Glenda Demas, Founder & Lead Therapist

Hello! I’m Glenda

Psychotherapist, Licensed Professional Counselor

As an experienced psychotherapist, I offer a warm and welcoming therapeutic atmosphere that fosters personal growth. Possessing a wide array of clinical interventions and experience, coupled with a wealth of personal experiences fosters my ability to helps patients reach their fullest potential.

I am a native Houstonian with with over 13 years of Behavioral Health Management experience in education and crisis intervention. I found my passion in Mental Health advocacy from my experience working with children in the education system and the foster care system. I currently preside on the Board of Directors for the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Greater Houston. My fellow board members and I have strived to create a community of individuals dedicated to spreading awareness on mental health.

With my practice serving in Katy, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia, I have provided psychotherapy services for individuals and families while leading support groups for parents of teens struggling with depression. In addition, I have served on various panel discussions that lead to an increase of resources that have spread awareness on the necessity of mental health awareness.

My Approach & Values

I use an integrated counseling approach that combines Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with Person-Centered Counseling—in addition, incorporating Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to combat Trauma. Our relationship is based on unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence.

The psychotherapy relationship is based on trust and understanding, which is imperative for healing to take place. The nature of our relationship will be a collaborative one where you and I will work together to accomplish your set goals.

My Education

  • Bachelors of Art in Communication Studies – University of Houston
  • Master of Business Administration and Management – LeTourneau University
  • Master of Art in Counseling Education – Prairie View A&M
  • PhD in Health Psychology – North Central University

My Licenses & Certifications

  • Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor #LPC011918
  • Texas Licensed Professional Counselor #76696
  • Certified School Counselor #1350355
  • Advanced Clinical Trauma Practitioner

 

My Professional Affiliations

  • American Counseling Association – ACA
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Houston LPC Association
Marjani Myles

Marjani Myles

Administrative Assistant

As a recent graduate of Concordia University Texas with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, I have the honor of working with Glenda in order to fully understand the challenges and the rewards that come with running your own practice. I plan on continuing my education next year as I pursue my master’s in clinical psychology. I chose psychology because I love helping people navigate through their own world. It has always been my passion to help people accomplish their goals in life and to help them see a positive outlook. I look forward to working with everyone as we strive to accomplish our goals.

Lillian Adeyemi

Lillian Adeyemi

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Lillian Adeyemi is currently in her 19th year as an educator, formerly an award-winning speech and debate director for several major school districts in the Houston area. She is currently a middle school counselor in the Houston Independent School district while pursuing her LPC-A at Pearls of Change Wellness. She obtained her BS in Multidisciplinary Studies II from McMurry University with teaching fields in Communication and Theatre. At McMurry, she was a 1st Team All-District and Sweet 16 All-Tournament basketball player. She is a recent graduate of Lamar University with a Masters of Education in Counseling & Development and her passions are children and adolescent counseling. She is currently a member of the Sam Houston Chapter of the Texas Association of Play Therapy and plans to continue education to receive her Play Therapy Certification. Her passion for children and adolescents comes from her classroom experience and seeing how cognitive-behavior techniques along with solution-focused based counseling can help young people immensely in living successful lives. Her experience in coaching athletics and speech and debate has helped so many former students realize their place in the world and she plans to bring that same energy to every counseling session with every client.

We Work With Individuals, Couples, Families, & Groups

Individual Therapy

Individuals that seek psychotherapy usually do so because they are experiencing difficulty in their relationships or uncomfortable symptoms of anxiety, depression, or stress.

Couples Therapy

We often think of marriage counseling as a last resort – when things are so bad that divorce is the next best solution. Many people also associate divorce with significant life issues and changes: infidelity, abandonment, abuse, or addictions.

Teen Therapy

It’s not unusual for teens to feel a range of emotions: from anger, anxiousness or depression, to disconnection or confusion. More than ever, this is a time for them to feel connected as they learn and grow as individuals into adulthood.

"I had given therapy a chance a few times before, but it just didn’t stick. I wasn’t able to connect or get what I needed from the therapists I visited so I gave up on it. Years later, I decided that my mental health is and should be my number one priority so I gave it another go. I have been meeting with Dr. Glenda weekly since August and it has completely changed my life for the better. She has helped me navigate through my thought process, emotions and my inner healing. I am so grateful that I found her practice, it’s been my saving grace!."

Elizabeth S. 

"Mrs. Glenda is a good counselor. She’s definitely helping me work through some hard times and I’m seeing positive results in a short time. She’s also helping me build my confidence and I’m becoming a better woman with her help. I would definitely recommend her."

Valencia G. 

" Glenda has been a blessing to me. She has helped me through some very difficult life events. She is very flexible and always available. Plus she is on my insurance. I have been very pleased with my over all care and the bedside manner I have received. I’m very thankful I have her in my life."

Darci D. 

Contact Us

Ask a question or book an appointment below. For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital

(832) 291-8363

(832)913-5101

2717 Commercial Center Blvd e200, Katy, TX 77494

3330 Cumberland Blvd Suite 500 Atlanta, GA 30339

info@pearlsofchange.com