Althea Stephens has a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology and a Master’s from Benedictine University. She has over 13 years of counseling experience working with children, teens, young adults, adults and families in a variety of settings. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Children’s Assessment Center, where she received specialized training working with children, teens, and adults with complex trauma and psychological difficulties. She later completed her post-doctoral training at Houston COPES, where she assisted children and teens with developmental, behavioral and psychological difficulties. In her internships, Dr. Stephens has also facilitated groups addressing ADHD, Social skills, Parenting Skills, Teen Girls, Non-Offending Caregiver’s psychoeducation, Girl’s human Trafficking, Creative Arts and Caregiver Support. As a post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Stephens conducted psychological assessments to identify developmental delays, learning disorders, ADHD, and mood concerns. In addition to counseling, she has conducted presentations on “Sex Trafficking: The Psychological and Emotional Impact on Trauma Victims”, “Absent Father, Present God”, and “Civilian Genogram Structure vs. Military Family Genogram Structure.”
Dr. Stephens primary clinical interests include trauma, depression, anxiety, behavioral concerns, and parenting skills training. She utilizes a holistic approach while implementing evidence-based interventions (i.e., cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems, solution-focused therapy) and expressive art therapy. By working in private practice, community mental health and the school systems, she understands the challenges clients face personally; therefore strongly believes in empowering her clients through psychoeducation and increasing their awareness of treatment options.
With an interest in treating underserved populations, Dr. Stephens is an advocate for multidisciplinary team approaches to treatment, as well as assisting clients of various cultures and economic backgrounds. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Houston, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering in the community.
2011, Benedictine University
2017, Illinois School of Professional Psychology
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Domestic Violence Advocate
Texas Psychological Associations
Houston Licensed Professional Counselors Association
Houston Psychological Association