This Side of the Rainbow

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Counseling Services

This Side of the Rainbow is excited to offer low-cost, sliding-scale counseling services to LGBTQ+ teens.
Services are provided at The Wellness Collective, 5900 Memorial Dr. Suite 218, Houston, TX 77007.
The base fee is $75, but can be adjusted based on family income.
If you have a teen who could benefit from these services, contact us
through the contact page for more information and to schedule an appointment.
MEET the TEAM

Amy, an LPC-Intern, has worked in education for the last twenty-two years.  She earned her M.Ed. with an Educational Counseling emphasis, from Our Lady of the Lake University and then earned her LPC-Intern license. Beyond working with This Side of the Rainbow, Amy is a mental health counselor in a KIPP high school in Houston.  Amy has been a part of This Side of the Rainbow camps, monthly meetings, and operations since the start of the organization.  When not working in some capacity as a counselor or educator, Amy can be found hiking with her Vizsla, traveling, or in a body of water flyfishing.

Jeanie, a LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and supervisor. She is a service-oriented counselor with nine years of private practice experience who provides therapeutic assistance for individuals, families, couples, and groups in a compassionate and knowledgeable environment. She is adept in assisting a diverse clientele from blended families, veterans, transitioning youth, elderly, those struggling with addiction, LGBT individuals, children, and adolescents. Her therapeutic approach of Compassionate Care, Creative Change, and Innovative Options is tailored for each client. She is also an experienced therapeutic summer camp director. For the last seven years she has lead youth therapeutic summer camp programs building community and connection. Recently she presented internationally in Bangladesh and Malaysia on the use of experiential and expressive art modalities in counseling. She is a pursuing her certification in Psychodrama and continues to incorporate this experiential technique into her clinical practice.

Michael is licensed by the State of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S #19857) and works in private practice, with over 10 years prior experience counseling in a private school. He earned a BFA in Photography/Video (1990) and an M.Ed. in Educational Psychology/Counseling (2002), both from the University of Houston. He is a past Trustee for State Divisions/Membership of the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC), a division of the American Counseling Association and a past trustee of the Texas Association of LGBT Issues in Counseling (TALGBTIC), a division of the Texas Counseling Association and a state branch of ALGBTIC. He currently serves as Region 1 Director of TCA, representing the six chapters in southeast Texas. He has over 20 years experience working with LGBTQ youth and adults in a range of community and clinical settings. Michael was awarded the Professional Counselor of the Year by the Houston Counseling Association in May 2018, and the Dr. Jamesanna Kirven Outstanding Counselor Award by TCA in November 2018.

Michael DeVoll, LPC-S
Jeanie Low, LCSW
Michael Lesher, LPC
Amy Gready, LPC-Intern

Michael is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas.  He earned a Bachelor of Education in Art Education (2005) from the University of Toledo and a Masters of Education in Counselor Education (2011) from the University of St. Thomas.  Michael has over 12 years of experience working with youth in the greater Houston area from founding an after school program at Hambrick Middle School in Aldine ISD to sponsoring the Gay Straight Alliance at MacArthur High School. He is also an active member of the Houston Frontrunners LGBT running club.  Michael strives to strengthen self-esteem of Houston’s youth from the foundation up and is excited to be working on the “This Side of the Rainbow” project.

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