Lana Cosme Trotter
MS, LPC-A Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
I have experience working with teens, young adults, and adults in trauma, depression, anxiety, academic planning, ADHD, life transitions, self-esteem, grief, relationship issues, spirituality, and social emotional learning.
Life is filled with many twists and turns. Sometimes navigating life's journey can be complicated, confusing, and even painful. The decision to seek counseling is an important step in your wellness journey. My goal as your counselor is to meet you where you are to work together to reclaim and discover the best version of yourself.
(281) 519-6243
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
I have experience working with teens, young adults, and adults in trauma, depression, anxiety, academic planning, ADHD, life transitions, self-esteem, grief, relationship issues, spirituality, and social emotional learning.
Life is filled with many twists and turns. Sometimes navigating life's journey can be complicated, confusing, and even painful. The decision to seek counseling is an important step in your wellness journey. My goal as your counselor is to meet you where you are to work together to reclaim and discover the best version of yourself.
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Sandy Robinson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
I completed my residency in clinical counseling with Centra Health in Lynchburg, Virginia where I specialized in treating patients with anxiety and depression.
I specialize in helping clients who are struggling through life situations to find new ways they can experience more peace in their lives. While providing a warm, professional, and confidential environment that is safe for sharing thoughts and feelings, we can work together to help you regain control and develop a healthy balance in life. Things CAN get better so why not get started? Contact me today and let me know how I can help you.
(281) 891-3030
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
I completed my residency in clinical counseling with Centra Health in Lynchburg, Virginia where I specialized in treating patients with anxiety and depression.
I specialize in helping clients who are struggling through life situations to find new ways they can experience more peace in their lives. While providing a warm, professional, and confidential environment that is safe for sharing thoughts and feelings, we can work together to help you regain control and develop a healthy balance in life. Things CAN get better so why not get started? Contact me today and let me know how I can help you.
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Priscilla Carrera
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAEdS, LPC Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am a "Spanglish"-speaking, Licensed Professional Counselor and I am passionate about helping people. I believe that we all do the best that we can with what is presented to us but can get stuck trying to manage life's challenges and dealing with past, impactful experiences. I believe that, with a willingness to reflect on self and to try new skills, anyone can change and regain control of his or her life. I really enjoy helping clients work through traumatic experiences but also work with anxiety, depression, and everyday stress.
(281) 954-3685
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
Waitlist for new clients
I am a "Spanglish"-speaking, Licensed Professional Counselor and I am passionate about helping people. I believe that we all do the best that we can with what is presented to us but can get stuck trying to manage life's challenges and dealing with past, impactful experiences. I believe that, with a willingness to reflect on self and to try new skills, anyone can change and regain control of his or her life. I really enjoy helping clients work through traumatic experiences but also work with anxiety, depression, and everyday stress.
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Woodlands Family Institute
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S, LCDC, AAC Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
You may be considering therapy because you are hurting,stressed, depressed, anxious, confused,experiencing difficulty sustaining a meaningful relationship, in a spiritual crisis... It takes courage to admit problems and try to change but change is possible in a safe caring environment. I have 20 years experience helping individuals/couples/families explore their hurts and discover hope, new beliefs, new behaviors, and at last a new life for themselves and their relationships. Meeting people where they are, I am a confidential, caring.accepting, compassionalte listener/therapist/coach.
(281) 363-4220
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
You may be considering therapy because you are hurting,stressed, depressed, anxious, confused,experiencing difficulty sustaining a meaningful relationship, in a spiritual crisis... It takes courage to admit problems and try to change but change is possible in a safe caring environment. I have 20 years experience helping individuals/couples/families explore their hurts and discover hope, new beliefs, new behaviors, and at last a new life for themselves and their relationships. Meeting people where they are, I am a confidential, caring.accepting, compassionalte listener/therapist/coach.
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Bridget K Caletka
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LMHC Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Not accepting new clients
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with supervisory status and 12+ years' experience within academic, agency, and clinical mental health settings. I work with adults from diverse sociocultural backgrounds and with a wide range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic/serious illness, and grief.
