What We Do
The Houston Galveston Institute (HGI) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that offers a unique method of collaborative counseling and postmodern therapy to individuals, families and communities of all socioeconomic backgrounds.
We base our approach on the belief that the client is the expert on his or her life and circumstances. Our job, as therapists, is not to dictate treatment, but to shape the process using the values, desires and needs of our clients. Through this collaboration, clients find new solutions and the strength to endure challenges and overcome obstacles. This approach, created by Harlene Anderson and Harry Goolishian, can be studied at HGI.
Check out this video of Harlene: On Not Knowing.
New! You Decide- Walk-in Counseling
HGI Walk-In Counseling offers people in Houston the opportunity to decide when to see a therapist, what to talk about and the goal for the session. Clients are not expected to commit to more than a single session. No appointment is necessary.
New! Tele-Therapy Services Available
Can’t make it to our museum district office? HGI also offers counseling by phone or Skype. Build a trusting and encouraging relationship with a therapist without worrying about how you can get here. Fees are $110 per hour, and a sliding scale may apply. Note: most insurance companies do not cover this service. Call or email us for a tele-appointment!
HGI provides collaborative therapy and consultation for a variety of mental health and relational issues, regardless of our clients’ background and financial situation.
HGI is dedicated to life-long learning and offers collaborative training programs, including internships, conferences and continuing education, for masters and doctoral level therapists, and other helping professionals.
HGI is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of donors and volunteers to continue providing affordable collaborative counseling services to the community.
Ways to Give
Upcoming Trainings and EventsNext to Normal at The Music Box Theater - 8/14/2014
Chocolate, Champagne & Charity - 11/7/2014
HORIZONTY 2014: Collaborative and Dialogical Symposium -
Brno, Czech Republic - 11/21-22/2014
HGI has a number of events coming up throughout 2014. Join our mailing list to be the first to know!
2013 Annual Report
Thank you to our major supporters
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