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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.

Monthly Merriment

HGI took a trip with friends and supporters to view "Next to Normal" at The Music Box Theater. The event was open to the public, and with the sold out houses the Theater extended its run by adding two final performances.

Dr. Susan B. Levin

For those who missed the show, Susan B. Levin Ph.D, our Executive Director wrote a review. Click on the link below to read the article as she shares how "Next to Normal" showcased issues of Mental Health complexities on a stage play to sold out audiences.

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Chocolate, Champagne & Charity
Click here for sponsorship and ticket details.

For more information about sponsorships, please email Rebecca Maitland at admin@talkhgi.com or call 832-752-9645

Upcoming Trainings and Events

Supervision Course (September 11 & 12 and October 9 & 10) and CEU/Refresher Day (September 12) >

Next 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!
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2013 Annual Report
Read our latest annual report to see what we were up to in 2013!

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Thank you to our major supporters


Related Websites

Harlene Anderson webiste
ICCP website



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