Psychologist in Houston




I'm generally available for appointments on Mondays, Wednesday mornings, and Thursdays.  I also have a few Thursday evening appointment slots—please call me for information about these.  I'm not available on Tuesdays, Wednesday afternoons, or Fridays because I work at the Houston VA on those days.   

Adult Services Offered:

  • Individual therapy 
  • Group therapy
  • Diagnostic assessments
  • Supervision of graduate students or new professionals working toward licensure

      Also offered at the Ranch:

  • Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (with Drs. Walsh and Baldwin)


Clinical Specialties:

  • Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Veteran issues
  • Anxiety (for example, panic, worry, phobias…)
  • Depression counseling
  • Grief counseling, traumatic grief, complicated grief, and other loss issues
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Relationship problems
  • Adjustment issues (for example, birth of child, relationship ending, job change, new marriage, military discharge, life transition issues)
  • Self-esteem issues

I do not specialize in/provide services for the following issues/persons:

  • Couples/marital therapy
  • Child/adolescent/family services
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual functioning issues
  • Conditions in which the primary (i.e., must be initial focus of treatment) issue is substance abuse 
  • Severe personality disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Primary psychotic disorders


Individual Therapy Rates:

Like many other professional services, therapy is not cheap.  I want you to know that I appreciate the large investment of time, money, and energy that a person makes in choosing to work with me.  For this reason, I’m committed to helping my clients reach their goals as quickly as possible.  The good news is that often the primary driving force of how quickly someone reaches their goals is their level of motivation and commitment to the therapeutic process.  Essentially, what this means is that you have a significant degree of control over how quickly things change for you, and you’ll have to work even harder than me both in and out of session to get where you want to be in life.  You’re not alone though.  I’ll be there to guide and support you (and possibly give you a gentle yet swift kick in the bottom—yes, I’m a parent of young children—as needed) throughout the process.


$200 for initial evaluation (~75 minutes) which focuses on history taking, diagnosis, and treatment planning

$170 per 55 minute office-based follow up session


Reduced Fee:

Reduced fee services may be available in some cases.  Please call me and we can discuss this issue.

Workshop and Group Therapy Rates:

Varies.  Please talk to group leader. 


Health Insurance Reimbursement:  

I am not on any insurance panels (except in some instances Tricare), but my services are eligible for out-of-network insurance reimbursement from health insurance companies and employee benefit plans that offer such mental health coverage. I prefer not to be on any health insurance panels because they limit the privacy and confidentiality of the person I’m working with, they require a psychiatric diagnosis (even in persons who don’t have clearly diagnosable symptoms), their goal is to manage (i.e., "keep their costs down") your access to services, they require extensive paperwork, and they can hinder a mental health provider’s ability to practice effectively by setting limits on number of sessions, type of treatment, etc.  In short, being out-of-network permits me to offer a higher quality service to my clients. 

I can provide the necessary documentation you may need for reimbursement based upon your out-of-network benefits, and, as a courtesy and to make it easier for you, in most cases, I can arrange for an electronic submission for reimbursement to be sent by my office on your behalf to your insurance company. Your insurance or benefit plan may reimburse you for some or all of the services I provide. Please check your coverage carefully to determine what portion of my services may be reimbursed by your insurance plan.  The best way to do this is to contact your insurance company directly by calling the customer service phone number on the back of your insurance card (there may be a separate number for mental health services information).  When speaking with the insurance company representative, you will want to ask the following questions: 


  • Do I have mental health benefits?
  • What are my out-of-network outpatient mental health benefits?
  • How many sessions per calendar year does my plan cover?
  • What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
  • What is the "usual and customary rate" allowable for an initial individual consultation (procedure code 90791) or for a subsequent individual  therapy session (procedure code 90834) or for a group therapy session (procedure code 90853)?
  • Must I meet a deductible before my benefits will begin paying?  What is it and has it been met? 
  • Is approval required from my primary care physician?


Many individuals who have health insurance decide not to use it for coverage of mental health services, and instead pay for therapy as an "out of pocket" expense, or via a flexible or health savings account. Typically, this is due to privacy concerns and the potential release of personal information to health insurance companies and their affiliated entities.  If you decide not to use your health insurance to cover my services, your personal information and records will not be released to third party payors or their affiliates.


Payment is required at the time services are rendered, and may be made by check, cash, or all major credit cards.  Please note that 24 hour advance cancellation of scheduled appointments is required in order to avoid being billed for the session.

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If you are looking for a psychologist in Houston, counseling in Houston, a Licensed Psychologist Houston, or psychologists near Pearland, please feel free to call me for more information or to set up an appointment.  Hope to hear from you.

Lisa Robinson, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist