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FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018. KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING

David Martin

MARTIN COUNSELING IS HOSTING THE FIRST KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING EVENT IN 2018!!!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2018. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM

Our lunch and 1.5 hour CEU are sponsored by Houston Behavioral Healthcare.

There is NO COST to this meeting.  To reserve your place at this event please RSVP by filling out this simple form.  

OFFERING 1.5 HOURS FREE CEU.

TOPIC: Couples Therapy: Moving couples from distress to connection

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SPEAKER: Michelle Puster, MEd, LPC

MEETING TIME IS 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM.  

  • NETWORKING 11:30 AM TO NOON.  

  • CEUs: 12 TO 1:30 PM.

PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 1:30 PM TO RECEIVE FREE CEUS.

This meeting is primarily for mental health clinicians and providers.

FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFO TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

New location!!!

THE LEGACY AT FALCON POINT

1520 Katy Gap Rd.

Katy, TX 77494

PHONE NUMBER TO THE LOCATION:  (281) 394-0628

For any questions, please contact Martin Counseling’s office at 713-489-5473 or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com.

THE LEGACY AT FALCON POINT

THE LEGACY AT FALCON POINT

THE LEGACY AT FALCON POINT - Inside

THE LEGACY AT FALCON POINT - Inside

Office available for sub-lease - Meyerland area, Houston, TX

David Martin

I have an office available for sub-leasing in the Meyerland area.  There is a small waiting area and a single office available.  There is free parking and a bus stop located right outside the building.  The office building is located at 4660 Beechnut, Ste. 220, Houston, TX. 77096.  The office building is open for evening and weekend appointments.  If interested contact me @ counselingsolutions2010@yahoo.com.

Thank you,

Richelle Whittaker, LSSP, LPC, NCC

Providential Counseling & Consulting Services, PLLC

Managing stress and depression during the Holidays

David Martin

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This is a guest post by Sonia De Pass.  She is an Licensed Professional Counselor - Intern at Martin Counseling. Find out more about her here.

That much awaited time of year in Houston is here!  We are glad to welcome in milder temperatures.  Pumpkins are everywhere and spooky decorations are on display.  Before you know it, we will be pondering what’s for Thanksgiving dinner.  This is the time of year that creates opportunities to congregate with family and friends, exchange gifts and just share good times.  This time of year, for many can also usher in increased signs of depression and stress.  The responsibilities of planning celebrations, family commitments and the financial burden that the holidays can bring add to the already stressful lives that we tend to live.  In addition, those who may already be living with depression, can find themselves struggling to cope with the demands of the season.  There are things we can keep in mind to help ourselves during this time.  First step is to take a deep breath, exhale, then follow this link to The Mayo Clinic’s tips for coping during the holidays:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20047544

FRIDAY, November 3, 2017. KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING.

David Martin

MARTIN COUNSELING IS HOSTING THE NEXT KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING EVENT.

FRIDAY, November 3, 2017. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM

Our lunch and 1.5 hour CEU are sponsored by Houston Behavioral Healthcare.

There is NO COST to this meeting.  To reserve your place at this event please RSVP by filling out this simple form.  

OFFERING 1.5 HOURS FREE CEU.

TOPIC: The 22nd Century and the Opioid Crisis

Brought to you by: Serenity Light Recovery

MEETING TIME IS 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM.  

  • NETWORKING 11:30 AM TO NOON.  

  • CEUs: 12 TO 1:30 PM.

PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 1:30 PM TO RECEIVE FREE CEUS.

This meeting is primarily for mental health clinicians and providers.

FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFO TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

New location!!!

THE LEGACY AT FALCON POINT

1520 Katy Gap Rd.

Katy, TX 77494

PHONE NUMBER TO THE LOCATION:  (281) 394-0628

For any questions, please contact Martin Counseling’s office at 713-489-5473 or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com.

THE LEGACY AT FALCON POINT

THE LEGACY AT FALCON POINT

THE LEGACY AT FALCON POINT - Inside

THE LEGACY AT FALCON POINT - Inside

KidZone Club - Flood Survivors Support Group for Kids - FREE

David Martin

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  • A six week therapy group designed to help children, ages 7 to 11 as they learn to cope with life after the Storm.

  • Led by experienced Master's-Level Practicum, April Nenjerama.

Weekly Topics:

Week 1: Learning to talk about the storm

Week 2: Learning to process emotions about the storm

Week 3: Learning to process emotions about the storm - pt. 2

Week 4: Learning to Tell my Parents How I Feel.

Week 5: Transition Time: How to Make it Easier.

Week 6: Life after the Storm.

