Therapists in Houston, TX

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Photo of Kevin Spain, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kevin Spain
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77069
Let's face it. We all experience situations and circumstances in our lives that challenge and inhibit us from fully thriving. I am passionate in coming alongside those who are hurting and those who desire a fresh, objective perspective to get through the stuck areas of their life. My approach is simple... meet people where they are, listen to them and approach their issue with well-researched treatment modalities.
Let's face it. We all experience situations and circumstances in our lives that challenge and inhibit us from fully thriving. I am passionate in coming alongside those who are hurting and those who desire a fresh, objective perspective to get through the stuck areas of their life. My approach is simple... meet people where they are, listen to them and approach their issue with well-researched treatment modalities.
(832) 981-2920 View (832) 981-2920
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Greta Bellinger Lcsw Anxiety Life Transitions Grief Eating Disorders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or other challenges? Are you struggling with relationship issues, pregnancy or postpartum depression, mood disorders, body image concerns, eating disorders, or grief? If so, you are not alone. I am here to support you. With empathy and compassion, I work with individuals, families, and couples to identify the underlying causes of distress and develop strategies to promote healthier lives. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your feelings and find the tools you need to move forward.
Do you feel overwhelmed by anxiety, depression, or other challenges? Are you struggling with relationship issues, pregnancy or postpartum depression, mood disorders, body image concerns, eating disorders, or grief? If so, you are not alone. I am here to support you. With empathy and compassion, I work with individuals, families, and couples to identify the underlying causes of distress and develop strategies to promote healthier lives. My goal is to create a safe and supportive space where you can explore your feelings and find the tools you need to move forward.
(832) 662-4249 View (832) 662-4249
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Ruchi S Kukreja
Psychologist, MS, PsyD
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77006
My approach to therapy is one that appreciates the client as an expert on their life and thus an active participant in their therapy. I help the client explore family dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and behavioral patterns that may contribute to their presenting concerns. Together, through trust and understanding, we alleviate the internal conflict and struggles that make happiness feel unreachable.
My approach to therapy is one that appreciates the client as an expert on their life and thus an active participant in their therapy. I help the client explore family dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and behavioral patterns that may contribute to their presenting concerns. Together, through trust and understanding, we alleviate the internal conflict and struggles that make happiness feel unreachable.
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Jennifer Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Hello! I am an LPC licensed in Texas. I have been working as a school counselor for 5 years and have had experience in the following areas: school, career, trauma, anxiety, military, special needs children, and suicidal ideations.
Hello! I am an LPC licensed in Texas. I have been working as a school counselor for 5 years and have had experience in the following areas: school, career, trauma, anxiety, military, special needs children, and suicidal ideations.
(832) 501-3838 View (832) 501-3838
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Kelly Jones
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BC-TMH, NCC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with life's pressures? Are you trying to have space for yourself while having space for all of the other roles in your life? Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you ready to do something different but just don't know where to start? Are you ready to stop operating out of guilt?
Are you struggling with life's pressures? Are you trying to have space for yourself while having space for all of the other roles in your life? Do you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders? Are you ready to do something different but just don't know where to start? Are you ready to stop operating out of guilt?
(346) 770-3773 View (346) 770-3773
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Elizabeth Molina
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77009  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck? If you are facing difficulties in your life that include trauma, family of origin stress, grief, chronic shame or low self-worth, you are not alone. Through therapy, my aim is to create an empathetic space that honors your culture, unique needs, and offers you a different relationship with your emotions.
Have you been feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck? If you are facing difficulties in your life that include trauma, family of origin stress, grief, chronic shame or low self-worth, you are not alone. Through therapy, my aim is to create an empathetic space that honors your culture, unique needs, and offers you a different relationship with your emotions.
(737) 373-4185 View (737) 373-4185
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Bettison and Bettison of TX Inc
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, SAP, CADC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77057
Bettison and Bettison of Texas Inc. is a multifaceted Holistic Behavioral Health service organization specializing in the delivery of comprehensive behavioral health care for the benefit of individuals, families, groups and organizations. Bettison and Bettison of Texas Inc. presents the newest innovative concepts in behavioral management. We tailor our services to meet the needs of our clients. Bettison and Bettison of Texas Inc. employ a full range of highly trained professionals who assess and develop treatment plans tailored to your particular needs
Bettison and Bettison of Texas Inc. is a multifaceted Holistic Behavioral Health service organization specializing in the delivery of comprehensive behavioral health care for the benefit of individuals, families, groups and organizations. Bettison and Bettison of Texas Inc. presents the newest innovative concepts in behavioral management. We tailor our services to meet the needs of our clients. Bettison and Bettison of Texas Inc. employ a full range of highly trained professionals who assess and develop treatment plans tailored to your particular needs
(281) 609-7674 View (281) 609-7674
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Paul Moore
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77019  (Online Only)
Paul Moore is a Licensed Supervisor of Clinical Services with over 16 years of experience in behavioral and mental health services. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Supervisor. He is also a National Board Certified Counselor.
