Avery Neal, PhD, LPC is a practicing psychotherapist, international author and speaker. In 2012 she opened Women’s Therapy Clinic, which offers psychiatric and counseling support to women. She specializes in depression and anxiety at all stages in a woman’s life. She has worked extensively with women suffering from prenatal anxiety and postpartum depression in addition to helping women recovering from divorce and healing from psychological abuse. She is passionate about empowering women to discover their own inner strength, leading to higher self-esteem, confidence and overall life satisfaction.
Avery is the author of “If He’s So Great, Why Do I Feel So Bad?: Recognizing and Overcoming Subtle Abuse,” which has been translated and published in twelve languages. Her articles and interviews have been published by Oprah.com, American Counseling Association, Counseling Today, BookTrib, Best Self Magazine, Hitched Magazine, Bustle, POPSUGAR and PKWY Magazine, and her courses have been taken by nearly 18,000 people worldwide. The International Association of HealthCare Professionals nominated her as one of the top psychologists in Houston.
Peter Berndt, M.D. brings a lifetime of experience, first as a family physician and now as a psychiatrist, to his current work with individuals, companies, and organizations in The Woodlands, Texas. He was a small town family physician for 18 years. Dr. Berndt did all the things a family physician did in those times. Everything from seeing patients in the office to house calls to delivering several hundred babies over the course of his career.
Dr. Berndt then began a psychiatric residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, which he completed in 1982. He has been in private practice since then, most recently in The Woodlands, Texas, after finishing a stint as psychiatric consultant for ICE at their detention center in Denver.
Sometimes psychotherapy is not enough by itself and medication may also be needed. If this is your case, please do not feel ashamed. You are among thousands of people who need medication because of a chemical imbalance in the brain. Studies have actually shown that when therapy and medication are combined, people do better than if they only have one or the other. We enjoy working together, and we see how well our patients feel using a more collaborative approach.