Lydia Giordano, LCDC, LPC-I

  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

  • Certified Distance Counselor

  • Advocate for Homeschooling

  • Cultural Counselor

  • Languages: English, Italian, French, Spanish

  • Parenting Educator

Welcome to the Willow Tree! My philosophy is that we all sometimes need a little help, a little perspective. Often this can be best obtained through professional assessment. I have experience with all ages of client, from young children to retirees, assessing learning and developmental delays or disabilities, memory issues, personality disorders and mental disabilities, and psychological issues that may be unapparent. I am passionate about research and finding the key to unlocking the potential for growth and change in every client. In counseling, my job is not to judge you, but to show you that I believe in you and your ability to make your life better, and to perhaps help direct you in the way to achieve that. I'll walk with you through the hard times and rejoice with your in every success. We can meet in the office or conduct our visits by phone or video chat...whatever best meets your needs. I use a variety of counseling methods according to your situation and personality. Group therapy is a passion of mine, and I offer groups for substance use, bipolar/schizoaffective disorder, domestic violence, codependency, depression/anxiety, and more.

Ms. Giordano, a Houston native, received degrees from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA and University of Houston Victoria. She homeschooled her own children and was a teacher for ten years. Ms. Giordano worked at West Oaks Hospital in the children's unit and in substance abuse before coming to Willow Tree. She is presently a fully Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern working under the supervision of Dr. Rick Ertell. Ms. Giordano specializes in assessment and diagnosis, addiction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, learning disabilities, and parent education. She offers individual, group, family, virtual, and couples counseling.