(832) 342-7491
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
Not accepting new clients
I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with supervisory status and 12+ years' experience within academic, agency, and clinical mental health settings. I work with adults from diverse sociocultural backgrounds and with a wide range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic/serious illness, and grief.
Finding Peace Counseling Center
MSW, LCSW Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
Finding Peace Counseling Center is a private psychotherapy practice located in The Woodlands, TX with a team of passionate and caring therapists that specialize in helping individuals, couples, teenagers, and children that are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, trauma, addiction, ADHD and OCD.
Do you feel like your life has been difficult to manage lately? Are you having family or relationship issues and feel like you need someone to help you and your loved ones understand one another? Are you concerned about recent changes you've seen in your child or teenager? No matter what challenges you may currently be facing, we strive to make sure our clients feel comfortable and supported on their journey to bettering themselves and their families and look forward to helping you Find Peace.
(936) 220-2143
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
Finding Peace Counseling Center is a private psychotherapy practice located in The Woodlands, TX with a team of passionate and caring therapists that specialize in helping individuals, couples, teenagers, and children that are dealing with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, trauma, addiction, ADHD and OCD.
Do you feel like your life has been difficult to manage lately? Are you having family or relationship issues and feel like you need someone to help you and your loved ones understand one another? Are you concerned about recent changes you've seen in your child or teenager? No matter what challenges you may currently be facing, we strive to make sure our clients feel comfortable and supported on their journey to bettering themselves and their families and look forward to helping you Find Peace.
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Lesley Stabinsky Compton
Psychologist, PhD Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
I have been in private practice for the past 15 years in Colorado and have recently relocated to Texas. I am continuing my private practice here in The Woodlands. As a psychologist, I have worked in several different settings, both inpatient mental health and substance abuse hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics and in schools and educational settings. I particularly enjoy working with clients who are dealing with mood issues, either depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorders. I also work well with behavioral concerns involving children, adolescents, and adults. I conduct ADHD assessments. I also have experience in helping clients deal with relationship issues and marital concerns.
(281) 978-2328
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
I have been in private practice for the past 15 years in Colorado and have recently relocated to Texas. I am continuing my private practice here in The Woodlands. As a psychologist, I have worked in several different settings, both inpatient mental health and substance abuse hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics and in schools and educational settings. I particularly enjoy working with clients who are dealing with mood issues, either depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorders. I also work well with behavioral concerns involving children, adolescents, and adults. I conduct ADHD assessments. I also have experience in helping clients deal with relationship issues and marital concerns.
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Holly Ward
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MEd, LPC-A Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
I focus on treating those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and/or major life changes.
My main goal as your counselor is to be a guide to wellness. We will build a relationship based on trust with you as a willing participant in your journey to well-being. I will support you and encourage open communication between us by providing a safe space for you to speak about your innermost thoughts and feelings. I will guide and empower you to solve your problems and to find answers within yourself. I will highlight your strengths and help you to embrace who you are. Together, we will address your challenges and work toward solutions for a well-balanced life.
(281) 918-7772
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
I focus on treating those who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and/or major life changes.
My main goal as your counselor is to be a guide to wellness. We will build a relationship based on trust with you as a willing participant in your journey to well-being. I will support you and encourage open communication between us by providing a safe space for you to speak about your innermost thoughts and feelings. I will guide and empower you to solve your problems and to find answers within yourself. I will highlight your strengths and help you to embrace who you are. Together, we will address your challenges and work toward solutions for a well-balanced life.
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Ashley Ann Abraham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
My areas of special focus include post-divorce recovery, trust building in marriages, and individuals having difficulty with anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief.
I have felt so honored to see my client's reach goals they once thought were impossible. My goal is to cultivate a warm and inviting atmosphere, judgement free, and focused completely on your needs. My clients include, but are not exclusive to, preteens, individuals with depression and anxiety, couples, and families. I am currently working on my doctorate at Sam Houston State University and will use those resources in my work with you as well.
