Noel C Gonzalez, PhD, LPC Psychotherapy & Consultation
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Dr. Noel C Gonzalez is a psychotherapist, consultant, Licensed Professional Counselor, and LPC-Supervisor who treats adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families who have a wide range of presenting problems. He received a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Masters and a PhD in psychology with an emphasis on clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University. Dr. Gonzalez completed a pre-masters internship in marriage and family therapy at Houston Psychotherapy Institute and pre-doctoral practicums at Texas Children's Hospital, Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Eating Disorders Clinic, Michael D DeBakey Veterans Hospital, Texas Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine at Northwest Clinic. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, Forensics Department

Currently, Dr. Gonzalez holds an appointment on the Medical Staff at Texas Children's Hospital in the Department of Gastroenterology and Nutrition. He has worked in outpatient, school and inpatient settings, and has over eighteen years of clinical experience working with individuals, groups, and couples and family who have a wide range of presenting problems. Prior to starting private practice, he was a psychotherapist at the Methodist Hospital, Weight Management Center, Texas Children's Hospital, Eating Disorders Clinic, and at ADAPT Counseling.

In addition to his broad clinical experience, he has particular interests in anxiety disorders, depression, couples therapy, eating disorders, sexual addiction, relationship issues, mood disorders, and LGBTQ+ issues. He also has specialized training, experience and interest in assessment of children and adults, including hardship evaluations for INS waivers, in the treatment of families disrupted by a child's behavior problems, infidelity, and treatment of problems related to divorce and other family transitions. He facilitates groups for adults and children focusing on behavior modification, divorce support groups, and support group for LGBTQ+ individuals focused on personal awareness, and conscious living. 

What is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern?

If you have any questions regarding our LPC-Interns or would like more information, please contact us:

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Licensed Professional Counselor-Interns are available to see patients for a variety of issues at a reduced rate. LPC-Interns have completed all required academic education and clinical training established by their school and by the state and are authorized by the Texas State Board of Licensed Professional Counselors to practice psychotherapy under supervision as part of obtaining permanent licensure. Interns attend weekly supervision with LPC Supervisor, Dr. Noel C Gonzalez.

Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs) and Licensed Professional Counselor-Interns (LPC-I) are regulated by the Texas State Board of Examiner of Professional Counselors (the board), a state board whose members are appointed by the Texas Governor to carry out the general oversight of professional counselors in Texas. 

Counselors provide counseling services in accordance with state law and the board's rules. This includes following the code of ethics that the board has established for the counseling profession. 

Visit the board's web site for more information about licensed professional counselors. From this site, you may view or print the state laws and board rules that govern the provision of counseling services in Texas. 

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Nutrition Support
  • Career Counseling
  • Bilingual Therapy (English/Spanish)

  • Specialized marriage and family therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Spiritual issues and counseling
  • Parenting concerns
  • Children and adolescents
Noel C Gonzalez, PhD, LPC
Owner, LPS Supervisor
Zaraar Zahid
 BA, Practicum Student
Zaraar Zahid is a clinical psychology graduate student at Northwestern University in the Mental Health Counseling program. He holds a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Boston University and identifies as a Pakistani, cis-gendered man. Zaraar has a particular interest in working with patients in the queer community that struggle with growing into their identities. He believes that we all deserve the chance to be seen, heard and witnessed at a personal level. Throughout his practice, Zaraar aims to empower his patients by providing them with a safe space where they can explore resources and tools for personal growth. He works to nurture the strengths they already possess, but may be unaware of, and, supports and encourages the need to challenge negative thoughts for a better self awareness.
Taylor Grogan  is a mental health counseling graduate student at Northwestern University. She holds a Bachelor's of Arts in History from American University and a Master's of Education in Administration from Sam Houston State University. Taylor previously held a career as an educator in public and charter schools working as a teacher, instructional coach, and an Assistant Principal. Taylor's interest in studying clinical mental health counseling comes from a desire to better serve kids and families to reach personal goals. Taylor welcomes working with people from diverse backgrounds to help improve overall wellness
Taylor Grogan
 BA, Practicum Student
Monica Turcios, MA, LMFT, CCTP
Monica Turcios is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional who treats adults, adolescents, couples and families with various presenting problems. Monica was born and raised in Houston, Texas, and she is fluent in Spanish and English. She completed her undergraduate studies with a major in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University. Prior to obtaining her graduate degree, Monica worked as a legal assistant for four years assisting crime victims pursue immigration relief. Monica has eight years of experience working extensively with the immigrant and refugee population and trauma survivors. She is interested in treating individual with trauma, anxiety, depression and adjustment to life changes