Life can be quite challenging. There are times when we feel like we’re all alone on this journey. I am a counselor who is passionate about partnering with clients to provide tools that will help them overcome those challenges. We are all in this game of life together. I provide a safe place to talk about your thoughts and feelings regarding issues such as grief, anxiety, and depression freely without fear of judgment while maintaining respect for all cultures.
I have been helping children, teens and adults for over 20 years. I work with a wide array of issues and problems that we all face in life. I have extensive experience in treating individuals with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, communication issues, and ADD/ADHD. I work closely with the family law community to provide Reunification Therapy. This service will typically be initiated through a court-order or an attorney referral. The goal of Reunification Therapy is to repair the parent-child relationship within the context of a high-conflict divorce/separation.
Clearhope Sugarland supports children, teens, adults, couples, and families struggling with depression, anxiety, mental illness, relational distress, school performance, or general life functioning. We believe no one should hurt alone and will offer unconditional positive regard and support as you chart your path to hope and healing.
Life is a journey, and sometimes it leads to unexpected detours that can leave us feeling stuck and incapable of changing direction. Sometimes those times in life requires just a little help to get us back on the right path. We can trust God who gives His trustworthy Word as our compass, using it to lead us into deeper fellowship with Him. Jesus said, “I came that they have life, and have it abundantly” John 10:10. We were created to live lives of peace, joy, and fulfillment. If you are not experiencing the abundant life that Christ freely gives, it may be as a result of veering of the path that God has intended for you.
My specializations include couples and marital counseling, individual therapy, behavioral health (i.e., the mind-body connection), mindfulness training, stress management, values/goals clarification, LGBT issues, and hypnosis. Understandably, clients want results that are both fast and lasting, so I tend to use some type of brief, solution-focused model in my work. I also have considerable experience utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a method that is both quick and effective for relationship/family/parenting problems, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, chronic pain, guilt, insomnia, medical impairments, work stress, anger/resentment, smoking addiction, and many other difficult issues.
For 20 years, I have helped children and their families cope with bad things that sometimes happen in a child's life. This includes abuse, divorce, school issues, loss of a loved one, or low self-esteem. I understand the ripple effects that these can have on family members and how hard it is to watch your child struggle. I use a neuroscience-informed approach to create a safe environment for clients to release the emotional pain in a way that makes the most effective use of your time.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MS, MA, LPC-S, DBTC
"Nurturing yourself is a necessity, Not a luxury." D. L. Billingsley & Associates, PLLC will provide services designed to improve the quality of life for those experiencing some degree of social and/or emotional distress as well as promote good mental health in our communities. We are committed to helping our clients reach their maximum level of independence. Evening/Weekend appointments available.
Perhaps this resonates with your current situation: "I am suffering. Why should I work with you as my therapist?" Or, maybe you might more identify with: "I am interested in personal growth and character development." I bring years of experience and professional skills plus a quiet presence to a space where you can authentically share about yourself. Many clients will continue to work with me over a number of years, which speaks to the type of relationship I establish with them.
Sometimes, when you are working towards a goal or want to change certain aspects of your life, you might experience feelings of uncertainty, self-doubt, overwhelm or even confusion. These limiting thoughts and feelings can make it difficult to move forward and accomplish your goal. My top priority is to ensure you a safe place to not only talk about but also work through your troubles. Whether I am working with youth, individuals, couples, or families, my goal is to ensure that your strengths, concerns, and circumstances are affirmed and supported.
As a Clinical Neuropsychologist, I have been testing toddlers, children, adolescents and college students in Houston for over 10 years. A neuropsychological evaluation diagnoses learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, attention problems, language disorders, giftedness, emotional issues, and behavior issues by integrating testing with medical, academic and developmental history. Testing can also help educators and parents have a better understanding of a child's learning style and processing strengths and weaknesses. The goal of an assessment is to provide useful diagnostic information and targeted practical recommendations. Dr. Raizner works regularly with local schools, clinical psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and physicians.
