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Counselor / Therapist

Debbie Grammas, Ph.D.

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Debbie Grammas, Ph.D.
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Are you feeling anxiety, stress, depression, or struggling in your relationships? Do you struggle with body image concerns or eating disorders? If so, you are not alone. These are often due to struggles of everyday life. Ask yourself the questions below and keep reading to see how together we can help you develop the skills you need to better cope with these issues.

Do you worry more than most people?
Have you had a panic attack?
Do you obsess over certain things?
Do you avoid certain situations due to anxiety?
Does your anxiety prevent you from doing the things you want to do?
Are you typically tense and on edge?
Are you always on alert?
If you have answered yes to these questions you may suffer from anxiety. As a therapist I can teach you ways to identify the thoughts, feelings and actions that maintain your anxiety. In therapy we will work on ways to change them. In addition I will teach you ways to cope with and manage your stress.

Life is full of normal ups and downs. But if you have been feeling sad almost every day, most of the day for longer than 2 weeks and you are having difficulty with your normal life functioning, you may have symptoms of depression.
Are you feeling sad and blue?
Do you have difficulty finding enjoyment out of life?
Have you had recent weight loss or weight gain?
Are you having trouble with sleep?
Loss of energy
Difficulty concentrating or making decisions?
Thoughts of suicide?
If you have answered yes to several of these questions, and are feeling overwhelmed, it’s time to seek help. I will help you to understand the cause of your depression and teach you ways to improve your mood.

Is your relationship in trouble?
Does it lack passion?
Is there constant conflict in your relationship?
Do you have difficulty attaining or maintaining relationships?
Are you having trouble with communication?
Have you or your partner engaged in an affair?
Do you seem to keep ending up with someone who ultimately disappoints you?
If so, you may benefit from couples or marriage counseling.
You may benefit from couples counseling if you answer yes to any of these questions. Together we can help you identify your sources of trouble. Then I can teach you the skills necessary to meet your relationship needs and improve intimacy.

Do you feel depressed or uncomfortable with your appearance?
Do you spend too much time worrying about what you look like?
Do you replay the same negative thoughts about your body over and over in your mind?
Do you evaluate your self-worth primarily by your appearance?
Do you binge eat or purge?
Do you severely restrict your calorie intake?
Do you over exercise?
Most of us have some minor dissatisfaction with the way we look. However, if you have answered yes to several of the above questions you may have poor body image or an eating disorder. When these concerns greatly impact our mood, life functioning, or intimacy in our relationships, it is time to seek help. I can help you understand the reasons behind your poor body image/eating disorder such as negative beliefs, media influences, family influences, interpersonal influences, or past abuse. Then we can work on ways to help you develop a healthy body image.

Many people are reluctant to contact a therapist because they feel something needs to be seriously wrong with them. However, that is far from the truth. Most of the people who seek my services are well functioning adults that are going through a difficult time in life. If you are struggling within your relationships, having trouble dealing with strong emotions, or not functioning as well as you have in the past, you may find it beneficial to speak with a professional. Reaching out for help is actually a sign of strength.
Bio
I have been married for 25 years and have 2 grown children. In addition I have been a business owner and a non-traditional aged student, thus I understand the many challenges of life and relationships.

Since 2005, I have had experience working with clients in many types of settings including college counseling centers, a community mental health center, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Hospital, and Texas Children’s Hospital.

With training in a variety of conventional forms of therapy, I draw upon their strengths to meet the unique needs of each individual or couple. I also supplement therapy with mindfulness training and various relaxation techniques. Forms of therapy I use include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Process, insights gained from Positive Psychology, and Existential approaches.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Domestic Violence  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Anger Management  Eating Disorders  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anxiety and Panic  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Premarital Counseling
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Grief and Loss  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life Transitions  Self Esteem Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Loneliness  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Depression  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Divorce  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Clinical Psychologist (State)
Education/Training
M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake 2006
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Houston 2010
Memberships
Houston Eating Disorder Specialists
Houston Psychological Association
American Psychological Assocation
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit card
Hours:Mon. 7am-4pm; Tues, 7-6, Weds. 7am-8pm; Thurs. 7am-4pm; Sat 7-noon
Cost/Session:$165 individual, $175 couples
License:04464, TX
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Location
6300 West Loop South
Suite 390
BellaireTX 77401
Additional Location
17300 El Camino Real
Suite 107D
Houston,  TX 77058
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