Joan Lipuscek has over fifteen years of experience as child, teen and family counselor in English and Spanish. Her previous experience includes providing Solution-Focused Therapy to at-risk youth at DePelchin Children's Center and the Houston Galveston Institute.
I am a marriage and family therapist who has counseled children, adults and families in English and Spanish for over fifteen years. I grew up in Puerto-Rico and moved to Houston in 1989, but have fond memories of the island. I have always enjoyed working with people from diverse backgrounds and feel passionate about helping children overcome a wide range of psychological issues.
Before starting my private practice, I worked for DePelchin Children's Center counseling at-risk youth. This experience motivated my desire to continue working with children and teens in my private practice. My specialties include counseling children and teens with ADD/ADHD, behavioral issues, anxiety, school trouble, learning disabilities, adjustment problems, depression, LGBT issues, grief and loss, eating disorders, self-mutilation, abuse issues and trauma.
My goal is to be respectful and kind while helping clients move though the therapeutic process as quickly as possible. I believe children and families have the ability and resilience to overcome the challenges they are bringing to the therapy.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA)
As an LMFTA, I am a mental health professional trained in psychotherapy and family systems. I can diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders within the context of child, family and marital systems.
Child and Family Therapy
While working at DePelchin, I provided English and Spanish Solution-Focused Therapy to at-risk youth and their families. I led therapeutic conflict resolution and life skills school groups with Communities In Schools. I also offered family and individual therapy to children that had recently immigrated from South and Central America. Working with these families was personally rewarding and an enriching experience for me.
Houston Galveston Institute (HGI)
HGI is internationally recognized for producing innovative work in family therapy. Working with adults and families at HGI was intellectually stimulating as I was able to collaborate with a group of talented therapists to help clients create new possibilities in their lives.