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Reveling in the Authentic You!

We are offering, as always, phone or video therapy sessions.

“One of the most powerful dynamics in relationships is trying to understand the other person’s dreams, and helping them chase and fulfill those dreams.”
Matthew Kelly

We take the following Insurances:

AETNA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, CIGNA, United Healthcare, Out of Network Benefits, and Cash/self-pay.
We also work with a few EAP programs. 


Upcoming Events!

Come and join us for our Thriving with ADHD Group! Details are in the flyer above!
Come and join us for our Burnout for Working Professionals Group! Details are in the flyer above!

Counseling

dsc_0031“Recognizing you need help is the first step towards healing. The act of asking another for help is the next step that takes courage, strength and vulnerability and you are worth it. I invite you to open the door, step through the threshold of change and new insights. Together, we will uncover long-standing behavior patterns or negative beliefs that may be preventing you from experiencing a more satisfying and meaningful life.”

We work with adults and adolescents from individuals to couples, families and groups.

Our Therapists Specialize in:
  • Trauma
  • PTSD & EMDR
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Mood Disorders
  • Sex and Love Addiction
  • Obsession Compulsive Issues
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Grief and Loss
  • Codependency Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction
  • Pre-Marital and Marital Counseling
  • Life Transition Issues
  • Creative Block
  • Racial Identity and Acculturation
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Sexuality and Identity
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Women’s Issues
  • Men’s Issues
Additional Modalities:
  • Gottman & EFT
  • Neurofeedback
  • Behavioral Analysis
  • Hypnotherapy

EMDR Therapy Introduction

from EMDR International Association


EMDR Patients Share their Stories



“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” 

Trauma Sensitive Yoga

Video: What is TCTSY?

About Our Therapists

Meet Our Team of Experienced Counselors and Coaches.

We take the following Insurances:

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and United Healthcare, Out of Network Benefits and Cash/self-pay.
We also work with a few EAP programs. 

 

 

Gina Baiamonte, MS., LPC, Founder & CEO, EMDR Certified, ART Trained

Specialty areas include:

  • EMDR Certified
  • Neurofeedback Trained
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) Trained
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Sexual Assault/Molestation
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Codependency
  • Stress
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Love Addiction
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Life Transition
  • Art in Counseling/Consulting
  • Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy
  • Goal Attainment
  • Business Coaching

Gina Baiamonte, Founder/Owner received her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, University Park in Humanities and Fine Art.  She received additional training at the University of San Antonio, working on her Master’s in Fine Arts – painting, Studio Arts International Florence, Italy and University of South Florida in Tampa.  She went on to receive her Master’s in Clinical Counseling at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho and practices as a Licensed Professional Counselor,  EMDR Certified Therapist, and Trauma Counselor.

Gina received additional training at the EMDR Institute (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapy that helps many people find relief from stress, is currently practiced by the military for our veterans with PTSD and is used to alleviate a multitude of mental health issues.  This healing happens by getting to the root cause, using unconditional positive regard, resolving negative core beliefs, and replacing them with healthier thinking patterns.


Bryant Packard MS., LMFT-Associate, Coach, Neurofeedback Provider

Supervised by Glen R. Hilton, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Specialty areas include:

  • Marriage and Family
  • Couples Therapy
  • Executive Coaching
  • Neurofeedback
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • ADHD and Autism
  • Addictions
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Men’s Issues / Mature Masculinity
  • Love & Sex Addiction Recovery
  • Group Facilitation
  • Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy
  • Gottman Trained Wknd 1
  • Walk & Talk Coaching

Bryant Packard MS. LMFT-Associate, Neurofeedback Specialist, EMDR Trained, Leadership Coach: “I meet people where they are, and where they want to be” a Neurofeedback provider, Executive Coaching, Career Transition Coaching & ADHD/Autism Life Coach focused on TraumaPTSD, and Mood Disorders aimed at improving wellbeing and a satisfying life. Working with couples, families and organization transformations and goal achievement. Working with you to actualize your authentic and whole self.

Bryant provides assistance to clients driven to improve, overcome their challenges and obstacles. “Our greatest gifts are often found in our deepest wounds”. He utilizes Neurofeedback & EMDR to optimize the brains potential for self healing, to correct core symptoms, or to reach optimal performance for executives, athletes, creatives and professionals.

Bryant believes that “deep personal work unblocks great power that supercharges the self, your immediate professional and personal circles. By actualizing your authentic self, you raise everyone and the initiatives around you to their highest selves infusing them with passion and conviction.”

 

 


Deborah G. Feinsilver MS., LMFT, LPC

Specialty areas include:

  • EMDR Trained
  • Family & Couples Therapy
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Loss and Grieving
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Depression and Anxiety

Deborah Feinsilver received her Bachelors in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.She later pursued a masters degree in psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas where she specialized in marriage and family therapy. Deborah trained and worked at Houston Galveston Institute, a non-profit organization, known for its groundbreaking work in collaborative language systems therapy. She was a part of several therapeutic research programs one resulting in her co-authoring a chapter for Collaborative Therapy: Relationships and Conversations that Make a Difference.” Currently Deborah practices as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Recently trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Deborah believes that this therapy modality is a vital means for discovering life themes that are not working for us in order that we can replace them with new ones that promote growth and strength. The only therapy protocol approved by the United States military for the treatment of trauma, EMDR has been successful in the treatment for a wide range of therapeutic needs.


