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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.

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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!

Counseling Services

HGI provides collaborative therapy and consultation for a variety of mental health and relational issues, regardless of our clients’ background and financial situation.

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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.

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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.

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Ways to Give

You can make an online gift by using the link below. A gift of cash, check, or credit card by mail, fax, or phone is also an easy way to give.

Upcoming Trainings and Events

Harlene Anderson's Supervision Course - 4/3-4 & 5/1-2/2014

Workshop- Single-Session Collaborative Therapy - 4/26/2014

The Relationship Course - 4/19/2014 & 5/17/2014

Blues. Beer. BBQ. Spring FUNdraiser - 5/10/2014

Island Getaway-- Developing and Marketing a Successful Private Practice - 5/10/2014

Ethics Seminar - 5/17/2014

International Summer Institute 2014- in Colonial Mexico! - 6/16-20/2014

Beyond the Therapeutic State: Collaborative Practices for Individual and Social Change - Drammen, Norway - 6/26-28/2014

HGI has a number of events coming up throughout 2014. Join our mailing list to be the first to know!

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HGI in the Houston Chronicle!
HGI was featured in the Houston Chronicle on Thursday, March 6th as a part of the Neighborhoods section and on Thursday, March 13th as a part of the Jobs section. Click below to read the articles!

Therapy program casts wide net to help others
Mental health workers provide important care

Catch up on the latest news from HGI! Our spring newsletter will be out soon. Click the link below to join our email list and keep in touch!

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Thank you to our major supporters


Related Websites

Harlene Anderson webiste
ICCP website



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