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Lori T. Candrian, Ms, LPC

A Person - Centered Counseling Approach to Support Personal Growth

Lori Candrian

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

    • Abuse and Trauma
    • Adoption Adjustments
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Childhood Behavioral Problems
    • Couples Counseling
    • Depression
    • Divorce Recovery
    • Grief and Loss
    • Low Self-Esteem
    • Marital and Pre-Marital Communication
    • Panic Attacks
    • Parenting Skills

    • Insomnia/Nightmares/CBT

  • Post-Traumatic Stress/CPT
  • School Anxiety
  • School Problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Step/Blended Families
  • Stress Management
  • Workplace-Related Concerns


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.

To verify license:


  • Master’s Degree in Guidance and  Counseling, Texas A&M Commerce (1988)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and Psychology With Teacher Certification, Texas A&M Commerce (1985)

Professional Affiliations

  • Texas Counseling Association
  • Texas Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
  • The NET, Bay Area Mental Health Providers Network, current President

Office Hours and Appointments

Monday: 9:15 AM – 5:15 PM

Tuesday and Thursday: 8:15 AM – 6:15 PM

Wednesday: 1:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Friday: 8:15 AM – 5:15 PM

By Appointment Only

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule your first appointment with me, please call my office or text my cell and indicate you would be a NEW client. Please clearly spell out your full name, email, and  date of birth.

 I will send you an email invitation to join my scheduling portal. You can then register, complete all forms online and schedule your first appointment on the portal.   

Please bring your insurance card and driver's license to your first appointment.

 Please leave a voicemail if you would like to speak with me first or have difficulties registering.  

Link to portal for current clients. 

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

  • Individual Eval and assessment $160
  • 60-minute Counseling Session: $140
  • 45-minute Counseling Session: $120
  • 30-minute Counseling Session: $80


Here are some of the insurance plans currently accepted: 

  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • CIGNA 
  • Compsych
  • Optum
  • United Health Care 
  • I am NOT a Medicaid or Medicare Provider 

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 and drivers license to your first appointment.

There will be a $75 charge for No Show and late cancellations/rescheduling if a  24 hour notice is not given.

I am not a MEDICARE and MEDICAID provider.

I accept CASH and CREDIT CARDS for out-of-pocket expenses.

Contact Information

Downtown Counseling Services

105 North Gordon Street, Suite 202

Alvin, Texas 77511

Phone: (281) 585-0000 ext. 1

 Cell/Texting:  (281) 508-6226 

Fax: 281-585-0080 


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