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Reveling in the Authentic You!

Due to COVID-19 and the recommendation to limit social engagements 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:

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

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

Specialty areas include:

  • EMDR Certified
  • Neurofeedback Trained
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Sexual Assault
  • Mood Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Codependency
  • Stress
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Obsession Compulsive Issues
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Sex and Love Addiction
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Life Transition
  • Art in Counseling
  • Heart Centered Hypnotherapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy
  • Goal Attainment

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,  Chemical Dependency Counselor, Trauma and Certified 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 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., Psychology, Coach, Neurofeedback Provider

Specialty areas include:

  • Marriage and Family
  • Executive Coaching
  • Neurofeedback
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • ADHD and Autism
  • Addictions
  • Trauma
  • Group Facilitation
  • Love & Sex Addiction Recovery
  • Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy
  • Gottman Trained Wknd 1
  • Walk & Talk Coaching

Bryant Packard MS.: “I meet people where they are, and where they want to be” a Neurofeedback provider, Executive Coaching, Career Transition Coaching & ADHD/Autism Life Coach. Leader, presenter and facilitator of individuals and organizations transformations while achieving goals. Working with individuals to actualize their authentic and whole self. Bryant Packard MS., Psychology, Executive Coach, Neurofeedback Provider, Estimated October 2020 LMFT-Associate, Master’s in Science  Marriage and Family Therapy and Licensed Professional Counseling providing Executive Coaching and Neurofeedback for active clients. Neurofeedback is used to optimize the brains potential, and to reach optimal performance for execs and professionals. Empowerment through coaching and enabling individuals and groups to uncover their authentic and then actualizing their whole self. This is accomplished through individual coaching, training aids, teams, programs and tools including building a coaching and mentoring culture.

 

 


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 MEd, 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 Malcolm, MEd, LPC.

Liz 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.


Christine River Block, LCSW

Specialty areas include:

  • Adults and older adults
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Trichotillomania (hair-pulling)
  • Dermatillomania (skin-picking)
  • Anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Substance abuse disorder
  • Caregiver stress

Christine River Block, LCSW

I received a PhD and Masters in Social Work from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and have been working in the mental and behavioral health field for over 7 years. I started my journey in the field as the Director of Programs and Social Services for a non-profit organization that served individuals and families affected by obsessive compulsive disorder and most recently with a program that focuses on opioid addiction. I am trained in eye movement and desensitization reprocessing, cognitive behavior therapy and exposure therapy, cognitive processing therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy for individuals with intellectual disabilities. I believe that everyone has the tools to achieve their best health sometimes need help learning to use them.


SARAH GERBER MS., LCSW-S

Specialty areas include:

  • Family and Couples Therapy
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Sexuality and Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Stress

Sarah Gerber: “I believe you have all you need to become empowered to create necessary change and lead an intentional and fulfilled life. Empowerment is achieved through compassion, connection, and guidance, elicited from your perceptions of reality and desired goals. As you embrace your own resilience, value, and self-esteem we begin the healing process. I believe this process starts with the connection of mind, body, and soul which enables you to deeply connect with others. My goal is to help you grow from struggles, heal from pain, and move forward to a place where you are living a life which you love.”

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor born and raised in Houston, Texas. I earned my Master of Social Work from the University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work where I learned to “be the change you want to see in the world” (Gandhi).


Alexis Hyde-Washmon MS., BCBA, LPC, LMFT, LBA

Certifications and Specialization include:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA)
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Mood Disorders
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Chemical Dependency,
  • Obsession Compulsive Issues
  • Couples Counseling
  • Parenting & Family Therapy
  • Life Transition

Adolescent Additional support

  • Children of divorce
  • Juvenile victims of violent crimes
  • Conduct and Personality Disorders
  • Autism spectrum
  • Developmental disorders
  • LGBTQ issue

Alexis Hyde-Washmon: “I have an informed yet flexible approach to counseling. I am dedicated to assisting the profound improvement to the state of our mental health community and societal awareness therein, creatively helping those working to deepen and transform their lives to find personal fulfillment.”

I graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and then obtained my Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (with a Specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy) from Our Lady of the Lake University. I obtained my licenses as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), (originally obtaining a BCaBA in 2002), and I am a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). Currently pursuing a Doctorate in Theology.

Art & Books

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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


Counseling individuals, couples and families

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Florida 2016
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Florida 2004
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Florence 1995
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Florida 2007
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Kauai 1997
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Florida 1999
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Texas 1994
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Florida 2007
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Kauai 1997
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Moab 2009
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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

9432 Katy Freeway, Ste 460 Houston, TX 77055

Office
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Resources & Forms

Resources

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We will provide clients 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, Christine Block PhD., LCSW-S, Bryant Packard MS., Psychology, Sarah Gerber MS., LCSW-S and Alexis Hyde-Washmon MS., LMFT, LPC, LBA

For Neurofeedback and Coaching clients:

Adult Neurofeedback Packet only

Adult Neurofeedback and Intake Packet

Article: WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK: AN UPDATE

Comprehensive article examining the basics and effects on variety of symptoms and disorders

Technology Assisted Consent Form

Consent for Electronic Communications