Innovative Alternatives, Inc.

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, S

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Innovative Alternatives, Inc.

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, S


Location

Innovative Alternatives, Inc.
1335 Regents Park Drive
Suite 240
Houston, Texas 77058
Call Sharon Bayus
(281) 609-7690

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Innovative Alternatives, Inc. has a mission of serving our community through mediation, counseling and training since 1989. We find solutions to life's most difficult people problems! Our agency serves clients from 4 y/o to elderly, and every issue except active substance abuse and active psychosis. Upon 30 days sobriety or 30 days stabilization on psychotropic medications, IA can see these clients as well. IA clients include these cultural specialties: 1) Spanish-speaking, 2) Clients seeking Christian-based services on request and definition of what this means to them, 3) Children in play therapy, and 4) the elderly.

IA has specialties of Family Reconciliation and Intervention Mediation, Elder Care Mediation, as well as Divorce & Custody Mediation. Victim Assistance Programs provide FREE counseling to crime victims regardless of when the crime happened and whether or not it was ever reported to the police. Individual & Group counseling is also available.

As a nonprofit, 501(c)3 charitable organization, IA offers free services to crime victims, 3 sliding-scales based upon the credential of our providers, and accepts most major insurance and Medicaid. IA also provides an array of training programs for CEU and certification courses, such as LPC-Supervision & Mediation.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Univarsity of Houston at Clear Lake
  • Year Graduated: 1995
  • License and State: 13003 Texas

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $20 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AMERIGROUP
  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Beacon
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Boon-Chapman, Core Source, Crime Victims Services
  • CHIP | Children's Program
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Humana
  • MHNet, Optum Medicaid, Traditional Medicaid
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid
  • Military OneSource
  • Molina
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • Texas Children's Health Plan, All EAPs
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: LPC Clinical Supervisor / 13003
  • Certificate Date: 1999
  • Certificate: Texas Mediator Credentialing Association / Distinguished Mediator
  • Certificate Date: 2001

Innovative Alternatives, Inc.'s Groups

Anger & Agression Intervention Group

Group Objectives: Increased awareness of self and environment, improved choice identification & decision-making, enhanced communication skills and greater self-control. John Barnett, MA, LPC leads psycho-educational skills training in communication & conflict resolution skills and part process group in discussion of the application of these skills in real life situations during the 12-week course in which these skills are learned. Attendance at a minimum of 8 sessions is required to receive a certificate of completion.

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Wounded Heart Group

A Christian Oriented Childhood Sexual Abuse Group FREE 12-week Group for Adult Women. Dr. Dan Allender's workbook The Wounded Heart is our text to help you work through the complex issues of sexual abuse in a concrete way. It will help lead you through the process of change step-by-step: facing the truth about past and present experiences and feelings; wrestling with God, other people, and yourself; and understanding the goals and fears that determine how you relate to others.

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STAR Group

Come and feel at home with other adult survivors of abuse. You will have the opportunity to receive support, take part in healing activities, increase self-esteem, and learn coping skills to deal with past traumatic events.

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Location

Innovative Alternatives, Inc.
1335 Regents Park Drive
Suite 240
Houston, Texas 77058
Call Sharon Bayus
(281) 609-7690

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Family Conflict
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Child or Adolescent
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family & Workplace Mediation
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Testing and Evaluation
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: French and Spanish
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Divorce & Custody Mediation
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Reconciliation &/or Intervention Mediation
  • Family Systems
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

Links

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Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019

Innovative Alternatives, Inc.

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, S