Dr. Rick Ertell
Ed.D., LPC-S, CART, CSC, CSED
Congratulations on taking the first steps to create positive changes in your life. My name is Whitney Harper. I hold a Master's of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from Northwestern University. I have a BSN from South University. I began my professional mental health career as a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado specializing in forensic and couples counseling. I am a licensed professional counselor associate in the state of Texas, Supervised by Dr. Rick Ertell. I am an advocate for minority populations and have a heart for the inner child inside of you. My work is based heavy in the psychodynamic theoretical perspective. This means that I am going to help you get to the root of the problem and produce outcomes that will enable you to resolve unwanted interactions. I will meet you where you are and empower you to reach positive outcomes set forth by you.
Life gets tough along the way. In these times you need someone who can truly see you. A therapist can help you mend broken bridges in interpersonal relationships and aid you in establishing goals. Together we can identify proper boundaries you can sustain throughout life’s journey. Some experiences in life can be heavy; doing the work to release these burdens can be life-changing. I look forward to seeing that change in you.
My Counseling interests include: