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Debbie Edmunds, MA, LPC-S, CART, Owner

Teletherapy Now Being Offered!
Shannon Burkett, PhD Nathan Driskell, MA, LPC-S, NCC Harold Keller, MSW, LCSW
Darren McArthur, MA, LPC Cordia Anderson-Hopkins, MA, LCSW Laura Stark, MA, LPC-S
Suzanne Howard-Roberts, MSW, LCSW Cosha Flowers, MS, LPC, LMHP Kim Le, MA, LPC, LCDC
Kirstine Benoit, MEd, LPC Joy Garrett, MEd, LPC Shay Dogan-Phillips, MA, LCSW
Sonja Simpson, MS, LPC

H.O.P.E. Psychotherapy of Houston, PLLC is a psychotherapy clinic comprised of psychotherapists who are all independent contractors. While H.O.P.E. holds all who practice here to the highest of ethics and standards it does not employ anyone nor is responsible for the treatment they provide. It is the right of each patient to request licensing board and HIPAA information from their psychotherapist.


What to Expect from your Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed Professional Counselor Interns also known as LPC-Interns hold a temporary license and practice under the direction of a Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors approved supervisor.

LPC-Interns constitute a major role in the future of the counseling and psychotherapy profession. Much like a physician resident they are able to provide the full scope of services under the direction of a their (i.e., board approved) supervisor. They have completed a master's degree in a counseling-related field, as well as have passed the National Counselor Exam along with proof of completion of the Texas Jurisprudence Exam. LPC-Interns receive an average of 1 hour of face to face supervision on a weekly basis until 3000 supervised work hours are achieved. Just like a fully licensed LPC, the LPC-Intern is trained to provide the following services to their patients: direct services to assist individuals or groups in a professional counseling relationship using a combination of mental health and human development principles, methods, and techniques to achieve the mental, emotional, physical, social, moral, educational, spiritual, or career-related development and adjustment of the client throughout the client's life. Reference: Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors Rules/Regulations.

LPC-Interns are not able to bill for insurance reimbursement and consequently their fees can be very manageable for individuals who want therapy but are uninsured or under insured. Which of the H.O.P.E. Psychotherapy of Houston, PLLC LPC-Interns is right for you? Click on an LPC-Intern's name and/or contact Debbie Edmunds, MA, LPC who is also their board approved supervisor (see Contact Us page) to determine the best therapeutic match.

Now more than ever there is no reason to neglect your mental health!


Debbie has presented the following:

Adult Trauma Treatment presented to:

  • Tomball continuing education program hosted by Kindred Hospital. Presented to a group of social workers, counselors and chemical dependency counselors, October 29, 2014

Starting a Private Practice presented to:

  • Graduating Clinical Psychology students at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, July 9, 2010 and July 6, 2012

Debbie has also served on the Multicultural-Diversity Panel, Basic Psychotherapy Skills Class at University of Houston Clear Lake - Houston, Texas in 2000, 2001, 2002

Debbie has extensive experience in the treatment of self-injurious behaviors. Debbie, along with her former business partner, have developed a comprehensive educational program about the origins and treatment of self-injurious behaviors. They have presented this seminar to several school districts, counselors, and professionals in Houston and the surrounding areas.

They have presented the following:

Self-Injury: From Rebel Without a Cause to Emo Without a Clue presented to:

  • Houston EAP Associates and other clinicians - Houston, Texas, September 11, 2007
  • Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Counselors - Houston, Texas, October 23, 2007
  • Lamar ISD Counselors - Rosenberg, Texas, November 2, 2007
  • Parents of Arnold Middle School students Cypress-Fairbanks ISD - Houston, Texas, November 15, 2007
  • Various clinicians West Oaks Hospital - Houston, Texas, January 9, 2008
  • CASY Workers representing various school districts in and around Houston - Houston, Texas, March 7, 2008
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation - Houston, Texas, April 15, 2008
  • The Briarwood School - Houston, Texas, March 24, 2009

Communicating With The Aliens In Your Home: A Parenting Workshop presented to:

  • Parents of children ages 5 to 8 - Houston, Texas, March 11, 18, 25, and April 1, 2008

Self-Injurious Behaviors: Cutting, Burning, Scratching-Interventions and Alternative Coping Skills for Management of Self-Injurious Behavior presented to:

  • HISD Counselors - Houston, Texas, September 26, 2002
  • Various school district counselors and other mental health workers - Houston, Texas, May 16, 2003, October 3, 2003, December 17, 2003, May 6, 2004, and February, 14, 2005
  • Mental Health and Educational Professionals-University of Houston - Clear Lake’s Current Issues in Mental Health Symposium, April 20, 2007

Suicide: The Taboo Topic presented to:

  • Local area ISD counselors - Houston, Texas, February 3, 2006.

Coping Strategies and Behavioral Interventions-K-8th grade prepared for and presented to:

  • The Joy School - Houston, Texas, August 20, 2007.

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