Toby D. Howell
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Toby D. Howell

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Not Accepting Online
Texas Accepting Online
Bellaire Accepting In-person
Updated September 10, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders

Professional statement

Toby Howell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Bellaire, TX. Toby specializes in working with individuals who experienced trauma as children. Many of Toby’s clients feel the effects of trauma in their adult lives, whether that’s in the workplace, in relationships, or in the way that they feel about themselves. Toby helps clients identify how their trauma impacts them, develop ways to handle those symptoms, and move forward in their lives.

Toby’s style of therapy draws heavily from attachment theory. Attachment-based therapy often explores the relationships that clients had as children and what they learned about connecting with other people - the good ways and the bad ways. Toby supports clients exploring their relationship patterns and breaking free from the unhealthy inclinations.Toby also has additional training in Somatic Experiencing therapy, a therapy that helps clients become attuned to their bodies and minds while remembering the traumatic events as a way of overcoming what happened.

Toby earned his Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Houston. His dedication to listening to clients without judgement and showing compassion for all creates a sense of security where clients feel comfortable exploring their pasts. With a humanistic approach, Toby believes that all people should feel comfortable in their lives and make choices for the betterment of their health.

Message to clients

With personal experience in overcoming life's difficulties, I can provide valuable insight and tips that have worked for me and my other clients. I have developed my own unique approach to fostering personal growth, awareness and development that, with practice, can help you get through life's difficult moments, whether it be surviving a tragic loss or overcoming the triggers that produce anxiety and depression.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Medicare
  • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (90min)

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
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • 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 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Wed 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Thu 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Fri 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 2 PM - 7 PM
  • Tue 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Wed 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Thu 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Unavailable
  • Sun Unavailable

Bellaire practice
4500 Bissonnet, #340 , Bellaire, Texas 77401
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 6 pm
  • Tue 10 am - 6 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 6 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 6 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Self-employed, Clinical Therapist, 2009 - Present
Montrose Center, Clinical Therapist, 2012 - 2014

Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute, Certificate, 2019
University of Houston, MSW, 2007
University of Houston, BA, 2002


Texas: 51131