Questions? Contact Martin Counseling at 713-489-5473 or email INFO@HoustonLPC.com

 472 Park Grove Dr.

Katy, TX 77450

FRIDAY - September 8, 2017 - KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING

David Martin

MARTIN COUNSELING IS HOSTING THE NEXT KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING EVENT.

FRIDAY, September 8, 2017. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM

Our lunch and 1.5 hour CEU are sponsored by Houston Behavioral Healthcare.

There is NO COST to this meeting.  To reserve your place at this event please RSVP by filling out this simple form.  

OFFERING 1.5 HOURS FREE CEU.

TOPIC: #Selfcare: Stress busting techniques for the mental health professional

 

SPEAKER: Roxy Riefkohl-Siegrist, PhD, LPC-S

MEETING TIME IS 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM.  

  • NETWORKING 11:30 AM TO NOON.  

  • CEUs: 12 TO 1:30 PM.

PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 1:30 PM TO RECEIVE FREE CEUS.

This meeting is primarily for mental health clinicians and providers.

FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFO TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

New location!!!

THE LEGACY AT FALCON POINT

1520 Katy Gap Rd.

Katy, TX 77494

PHONE NUMBER TO THE LOCATION:  (281) 394-0628

For any questions, please contact Martin Counseling’s office at 713-489-5473 or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com.

Divorce Care Group for students (7-12)

David Martin

Martin Counseling is now offering a Divorce Care Group for students 7 to 12 years old this summer. 

Our goal is to help kids work through their struggles and offer a caring environment where they can express themselves. This weekly small group will help students process parents’ divorce, change behaviors that are not helpful by gaining skills in things such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal skills, and emotional regulation. Students will learn to manage and respond to emotions without using destructive behaviors.

This small group will begin Tuesday July 18, 2017 at 6 pm

Cost: Only $50 for 6 sessions! It's a great deal!

Space is limited. If interested in the skills group, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/VvCoOmH57En0sYYj2 

Call today.  713-489-5473 or email info@houstonlpc.com

FRIDAY - July 7, 2017 - KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING

David Martin

MARTIN COUNSELING IS HOSTING THE NEXT KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING EVENT.

FRIDAY, July 7 2017. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM

Our lunch and 1.5 hour CEU are sponsored by Houston Behavioral Healthcare.

There is NO COST to this meeting.  To reserve your place at this event please RSVP by filling out this simple form.  

OFFERING 1.5 HOURS FREE CEU.

TOPIC: Building a life worth living: The importance of values in recovery from an eating disorder

SPEAKER: Rebecca Wagner, PhD

 MEETING TIME IS 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM.  

  • NETWORKING 11:30 AM TO NOON.  
  • CEUs: 12 TO 1:30 PM.

PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 1:30 PM TO RECEIVE FREE CEUS.

This meeting is primarily for mental health clinicians and providers.

FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFO TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

THE BRAZOS VALLEY SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION

25525 KATY MILLS PARKWAY

KATY, TX 77494

281-391-2149 (PHONE NUMBER TO THE LOCATION)

For any questions, please contact Martin Counseling’s office at 713-489-5473 or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com.

FRIDAY - MAY 5, 2017 - KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING

David Martin

MARTIN COUNSELING IS HOSTING THE NEXT KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING EVENT.

FRIDAY, May 5 2017. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM

Our lunch and 1.5 hour CEU are sponsored by Houston Behavioral Healthcare.

There is NO COST to this meeting.  To reserve your place at this event please RSVP by filling out this simple form.  

OFFERING 1.5 HOURS FREE CEU.

TOPIC: Mental Health as a vital part of healthcare:  the impact of illness on the family

SPEAKER: Kris Kerlin, LPC-S. Founder & Counselor- The Center for Stress Management

 

MEETING TIME IS 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM.  

NETWORKING 11:30 AM TO NOON.  

CEUs: 12 TO 1:30 PM.

PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 1:30 PM TO RECEIVE FREE CEUS.

This meeting is primarily for mental health clinicians and providers.

FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFO TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

THE BRAZOS VALLEY SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION

25525 KATY MILLS PARKWAY

KATY, TX 77494

281-391-2149 (PHONE NUMBER TO THE LOCATION)

For any questions, please contact Martin Counseling’s office at 713-489-5473 or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com

FRIDAY - March 3, 2017 - KATY MENTAL HEALTH NETWORKING

David Martin

Martin Counseling is hosting the next Katy Mental Health Networking event.

FRIDAY, March 3 2017. 11:30 AM UNTIL 1:30 PM

Our lunch and 1.5 hour CEU are sponsored by Houston Behavioral Healthcare.

There is NO COST to this meeting.  To reserve your place at this event please RSVP by filling out this simple form.  

