Helping You Heal and Overcome Life’s Challenges

About Us

HOUSTON PSYCHOTHERAPY CONSULTANTS, PLLC is a psychotherapy and consultancy practice that provides a comforting and safe space where you can freely express your thoughts, concerns, and anxieties.

With more than 10 years of experience in mental health counseling, we take pride in our ability and expertise to guide, educate, and support you in making (and maintaining) positive healthy changes for the future.

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please call us  at (713) 980-0020

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Our Team

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Tamara D. Peña, MA, LCDC, LPC-S, NCC

Owner, Psychotherapist, and Clinical Supervisor

Tamara is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a clinical board-approved supervisor (LPC-S), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and is also certified (NCC) by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). She holds a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a member of Chi Sigma Iota - National Honor Society. Tamara completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Houston-Downtown.

Tamara's approach to psychotherapy is simple, yet dynamic. She believes the therapeutic relationship is an alliance... allowing her to walk in another's shoes, see through another's eyes, and experience the situation, distress, or event first-hand. Built on trust and honesty, a strong therapeutic alliance allows appropriate insight into another's life and situation. Once that happens, the therapist is able to gain an appropriate perspective and use the proper tools/interventions to help another person.

Tamara's experience encompasses many different levels of care - from outpatient services to intense crisis intervention/stabilization. She has worked with children, teens, and adults in a variety of settings. Tamara is fortunate to have been a team-clinician with the following agencies/organizations:

  • Harris County Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT)
  • ReMind (formerly the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance)
  • Shiloh Treatment Center (for refugee children)
  • Bloom Counseling & Children's Service
  • Jewish Family & Children's Services

Tamara enjoys working with both teens and adults. Her treatment scope includes stress management, coping with anxiety, combating depression, and alleviating helplessness and hopelessness. Tamara utilizes a multi-theoretical approach that is custom designed to assist each and every person.

In the spring of 2018, Tamara opened Houston Psychotherapy Consultants, PLLC to help those who live in central and greater Houston. Tamara’s office hours are extended to include evenings and weekends.

In her spare time, Tamara enjoys supervising practicum students and LPC interns. She is a firm believer that therapists need to work together in order to uphold the integrity of the field and shape the therapists of tomorrow. She is currently interviewing and accepting new practicum students and LPC-Interns. Tamara also assists in finding placement/employment for students and interns to practice under direct supervision.

When Tamara is not in the office, she enjoys live rock music, Broadway shows, and spending time with her five-year-old Chihuahua, Bella Marie.

Carla Wiltshire, MA

Practice Manager

Carla is the Practice Manager of HOUSTON PSYCHOTHERAPY CONSULTANTS, PLLC. In her role as Practice Manager, Carla oversees all aspects of day to day operations, development, and total success of the practice. Carla also functions as the primary information source and ambassador to clients, the general public, therapists, interns, and the HPC team. Carla is repsonsible for coordinating, directing, and supervising various elements of the practice including billing and collections, client services, quality assurance,  and regulatory compliance. She is the first and most frequent point of contact within the practice.

Carla recently sat for and passed the National Counseling Examination (NCE). In the very near future she will assume a dual role within the practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor- Intern - allowing her to manage the practice as well as provide treatment with supervision.

Carla looks forward to working with children, teens, adults, and families for issues such as relationship conflict, grief and loss, sadness/depression, anxiety, trauma, and overal difficulty with life changes. 

Carla's educational background includes an master's in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Counseling from Capella University in Minnesota. Carla also holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Houston-Downtown as well as a 4-8 Generalist Teaching Certification.

When she's not managing the HPC practice and team, Carla enjoys reading, shopping, and spending time with her daughter, family, and friends.

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