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We’re here. When you need help. When you need a safe place to talk. When you need a plan to get things back on track. We’re here – for you. HGI Counseling Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded in 1978 as the Houston Galveston Institute. Every day we strive to use the groundbreaking therapies developed over decades of practice to help people like you achieve their goals and lead happier, more fulfilled lives. We offer individual, family and group counseling, where you decide what you want to talk about, and in what areas you would like to see improvement. We make counseling accessible to people from all walks of life and in all situations. Don’t let another day go by feeling hopeless, lost, or confused. Click the button below to make an appointment today.

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For the last 36 years, HGI has been offering training to mental health professionals, locally and around the world. Our current training opportunities include: Continuing Education Workshops International Certificate in Collaborative Practices Visitor Study Program Internships – LEARN MORE

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Come and join us at our 4th annual Barbecue, Blues & Beer (BBB) on  Saturday, April 25, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 10.00 p.m.
This year we are proud to present a great lineup  in collaboration with the Houston Blues Society.  It’s a Blues Blowout Extravaganza with gourmet BBQ and St. Arnold’s select beer.  General Admission Tickets @ $30.
Evelyn Rubio – dynamic vocalist & saxophonist who came to Houston and was immediately contracted by BB King’s ex-musical director and trumpeter, the late Calvin Owens
Anthony Terry – incredible local saxophonist, who’s gone to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis for the last 3 years in a band representing Houston & the Texas Gulf Coast
Mike Patton – acclaimed Houston drummer, also in Memphis at the IBC’s representing the HBS in a band 2-year’s running
Teri Greene – much-loved local guitarist who’s played and recorded with the best regional blues musicians over many years – also an International Blues Challenge (IBC)  Representative, which is a very high honor.
Tanya Richardson – rock-solid local bass player, who has accompanied the fantastic Ruthie Foster, among others, in recent years.Barry Seelen – Hammond B3 supremo and IBC Finalist – an absolute wizard of the keyboard.

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Diunna Greenleaf – international touring vocalist and Blues Foundation Blues Music Award Winner – also nominated for a BMA this year – one of the definitive voices of American blues music.

Trudy Lynn – 5th Ward resident who’s sung with most of Houston’s great names over decades, currently experiencing Billboard Chart successes with recent albums – BMA Nominee 2-years running.

Tommy Darder – Louisiana-born, but Houston-adoptee for decades – a truly huge voice that’s up there with anything on offer internationally

Gail Best, a local favorite who has been entertain audiences for almost a decade, is in high demand, and continually sought after by club and private events.

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Two Great Live Auction Items:

#1 BB King Signed Guitar

#2 New Orleans Jazz & Dining Package:

3-night stay at the Hyatt French Quarter New Orleans VIP Admission for 2 including skip-the-line status to the Preservation Hall of Jazz

Jazz Brunch or 3-course dinner with Wine Pairing for 2 at Commander’s Palace Restaurant

Round trip airfare for 2 from Houston to New Orleans

Concierge Service and private booking agent – have one year to use

The Preservation Hall, the French Quarter’s internationally recognized home of Traditional New Orleans Jazz and Headquarters for the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

 Great Raffle Items:

Raffle Tickets $3 each $5 for two (save $1) $10 for five (save $5) $20 for ten (save $10)

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Please call 713-526-8390 for Sponsors ticket price. Sponsorships available LEARN MORE