Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN
Faith G. Harper, PhD, LPC-S, ACS, ACN

Personal Disclosure Statement

My purpose in presenting this personal disclosure statement to you is to acquaint you with both my background and theoretical approach to the counseling process.  I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and board supervisor in the State of Texas. I am also a Certified Sexologist through The American College of Sexologists International.  I have experience with individual, family, and group work in both community mental health settings and partial hospitalization programs.  I adhere the state regulations for Licensed Professional Counselors, the American Counseling Association Code of Ethcis,  and the NBCC Code of Ethics.

 

My vitae is available for download at the bottom of this page.

 

Education

 

B.A., Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 1995

M.A., Community Counseling, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2008

PhD, Counselor Education and Supervision, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2013

Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (License Number 65055)

Certified Sexologist, The American College of Sexologists International

Applied Clinical Nutritionist, Texas Chiropractic College

Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists

 

Past and Current Positions

 

Kerrville State Hospital

Healthy Families San Antonio

Telecare Mental Health Services

Solara Behavioral Health Services

La Paz Communtity Health Center

Center For Health Care Services

A Healing Alternative Counseling and Wellness Center, LLC

 

Areas of Experience Include

 

Individual, family, and group therapy in both community mental health and partial hospitalization program settings. I specialize in working with individuals with severe, chronic mental illness and individuals with co-occurring disorders. I have several years experience as a case manager with these same individuals.

 

I have extensive training in trauma informed care (Cognitive Processing Therapy [CPT], TF-CBT [Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy], Seeking Safety, and PCIT [ Parent-Child Interaction Therapy]). If your therapeutic work involves trauma recovery, one of these treatment modalities may be an appropriate approach for your therapeutic work.

 

 

Therapeutic Orientation

 

I don't believe in long term, intensive therapy in most cases.

 

If you are in my office every week for months on end that makes me a pretty bad therapist.

 

Let's get things figured out to a point that you need therapy as infrequently as possible. Or nevermore.

 

"I'm doing great and don't need to see you again" is my favorite thing to hear EVER.

 

But, as a side note? I've worked with many amazing people who have found that longer term therapy has become an important part of their wellness plan. If you are one of those people, I'm happy to work with you for as long as you feel you are benefiting from services., I will never kick you out!  The important thing is that this is entirely your choice, not mine!

 

 

I am relationally trained, trauma informed, solution focused, and practical, practical, practical. Therapy is an amazing tool but NOT intended to be a crutch. 

 

I believe in a wellness perspective within the counseling process, rather than a medical model. If you need a diagnosis for the purpose of further treatment or insurance reimbursement, we can discuss what would be most appropriate for you. However, this will not be my primary focus.

 

Many of the tools that we may explore in that process can include distress tolerance skills; mindfulness techniques; the exploration of feelings, cognitions, and behaviors; and expressive techniques such as journaling, art, and music.

 

 

Professional Affiliations

 

  • Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
  • Texas Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling (TALGBTIC)
  • Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES)
  • Texas Counselors for Social Justice (TXCSJ)
  • South Texas Counseling Association (STCA)
  • Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP)
  • Society for the Psychology of Women (SPW)
  • Society for the Psychology of Women, Alaska Native/American Indian/Indigenous
  • American Indigenous Research Association (AIRA)
  • Native Research Network, Inc.
  • World Health Organization Trauma Informed Care Subject Matter Expert Committee (WHO)
  • International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC)
  • Mind Body Network (MBN)
  • Kink Aware Professionals (KAP)
  • The American College of Sexologists International (ACS)
  • The National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists

 

 

If you believe I have acted unethically in any way, you may report your complaint to:

 

Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Complaints Management and Investigative Section
P.O. Box 141369
Austin, Texas 78714-1369

https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/counselor/lpc_complaint.shtm

 

or call 1-800-942-5540 to request the appropriate form or obtain more information.

 

Would you like to learn more about my services?

I would love to hear from you. Just give me a call at 210 705-2121 or send an email.

 

Vitae

Faith Harper's Current Vitae
Faith_Harper_Vita__02092017.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [273.3 KB]

     Contact Me

Phone: 210-705-2121

Fax: 210-568-4816

 

Please be aware that I use a fax to email service that will convert faxed documents to a PDF format and send them to my office email.

 

Email:

info@faithgharper.com

 

Twitter:

@TheIntimacyDr

and

@SSRPress

 

Facebook Pages: TheIntimacyDr

and

Holhkunna Health

and

Say Something Real Press

 

Other Websites:

TheIntimacyDr.com

and

SaySomethingRealPress.com

 

 

 

Office Address:

8603 Crownhill Suites 3 and 29

San Antonio, TX 78209

The CID Building

(behind Taco Palenque and The Magic Time Machine)

 

 

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