About

Harold Haven Boggs, MS, LMFT, LCDC — individual, couple, marriage, family, and child therapist with a Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused approach (including mental health, substance abuse, marriage, sex, parenting, violence, crime, and other problems). I offer EYE MOVEMENT THERAPY and healing from trauma.

I work with adults: (life-transitional crises such as separation, divorce, remarriage, alcohol or drug problems, depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, suicide prevention, stress management, PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders; psychosomatic concerns; job loss, career dissatisfaction/change; problems in adjustment to physical illness and disability; body-image issues; and adjustment difficulties of eldering and retirement); with couples: (Covenant Marriage, pre-marriage, remarriage, blended families, conflict and violence, abuse, divorce, empty nest), and families:(parent-child conflicts, problems with co-parenting, single-parenting and/or blending families from previous marriages, difficulties with CPS cases, and difficulties with in-laws and other extended family members), all focusing on helping couples build God inspired marriages as well as learning to parent with confidence according to God’s plan.

Disclaimer —

Information provided here on FamilyTherapyHaven.com is not intended to replace qualified medical or mental health assessments. We cannot diagnose disorders or offer recommendations on which treatment plan is best for you or your family. Please seek the support of local resources as needed. If you need immediate assistance, or if you and your family are in crisis, please contact a qualified mental health provider in your area, or contact your statewide crisis hotline.

THERAPY  CAN  HELP

Therapy is for everyone who wants a place to learn and grow.  People in therapy tend to have lower levels of anxiety and stress, decreased conflict, and improved quality of life.  The following are some of the problems my clients frequently experience in daily life and for which they seek counseling.

CHILDREN — Behavior problems at home or in school; depression, anger and anxiety; sleep disorders; phobias; impulse control difficulties; adjustment reactions to death; and problems related to parents’ separation, divorce, or remarriage.

ADOLESCENTS — Problems with adjustment, self-confidence, sexuality and identity; difficulties in relationship with peers or parents; alcohol or drug problems, depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, nutritional habits, college or career plans; and leaving home.

ADULTS — Life transitional crises such as separation, divorce, remarriage, job loss, career dissatisfaction/ change; retirement; mood and anxiety disorders; PTSD; problems in adjustment to physical illness and disability; alcohol or drug problems, depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and adjustment difficulties of eldering and their children.

COUPLES — 
Difficulties in achieving sexual satisfaction; problems in communication, commitment and intimacy; concerns stemming from dual careers; marital conflict, grief, stress management, problems with physical abuse; and difficulties with money management.

FAMILIES — Parent-child conflicts, problems with co-parenting, single-parenting and/or blending families from previous marriages, difficulties with CPS cases, and difficulties with in-laws and other extended family members.

OTHER COMMON REASONS FOR SEEKING COUNSELING

  • Change in health status of family members
  • Drug or alcohol problems
  • Divorce adjustment
  • Domestic violence
 and safety
  • Imprisonment and/or release adjustment
  • Stress related complaints
  • Grief work

THERAPY  BENEFITS  YOU  BY:

  • Providing modes for changing behavior,
  • Assisting in discovery of new coping skills and ideas,
  • Providing solace and support,
  • Inspiring exploration of hidden strengths,
  • Encouraging the development of new perspectives,
  • Assisting in locating and utilizing other resources

EDUCATION & BACKGROUND

1998 — Master’s degree in counseling from the Portland State University School of Education Counselor Education program, with triple specializations: community counseling, marriage and family therapy, and drug & alcohol treatment.  Prior to 1998 I worked in the recovery field in church settings.

Presently I am an individual and family therapist at the HOUSTON CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN COUNSELING.

EXPERIENCE

  • Texas – Private Practice Counseling individuals, couples, and families
  • Served on staff  at a Houston mental hospital facilitating groups of mental patients
  • Served on staff at a Houston drug treatment center focusing on families with CPS cases
  • Served on staff at non-profit drug treatment clinic focusing on men and women recently released from prison
  • Oregon – Facilitated groups and served families at clinics in the suburb of Beaverton Oregon as well as rural clinics and farm communities
  • Private Practice Counseling individuals, couples, and families; Beaverton
  • Multnomah County Jail, offered family therapy and drug treatment inside the jail counseling inmates
  • Red Cross trained Crisis Responder, Portland Oregon
  • Developed and implemented the first family therapy module at DEPAUL TREATMENT CENTERS serving their adult residential population in Portland Oregon
  • Internship was completed at Washington County Juvenile Services, Oregon

Formal education/ Licenses/ Certificates:

