Athena Patelis, PhD

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

16441 Space Center Blvd., Suite C-1 Houston, TX 77058

(281) 480-7554 ext. 2703

apatelis@samaritanhouston.org

Distance/Telehealth Services: Yes


Mental Health Services Provided
  • Outpatient Counseling / Therapy
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychological / Neuropsychological Testing and Evaluation
Ages/Demographics Served
  • Adults
  • Older Adults (Seniors)
  • Females only
Area(s) of Focus
  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Adult ADHD
  • Grief
  • Life transitions
  • PTSD
  • Integration of faith
Licensed to Practice
  • TX
Authorized by PSYPACT to provide telehealth services in
  • AL
  • AR
  • AZ
  • CO
  • DC
  • DE
  • GA
  • IL
  • KS
  • KY
  • MD
  • ME
  • MN
  • MO
  • NC
  • NE
  • NJ
  • NV
  • NH
  • OH
  • OK
  • PA
  • TN
  • TX
  • UT
  • VA
  • WI
  • WV
Integration of Faith As a licensed psychologist, practicing over 25 years, my Orthodox faith is an integral part of how I see the world and the therapeutic work I engage in. The Orthodox tradition holds that each human is a living icon, created in the Image of God. With this as a guiding principle, I engage in a therapeutic relationship with sensitivity of integrating elements of faith where deemed appropriate, always sensitive to where the patient may be in their own walk of faith or lack thereof, because of their own life journey. Patients enter into therapy for a variety of reasons, seeking hope, change, or they may have been referred by another, such as an MD or a family member. Patients seeking counseling at The Krist Samaritan Center, where I work, typically acknowledge coming to the center, because of their desire to have their faith honored, not dismissed. The center aims to facilitate healing the individual body, mind and soul. When a patient acknowledges practicing their faith according to the Orthodox tradition and conveys a desire to integrate that as a part of the counseling experience, I will explore further, what that would look like and how we may incorporate that as a part of the therapeutic process.
Primary Address 16441 Space Center Blvd., Suite C-1 Houston, TX 77058
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