Paul Moore is a Licensed Supervisor of Clinical Services with over 16 years of experience in behavioral and mental health services. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist – Supervisor. He is also a National Board Certified Counselor.
(346) 449-5524 View (346) 449-5524
Photo of Kathryn Herman, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kathryn Herman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77084
One of the bravest things a person can do is take the time to understand their own life story. I want to help you understand your life and make any changes that can help you experience life in new ways. I know making that first call to a therapist can be intimidating, but rest assured I am here to help. Therapy can be an enjoyable experience and a positive interaction! I enjoy working with adolescents, teens, and adults. I enjoy working with couples experiencing difficulty communicating. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor at Hope & Harmony Therapy where I facilitate individual, couple, and group therapy.
One of the bravest things a person can do is take the time to understand their own life story. I want to help you understand your life and make any changes that can help you experience life in new ways. I know making that first call to a therapist can be intimidating, but rest assured I am here to help. Therapy can be an enjoyable experience and a positive interaction! I enjoy working with adolescents, teens, and adults. I enjoy working with couples experiencing difficulty communicating. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor at Hope & Harmony Therapy where I facilitate individual, couple, and group therapy.
(346) 209-1022 View (346) 209-1022
Photo of Mel Sutton, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Mel Sutton
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006  (Online Only)
Your decision to start the journey of healing is a tremendous act of love turned inward. In individual counseling, I provide support and encouragement as you rewrite your story and work toward creating the life you want. In the couples therapy process, partners learn to improve communication, build intimacy, and solve conflict in a respectful way. All of my sessions are trauma sensitive and will be a safe space for repair.
Your decision to start the journey of healing is a tremendous act of love turned inward. In individual counseling, I provide support and encouragement as you rewrite your story and work toward creating the life you want. In the couples therapy process, partners learn to improve communication, build intimacy, and solve conflict in a respectful way. All of my sessions are trauma sensitive and will be a safe space for repair.
(832) 304-2501 View (832) 304-2501
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Kelsie Valle
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77057
In our practice, we work with individuals and families to create treatment plans to meet their goals. Our holistic approach integrates play therapy techniques and EMDR to heal from past trauma, allowing for the building of brighter futures. We work with all ages, ranging from toddlers to seniors. Our practice is experienced in supporting families from diverse backgrounds, including families with adopted children. Within our practice, we offer music therapy and Yoga services. I personally specialize in working with families and individuals suffering from eating disorders, trauma, and self-harm.
In our practice, we work with individuals and families to create treatment plans to meet their goals. Our holistic approach integrates play therapy techniques and EMDR to heal from past trauma, allowing for the building of brighter futures. We work with all ages, ranging from toddlers to seniors. Our practice is experienced in supporting families from diverse backgrounds, including families with adopted children. Within our practice, we offer music therapy and Yoga services. I personally specialize in working with families and individuals suffering from eating disorders, trauma, and self-harm.
(832) 952-1857 View (832) 952-1857
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Joanna Lunin
Pre-Licensed Professional, RN, BSN, LPC-A
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
One of the amazing aspects of being human, is our ability to create meaning. As we go about our lives, we write a story, connecting the dots of our lives experiences. As your counselor, my role is to bring these themes and narratives to the light. Together, we can examine and reflect on your life story with curiosity and compassion. My hope for all my clients is for them to make peace with their past, experience healing in the present, and find hope and resolve for the future they long to create.
One of the amazing aspects of being human, is our ability to create meaning. As we go about our lives, we write a story, connecting the dots of our lives experiences. As your counselor, my role is to bring these themes and narratives to the light. Together, we can examine and reflect on your life story with curiosity and compassion. My hope for all my clients is for them to make peace with their past, experience healing in the present, and find hope and resolve for the future they long to create.
(346) 639-3175 View (346) 639-3175
Photo of Kara Smith, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Kara Smith
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77098
There are many types of trauma, and trauma is subjective. Trauma can happen to your body, mind, and spirit. It distorts our identity, causes us to doubt our purpose, and influences our sense of meaning. We feel unsafe, alone, unknown, and scared. Some of the most challenging types of trauma to overcome are pre-verbal or early childhood abuse/neglect and relational or attachment trauma. EMDR is a protocol allowing someone to reprocess trauma quickly and with minimal risk of retraumatization. Focus is given to maintaining psychological safety at all times, and you are in complete control of the process.
There are many types of trauma, and trauma is subjective. Trauma can happen to your body, mind, and spirit. It distorts our identity, causes us to doubt our purpose, and influences our sense of meaning. We feel unsafe, alone, unknown, and scared. Some of the most challenging types of trauma to overcome are pre-verbal or early childhood abuse/neglect and relational or attachment trauma. EMDR is a protocol allowing someone to reprocess trauma quickly and with minimal risk of retraumatization. Focus is given to maintaining psychological safety at all times, and you are in complete control of the process.
