“I have had great help in calming down since therapy, I am able to take things slow at times. Talking with my therapists is like having angels looking out for me, I greatly appreciate the time they have took to talk with me.”“You listen.”“…provided me a place to trust.”“you asked me questions that make me think”

“Therapy has helped me. It has been good to talk with someone that listens to what I am saying and leaves me with something to think about when I leave. I have learned many things about myself.”

“Therapy has helped to organize my feelings about my life choices, and with continued sessions I hope to know which path to take with my life.”

”I started seeing Sue after a long run with my previous therapist. I needed something new and more dynamic, and some fresh perspectives on the issues that brought complication to my life. I was instantly pleased with what Sue brings to the table. She was transparent from the beginning about her approach to therapy and how she works in a therapeutic relationship. My comfort level during sessions was never compromised and I could always count on a compassionate ear that was no less than genuine. I never felt like I was doing the hard work alone. I felt like I had a professional partner ready to help arm me with the tools I needed to better my life. Sue also called me on my stuff when I was being less than honest with myself (or her). She walks a fine line between active listening and providing feedback and made necessary adjustments based on what I most needed at the time. I have never worked so hard to change what needed changing and I attribute that to the atmosphere she creates, the attitude she brings and her generosity of spirit.”

“It’s not an exaggeration to say these are trying times. Economic woes have a tendency to bring to light and exacerbate already existing problems, so there’s a lot of folks out there who are close to the end of their rope. Many people think therapy simply isn’t an option due to its cost-prohibitive nature–which isn’t the case. Luckily, there are amazing community resources like Houston-Galveston Institute that are here to help.

I attended HGI for a few sessions back when I needed help getting over a messy breakup that coincided with a major life change. I was paired up with a counselor that was smart and empathetic, yet knew exactly when to turn my statements on their head and force me to look at my situation in a completely different way, which made it seem a lot less overwhelming. Their office is housed in a beautiful 1920′s mansion, which makes you feel immediately at ease. Sitting on a couch in the parlor and talking to your counselor feels much more natural than being forced into a sterile, clinical environment. Though I went for individual counseling, they also offer couples counseling and therapy sessions targeted for children…”
-review from Yelp.com

“I am the social worker for psychiatry and psychology services and until July 2013, I was a case manager.You guys were one of my favorite referrals then and I don’t know why I haven’t thought to use you here until now!”

“HGI is the difference between life and death to me.”



“Appreciate learning new information outside the scope of my current position.”
- participant from Clinical Externship: Working with Children

“Really enjoyed the workshop. I had never attended a workshop on ethics from a postmodern perspective. Looking forward to more.”
- participant from Clinical Externship: Trauma- Suicide and Ethics

“Appreciated the back and forth between the facilitators and flexibility of agenda…”
- participant from Dialogues that Deliver: Generative Practices in Collaboration, Conflict and Community- Beyond Conflict and Resolution

“Extremely energetic conversations important to generate new ideas and continue growing.”
- participant from Dialogues that Deliver: Generative Practices in Collaboration, Conflict and Community- Transformative Dialogue

“This was an enjoyable and informative ethics workshop. I liked the “natural” sequence of learning…”
- participant from Ethics Workshop

“The presenter has a very engaging and empathic teaching style. I greatly appreciative her knowledge and interactive style. This was helpful and nurturing for the clinician.”
- participant from Ethics Workshop

“I liked the small group environment where we could share our ideas and challenges. I found the course challenging. It… allowed me to expand my ideas and apply them in creative ways. I sincerely appreciate Harlene for her ability to create and sustain this experience. Thank You!”
- participant from Supervision Course

“The importance of relationships, both within the supervising session and ongoing as a way to stay connected was the most important aspect that I take from this program. The conversations, both in the groups and at lunch were very meaningful, both in content and in process. The building and nurturing of c collegial relationships as a part of the supervision process. Having taken this type of course before, I felt that this particular course was more meaningful to me in terms of personal and professional growth.”
- participant from Supervision Course

“I gained much needed insight and guidance about the supervision process. Would recommend this course to others.”
- participant from Supervision Course

“I really enjoyed the personal attention that was given to helping us apply the skills to our individual supervision experiences. In addition, Harlene’s modeling of the collaborative approach she suggests using makes it easy to immediately and directly apply the knowledge.”
- participant from Supervision Course

“Wow! My heartfelt thanks and gratitude for this experience and all of the opportunity is brings. I look forward to continuing this learning.”
- participant from Supervision Course

“I feel inspired and energized by these conversations and by these interactions. I’m excited to practice these ideas in my new role and job.”
- participant from Supervision Course

“Excellent presentation, some new information and great infusion of energy and creativity- refreshing and inspiring! Confirming importance of making working with children a meaningful element of MFT program/training.”
- participant from Never Ending Stories… Children as authors, narrators and actors of their own stories

“I really enjoyed my time. I would recommend this course and instructors to anyone.” – participant from Parenting Coordination
“As it is every year, the ISI was powerful. I love watching the transition as participants fully participate in the process rather than learn about collaboration as content.”
- participant from International Summer Institute

“So invigorating to be around such accomplished and interesting thinkers who care so much about the growth and learning skills of others.”
- participant from Supervision Course