OFFERING 1.5 HOURS FREE CEU.

TOPIC: Why Do Couples Avoid Sex & How Can Therapists Help Mend the Gap?

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SPEAKERS: Eliza Boquin, MA, LMFTA and Jane J. Bintz, MA, LMFT, LPC

MEETING TIME IS 11:30 AM TO 1:30 PM.  

NETWORKING 11:30 AM TO NOON.  

CEUs: 12 TO 1:30 PM.

PLAN TO STAY UNTIL 1:30 PM TO RECEIVE FREE CEUS.

This meeting is primarily for mental health clinicians and providers.

FEEL FREE TO FORWARD THIS INFO TO OTHER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS.

THE BRAZOS VALLEY SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION

25525 KATY MILLS PARKWAY

KATY, TX 77494

281-391-2149 (PHONE NUMBER TO THE LOCATION)

For any questions, please contact Martin Counseling’s office at 713-489-5473 or email: Info@HoustonLPC.com.

NEW GROUP: "COPING STRATEGIES FOR SURVIVING HIGH SCHOOL"

David Martin

 

Martin Counseling is now offering a Skills Group for students 14-18 years old.

This weekly small group is helping students  change behaviors that are not helpful by gaining skills in things such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal skills, and emotional regulation. Students learn to manage and respond to emotions without using destructive behaviors.

This small group will begin Tuesday February 7th, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Cost only $20 per session

6 sessions

($40 down payment required to secure a spot)

Space is limited. If interested in the skills group, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/X29wCYoBRAsjRMMm2

Call today.  713-489-5473

Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Primer on SAD Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options

David Martin

This is a guest post by Laura Baker.  Find out more here.

Many people live with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), particularly those who live in the northernmost parts of the world. Even if you are a southern-dweller, it is fully possible to experience SAD during the winter or rainy months.

However, some people are unaware that the feelings of depression they experience during certain times of the year may actually be a mental health disorder.  Subsequently, they don’t take steps to manage their symptoms, instead believing that these temporary down times are something everyone experiences.  If you think you may have SAD, here are a few things you should know.

The Symptoms of SAD

The first step in determining whether or not you have Seasonal Affective Disorder is knowing the symptoms. A few of the most common symptoms include fatigue, difficulty concentrating, self-imposed isolation, and weight gain.

SAD is more commonly found in women than men and is much more common in parts of the world that receive less sunlight. Of course, summer SAD does exist but is less common. Summer symptoms include weight loss, decreased appetite, and insomnia.

How to Diagnose SAD

If you are experiencing depression at any time of the year, you should always speak with a mental health care professional. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to ignore the symptoms of a mental illness and leave the condition untreated.

If your depression symptoms seem to come and go at certain times of the year, be sure to tell your doctor or counselor. From there, your health care professional will be able to work with you to lay out a treatment plan that works best for you.

Treatment for SAD

There are many ways you can manage SAD. As most people suffer from winter SAD (or rainy season SAD), the first course of action should be upping vitamin D levels. Vitamin D supplements are easily found in your average pharmacy section of grocery stores. If your vitamin D levels are particularly low, you may need to go to your doctor for a prescription dosage.

Artificial sunlight can be another good way to increase your vitamin D levels. Simply set the lamp up when you are busy drinking coffee, working at a desk, or some other sedentary activity. The light will allow your body to produce vitamin D naturally.

A few other alternatives for SAD management include meditation, yoga, exercise, avoiding addictive substances, and a change in diet. Exercise is one of the top ways to mitigate the effects of depression, and your diet has a major impact on your mental health. Altering your diet can sometimes be all you need to handle the symptoms. Meditative practices have also been shown effective in managing many forms of mental illness.

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a disorder suffered by many throughout the year. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to help manage the effects and sometimes eradicate it altogether. Vitamin D supplements and sun lamps are a good place to start while exercising, changing your diet, and meditation can also be excellent supplements.

Any mental health disorder should always be diagnosed by a professional. While there’s no harm in trying a few alternative treatments to attempt to alleviate a mild case of the winter blues, you should always seek the help of a mental health professional if your symptoms persist or are so severe that they interfere with your ability to carry out your daily activities.

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OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT IN HOUSTON, TX

David Martin

Newly decorated office on 3400 Bissonnet St. (West University/ Inner Loop) is available for part time rent. Office is part of a therapist suite. Monthly rent is $175 for one day of the week (8am-5pm). Saturday mornings are also available. Rent includes use of wifi, fax, copier, and access to shared waiting area. Please call or e-mail me (Rune Moelbak) to check current availability or schedule a tour (phone: 832-542-6244 / e-mail: rulamo@hotmail.com)