We offer Counseling for clients all over Texas!
Mental Health Counseling in Texas is crucial for a happy and healthy community. At Social House Wellness Center, we’re dedicated to your mental health and your happiness.
“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety” – Abraham Maslow
You may be wondering what the difference is between talk with a trained counselor and talking with a friend. Counselors in Texas must go through a 60 credit hour Master’s program in addition to a Bachelor’s degree. During this Master’s program counselors-in-training complete a practicum and two internships where they train and learn to hone their counseling skills. Upon graduation and passing their licensing exam, counselors then complete a 3000 hour internship (LPC Intern status) underneath the weekly supervision of an LPC-Supervisor that often lasts years. Finally counselors are then able to become fully Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC). During all of this training, counselors are taught and perfect active listening skills and techniques to help clients reflect and dive deeper on what they bring to the counseling session. As there are many foundational theories within counseling that have different ideas on why people behave the way they do and how counselors can best help them, specific treatment and techniques can vary widely. A common thread through all counselors should always be a basis of empathetic, non-judgmental, unbiased listening. Unfortunately our friends and family can’t guarantee the same, which is why even counselors are unable to counsel friends and family.