Eva-Maria Gortner


Eva-Maria Gortner


Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 33158
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I offer a complimentary 10 minute initial phone consultation to help us determine if my practice is a good fit for your needs. Individual therapy is $200 per session and couples therapy is $250 per session.
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3730 Kirby Dr.
Suite 520
Houston, Texas 77098

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My Approach to Helping

I am here for you during the Coronavirus Stay at Home through telehealth. We can do therapy from the comfort of your own home. There are new and ever changing stressors with the Stay At Home directives due to the Coronavirus. Now more than ever marriages and families are facing stress, anxiety, worry, and fights. So now is a perfect time to reach out for help to navigate the current crisis at hand. We have never faced something like this, so I can assure you, you aren't alone in feeling overwhelmed. Stress and difficult emotions can leave us overwhelmed and blindsided. I offer assistance by helping you with strategies for coping. My passion and mission is to offer a warm, safe, culturally sensitive space to help you through those hard times. I believe in helping individuals and couples who are facing rough times to recognize their resilience and grow from personal difficulties.

More Info About My Practice

People who come to seek my assistance often struggle with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship concerns at home or work, concerns about dating and romantic relationships, and major life transitions. I also help individuals who struggle with grief issues - the loss of a loved one to death or a relationship ending, as well as the loss of major parts of their identity, such as unanticipated career changes or job loss, or changes in health status. Having lived and been educated in Europe and the United States, I also specialize in working with Expatriate and Repatriate concerns and individuals who have been raised in the context of various cultures (Adult Third Culture Kids).

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Besides the above, I strongly value building self-compassion, resilience, and skills to help cope with difficult situations. I also incorporate mindfulness into therapy.

My Guiding Ethical Principles

My work is based on egalitarian and collaborative principles - we are both active participants in your therapeutic journey. You are the expert on your life, and I offer a curious and non-judgmental atmosphere to help you discover answers and solutions that work uniquely for you. I highly value mutual respect, empathy, and compassion. The therapeutic relationship should be a trusting and safe space to help you explore concerns, thoughts, feelings, and meanings.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Anyone can benefit from therapy or counseling at some point in their lives. Seeking professional assistance during difficult times is not a sign of weakness or "craziness" - instead, it shows resourcefulness along with valuing personal growth. Often people seek therapy because they realize that the way they've been going no longer works for them, and they want to explore doing something differently in order to feel better, more fulfilled, and have more satisfying relationships. Feeling stuck and alone are common feelings during times of stress. Seeing a therapist can help you feel less alone, help you build coping skills, and help identify a path toward becoming unstuck. It can often feel good to have a safe, confidential, and judgment-free space where you can express any thoughts or feelings and feel heard by someone who can give you their undivided attention and professional perspective.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • German

Groups I Work With

    Individuals 18 and over. Expatriates, Re-Patriates, Adult Third Culture Kids

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic

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