Adults suffering from depression, anxiety, chronic medical illness including diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, COPD and asthma, pain disorders, sexual dysfunctions and health anxiety. Anyone wanting to improve health behaviors related to smoking, overeating or physical inactivity. In short any adult wanting to feel more in control of their mental, emotional and physical health.
As a professional coach specializing in victims who have suffered abuse, be it physical, emotional, verbal, spiritual, psychological, or financial, I can help you make a plan for the future. Asking often difficult, probing questions I can help you discover answers that are already hiding deep within you. I will partner with you in a thought-provoking and creative process to inspire you to maximize your potential. I believe you are the expert in your own life. My goal is to help guide you to your own wholeness, creativity and resourcefulness. If you come to me, expect to work, but expect to make progress towards healing.
I am passionate about helping adolescents, adults, and couples learn to identify their strengths and to better understand themselves in order to reach their full potential and live their best lives. My approach is eclectic in that I implement a variety of therapeutic strategies to best fit each client on an individual level. I provide counseling services to a wide range of clients and families by guiding, empowering, assisting and supporting them through abusive and traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, life transitions, and women’s issues.
Feeling anxious, defeated or empty can make change seem impossible but there is hope! I invite you to let us work together in finding peace and healing in your life. We are faced with increasing stress and challenges in our daily lives. With eight years of experience in education and work as a clinician, I understand the stress and struggles families and individuals face today. I believe that lasting healing and true change is accomplished when individuals can safely explore themselves and their relationships in a compassionate, safe and confidential setting.
Are you experiencing some of life stressors and not sure how to handle them? Do you want to make a change and not sure where to start? Therapy provides you with a safe and trusting environment in which you can process your feelings and emotions, while exploring opportunities that will allow you to reach your optimal level of functioning. As your therapist my role is to help you gain insight and to equip you with skills that will promote growth, change, and development.
I believe that all clients have the inherent ability to overcome whatever challenges they face with the help of a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults with a wide variety of presenting issues. I have experience in working with depression, anxiety, trauma, physical abuse, sexual abuse, family relationship issues, and parenting concerns. I use a variety of modalities to create a treatment plan that fits each client and their specific needs and goals. I am passionate about empowering clients to make positive changes in their lives.
Betrayal or Brink of Divorce? If people were to observe you from across the room, they might look at you and think everything was perfect. After all, you look pleasant and normal enough. What they wouldn't know by looking at you is that you're managing to hide the confusion, grief, heartbreak, and despair that someone who is experiencing the unraveling of a marriage would understand. Yes, you put up a good front because you have to, but the truth is that you're in the midst of dealing with what is perhaps the biggest disappointment of your life.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Fort Bend area. I see counseling as a collaborative process unique to each individual. I work with clients dealing with abuse, grief and loss, life transitions, reaching life goals, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and trauma. I provide a safe, nonjudgmental environment where I believe healing can begin to happen. I believe that we become "stuck" in behaviors that impede our growth and keeps us from living more fulfilling lives.
I am an LPC. I provide mental health therapy from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach. It is my belief that the mind is an individual's most powerful tool in this life. If one has the power and ability to shift their thought process and perspective, then there's so much that can be accomplished. I live by the belief of "Mind over Matter." Our emotions and actions are sometimes heavily influenced by our thoughts. As a mental health therapist, I believe the first step to healing is acknowledging thoughts which in turn leads to focus of emotions and actions.
I am confident in my skills as a therapist to help you help yourself. What I would require of you, in turn, is a willingness to search yourself and a willingness to take steps to learn to grow personally. I have worked with many issues from depression, relationship issues (including couples and marital therapy), anxiety issues, stress related issues, co-dependency issues, adjustment issues such as going through a divorce or recovering from a divorce (but not limited to those life events), and loss issues which may include trauma.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Sugar Land are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Sugar Land then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Sugar Land, or Child Psychologists in Sugar Land.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Sugar Land psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Sugar Land specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.