Downtown Counseling Services
105 N. Gordon St. Suite #202
Alvin, TX 77511
Lori T. Candrian, Ms, LPC
A Person - Centered Counseling Approach to Support Personal Growth
Hello and welcome to my page. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have been in the helping profession throughout my professional career. I am excited about the possibility of meeting you in Alvin, Texas for counseling services.
I started my career as a head resident for a girl’s dormitory at Texas A&M Commerce (formerly East Texas State University) after which I provided outpatient individual and group psychotherapy services for adults with chronic mental illness at the Gulf Coast Center. After 8 years of working at the Gulf Coast Center, I joined Devereux Texas Treatment Network providing inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy services for the adult and geriatric population.
I established my private counseling practice in 1997. I have always enjoyed helping pre-teens, teens, adults, families, and couples explore their own thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and experiences to gain insight, new coping strategies, and confidence to create positive changes in their personal or professional lives. My goal has always been for these changes to allow each individual to have a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Some of the counseling techniques I utilize to meet individual needs include cognitive behavioral techniques, psychoeducation, bibliotherapy, trauma intervention, cognitive processing therapy for PTSD, and traditional talk therapy.
I am married with two adult children and an active volunteer in my church and community.
I enjoy making scrapbooks and traveling.
I would be happy to visit your club or organization and speak on a variety of mental health topics.
Common Counseling Issues
I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor #10296 since 1990 and I adhere to the rules and regulations of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. The Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors adopts rules and regulations to establish the qualifications and regulate the Practice of Professional Counselors in Texas.
Office Hours and Appointments
Monday and Thursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday and Friday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
By Appointment Only
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment, click the link below to register/schedule or call me. Please complete client forms and bring them with you to the appointment with your insurance card and driver's license.
While I am seeing clients in the office I will continue to provide teletherapy to those who request teletherapy due to COVID-19. Please confirm this is a benifit with your insurance.
Standard Fees for Services
Here are some of the insurance plans currently accepted:
Fees and Payments
I accept many major insurance plans and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). Please contact your insurance or EAP by calling their customer service number and inquire if am a preferred provider for your specific plan. Customer Service can also tell you if you have a co-pay, deductible, if any of your deductible has been met and if you need authorization. If I am not on your plan, you can inquire about Out-of-Network benefits. Please bring your insurance card, drivers license and client forms to your first appointment.
There will be a $75 charge for No Show and late cancellations/rescheduling. A 24 hour notice is required.
I am not a MEDICARE and MEDICAID provider.
I accept CASH and CREDIT CARDS for out-of-pocket expenses.