(713) 766-5774
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
My areas of special focus include post-divorce recovery, trust building in marriages, and individuals having difficulty with anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief.
I have felt so honored to see my client's reach goals they once thought were impossible. My goal is to cultivate a warm and inviting atmosphere, judgement free, and focused completely on your needs. My clients include, but are not exclusive to, preteens, individuals with depression and anxiety, couples, and families. I am currently working on my doctorate at Sam Houston State University and will use those resources in my work with you as well.
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Avery Neal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77382
Offers online therapy
I specialize in depression and anxiety in women. I enjoy working with women struggling with generalized depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, abusive relationships, divorce recovery, pregnancy depression and anxiety, postpartum depression and anxiety, traumatic labor and delivery, miscarriage, and loss.
(866) 995-7910 x2
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The Woodlands, TX 77382
Offers online therapy
I specialize in depression and anxiety in women. I enjoy working with women struggling with generalized depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, abusive relationships, divorce recovery, pregnancy depression and anxiety, postpartum depression and anxiety, traumatic labor and delivery, miscarriage, and loss.
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Rebecca Strick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, DCSW Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77354
Offers online therapy
Expertise developed over the years includes: depressive disorders (including bipolar disorder and post part depression), anxiety disorders, sexual abuse survivors, addictions, domestic abuse, divorce, grief and bereavement, launching young adults into independence, trauma survivors, personality disorders and health challenges including cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
As a brief solution-focused therapist, I would consider it a privilege to assist you in finding specific solutions to life challenges. Clients describe me as being warm, direct, sincere, open-minded, approachable, and intelligent. I offer fresh perspectives, practical insights, life skills and coaching with occasional doses of humor and toughness when needed. Together we will identify and use your strengths to enhance your relationships and improve your life. Services offered include individual, couples, and family therapy. You can choose to come to my office for in-person sessions, have sessions over the phone or via FaceTime or Skype.
(936) 307-0807
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The Woodlands, TX 77354
Offers online therapy
Expertise developed over the years includes: depressive disorders (including bipolar disorder and post part depression), anxiety disorders, sexual abuse survivors, addictions, domestic abuse, divorce, grief and bereavement, launching young adults into independence, trauma survivors, personality disorders and health challenges including cancer, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.
As a brief solution-focused therapist, I would consider it a privilege to assist you in finding specific solutions to life challenges. Clients describe me as being warm, direct, sincere, open-minded, approachable, and intelligent. I offer fresh perspectives, practical insights, life skills and coaching with occasional doses of humor and toughness when needed. Together we will identify and use your strengths to enhance your relationships and improve your life. Services offered include individual, couples, and family therapy. You can choose to come to my office for in-person sessions, have sessions over the phone or via FaceTime or Skype.
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Shannan Blum
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CCATPCA, CEDS Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
As an LMFT I'm also a Certified Youth Mental Health & Anxiety Treatment Professional for Adolescents, along with Level 1 Digital Wellness Professional. I help teens and adults overcome self-doubt, despair, and fear of judgement by getting clear on their values and worth, while learning skills to improve connections. I do my best work with teens/families & young adults struggling with chronic anxiety and depression who are ready to reclaim joy and hope for the future. If you are overwhelmed by feelings of loneliness, insecurity, and worry I can help. You CAN learn & develop tools and skills to build hope, resiliency, and connection.
(281) 205-1325
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
As an LMFT I'm also a Certified Youth Mental Health & Anxiety Treatment Professional for Adolescents, along with Level 1 Digital Wellness Professional. I help teens and adults overcome self-doubt, despair, and fear of judgement by getting clear on their values and worth, while learning skills to improve connections. I do my best work with teens/families & young adults struggling with chronic anxiety and depression who are ready to reclaim joy and hope for the future. If you are overwhelmed by feelings of loneliness, insecurity, and worry I can help. You CAN learn & develop tools and skills to build hope, resiliency, and connection.
