It's time for our next installment our new member spotlight! We are enjoying getting to know our members through this question and answer format and would love to hear from you! If you would like to be featured in a spotlight, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month's spotlight is on one of our board members, Janet Sullivan. Read on to learn more about her!
Tell us a little about yourself. Do you have any special license(s) or certification(s)?
We moved here from Chicago 5 years ago and I have been licensed in Texas as an LPC since 2015. I am also licensed in Illinois as an LCPC and in Minnesota as a Licensed Psychologist. In 2015, I started a solo private practice inside the loop near Memorial Park. I’ve worked in the mental health field for over 25 years in many different settings. I’ve worked with adolescents, adults and families most of my career. Today, I work primarily with adults, individually and as couples. Most of my work focuses on stress management, coping with anxiety and depression, and improving relationships.
How long have you been a member of HLPCA and why did you join?
I joined HLPCA in 2014 shortly after moving to Houston. My primary goal was to network with other professionals; hoping to learn as much as I could about becoming licensed in Texas and starting a private practice in Houston. The very first meeting I attended was the Intern Welcome and Networking event which was awesome!
I’ve been an HLPCA Board member for 3 years. I volunteered on the Social Committee for a year and became Social Committee Chair the following year. I was Chair of the Bylaws Committee this year. I am currently serving as Secretary. This is a great group of people and I encourage everyone to take a turn serving on the Board, if possible.
Are there other populations you would like to work with or specializations you would like to pursue?
I am interested in becoming a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional and hope to complete training in “Applied Neuroscience for Treating Anxiety, Panic and Worry” this fall or spring.
Tell us something about yourself other members may not know.
My first job out of grad school was working in a residential treatment program for male adolescent sex offenders where I worked for over 12 years, both residential and outpatient. I supervised a post adoption family counseling program in Chicago for 9 years.
I love the ASTROS!
To connect with Janet, message her on her HLPCA directory profile or by visiting her website at https://www.sullivanhoustoncounselor.com/