4001 North Shepherd Dr. #130
Houston, TX 77018
Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Sometimes, seeking help from a non-biased individual is the best way to put things into perspective. As a committed, professional counselor in Houston, your well-being and emotional health is my number one priority. I’m happy to walk with you through your life challenges. Your journey of change and healing can begin today.
“Nothing will work unless you do.”
A BIT ABOUT ME & THERAPY
Dr. Andrea T. J. Ross, Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor,
I completed the doctoral requirements earning a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision at Sam Houston State University. I provide counseling and supervision services, helping others work towards healing and change. Also, I works as faculty in the university setting. My research interest include multicultural issues, spirituality, and trauma. I am dedicated to serving our community through practice, research, and training.
I believe that clients have the ability to choose how to resolve their own problems and can make their own decisions with my assistance as a facilitator. I believe that clients are responsible for their own behaviors, thoughts, and feelings. As a counselor, I encourage for my clients to develop greater self-awareness and mental health through their life experiences, building increased confidence, self-esteem, independence, and the capacity to effectively navigate the complex challenges of life.
Some clients need only a few counseling sessions to achieve these goals, while others may require more counseling. As a client, you maintain control of yourself and you may end our counseling relationship at any point, and I will be supportive of that position. If you are dissatisfied with my work, I will help you find another counselor with whom you might be able to work effectively.
DONALD T. COOPER
Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, National Board for Certified Counselors
I am passionate about learning innovative ways to inspire and help others learn the skills to help themselves. Although I have received numerous awards for academic excellence, I am most proud to receive the notable Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award for the excellence of character and service to humanity. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in Texas and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and Pennsylvania. I am also a Board-Certified Counselor, certified to provide treatment to people categorized with trauma disorders.
My particular expertise is in counseling young people classified with Disruptive Behavior Disorders and Substance Use Disorders, as well as people categorized with Personality Disorders, people categorized with Mood or Anxiety Disorders, people with relationship or self-esteem concerns, people with career and academic difficulties, and people with a history of trauma and abuse. Additionally, I specialize in clinical supervision and crisis intervention. Lastly, I am skilled in integrating approaches, including family systems theory, experiential strategies, psychodynamic approaches, and dialectic behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapies.
My personal goals are to be the best husband and the best father I can be. What is more, I have been happily married to my college sweetheart for over 23 years. My wife Saira is from Pakistan, and we have two wonderful multiracial daughters, ages 14 and 16. Something interesting about me is that I love reading and writing poetry to process complicated feelings and relax. I have published numerous poems and have won several Editor's Choice awards in poetry.
License Professional Counselor - Associate
I am a second generation Nigerian-American. I primarily work with those who experience anxiety and depression with, an interest in supporting birthing people with pregnancy pre/postpartum disorders, and supporting BIPOC communities. We will explore how we can work collaboratively to overcome obstacles that may impede you from living life.
I approach counseling as uncovering the roots of negative behavior in order to break long-lasting negative patterns. This is done by first developing a therapeutic relationship and building safety. Trauma modalities are then used to heal the roots of dysfunction or abuse. I operate from a client centered approach while integrating body awareness.
I applaud you for taking the step toward inner exploration. It can often be perceived as an intimidating venture but with therapy, you do not have to do it alone. Please do not hesitate to email or call if you feel I am potentially a good fit to come walk alongside you!
With You Every Step of the Way
Here For You with counseling and group therapy available for the whole family.
For the Two of You helping couples navigate their journey through partnering and life.
A Happier, Healthier You as you do the work for growth and healing.
You Ask - I Answer
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES AND HOW LONG DOES EACH THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
The fee per session is $200. It is my intention to render my services in a professional manner consistent with accepted standards of
practice. Our sessions will normally be 45-50 minutes in duration for individual, marital or family
counseling, and 90 minutes in duration for group counseling. It is impossible for any counselor to guarantee
any specific results regarding your counseling goals. However, together we will work to achieve the best
possible results for you.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELATION POLICY?
Appointments cancelled/rescheduled at least 24 hours prior to the session time will not be charged.
Appointments cancelled/rescheduled with less than 24 hours’ notice will be charged full session fee ($200).
No shows will be charged full session fee ($200).
Reminder texts/calls are only made when our times allows us to do so. Do NOT rely on this courtesy to keep from missing appointments
One no show may be allowed; after the second occurrence, I may choose to refuse the scheduling of
Frequent cancelling/rescheduling will incur a charge and may also result in a refusal of future appointments.
DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?
We do not accept insurance. However, upon request, we can issue a “Superbill”. A “Superbill” includes the most commonly requested information needed by insurance companies to assess reimbursement options.
Depending on your current health insurance provider or employee benefit plan, it is possible for services to be covered in full or in part. Please contact your provider to verify if and how your plan compensates you for psychotherapy services.
We recommend asking these questions to your insurance provider to help determine your benefits:
Does my health insurance plan include mental health benefits?
Does my plan reimburse for out-of-network providers?
Do I have a deductible? If so, what is it and have I met it yet?
Does my plan limit how many sessions per calendar year I can have? If so, what is the limit?
Do I need written approval from my primary care physician in order for services to be covered?
DO YOU OFFER SLIDING SCALE?
We do not offer sliding scale. However, we have License Professional Counselor- Associates who provide services at a reduced rate.