We Teach Woodlands Family Institute

Stephen Parham, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Passions for living, issues of the heart, tough life decisions, easing human sadness and loneliness, fostering peace for adults, adolescents, parents, and marriages.

Professional Interests:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Adult Relationships in Distress
  • Help with Parenting Teens
  • Life Coaching
  • Existential Goals and Issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Coaching Parents of Millennials
  • EMDR
  • Anger-Management
  • Helping men be better husbands
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Issues
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression, Anxiety, Mood Stability
  • Rational-Emotive Therapy
  • Men's Issues
  • Effective Communication in Relationships
  • Sex and Emotional Issues
  • Trust and Empathy in Marriage
  • Couples Counseling—Trained in Gottman Approach and Imago Therapy


Weaves stories, humor, and acceptance throughout sessions to forge connections of awareness, forgiveness, confidence, and healing. With a collaborative, conversational style, blends current research findings and theories with the uniqueness of each person’s goals. Uses Cognitive Behavioral, Existential, Client-Centered, Mindfulness, and Meditation approaches. Certified EMDR Therapist.


Life with my spirited, knuckleheaded grandkids; baseball; old cars; travel; flamenco, classical, and blues guitar; photography; nautical stuff; quiet time with my lady over a cup of coffee; drives in the country in my old pickup truck; the Zen art of old engine repair; philosophical discussion…

Professional Background:

Curious about human thought, feelings, behavior, and relationships since childhood, became a professional therapist via a circuitous route through two degrees in History, a doctorate in Psychology, careers in the US Navy and as a Professional Photographer. Lived in various locales around the world, including Saigon, Southern California, Mississippi, and Texas. After completing clinical internship in a private psychiatric hospital, worked two years in the Texas prison system before entering full-time private practice in 1984. Assembling a team of dedicated therapists, formed Woodlands Family Institute, P.C. and serves as Executive Director while maintaining full caseload.


Certified EMDR Therapist, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Listed in the National and State Registries as a Health Service Provider in Psychology. Member of the American Psychological Association and the Texas Psychological Association.

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