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Brandi Large
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77389
Offers online therapy
Brandi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Illinois University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University. Her diverse experience includes therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Her clinical experience with clients includes anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and survivors of sexual assault. She provides a safe, relaxed, and nonjudgmental space for you to heal emotionally and learn coping skills.
(281) 984-4924
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The Woodlands, TX 77389
Offers online therapy
Brandi is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Illinois University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Sam Houston State University. Her diverse experience includes therapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Her clinical experience with clients includes anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and survivors of sexual assault. She provides a safe, relaxed, and nonjudgmental space for you to heal emotionally and learn coping skills.
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Ariel Batton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
NO EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. Have you been feeling anxious, depressed, or stuck? Are you experiencing some life changes and are struggling to cope? People come to therapy for many different reasons and I would love to work with you and help you move forward. We can work on adding to your toolbox so that you can overcome whatever challenges or changes come your way. I can guarantee a non-judgmental, safe space for us to speak openly about your concerns. We will use a variety of techniques including CBT, grounding, mindfulness, and others to help you achieve your goals. I respond best/quickest to email.
(713) 965-4590
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
NO EVENING APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE. Have you been feeling anxious, depressed, or stuck? Are you experiencing some life changes and are struggling to cope? People come to therapy for many different reasons and I would love to work with you and help you move forward. We can work on adding to your toolbox so that you can overcome whatever challenges or changes come your way. I can guarantee a non-judgmental, safe space for us to speak openly about your concerns. We will use a variety of techniques including CBT, grounding, mindfulness, and others to help you achieve your goals. I respond best/quickest to email.
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Lauren Mills
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with Depression/Anxiety, Body Image Disorders, Perfectionism, PTSD, Stress Management, Family Concerns, Self-Esteem, Life Changes & Overall Wellness.
Accepting new clients for in person and online! Do you want a therapist who not only talks with you but challenges you? I help people who are feeling overwhelmed by life or having a hard time overcoming something that they are facing. I want to help by listening to what you’re struggling with and provide you with skills to combat those struggles. I provide a non-judgmental and safe space for you as we work through your struggles. I see adults, couples, adolescents and children 8 and older.
(713) 597-6409
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
I have experience working with Depression/Anxiety, Body Image Disorders, Perfectionism, PTSD, Stress Management, Family Concerns, Self-Esteem, Life Changes & Overall Wellness.
Accepting new clients for in person and online! Do you want a therapist who not only talks with you but challenges you? I help people who are feeling overwhelmed by life or having a hard time overcoming something that they are facing. I want to help by listening to what you’re struggling with and provide you with skills to combat those struggles. I provide a non-judgmental and safe space for you as we work through your struggles. I see adults, couples, adolescents and children 8 and older.
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Irena Milentijevic
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77381
Offers online therapy
If you're struggling, a skilled counselor can help. I'm a psychologist in the Woodlands whose main focus is on couples therapy for couples in trouble and child counseling for parents worried about their child. I also provide counseling if you're suffering from depression, post-partum depression, infertility or a pregnancy loss. If you're looking for a couples therapist, you've probably tried to improve your relationship without success. You're frustrated and discouraged. I use one of the most effective methods of marriage counseling called, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). EFT can help resolve conflict and deepen your bond.
(281) 901-1121
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The Woodlands, TX 77381
Offers online therapy
If you're struggling, a skilled counselor can help. I'm a psychologist in the Woodlands whose main focus is on couples therapy for couples in trouble and child counseling for parents worried about their child. I also provide counseling if you're suffering from depression, post-partum depression, infertility or a pregnancy loss. If you're looking for a couples therapist, you've probably tried to improve your relationship without success. You're frustrated and discouraged. I use one of the most effective methods of marriage counseling called, Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). EFT can help resolve conflict and deepen your bond.
