Throughout development, individuals will experience a variety of emotional, behavioral, social and educational challenges. Mild difficulties are often a natural part of growth and development, and through the process of overcoming adversity, a person learns new skills, develops insight and wisdom, and builds resilience. However, there are times and situations when moderate to severe problems arise, that will require professional assistance to address psychological needs.
We welcome children and adolescents, families and adults who are facing these challenges. Our practice is designed to help support, teach and collectively navigate through the process of effective treatment and intervention. If you are ready to successfully reach goals and achieve healthy solutions, contact us today.
We are here to understand.
We are here to promote change.
We are ready to begin.
All services are offered during 50-minute sessions by appointment (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 3pm - 9pm). EAP sessions are offered by appointment at Five Horses Ranch in Waller, Texas two Saturdays per month (9am - 12pm).
We begin with an initial consultation, during which we are available to provide answers to any questions that you may have about our services or psychological services in general. Additionally, information collected during the initial meeting enables us to begin to understand the reason for referral, formulate hypotheses, explore treatment options, and develop a plan for measuring treatment progress. We are here to help; contact us today!
Often, treatment begins with individual counseling. To maximize progress, counseling may be supported with parent training and consultation with school systems as appropriate. This supportive and interactive process often leads to gained insight, symptom reduction, and behavioral change.
• Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
• Conflict Management
• Anger Management
• Behavior Modification
• Parent Training
• Consultation with Schools
This service is often used to address pervasive developmental difficulties, anger management, and impulse control. Group therapy, a very powerful treatment technique, offers many cost-effective benefits for building and maintaining new skills.
• Social Skills Training
• Social Perspective Taking
• Emotional/Behavioral Management
• Video Modeling
• Group Parent Sessions Included
An engaging, active and effective model of therapy, EAP combines the services of trained equine specialists and mental health professionals, who facilitate meaningful interactions between youth and horses. Experiences with horses provide real opportunities for mirroring life, which helps the client to quickly see the problems and find solutions that work for them. Using the EAGALA model, we provide powerful opportunities to identify the issues and promote meaningful, lasting change.
We love our clients, and give our customers our full attention. However, that may result in a missed phone call now and then. Feel free and make an appointment using our online scheduling app:
Schedule with Dr. Phillips
Schedule with Mr. Alford
22762 Westheimer Pkwy, Ste. 570
Daniel M. Phillips III, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. Dr. Phillips is the former President of the Houston Psychological Association. Christopher J. Alford, M.A. is a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and Licensed Psychological Associate with Independent Practice. Mr. Alford is the former Lead LSSP of Counseling and Psychological Services for the 9th largest school district in Texas. Both Dr. Phillips and Mr. Alford hold various certifications and achievements regarding outstanding psychological services. Both have 20 years of experience providing psychological services in the school setting, and are entering their 10th year of private practice
The most important elements in determining the quality of psychological services are the relationship between the client and therapist and the experience of the professional. Throughout a collective 40+ years of experience providing psychological services to children, adolescents, young adults, parents, teachers, and administrators, we have learned a few things...
We know that students go to school and parents work, so we hold office hours from 3 pm to 9 pm Monday through Thursday, and some Saturdays during the day/evening.
We know that time is a valuable resource, so offer parent training in conjunction with child/adolescent treatment. This will also promote behavioral change and generalization of new skills.
We know that children and adolescents learn "experientially," so offer opportunities for our clients to work through challenges in unique and fun ways above and beyond "talk therapy."
We understand that social skills are best learned in social situations, so offer groups to assist our clients to explore and practice social interactions.
We know that difficulties experienced by one can affect others throughout their surrounding systems (i.e., family, friends, school, etc.). Therefore, we encourage communication and shared knowledge to promote generalization and change.
And, we know that, no matter what the diagnosis, symptoms, or severity of difficulties, we all have strengths to share and connections worth developing.
We are here to understand. We are here to promote change. We are here to help.
We are located at the Villagio Town Center, at the back northeast corner of the property.
Sorry, no. However, detailed billing receipts can be provided to be submitted by clients to help with insurance reimbursement. We ask that you check with your insurance provider regarding filing procedures and reimbursement rates.
Typically, we treat children as young as 5 years old, as well as families and adults. Feel free to contact us if you have questions.
At this time we only provide counseling services. However, we work closely with multiple professionals in the Katy and surrounding areas, and can give resources and referrals regarding psychiatric and psychological assessments as needed.