Therapeutic Behavioral Health Associates, LLC

L. Kay Howard, Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist

ABOUT ME

L. Kay Howard, Ph.D, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

 I am a native Texan with nearly 12 years of clinical counseling experience.  I earned a Bachelor's degree in Education with a minor in Psychology from Texas Southern University.   I taught  school for ten years and absolutely loved it.  However, I wanted to help children and families on a different level.  That desire led me to the University of Houston where I earned a Master's degree in Educational Psychology in 1996.  After graduating, I worked as a Certified school counselor, and later became licensed as a Professional Counselor (LPC) in 1999 (http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/counselor/lpcrost.pdf).  In 2008, I earned a doctorate degree in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Louisiana Baptist University.   A keen interest in the brain led me to do my dissertation on Brain Research and Psychiatric Disorders.

Along with working in private practice, I did contract work with a treatment center, where I saw clients for individual and group counseling.  I treated clients struggling with bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, aspergers disorder, autism, depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, panic disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and many others.  

I am an active member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the Mental Health America of Fort Bend County where I participate annually in the National Depression Screening Day sponsored by MHAFBC.

 Along with a busy practice, I am an adjunct psychology professor at the University of Phoenix. In addition, I am also an LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) supervisor, where I supervise counselor interns who are working towards their hours to become fully licensed.