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Phyllis Houston, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor- Supervisor with a national board certification in counseling and a Specialist Degree in counseling and psychology. I have over 20 years experience in counseling with diverse populations from many different backgrounds. I specialize in treating anxiety, depression, women's issues, relationship issues, and career concerns. I have been successful in helping clients become emotionally healthier and make better decisions.

My counseling style is eclectic and insight oriented. I combine rational-emotive, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. I also use reality therapy techniques to assist clients in evaluating their present situation and setting goals for the future.

If you are struggling with depression, feeling discouraged, isolated or anxious and fearful, I understand and I can help. I have the credentials necessary to bring hope and change to brighten your tomorrows. I enter the process with you and will assist you in reaching your goals for treatment. You no longer have to struggle alone but have someone ready to help meet your needs.

Professional experience

26yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

License information

MS LPC 0457


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Phyllis Houston. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Phyllis has helped me achieve goals and accomplish things I never thought possible. She has a wonderful insight, kind heart, and true passion for helping people. Very very pleased with every interaction with her and look forward to continuing my therapy through her.

Written on Jan 19, 2023 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

She's a sweetheart and a professional.

Written on Dec 28, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Phyllis is a perfect match for my current needs. I’m so thankful for her!

Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 4 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, and self esteem

Phyllis Houston is a God-send! I instantly felt comfortable with her and was able to open up. She listened and gave me advice that I started to do each day. I like her a lot and would highly recommend her!

Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Unfortunately, I am in a difficult season right now. And I use the word “season” because I know it won’t last forever. Fortunately, I have been matched w therapist Phyllis Houston. What a blessing! Phyllis has helped me so much already. She actively listens, offers suggestions and challenges me with intention. I look forward to my session w her each week. It’s okay to not be okay. TalkTherapy (and Phyllis!) have started to equipped me to become a healthier me. So thankful!

Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with Phyllis for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety