Houston Counseling

If counseling was hiking we would discover the mountain, I would help you navigate the climb and you would do the heavy lifting.

Individual & Group Psychotherapy Services

When you decide to enter into therapy, it is important to choose counseling services that can handle your needs. Prasad Counseling and Therapy provides a variety of counseling options for adults in the Houston area and statewide. Whether you are seeking individual therapy or support groups, contact us to learn about the services we provide.

Oftentimes cost can be a barrier to seeking out a person’s first therapy session. Prasad Counseling accepts insurance and Medicare in most cases.

Bill Prasad is a Johns Hopkins trained Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who uses evidence-based practice methods. These methods include interventions such as EMDR, Prolonged Exposure, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT) and highly effective relaxation techniques to help you overcome challenges.

Bill Prasad’s training comes from instructors who are at the top of their fields in their chosen craft. Bill is one of the few therapists trained to use CBT by its creators, Aaron and Judith Beck. Edna Foa, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, taught me Prolonged Exposure Therapy. Bill learned EMDR from EMDR of Greater Washington, nationally accredited for teaching this intervention.

  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Anxiety, stress, job related challenges
  • In-person/virtual individual and group counseling
  • Trauma/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction: Treatment of alcohol and drug abuse/dependence, assessment for drug and alcohol problems, court recommended or ordered education due to an alcohol or drug related charge (such as DUI), family consultations, referral to rehab, outpatient, or residential treatment.
  • Assessment, treatment or referral for impulsive behaviors/addiction connected to sex, pornography, Internet pornography
  • Supervision for LPC interns seeking an independent license
  • Weight loss counseling
  • Smoking cessation

While many of my clients are civilians or students, I specialize in the counseling of police, fire fighters, soldiers, Marines, former POWs and members of rescue teams. Many patients, who have cleared positions, appreciate my understanding of their need for confidentiality.

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Benefits of Individual Counseling

Individual counseling, also known as therapy or psychotherapy, involves one-on-one sessions between a client and a trained therapist. This personalized approach offers several benefits:

Personalized Attention

Individual counseling allows for a tailored approach to address the unique needs and concerns of the client. We focus solely on the client’s issues, providing specific strategies and interventions that are most effective for their situation.


The private nature of individual counseling ensures a high level of confidentiality. Clients may feel more comfortable discussing sensitive or deeply personal topics without the fear of judgment or exposure.

Deeper Self-Understanding

Through individual counseling, clients can gain deeper insights into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This self-awareness can be crucial for personal growth and for understanding the root causes of their issues.

Focused Problem-Solving

The one-on-one setting allows for targeted problem-solving. We work closely with clients to develop specific coping strategies and solutions to their problems.

Strengthened Coping Skills

By working through issues in a safe and supportive environment, clients can learn techniques to manage stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges.

Benefits of Group Therapy

Group therapy involves one or more therapists working with a small group of clients together. This therapeutic approach offers unique advantages that differ from individual counseling:

Peer Support: Group therapy provides a supportive environment where clients can connect with others who are experiencing similar issues. This sense of camaraderie can reduce feelings of isolation and provide a network of support.

Different Perspectives: Interacting with others in a group setting allows clients to gain new perspectives on their own issues. Hearing about others’ experiences and coping strategies can offer valuable insights and alternative approaches to managing problems.

Improved Social Skills: Group therapy provides a safe space for clients to practice and enhance their social skills. This can be particularly beneficial for those who struggle with social anxiety, communication issues, or interpersonal conflicts.

Shared Experiences: Clients often find comfort in knowing that others are facing similar challenges, which can boost their motivation and commitment to the therapeutic process.

Collective Learning: Group members can learn from each other’s progress and setbacks. The collaborative environment encourages mutual learning and growth, as clients share their journeys and offer support and feedback to one another.

Both individual counseling and group therapy offer distinct benefits that can significantly contribute to mental health and well-being. When you are ready to seek out help or simply to get answers to your questions, contact Prasad Counseling. You can leave us a message online or call us at 281-948-3322.