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Gary Stittgen Jr(He/Him/His)

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Texas
Couples counseling-Social anxiety-Mood disorders-Self-esteem-Substance abuse-
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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

If you are seeking Couple's Counseling, please reach out to me as I know I can help and am affordable!

I believe social connection is one of the most important aspects of life that can lead to happiness, satisfaction, and joy.

I promise that I will always be able to engage you in a heartfelt manner that honors the trust and connection you are trying to build with others and myself.

My training with Gottman Institute has lead me to complete the level three training and plans to become a fully certified Gottman Therapist. This approach is evidence based to assist you in building relationships that a deep and fulfilling.

I look forward to sharing this perspective and approaches with you!


Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

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

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

Licensure

Texas: 68540

Languages

English

Specialties

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

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

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

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




Clientele

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

Locations & Hours

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


Insurance

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

Gary Stittgen Jr is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Cigna


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

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