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Shea McTaggart, Psy.D

Director of Psychological Assessment 

I am a licensed psychologist with a doctorate and a master's degree in clinical psychology. I have 22 years of experience in various mental health settings including community mental health, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse settings, state psychiatric hospitals, and acute medical and rehabilitation hospitals.

My therapeutic approach emphasizes an exploration and discussion of the full range of a patient's emotions and the ways in which they may attempt to avoid distressing thoughts and feelings. I work with patients to identify recurring themes and patterns of thoughts, feelings, self-concept, relationships and life experiences with an emphasis on how past experiences contribute to recurring patterns of behavior and relationships. I also integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. 


My areas of interest include: neuropsychological assessment, general clinical assessment, rehabilitation, psychotherapy, relationships, trauma, professional development issues, addiction and recovery, and life transitions.


  • Neuropsychological Assessment

  • "Type-A" Professionals 

  • Narcissism

  • ADHD

  • Psychosis and Though Disorders 

  • Bipolar Disorder (I and II)


  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology- The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA (APA accredited) 

  • M.A. Counseling Psychology/Counselor Education- University of Colorado at Denver

  • B.A. Psychology- University of Colorado at Boulder

  • Additional Training: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation Psychology (APA accredited)-Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI


$250 for 50 minute psychotherapy session 

$300 per hour for assessment administration 

The above rate is the full fee this therapist charges for a standard 50 minute session. However, we do not want cost to be prohibitive of people getting the help they need. All of our therapists provide a portion of their services for a reduced fee to help those who can benefit from psychotherapy but might not be able to afford their full fee. 

Some of my most recent Houston Therapy Blog posts 

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