Children who have experienced trauma often have a difficult time learning, connecting, attaching, and developing the skills necessary to transition into adulthood. However, trauma-focused interventions aimed at building connection and attachment have proven highly effective in helping children heal. 

There are many behavioral, emotional, and mental health resources available in Houston, but therapists and other professionals who utilize trauma-informed modalities are in short supply. We recommend the following resources to families, and we are committed to connecting professionals to training that will increase the supply of trauma-focused interventions accessible to children who come from hard places. 

 

Therapy and Counseling

The Adolescent Center and Mental Health Services is a multidisciplinary team intervention and treatment center that specializes in adolescent behavioral health services. 

  • Treatment modalities: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Screenings: CANS, Psychological Evaluation (including trauma history) 

  • Clients: children/teens, and adults

  • Pricing: accepts all major health insurance plans including Medicare and Superior Health; out of pocket cost ranged from $75 for an LPC to $125 for a psychologist

  • Contact: 832-484-2635

    Virtual therapy only at this time

Apollos Center for Healing and Growth is a gospel-centered, professional counseling ministry offering low-cost, confidential counseling.

 

  • Treatment modalities: Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), play therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), group therapies, weekly workshops

  • Clients: children/teens, adults, couples, family

  • Pricing: $85/session (discounts may be available)

  • Contact: 409-292-9172  counseling@apolloscenter.com

       Virtual and in-person therapy available

Arrow Child and Family Services-Behavioral Health Services comes alongside caregivers, children and biological families to help fill their toolbox with new, highly adaptive coping skills. 

  • Treatment modalities: Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Skill Streaming Aggression Replacement Training, Seeking Safety (PTSD and substance abuse protocol), Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood, The Nurturing Parent Program

  • Clients: children/teens (age 3+) and their caregivers

  • Pricing: Superior Star Health Medicaid (foster care insurance) accepted. Additional Medicaid plan coverage pending.

  • Contact: bhsreferrals@arrow.org or complete a referral form online using link above.

      Virtual and in-person therapy available

Attachment and Trauma Center offers a fulls range of mental health services with a special emphasis on the challenges across the lifespan of attachment and trauma. 

  • Treatment modalities: Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Integrative Attachment Treatment Protocol for Children (IATP), play therapy, sand tray therapy, TheraPlay, Brainspotting, LENS Neurofeedback

  • Clients: children/teens, adults

  • Contact: 281-903-5353  |  tereab@atchouston.com

       Virtual and in-person therapy available

The Children's Assessment Center provides a multidisciplinary team approach in the prevention, assessment, investigation and treatment of child sexual abuse. Services include family advocacy, forensic interviewing, medical treatment and therapy/psychological services.  

  • Treatment modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) 

  • Clients: children/teens

  • Pricing:  no cost to children/teens

  • Contact: 713-986-3300

       Virtual and in-person

Chosen helps children heal from abuse and neglect by equipping parents with life-changing tools to overcome the hurt so that they can thrive. 

  • Treatment modalities: TBRI (individualized parent coaching, trauma education, case management, crisis support, peer mentors)

  • Clients: children/teens, foster/adoptive parents, relative caregivers, biological parents

  • Pricing: affordable sliding scale structure and financial assistance available. Medicaid credentialing pending at this time. 

  • Contact: 830-455-0101  |  info@chosen.care 

       Virtual therapy only at this time

DePelchin Childrens Center's Families COUNT Program strengthens the lives of children by enhancing their mental health and physical well-being. 

 

  • Treatment modalities: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Trauma and Grief Component Therapy for Adolescents (TGCTA), Family Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, Nurturing Parenting, Barkley’s Defiant Child/Defiant Teen program, Seeking Safety, Preparing Adolescents for Young Adulthood (PAYA), WhyTry program, Aggression Replacement Techniques, Wraparound Planning Process 

  • Screenings: CANS/ANSA, Psychosocial Assessment (including trauma history), GAD-7 (Anxiety screener), PHQ-9 (Depression screener)

  • Clients: children/teens (ages 3+), parents and families (foster, adoptive, kinship, biological, at-risk)

  • Pricing: no cost to families

  • Contact: 713-558-3888 getcounseling@depelchin.org

       Virtual and in-person therapy available

Harris County Protective Services

  • Treatment modalities: Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), play therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Screenings: CANS/ANSA, Psychosocial Assessment (including trauma history), GAD-7 (Anxiety screener), PHQ-9 (Depression screener)

  • Clients: children/teens, kinship navigation program available for kinship caregivers

  • Pricing: Medicaid (all types), no charge to families

  • Contact: 832-927-6488

    Virtual and in-person therapy available

Psychiatry

 

Harris County Protective Services

 

  • Treatment modalities/services: Board Certified Child Psychiatrist, Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), psychiatric evaluations & medication maintenance

  • Clients: children/teens 

  • Pricing: Medicaid (all types), no charge to families

  • Contact: 832-927-6488

       Virtual and in-person therapy available

 

Crisis Intervention

Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT)

  • Treatment modalities/services: Interdisciplinary team that specializes in crisis intervention. MCOT can conduct psychiatric and substance abuse assessments, facilitate brief therapy, provide case management and nutrition education. Practitioners can also refer to long-term service options. 

  • Clients: children/teens, minimum age of 3 years old

  • Pricing: No insurance required; if referred to a service and you have insurance a financial screening is done to determine cost 

  • Contact: 713-970-0000, Press #1 for Crisis Line

       Over the phone initial evaluation for service needs

NeuroPsychiatric Center (NPC)

  • Treatment modalities/services:  NPC can conduct psychiatric evaluations, therapy, medication assistance, referrals to routine or in-patient care and other social services needs. 

  • Clients: children/teens, minimum age of 5 years old

  • Pricing: Medicaid (all types)

  • Contact: 713-970-7070, Press #1 for Crisis Line

       Walk-ins welcome 24/7 at 1504 Ben Taub Loop, Houston, TX 77030

 

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