Elizabeth Malcolm M.Ed., LPC

Specialty areas include:

  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Marriage Therapy
  • Drug & Alcohol Addiction Counseling
  • Anger/Impulsivity
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Men’s Issues
  • Love Addiction
  • Codependency
  • Mood Disorders
  • Life Transitions e.g. Acculturation
  • Women’s Issues

Elizabeth believes that every experience and encounter in life has a purpose. Nothing happens by chance. She believes our challenges and melancholy periods are not meant to break us, but to provide valuable lessons for us to learn, grow and become stronger, more confident, compassionate and fulfilled individuals. Many times, all we need is the right help, support and guidance.


Kateri Perez M.Ed., LPC

Specialty areas include:

  • “servicios en español” 
  • EMDR Trained
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Assault
  • Grief and Loss
  • Addictions
  • Family Therapy
  • Life Transition
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Goal Attainment
  • Acculturation
  • Racial Identity

“It can be scary to start this journey, but it is also scary to be stuck forever. There is a life where you get to have more control and peace. You are not alone and whenever you are ready, we can begin working together toward your healing.”

She is trained in Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD. She has also received Cognitive Process Therapy training from the STRONG STAR TRAINING INITIATIVE (STRONG STAR aims to train “veteran-serving community mental health providers in evidence-based treatments for PTSD and related mental health problems in order to increase access to high-quality care”) and is a certified Cognitive Process Therapy for PTSD provider and STRONG STAR network provider. To learn more please click here: (https://www.strongstartraining.org/network)

Kateri received her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Human Development Family Studies and her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston. As part of her work with clients she also includes different components such as feminist therapy, art, journaling, reading, writing, and mindfulness in the therapeutic experience. Kateri has experience working with groups, (from ages 6 years old and up), individuals, and families. She has worked with people from various backgrounds and is considered an LGBTQ advocate.


Sharon Windham, MA., LPC-Associate, Sexual Health Coach

Supervised by Glen R. Hilton, MS, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Specialty areas include:

  • Emotional and physical intimacy
  • Sexual diversity
  • Gender identity
  • Low sex drive and interest
  • Internal conflict with erotic desires
  • Low self-esteem
  • Communication skills
  • Infertility
  • Performance anxiety
  • Shame
  • Problematic sexual behavior

Sharon Windham MA, LPC-Associate specializes in sexual health and helps clients embrace and nurture their sexuality. Clients can increase their sexual self-esteem and create meaningful connections that lead to a more fulfilling sex life. Sharon takes an inclusive and compassionate approach, teaching clients how to let go of inhibitions, welcome sexual exploration, and communicate their needs.


Jordon-Evander Williams, MC., LPC-Associate

Supervised by Dr. Priscilla Tyler, LPC

Specialty areas include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Self-esteem
  • Grief
  • Parapsychology
  • Communication issues
  • Students
  • Abusive relationships
  • Boundary work

Have you ever had a feeling of being intuitively guided? Have you ever felt like you knew something was right or wrong for you? We all have stories that we can’t quite explain, but these are threads we can tug at, as we inherit the wisdom of our deeper selves, uncover greater truths, and navigate through our personal life journeys.

I primarily use humanistic therapy, which is a type of therapy that emphasizes the point of view of the client and allows them to take an active role in their treatment. In addition to this style of therapy, I also use CBT, and mindfulness therapies. Through these modalities I’ll use in our work together, I implore you to step into the wholeness of who you are – a more empowered version of yourself.


 


Laurent Durondeau, BBA, MS., LMFT-Associate

Supervised by Laura Shely, MA, LMFT-S, LPC

Specialty areas include:

  • Communication Skills
  • Relationship Issues
  • Infidelity & Divorce
  • Family Issues
  • Life Planning & Career Development
  • Life Transitions
  • Depression & Anxiety
  • Existential Issues

I bring a vast array of professional and personal experiences to my work. I was born in Germany, grew up in France, lived in Mexico, and made Houston, Texas, my home in 1995.  In France, I worked in construction, served in the military, and was a police officer. In Mexico, I sold educational materials and taught French. As a college student in Houston, Texas, I worked for a while as a tutor in a private high school for teenagers whose behavior had resulted in their being expelled from public schools. After receiving my BBA, I accumulated over 20 years of Houston, Texas-based corporate accounting and finance experience in the context of small firms, mid-sized companies, and multi-billion-dollar multinational corporations.

