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Lori T. Candrian Counseling, PLLC

A Person - Centered Counseling Approach to Support Personal Growth

Lori Candrian

Hello and welcome to my page. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have been in the helping profession throughout my professional career. I am excited about the possibility of meeting you for counseling services.


I started my career as a head resident for a girl’s dormitory at Texas A&M Commerce (formerly East Texas State University) after which I provided outpatient individual and group psychotherapy services for adults with chronic mental illness at the Gulf Coast Center. After 8 years of working at the Gulf Coast Center, I joined Devereux Texas Treatment Network providing inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy services for the adult and geriatric population.

I established my private counseling practice in 1997. I have always enjoyed helping pre-teens, teens, adults, families, and couples explore their own thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and experiences to gain insight, new coping strategies, and confidence to create positive changes in their personal or professional lives. My goal has always been for these changes to allow each individual to have a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Some of the counseling techniques I utilize to meet individual needs include cognitive behavioral techniques, psychoeducation, bibliotherapy, trauma intervention, cognitive processing therapy for PTSD, and traditional talk therapy. 


I am married with two adult children and two  precious grandsons. I am an active volunteer in my church and community. I enjoy making scrapbooks and traveling. 

I would be happy to visit your club or organization and speak on a variety of mental health topics.


I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor  since 1990 and I adhere to the rules and regulations of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors which adopts rules and regulations to establish the qualifications and regulate the Practice of Professional Counselors

in Texas. License Number 10296.

To verify license:





  • Master’s Degree in Guidance and  Counseling, Texas A&M Commerce (1988)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and Psychology With Teacher Certification, Texas A&M Commerce (1985)

Professional Affiliations

  • Texas Counseling Association
  • Texas Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Texas Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
  • The NET, Bay Area Mental Health Providers Network, past President

Office Hours and Appointments

Monday: 8:15 AM – 6:15 PM, In person

Tuesday 8:15 - 11:15, Telehealth 

Tuesday 1:15 - 6:15, In person

Wednesday 9:15 - 12:15, In person

Wednesday 3:15 - 5:15, Telehealth

Thursday 8:15 - 4:15, Telehealth

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed

By appointment only. Last appointment is one hour before closing.

Please call or text 281-508-3502

or email

Standard Fees for Services

  • Individual Eval and assessment $160
  • 60-minute Counseling Session: $140
  • 45-minute Counseling Session: $120
  • 30-minute Counseling Session: $80

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule your first appointment please verify with your insurance that I am a provider for your plan. Once you have verified I am a provider please call or text my Office Assistant,

Melanie at 281-508-3502 or you may email and indicate you would be a NEW client. Please leave a message clearly spelling out your full name, email, date of birth and phone number.

 My assistant, Melanie will reach out to you on Monday, Wednesday or Friday afternoons and send you an email invitation to join my scheduling portal. You can then register and complete all forms online. Once this is done please message via the portal with days and times that would work for you. Melanie will then reach out to you to schedule your initial session.    

Please bring your insurance card and drivers license to your first appointment.  



Here are some of the insurance plans currently accepted: 

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Carelon
  • Compsych
  • Optum
  • United Health Care 
  • I am NOT a Medicaid or Medicare Provider 

Fees and Payments


I accept many major insurance plans and Employee Assistance Programs (EAP). Please contact your insurance or EAP by calling their customer service number and inquire if am a preferred provider for your specific plan.  Customer Service can also tell you if you have a co-pay, deductible, if any of your deductible has been met and if you need authorization. It is your responsibility to know your benefits.

If I am not on your plan, you can inquire about Out-of-Network benefits.

Please bring your insurance card and drivers license to your first appointment.


There will be a $75 charge for No Show and late cancellations/rescheduling if a  24 hour notice is not given.


I am not a MEDICARE and MEDICAID provider.

I accept CASH and CREDIT CARDS for out-of-pocket expenses such as co payments or deductibles. 

Contact Information

Lori T Candrian Counseling, PLLC

Lori T Candrian, MS, LPC

105 North Gordon Street, Suite 202

Alvin, Texas 77511

Voice mail or texting:

(281) 585-0000 

Fax: 281-585-0080 



Notice to clients and prospective clients: Good Faith Estimate

Under the law, health care providers need to give clients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.

You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service, or at any time during treatment.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, or how to dispute a bill, see your Estimate, or visit

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