Wellness Center

A Professional Counseling and Community
Wellness Center


The Alliance Wellness Center supports the emotional care, behavioral health, and mental health needs of all Houston-area residents.

Our professional health care team of Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Educators specialize in delivering care for Houston-area residents requiring culturally and linguistically competent behavioral health services, including individuals who arrived as refugees and immigrants, as well as those who are native born and looking for behavioral health services.


Staff Clinicians

  • Peta-gay Ledbetter, PhD, LPC-Supervisor, NCC Director of Clinical Services
  • Sophia Banu, MD, Director of Psychiatric Services
  • Nizete Valles, PhD, Child Psychologist
  • Aarti Goswami, M.Ed, LPC, Supervising Counselor
  • Maile DeHoyos, BS, Program Administrator
  • Kasey L. Wolff M. Ed, LPC-I, Staff Counselor

Languages Offered
Our staff clinicians speak Spanish, Vietnamese, Urdu, Hindi, and Nepali.
The Wellness Center partners with the Alliance Language Network to
accommodate 80+ other languages with prior arrangement.

Insurance & Payment
We accept Medicaid, Medicare, Point Comfort
(Refugee Medical Assistance), and private insurance.
For those that are uninsured, a sliding fee scale
is available.

Please submit questions and/or appointment requests in the
contact form below
or call Maile DeHoyos, Program Administrator
at 713-554-1890.

Services Provided

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Psychiatric consultations and medication management
  • Trauma recovery (domestic violence, human trafficking and disaster)
  • Psychiatric consultations and medication management
  • Child psychology
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
  • Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Assessments and testing
  • Couples and Family Counseling

The Wellness Center also works with schools and community organizations to deliver wellness services where children learn and where people live.

Professional & Educational Trainings and/or Community & Group Psychosocial Wellness Presentations

  • Disaster recovery and resilience building
  • Care for the caregiver
  • Domestic violence
  • Human trafficking
  • Trauma recovery

By appointment only.

Monday through Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday (Child Psychologist): 10am to 4pm
Psychiatry on Tuesdays only