I bring the depth and range of my experience to my work and continue to be a life-long student. I’ve personally experienced cross-border relocations, learned other languages, adapted to new cultures, changed careers, and gone through existential turmoil. I help my clients navigate the challenges of career decisions, geographic relocations, cultural assimilations, communication difficulties, and relationship discords. I believe that your challenges are not necessarily insurmountable and am passionate about helping people wake up to their true selves so they can live fully with more peace of mind, inner freedom, and a deeper experience of love in their hearts. Whichever situation you currently find yourself in, there is hope. I look forward to our collaboration.


Carolina “Cuquis” Robledo, MS., MA., LPC-Associate

Supervised by Sharon McLendon, LPC-S

Specialty areas include:

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Peer Relationships
  • Physical Disabilities and Dwarfism
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Have you felt unheard or unseen by your doctor? Perhaps you are worried about an upcoming surgery or are dealing with trauma after an operation. Maybe you are also dealing with the stress of having a physical disability and are trying to lie in a world that requires you to adapt. In all of what you are feeling right now, maybe you are dealing with major life transitions, the loss of your identity, or self-esteem issues. You want to live a life just like everyone else, but you deal with anxiety and wish you can control your negative thoughts. You want to accept who you are, and live your life to the fullest with no regrets.

My primary focus is working with older teens, young adults, adults, the elderly population as well as people with disabilities. I also work with clients who have issues related to life transitions, codependency issues, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, chronic pain/illness, social skills development, and obsessive-compulsive issues.

I specialize in clients both with and without disabilities with self-esteem issues, trauma (which includes medical trauma), co-dependency, and life transitions. In sessions, I also incorporate the use of the creative arts to facilitate freedom of expression to learn how to live life to the fullest.

As someone with a physical disability (I have a form of dwarfism), it is easy for me to empathize with my clients. My background is in disability advocacy as well, and I am one to always advocate and fight for my clients. One of my favorite quotes is, “Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain” by Viviane Greene. This quote reminds me of how one can move through adversity in life. I help my clients on their journey toward working through adversity in their lives.

Art & Books


Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth about the World’s Most Popular Weed

by Kevin P. Hill, M.D.


Meditations from the Mat: Daily Reflections on the Path of Yoga

by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison


Quitting Weed

by Matthew Clarke


This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life

By Annie Grace


The Inside-Out Revolution: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever

By Michael Neill


The Invisible String

by Patrice Karst, Illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff


Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

by Brené Brown


Principles: Life and Work

by Ray Dalio


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.


Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.


The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

by Michael A. Singer


The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection

by Michael A. Singer


Driven to Distractin: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood

by Edward M. Hallowell, Hallowell, John J. Ratey


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The Mastery of Love

by don Miguel Ruiz

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

by John Gotten

Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma: Calming the Fear-Driven Brain

by Sebern F. Fisher

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy

by Francine Shapiro PHD.

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No Grains, No Pain

by Dr. Peter Osbourne

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Daring Greatly

by Brene Brown

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Facing Co-Dependency

by Pia Melody

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Facing Love Addiction

by Pia Melody

 

Hold Me Tight

by Dr. Sue Johnson

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Healing the Addicted Brain

by Harold C. Urschel


Photography and Paintings

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Florida 2016
by G. Baiamonte

Florida 2004
by G. Baiamonte

Florence 1995
by G. Baiamonte

Florida 2007
by G. Baiamonte

Kauai 1997
by G. Baiamonte

Florida 1999
by G. Baiamonte
Texas 1994
by G. Baiamonte

Florida 2007
by G. Baiamonte

Kauai 1997
by G. Baiamonte
Moab 2009
by G. Baiamonte

Moab 2009
by G. Baiamonte


Client Counseling Artwork

Client Painting, purples and lavender colors

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Contact

Contact Info:

Phone: 281-501-0109

Fax: 713-391-8421

Email: info@authentichealingandcounseling.com

Authentic Healing and Counseling

7660 Woodway Dr, Suite 385, Houston, TX, 77063

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Resources & Forms

Resources

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We will provide clients with paperwork for submitting any “out of network” benefits required. 


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Mental health guide
What Is Neurofeedback?
The Multiple Benefits to Walk and Talk Therapy

Forms

Intake Form for All Clinicians

Clinicians include:

Gina Baiamonte MS., LPC,

Deborah Feinsilver MS., LMFT/LPC

Elizabeth Malcolm MS., LPC

Bryant Packard MS., LMFT-Associate, Supervised by Glen Hilton, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Kateri Perez, MEd., LPC

Addison Tackaberry, Intern, Supervised by Gina Baiamonte, LPC

Sharon Windham, MA., LPC-Associate, Supervised by Glen Hilton, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Jordon-Evander Williams, MC., LPC-Associate, Supervised by Dr. Prscilla Tyler, LPC-S

For Neurofeedback and Coaching clients:

Adult Neurofeedback Packet only

Adult Neurofeedback and Intake Packet

Article: WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK: AN UPDATE

A comprehensive article examining the basics and effects on a variety of symptoms and disorders

Technology Assisted Consent Form

Consent for Electronic Communications