Gary T Stittgen Jr

Gary T Stittgen Jr


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Texas Accepting Online

I have multiple openings for new clients! Please reach out and I can get you scheduled within the week!

Updated December 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem
  • Substance abuse
  • Mood disorders
  • Social anxiety

Professional statement

Gary Stittgen Jr. is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Texas specializing in anxiety, stress, marriage counseling & divorce, parenting, and other relationship concerns. Over his eight years of experience in the mental health field, Gary has developed a focus on communication, social-emotional aspects, and reality-based problem solving to assist clients in achieving their therapeutic goals.

Gary uses evidence-based techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), two therapy modalities that encourage clients to understand the influence of their thoughts and feelings on their behaviors. Gary’s ultimate goal is to help clients free themselves from the unhelpful behaviors and cognitive distortions that are unhelpful to their achievement of their ultimate goals. As a Certified Yoga Instructor, he also incorporates elements of mindfulness and yoga into his sessions. Gary is dedicated to finding a treatment plan that works for each client. To this end, initial sessions with Gary include a diagnostic evaluation, an orientation to his therapeutic approaches, treatment planning, and then the start of therapeutic work by session three.

Gary earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Statistics from Loyola University of Chicago and his Master of Social Work degree from Fordham University. Prior to private practice, Gary worked in psychiatric hospitals, community mental health organizations and substance use clinics—providing him with broad expertise to best meet the needs of each client.

Message to clients

I entered into the field to hear stories of people who may not be able to share theirs. I want to hear your!

I believe that YOU have a unique perspective, or worldview, about how things, place, and people interact. I want to hear how you make sense of the world. I will then aim to understand you and assist you in evaluating the best path forward to achieve your goals and desires. We can accomplish this by finding concrete skills to develop, reframing our thinking patterns, setting appropriate boundaries, engaging in conflict healthily, and so much more. I am confident we can find answers for your questions!


Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Carelon
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth
  • Humana
  • Magellan Health
  • Optum
  • Superior HealthPlan
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 7pm
  • Tue 10am - 8pm
  • Wed 9am - 5pm
  • Thu 10am - 8pm
  • Fri 9am - 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Heights Anxiety and Depression Center, Individual, Group, and Couple's Counselor, 2021 - Present
Gaining Perception Counseling, PLLC, Owner & Head Therpist, 2023 - Present
The Harris Center of Mental Health and IDD, LPHA for Rapid Response Team, 2021 - 2022
Oakbend Medical Center, Director of Clinical Services, 2021 - 2021
Sun Behavioral Psychiatric, Core Unit Therapist - Geriatric, PICU, Adult, & , 2020 - 2020
Kingwood Counseling Center, Individual Counselor, 2020 - 2020
Empower CTC, Substance Abuse IOP Counselor, 2018 - 2019
Memorial Hermann TMC, Medical Social Work Intern, 2018 - 2019
Fernbrook Family Center, Mental Health Practictioner & Clinical Intern, 2016 - 2017
The Pavilion Psychiatric Hospital, UHC Inc., Mental Health Technician, 2015 - 2016

Fordham University, Masters of Social Work, 2019
Loyola University of Chicago, B.S. in Psychology & Statistics, 2013


Texas: 68540



Client testimonials

"Dr. Stittgen reached out in a timely manner, we were able to set up our first appointment fairly quick. He was attentive and kind!"
- Zencare client • October 2023