Ngozi Okose

Ph.D., LPC, NCC, CCMHC

Ngozi Okose

Ph.D., LPC, NCC, CCMHC

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Employer Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Medicaid
  • Optum
  • Texas Children's Health Plan
  • United Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions
Fees: Finances and Fees

INSURANCE
I accept most Insurance Plans Check below or call the office for verification.

Please verify your mental health insurance coverage when you arrange your visit.

****All co-pays and deductible fees are to be paid at check-in.

SELF PAY
Cost per Session:
First visit: $140
30 minutes session: $80
45 minute session $110
60 minutes session -$140
SLIDING SCALE:
I offer sliding scale therapy based on your ability to pay. Please contact the office to see if you qualify.
****All fees are due upfront.

CASHCHECKCREDITDEBIT CARDS
I accept: Cash, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, American Express.

TESTING AND EVALUATION
I do not accept insurance for Mental HealthPsychological Evaluation services + reports.
Call the Office for details about fees.
****For PsychologicalMental Health Evaluations services, Payment Plan may be arranged depending on details of the evaluation, length of report ot the length of time required for report delivery.
Evening Availability

Offices

7007 North Freeway
Ste 300
Houston, Texas 77076

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My Approach to Helping

I am a psychotherapist in private practice in Houston, Texas. My goal is to provide my culturally diverse clients with the best personalized mental health assessment and care . I go the extra mile to work with my clients, to help them to make the best life decisions that would not only meet their individual emotional needs, but also enhance their overall adjustments. My clients benefit from my 30+ years of multinational and multicultural professional experiences and trainings. I deliver my services with utmost humility, and with the ultimate purpose of meeting the needs of my clients. I am easy to talk with, and I provide a relaxed atmosphere for comfortable therapeutic engagement. My humanity finds expression in the compassion, empathy, patience, and care that I extend to my clients. With the belief that one cap does not fit all, and that what works for client A may not work for client B, I go eclectic and tailor my therapeutic approaches to accommodate individual differences while maintaining all therapeutic standards and clinical competences.

I use my knowledge of various evidence-based and solution-focused treatment options to meet my clients’ mental health and emotional needs. As a teacher, I am passionate about your education and academic success. As a mother, I feel your pain and that of your child. As a wife, I can relate to your interpersonal relationship issues. As an immigrant with multicultural training, understand your issues from your cultural perspectives. I have a broad clinical experience with immigrants and refugees from Mexico, the Caribbean, El Salvador, Cuba, Brazil, Haiti, Somalia, Liberia, Eretria, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana..... All these, coupled with several decades of professional training and experiences, provide me with the expertise, tools and skills needed to navigate your problems with you. I am here to guide you and walk with you on your emotional journey.



Work Experience
I started my career as a core faculty member at the University of Nigeria. For over 12 years, I taught many undergraduate and graduate level courses in counseling, supervised many counselors in training, published several professional articles, and presented numerous informative papers at national and international conferences and institutes. I also coordinated counseling programs and curriculum development, served in and chaired many faculty and university committees, and provided guidance and counseling services to members of the university community. I have been in private practice in Houston, Texas for over 17 years, following 5 years of intense clinical internship.

I have experience working with Individuals, Couples and Families who struggle with Behavioral issues and Emotional Disturbances such as ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Anger, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Bullying, Conduct Disorders (CD), Conflict, Coping Skills, CrisisDisaster intervention, Depression, Domestic abuseviolence, Education intervention, Family related problems, GriefLoss, and Bereavement, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Parenting, Relationship Problems, School Related Problems, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Corona-virus anxiety relief support, etc.
Education


EducationTraining:
My professional training and experience are interdisciplinary, spanning the broad areas of Education, French, Language Arts, Counseling and Management. I obtained my post-graduate degrees from University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria, and Harvard University. I also spent a year of language training at Université de Nice in France.

Specialized trainings:

• National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), National Certified Counselor (NCC)
• National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC).
• Post-doctoral training in Psychology with focus on Clinical Assessment, Walden University.
• Specialized training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) at Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research in Philadelphia under Aaron and Judith Beck (Leaders in CBT).
• Trauma and Disaster Mental Health with Red Cross Foundation and volunteers as a Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Counselor.
• Counseling in the Virtual World: Tele-Behavioral Health under the American Counseling Association (ACA).
With the above trainings I am well prepared to assess, diagnose and treat clients of diverse culture who are struggling with a variety of mental health issues.
• Supervision: I am a is a Licensed Supervisor with the State of Texas Board of Examiners for Professional Counselors. I supervise and mentor many mental health interns and professionals in training. I am an Honorary Clinical Instructor for Walden University, partnering with the university to provide onsite supervision and mentoring for her students.


Professional Affiliations

I am affiliated with many professional organizations and, to maintain professional competence, I constantly engages in professional workshops and trainings with, and makes presentations at some of these organizations.

American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counseling Association
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
Association for Multi-cultural Counseling and Development
Texas Counseling Association
Counseling Practitioners’ Round Table of the International Association for Counseling; an organization with focus on improving global mental health and well-being.

More Info About My Practice

ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION

I provide wide range of mental health evaluations for:

Emotional problems;

Immigration including Evaluation for:
U-Visa;
VAWA Assessment;
Political Asylum;
Extreme Psychological Hardship; and
N648, Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions.

Disability;
long-term or
short-term

Child Custody
Placement
Adoption
Parenting Skills

Accommodation: Educational Psychological Evaluations for Testing Accommodation for ;
College entrance examination,
Professional and graduate schools admissions examinations, and
Professional licensing examinations.

Expert Witness ServicesTestimony

Tele-mental Health Services
I use HIPPA-compliant tele-behavioral health platforms to ensure a high level of security for online services. All you need is a computer, a smart phone, or a table.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Culturally diverse clients:
    Caucasians
    Blacks and
    Hispanics
    Immigrants
    Multicultural

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Immigration issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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