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 intern 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:

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Co - Dependency 
  • Children and adolescent Issues
  • ADHD

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern. I received my Master's degree in the Guidance and Counseling from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2006 and my Doctorate in Education Leadership specializing in Counseling Supervision in 2014. I have worked in the public school setting for 19 years as a Professional School Counselor.

I firmly believe that we all have the ability to overcome the obstacles in our own lives and use them as stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks. Sometimes we are able to overcome on our own, and sometimes we need help. Building a strong positive and caring therapeutic relationship is my goal, so that you can open up, feel validated and empowered to deal with all that life throws your way. The time you take to help yourself through therapy is empowering in itself, so know that whatever your bring to the table you will not be judged. 

My Counseling interests include:

  • Children and adolescent issues
  • Self-esteem 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief 
  • Parenting and Co-parenting
  • ​Substance Abuse

​Whitney Harper

​LPC Associate


Supervised By; 

Dr. Rick Ertell

​Ed.D., LPC-S, CART, CSC, CSED

Dawn Coryat-Hon

LPC Associate


Supervised By;

Dr. Ricky D. Ertell

Ed.D., LPC-S, CART, CSC, CSED