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Dr. Noel C Gonzalez is a psychotherapist, consultant, Licensed Professional Counselor, and LPC-Supervisor who treats adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families who have a wide range of presenting problems. He received a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Masters and a PhD in psychology with an emphasis on clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Dr. Gonzalez completed a pre-masters internship in marriage and family therapy at Houston Psychotherapy Institute and pre-doctoral practicums at Texas Children's Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Eating Disorders Clinic, Michael D DeBakey Veterans Hospital, Texas Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine at Northwest Clinic. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, Forensics Department

Currently, Dr. Gonzalez holds an appointment on the Medical Staff at Texas Children's Hospital in the Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition. He has worked in outpatient, school and inpatient settings, and has over eighteen years of clinical experience working with individuals, groups, and couples and family who have a wide range of presenting problems. Prior to starting private practice, he was a psychotherapist at the Methodist Hospital, Weight Management Center, Texas Children's Hospital, Eating Disorders Clinic, and at ADAPT Counseling.

In addition to his broad clinical experience, he has particular interests in anxiety disorders, depression, couples therapy, eating disorders, sexual addiction, relationship issues, mood disorders, and LGBTQ+ issues. He also has specialized training, experience and interest in assessment of children and adults, including hardship evaluations for INS waivers, in the treatment of families disrupted by a child's behavior problems, infidelity, and treatment of problems related to divorce and other family transitions. He facilitates groups for adults and children focusing on behavior modification, divorce support groups, and support group for LGBTQ+ individuals focused on personal awareness, and conscious living. 

What is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate?

If you have any questions regarding our LPC-Associates or would like more information, please contact us:

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  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Nutrition Support
  • Career Counseling
  • Bilingual Therapy (English/Spanish)

  • Specialized marriage and family therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Spiritual issues and counseling
  • LGBTQIA+ counseling 
  • Parenting concerns
  • Children and adolescents
Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate (LPC-A) are available to see patients for a variety of issues at a reduced rate. They  have completed all required academic education and clinical training established by their school and by the state and are authorized by the Texas State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors to practice psychotherapy under supervision as part of obtaining permanent licensure. Interns attend weekly supervision with LPC Supervisor, Dr. Noel C Gonzalez.

Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate (LPC-A) are regulated by the Texas State Board of Examiner of Professional Counselors (the board), a state board whose members are appointed by the Texas Governor to carry out the general oversight of professional counselors in Texas. 

Counselors provide counseling services in accordance with state law and the board's rules. This includes following the code of ethics that the board has established for the counseling profession. Visit the board's web site for more information about licensed professional counselors. 
Noel C Gonzalez, PhD, LPC-S
Owner, Clinical Director

Monica Turcios, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Monica Turcios is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who treats adults, adolescents, couples and families with various presenting problems. Monica was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and she is fluent in Spanish and English. She completed her undergraduate studies with a major in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University. 

Prior to obtaining her graduate degree, Monica worked as a legal assistant for four years assisting crime victims pursue immigration relief. Monica has eight years of experience working extensively with the immigrant and refugee population and trauma survivors. She is interested in treating individual with trauma, anxiety, depression and adjustment to life changes.
Lauren Kendrick is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Northwestern University. She adheres to the belief that establishing trust through a strong therapeutic relationship is fundamental to the therapy process. In her practice, she endeavors to cultivate a warm and culturally sensitive environment, fostering collaborative work with her clients to address their individual objectives. Kendrick draws from a foundational understanding of Psychodynamic principles, integrating techniques from diverse philosophical approaches to examine present and past experiences that may impact relational patterns, thereby enhancing self-awareness by bringing unconscious elements to light. 

Specializing in supporting individuals and couples navigating fertility, perinatal and postnatal trauma, and parenting, she operates under the supervision of Dr. Noel C. Gonzalez, PhD, LPC-S, Board Certified Supervisor, ensuring the quality of her care. The Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Northwestern University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
Lauren Kendrick
Clinical Psychology Practicum Student