Jenna Acker Ramirez
Psychologist, PhD Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT THIS TIME. You are not alone. I help women navigate the stress of family, relationships, and work (inside the home or outside the home). Depression and anxiety are very common among women. My role as a licensed psychologist is to help you identify how your thoughts, behaviors, relationships, and the situations in your life are contributing to your emotional health. By supporting you as you make changes in these areas, I will help you to feel more like yourself. My specialties including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the intersection of physical and mental wellness, and maternal stress.
(713) 804-4925
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS AT THIS TIME. You are not alone. I help women navigate the stress of family, relationships, and work (inside the home or outside the home). Depression and anxiety are very common among women. My role as a licensed psychologist is to help you identify how your thoughts, behaviors, relationships, and the situations in your life are contributing to your emotional health. By supporting you as you make changes in these areas, I will help you to feel more like yourself. My specialties including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, the intersection of physical and mental wellness, and maternal stress.
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Rachael M Hayles Lpc Associate
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, NCC Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
Accepting new clients for in person and online sessions. My mission is to provide a safe space for people to explore life changes and worries. I have a passion for helping people navigate through life’s challenges with compassionate care and genuine empathy. My areas of focus are adolescence and adult clients ages 11-65 struggling with anxiety, depression, life changes and challenges, in addition to cultural and gender issues. I enjoy empowering people to create lasting changes in life that allow them to live their best life.
(832) 415-1491
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
Accepting new clients for in person and online sessions. My mission is to provide a safe space for people to explore life changes and worries. I have a passion for helping people navigate through life’s challenges with compassionate care and genuine empathy. My areas of focus are adolescence and adult clients ages 11-65 struggling with anxiety, depression, life changes and challenges, in addition to cultural and gender issues. I enjoy empowering people to create lasting changes in life that allow them to live their best life.
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Melissa Engel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC, CART Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
I am interested in working with individuals of all backgrounds with a primary focus in clinical issues that include: depression, anxiety, stress management, self esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, anger management, communication problems, domestic violence, abuse, social skills, and managing everyday life stressors.
Do you need help to regain control of your life? Life can be overwhelming and sometimes we need a little guidance to help get back on track. My goal is to develop within my clients a greater self-awareness that will build confidence, self-esteem, and provide them a greater capacity to effectively navigate the complex challenges of life.
(281) 845-2514 x128
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
I am interested in working with individuals of all backgrounds with a primary focus in clinical issues that include: depression, anxiety, stress management, self esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, anger management, communication problems, domestic violence, abuse, social skills, and managing everyday life stressors.
Do you need help to regain control of your life? Life can be overwhelming and sometimes we need a little guidance to help get back on track. My goal is to develop within my clients a greater self-awareness that will build confidence, self-esteem, and provide them a greater capacity to effectively navigate the complex challenges of life.
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Vickie Laury Sutherland
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC Verified
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
I specialize in helping adolescent girls (18 years and older) and professional women to heal from the challenges associated with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and trauma.
Are you feeling burdened, overwhelmed, stressed, and tired, and yet you continue to function on "auto pilot?" Do you find yourself disconnecting from reality instead of receiving the help to discover the uniqueness that defines who you are? Are you the individual who others count on for encouragement and support with their problems but you suffer in silence with your own? Consequently this approach to life can rob you of joy and peace, thus hindering you from tapping into your personal reservoir of courage, resilience, strength, and the power to heal from heartache, hurt, and pain.
(281) 719-9840
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The Woodlands, TX 77380
Offers online therapy
I specialize in helping adolescent girls (18 years and older) and professional women to heal from the challenges associated with anxiety, depression, grief, loss, and trauma.
Are you feeling burdened, overwhelmed, stressed, and tired, and yet you continue to function on "auto pilot?" Do you find yourself disconnecting from reality instead of receiving the help to discover the uniqueness that defines who you are? Are you the individual who others count on for encouragement and support with their problems but you suffer in silence with your own? Consequently this approach to life can rob you of joy and peace, thus hindering you from tapping into your personal reservoir of courage, resilience, strength, and the power to heal from heartache, hurt, and pain.

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Depression Therapists
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression therapists in The Woodlands. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.