Appointments: 

(281) 900-9161

3313 D'Amico

Houston, TX 77019

​​​Guy Bender, MS, LPC, EMDR

CLINICAL CONSULTING SERVICES LLC

Psychotherapy and Treatment Placement Services


Services We Offer

Whether you are struggling with a sudden increase in stress as a result of a recent personal loss or have battled mood disorders throughout your entire life, we understand the importance of guiding our clients to a higher quality of life. 
Our team is experienced across a wide variety of treatment methods designed to focus on your specific mental health needs. We understand no two individuals are the same and provide personalized treatment plans aimed at accurately treating your specific needs. 

Please contact a member of our team to schedule a consultation today.

Individual Psychotherapy


Individual therapy—also known as psychotherapy, talk therapy, or counseling—is a collaborative process between therapist and client that aims to facilitate change and improve quality of life. The term psychotherapy is derived from the Greek words for soul and healing. Therapy can help people confront barriers that interfere with emotional and mental well-being, and it can also increase positive feelings such as compassion, self-esteem, love, courage, and peace. Many people find they enjoy the therapeutic journey of becoming more self-aware, and they may pursue ongoing psychotherapy as a means of self-growth and self-actualization. 


Relationship Counseling


Relationships require work and are bound to face challenges large and small. Simple, everyday stressors can strain an intimate relationship, and major sources of stress may threaten the stability of the relationship. As long as each partner is willing to address the issue at hand and participate in developing a solution, most relationship problems are manageable, but when challenges are left unaddressed, tension mounts, poor habits develop, and the health and longevity of the relationship are in jeopardy. Couples – dating, engaged, or married – come to sessions together to identify, explore, and better understand the issues and differences that create repeating patterns of distress and uncertainty in the relationship. Couples learn skills to empower each other to take a new stance and reconnect in a more transparent, loving, and wholesome way.


EMDR


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. It is widely assumed that severe emotional pain requires a long time to heal.  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  When you cut your hand, your body works to close the wound.  If a foreign object or repeated injury irritates the wound, it festers and causes pain.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  EMDR therapy demonstrates that a similar sequence of events occurs with mental processes.  The brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.  Using the detailed protocols and procedures learned in EMDR therapy training sessions, Our clinicians help clients activate their natural healing processes.


Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) has been studied for over 40 years and has been proven to be a highly effective integrative approach in treating anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, PTSD and alcoholism and drug abuse. Neurofeedback is leading edge technology that involves activating the brains natural ability to form new neural connections to help the brain rebalance itself through adaptive plasticity which is the brains ability to form new neural connections in order to recover or compensate for lost function. Neurofeedback trains the brain to self-regulate which necessary for optimal brain is functioning. This enhances the overall function of the central nervous system that in turn results in improvement in overall mental performance emotional management and mood stability. In essence, Neurofeedback is a proven form of brain training that enables you to rebalance your brain wave patterns. The Neurofeedback program responds to brain waves with visual and auditory feedback which helps guide clients back to a balanced state. 
Common applications for Neurofeedback: 


Anxiety
Anxiety is often correlated to areas of the brain running too fast. This can be related to stress response depression, trauma or genetic predisposition. Training the brain to remain calm and regulated can have long-term benefits. 


Depression
Symptoms of depression can be related to certain areas of the brain running too slow or not communicating well across hemispheres. The brain can learn to speed up and self-regulate with faster activity and the symptoms of depression subside.


PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder causes changes in the limbic system causing the system to get stuck in the state of hyper arousal. Neurofeedback trains the brain to relax and focus so that the body can process sensory information as non-threatening. 

 ADD/ADHD
Neurofeedback for ADHD improve focus, attention, motivation, mood, confidence, school and work performance.

Addiction
Long-term use of addictive substances can change brain functioning and produce symptoms of poor impulse control, anxiety, depression, and anger.  Neurofeedback balances the brain from over or under arousal towards a more comfortable state of being. Studies have shown Neurofeedback helps decrease obsessive addictive thoughts.Individual Psychotherapy


Treatment Placement Services


We offer independent clinical consultation to help you determine the most appropiate level of care and help match you with a program that is best suited to meet your individual needs.