Paula M Rao

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP, NCC, BS, BA

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Paula M Rao

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP, NCC, BS, BA


Location

Offers online therapy

West Houston Counseling Ctr
633 East Fernhurst Drive
Suite: 1102
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 903-5803 x30

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Announcement icon I offer distance counseling/Tele-therapy via phone, FaceTime, Skype and Zoom. Hours: Mon-Sat.
My goal is to support and empower people to live optimally, achieve wellness, and individual goals. I believe that counseling is a dynamic and holistic process, and I strives to promote unconditional positive regard, empathy, congruence, and respect in every counseling setting. I enjoy working with clients from diverse and multicultural backgrounds. I am multilingual and have a working knowledge of English, Bengali, Urdu (limited), and Hindi. I provide low-cost counseling options to clients. Population Served: Children, Adolescents, Couples, Families.
Areas of Interest: Self-esteem issues; Relationship and Marriage Counseling; Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Abuse and Trauma Interventions; Addictions; Mood Disorders; Gender Issues; Multicultural Counseling; Wellness and life balance; Grief counseling. I have received a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Wake Forest University.
I was born in India and have traveled extensively around the world. Therefore, I incorporate my multicultural experiences, and the knowledge of diverse cultures, into my counseling process.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Texas / 79759
  • School: Wake Forest University

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Chi Sigma Iota- Counseling Honor Society / ACA
  • Certificate: Gottman Relationship Institute / Level 3

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West Houston Counseling Center

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Location

West Houston Counseling Ctr
633 East Fernhurst Drive
Suite: 1102
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 903-5803 x30
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction/Wellness plan
  • Multicultural Issues; Work-life balance; Divorce
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Punjabi, Urdu, Urdu, Bengali, Hindi and Hindi
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Aviation Professionals
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Sandplay
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2021
Paula M Rao, MA, LPC, CCTP, NCC, BS, BA, Licensed Professional Counselor in Katy

Paula M Rao

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CCTP, NCC, BS, BA