(281) 549-8677 View (281) 549-8677
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Anna Gomez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77083
Hello, my name is Anna G. Gomez and I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2014 from the University of Texas-Pan American and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in 2018 from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. My counseling services address concerns including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, substance use disorders, and anger management. I am bilingual and able to provide services in both English and Spanish.​
Hello, my name is Anna G. Gomez and I am currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2014 from the University of Texas-Pan American and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling in 2018 from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. My counseling services address concerns including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, substance use disorders, and anger management. I am bilingual and able to provide services in both English and Spanish.​
(469) 599-4023 View (469) 599-4023
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Eddins Counseling Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd , LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77006
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life could be a bit easier and not so hard? Or if you could feel better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, family, careers, health, and their day-to-day lives. Pushing away your needs and getting stuck in old patterns and behaviors, negative beliefs, and unresolved emotions can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life could be a bit easier and not so hard? Or if you could feel better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, family, careers, health, and their day-to-day lives. Pushing away your needs and getting stuck in old patterns and behaviors, negative beliefs, and unresolved emotions can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
(832) 345-1669 View (832) 345-1669
Photo of Olga Pabon M. S., LMSW, EMDR, CPT, WET
Olga Pabon M. S.
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, EMDR, CPT, WET
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77063
Embracing life transitions and self-discovering can be challenging and you do not have to do it alone. Tailoring specialized care and support addressing your unique challenges, learning to be patient and kind to yourself throughout this nonlinear healing process. It will be my honor to work alongside you, as you overcome life’s many challenges, obstacles, and traumas and embrace your healing journey to live a more fulfilling life. Olga is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Master of Social Work acquiring her advanced clinical licensure under the supervision of Jennifer Varela, LCSW-S.
Embracing life transitions and self-discovering can be challenging and you do not have to do it alone. Tailoring specialized care and support addressing your unique challenges, learning to be patient and kind to yourself throughout this nonlinear healing process. It will be my honor to work alongside you, as you overcome life’s many challenges, obstacles, and traumas and embrace your healing journey to live a more fulfilling life. Olga is a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Master of Social Work acquiring her advanced clinical licensure under the supervision of Jennifer Varela, LCSW-S.
(832) 539-7537 View (832) 539-7537
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Leslie Billington Serene Paths
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77095
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma recovery and relationship issues. I work alongside you to cultivate insight, develop coping strategies, and foster positive change. With a warm heart and open mind, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space. I will help provide you with are tools taught to me in my own healing journey and have been used with my clients in the last several years. I am direct and solution-focused. We will get in touch with what is going on in the mind and body. We will address what is bothering right now and focus on on how to get control over your thoughts and get your life back starting NOW.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, trauma recovery and relationship issues. I work alongside you to cultivate insight, develop coping strategies, and foster positive change. With a warm heart and open mind, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space. I will help provide you with are tools taught to me in my own healing journey and have been used with my clients in the last several years. I am direct and solution-focused. We will get in touch with what is going on in the mind and body. We will address what is bothering right now and focus on on how to get control over your thoughts and get your life back starting NOW.
(346) 706-5642 View (346) 706-5642
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Molly Cueto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Houston, TX 77019
Are you tired of the would of, could of, should of’s? Does it feel like you are in a vacuum that you cannot get out of? Let’s step out of what others want for us or told us how to live and start living our independent lives. Sometimes we get stuck on what has happened to us or too far into what we will do someday. Instead of living in the past or the future lets learn to be present and live right now. Let me help you begin to identify the red flags in life that prevents us from living the life that was intended. I will help you get back on the path to wholeness and wellbeing.
Are you tired of the would of, could of, should of’s? Does it feel like you are in a vacuum that you cannot get out of? Let’s step out of what others want for us or told us how to live and start living our independent lives. Sometimes we get stuck on what has happened to us or too far into what we will do someday. Instead of living in the past or the future lets learn to be present and live right now. Let me help you begin to identify the red flags in life that prevents us from living the life that was intended. I will help you get back on the path to wholeness and wellbeing.
(469) 507-2993 View (469) 507-2993
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Pantea Mohammadi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCS
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77082  (Online Only)
My approach is eclectic and accustomed to the client’s needs. I believe in focusing on here and now, while building a strong and positive future.
My approach is eclectic and accustomed to the client’s needs. I believe in focusing on here and now, while building a strong and positive future.
(832) 558-6713 View (832) 558-6713
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Tim Whistine
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Houston, TX 77002  (Online Only)
My name is Tim Whistine. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) serving clients via teletherapy in the States of Louisiana and Texas. I have a combined 10+ years of clinical experience working with Court Systems, Private Clinics, and in a 100-bed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF). I utilize referrals at such times when my professional competencies have been exhausted or are not adequate pertaining to the needed treatment.
My name is Tim Whistine. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) serving clients via teletherapy in the States of Louisiana and Texas. I have a combined 10+ years of clinical experience working with Court Systems, Private Clinics, and in a 100-bed Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF). I utilize referrals at such times when my professional competencies have been exhausted or are not adequate pertaining to the needed treatment.
(713) 597-6771 View (713) 597-6771

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Houston, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$135

Therapists in Houston, TX who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
73% Self Esteem
70% Coping Skills
67% Relationship Issues
65% Stress
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
79% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Houston, TX see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Houston?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.