  • 2010 LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
 #201531-  http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/mft/mft_search.shtm
  • 2010 LCDC Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor #11126
- http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/lcdc/lcdc_search.shtm
  • 2003 CADC III Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, level 3
  • 2002 LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • 2001 LPC Licensed Professional Counselor
  • 1999 CADC II Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, level 2 –
  • 1995-98 MS Master’s of Science, Community Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Portland State University School of Education Counselor Education program
  • 1995 BS Bachelor of Science, Psychology – Portland State University School of Psychology

PROFESSIONAL DISCLOSURE STATEMENT

NAME, BUSINESS, ADDRESS, AND PHONE NUMBER

Harold Haven Boggs, M.S., LMFT, LCDC

LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST

LICENSED CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY COUNSELOR

FAMILY THERAPY HAVEN

6140 HWY 6, SUITE 260,  MISSOURI CITY, TX  77459

OFFICE  PHONE  971-223-3885     TOLL-FREE:  877-772-4210

PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH TO THERAPY

I practice as an individual and family therapist for adults and children and their families; establishing and maintaining therapeutic relationships based on respect and curiosity; providing mental health / drug and alcohol assessments; developing, implementing, and facilitating treatment plans; leading educational and therapy groups; developing and updating discharge plans; and providing referrals when needed.

I facilitate clients’ growth and wellness through a comprehensive approach integrating spirituality with behavioral science.  My skills include: Solution Focused Therapy, cognitive behavioral theory, systems theory, developmental theory, Motivational Interviewing (Miller), structural family therapy (Minuchin), strategic family therapy (Haley), existential theory (Frankl), and play therapy (Sweeney).

In Texas I hold two licenses: LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and LCDC, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor.

CODE OF ETHICS AND BILL OF RIGHTS

I subscribe to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services Code of Ethics, which includes the following Client Bill of Rights:

(a)  to expect that a licensee/intern has met the minimal qualifications of training and experience required by state law;

(b)  to examine public records maintained by the Licensing Board which contain the credentials of the licensee/intern;

(c)  to obtain a copy of the Code of Ethics

(d)  to report complaints to the Board; (see page 3 of this document);

(e)  to be informed of the cost of professional services before receiving the services;

(f)   to privacy as defined by rule and law, including the exceptions to confidentiality of information obtained in the course of services that include the following: (1) reporting suspected child abuse or elder abuse, (2) reporting imminent danger to client of others, (3) reporting to relevant agencies, (4) licensee/intern consultation of supervision, (5) defense of claims brought by client against licensee/intern.

(g)  To be free from being the object of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender or other unlawful category while receiving services.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All information shared with me remains confidential as provided for by professional ethics and Texas State laws; it is part of our professional relationship.  The law stipulates three exceptions to this rule:  (1) If you are of physical danger to yourself.  (2) If you are of physical danger to others  (3) If you disclose your involvement in the abuse of a child or elderly person.

TO FILE A GRIEVANCE OR COMPLAINT

Grievances are to be filed in writing to the following organizations:

Texas Department of Health and Human Services

Complaint Process

To file a complaint or inquiry, first contact the DSHS office or program directly involved with the issue about which you are concerned.

Complaints regarding a state mental health facility
Consumer Services and Rights Protection:
Toll Free 1-800-252-8154 or 512-206-5760
or via Fax 512-206-5770

Complaints regarding a substance abuse service, licensed substance abuse facility or  LCDC professional licensure
Regulatory Division – Substance Abuse Investigations:
Toll Free 1-800-832-9623
Substance Abuse consumer and/or family members with a complaint:
Toll Free 1-800-832-9623

Information to provide when filing a complaint:

  • Your name, address, and phone number (optional, but important).
  • Name and address of issue of concern.
  • Details of the event or issue.

Complaints may be anonymous. However, it is of assistance for the Department to know who you are and how you may be reached if more information is needed.

Customer complaints and requests for information are immediately assessed and prioritized. Most requests for information are responded to immediately. If there is a delay in responding, you will receive an interim response explaining the delay and information on when to expect a response. Complaints are generally resolved within 14 business days of the initiation of the investigation. In the case of facilities and agencies licensed by DSHS, you may request a copy of the investigation.

If Texas DSHS program staff are unable to resolve your concern or our customer service standards or principles are not part of your experience, please contact:

Patrie Kennemer  Customer Service Coordinator   Texas Department of State Health Services
PO BOX 149347    (Physical address: 1100 W. 49th Street, MC-1913)    Austin, Texas 78756
e-mail: Customer Service
Toll free 1-888-963-7111, ext. 2150 or 512-776-2150
TDD Relay 1-800-735-2989
Fax 512-776-7624

American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

http://www.aacc.net/