The Light Within Counseling Services, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Houston
Are you a new parent or expectant mother who is feeling overwhelmed and exhausted? Do you struggle most days to feel like your normal self? My passion lies in helping those struggling with issues arising in different life stages, including pregnancy/postpartum concerns for both teens and adults. I recognize how factors, such as marital issues, parent/in-law issues, and expectations about how to be a mother can complicate the new parent experience. I provide you a safe, non-judgmental space for you to talk openly about your concerns.
My interest in helping women and their families with pregnancy/postpartum issues grew from both my personal experiences and training. I understand the difficulties of adjusting to a new role as a mother, and how it can impact relationships, family dynamics, and self-image.
My goal is to help individuals, families, and couples navigate life's challenges, finding and maximizing strengths in order to promote autonomy, solutions, and empowerment through a customized approach appropriate to each person. Please email or call me for a free consultation.
Call or Email The Light Within Counseling Services for a free phone consultation now - (832) 819-5753


  • Years in Practice: 2 Years
  • School: Argosy University San Francisco
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License No. and State: 202280 Texas
  • Supervisor Name: Mary Lou Shackleton
  • Supervisor License: 5140


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Association of MFT
  • Member Since: 2014
  • Membership: Postpartum Support International/PSI Support Coordinator Texas
  • Member Since: 2014


  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy/Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017
The Light Within Counseling Services, MA, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Houston

The Light Within Counseling Services

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA