Find a Therapist in Houston, TX

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Dr. Kathryn Wallace Preng, PhD

Dr. Kathryn Wallace Preng, PhD

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Dr. Preng is a Rice University graduate with over 20 years experience as a professional Psychologist. Her career emphasis has been on mentoring individuals..." read more

Houston, TX 77024

Dr. Kathryn Wallace Preng, PhD Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04280

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James Alterman, MA, MBA, LPC

James Alterman, MA, MBA, LPC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I am dedicated to the goal of helping you lower depressive thoughts frequency and intensity, to help you cope with a loss of a person, a situation, or, a l..." read more

Jane Fowler, M.Ed., LPC-S

Jane Fowler, M.Ed., LPC-S

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy

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

"My goal as a therapist is to help you overcome the challenges you are facing so that you will be able to move forward in your life. I provide a caring, su..." read more

Houston, TX 77024

Jane Fowler, M.Ed., LPC-S Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20180

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Karen Himelfarb, MS, LMFT

Karen Himelfarb, MS, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy

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

"I believe that every individual who is having difficulties in their individual journey or with interpersonal relationships needs to be supported and encour..." read more

Houston, TX 77015

Karen Himelfarb, MS, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20724

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Lisa A. Miller, M.D.

Lisa A. Miller, M.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychiatry, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"While I prescribe medication for disorders involving anxiety and depression, I strongly advocate psychotherapy either in combination with medications, or a..." read more

Houston, TX 77005

Lisa A. Miller, M.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 03591

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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

Spring, TX 77380

Houston, TX 77060

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

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Phil Ginsburg M.A., LMFT, LPC, LCDC, NCC

Phil Ginsburg M.A., LMFT, LPC, LCDC, NCC

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

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

"I believe that while you are the expert in your own life, that I can help you to expand your picture of the problem and to find new possibilities for chang..." read more

Houston, TX 77095

Houston, TX 77070

Phil Ginsburg M.A., LMFT, LPC, LCDC, NCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05361

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Nicole Leitner, MA, LPC Intern, CCTP

Nicole Leitner, MA, LPC Intern, CCTP

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"If you or a loved one is coping with an eating disorder, women's issues, anxiety, addiction, depression, trauma, body image issues, self-esteem issues or o..." read more

Houston, TX 77024

Nicole Leitner, MA, LPC Intern, CCTP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16462

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Cheryl Ivory, LPC-S

Cheryl Ivory, LPC-S

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe that people want to stop the hurt. I help them in their healing process. Together, we work on change. I use all parts of me, the female, the prea..." read more

Houston, TX 77060

Cheryl Ivory, LPC-S Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13097

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Lara Allen LPC Supervisor

Lara Allen LPC Supervisor

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"My approach to therapy is strongly Dialectical Behavioral and Cognitive Behavioral based. I like to help clients overcome their difficulties by teaching t..." read more

Houston, TX 77024

Lara Allen LPC Supervisor Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14844

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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