell, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15946

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Cynthia R. Carter, M.S., LPC, LMFT

Cynthia R. Carter, M.S., LPC, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"Life presents many challenges. My role as your therapist is to help empower you with the skills to work through difficult situations in positive & healthy..." read more

Houston, TX 77095

Cynthia R. Carter, M.S., LPC, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05212

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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