We had the good fortune of connecting with Courtney Suddath and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Courtney, how does your business help the community?
Our goal at Cy-Hope is to make life better for people in our Cy-Fair community and surrounding areas. Cy-Hope Counseling and Speech Therapy does this by providing quality mental health and speech-language therapy. In current times when people need connection more than ever, we are committed to being there to stand in the gap and hold space for those who need us. While the importance of mental health is not new to us here at Cy-Hope, 2020 (and 2021 so far!) has magnified the need for quality mental health in our communities, our country and our world. In our current world, we are experiencing stressors at an intensity that is unprecedented. This is leaving many people feeling alone, hopeless and scared of the future, wondering where to turn and who to trust. There is hope; we are here to help! From the moment clients walk through our doors, we are here to meet them where they are on their journey and walk with them toward healing. We know that asking for help is not always easy, so we make it a priority to provide a warm environment, free from judgment, focused on empathy and connection. Our clinicians are highly trained, experienced, and most of all they are passionate about helping people find peace and healing in their lives. It is our goal to pair every child, teen, adult, and couple with the best clinician for them. We have a team of clinicians trained in a wide range of specialties, which gives us the unique ability to work with all people. As we face unprecedented times and our resilience is tested, we are committed to impacting our community by helping others find hope in their futures.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Cy-Hope Counseling & Speech Therapy is a unique group practice located in the heart of Cypress, Texas. We are a counseling center with in CY-Hope, a non-profit with the mission to make life better for our community and surrounding areas. Cy-Hope was created as an answer to the needs in our community to serve children and families who are disadvantaged economically, relationally, or spiritually. We have grown tremendously over the years in service through several programs including Cy-Hope Counseling and Speech Therapy. We pride ourselves in handpicking the most talented counselors and therapists who convey compassion, warmth, expertise, and acceptance. We understand that the process of counseling can be scary at times, so we put every effort into making the process as easy and comfortable as possible. Whether it is our cozy log cabin, multiple waiting rooms playing classical music, swings located by the lake, or walking trails, our goal is for our clients to feel better just entering our unique property. Cy-Hope Counseling & Speech Therapy works with young children, adolescents, teens, adults, couples, and families. We understand the unique stresses of each stage in life. Young children, like all ages, often experience difficulty regulating their emotions, sadness, anxiety, and/or difficulty with life changes. We offer three states of the art play therapy rooms and have Registered Play Therapists, the highest training and credentials for play therapy, on staff. Teens often have difficulty navigating the stressors of home, school, and social pressures. We pride ourselves in having therapists who can build a trusting relationship with their teen clients to help ease the burden of life stressors. Adults often have difficulty juggling the demands of life. Whether it be a troubling relationship, work-life balance, anxiety, depression, or anger, we believe that counseling can help ease any burdens in life. We also offer couples, relationship, and family counseling. Our counselors include Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Professional Counselors with the highest credentials in their counseling theory (Level 3 Trained in Gottman). We pride ourselves in helping change communication patterns, parent-child interactions, and strengthening relationships. No matter why you choose to enter counseling, our down to earth therapists will make you feel comfortable and heard. Each Cy-Hope Counselor believes it is an honor to journey with their clients in order to help provide change and growth. We have handpicked our speech therapists in order to offer the best and comprehensive treatment approaches for our clients. Our therapists have expertise in treating articulation concerns, phonological processes, and apraxia. We also help with receptive and expressive communication, as well as social communication. We offer treatment for dyslexia and reading comprehension. We also treat voice and fluency/stuttering. Whether you have a concern regarding an autism spectrum disorder, speech and language delay, or articulation problem, we are able to work with you. Because we are a training ground for Practicum Student Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselor Interns, and fully Licensed Counselors, we are able to offer both a tiered fee system and a sliding scale. We provide on-site supervision to Practicum Students and Licensed Interns. This unique system allows us to meet the financial needs of most every person who calls for counseling and speech therapy. This is important to us because we never want finances to prevent anyone from getting the quality services that they need. I am also very proud of our location. We are located in the heart of Cy-Fair in Northwest Forest. Our grounds are wooded and beautiful and our offices are housed in a beautiful two-story log cabin. I tell people that it is not often that people can drive into work feeling more peaceful than when they leave. We feel blessed to be nestled in a little oasis of nature and feel that it sets the very best backdrop for peace and healing. I am also proud that we are able to serve a wide range of populations and a large number of people. Our world is a beautiful place, but for many it feels broken and painful. My goal is for Cy-Hope to be a respite for anyone who is struggling. This is why we take care to have a team of qualified clinicians ready to help anyone and everyone who walks through our doors.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love hosting friends to the Cy-Fair area in the suburbs of Houston! Since COVID 19 has paused our usual outings to sporting events and large restaurants, we like to spend time getting take out from Creekwood Grill or Backyard Grill and sit outside at one of our local parks to enjoy the wonderful weather we have here in spring in Texas!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My life and career path has been filled with people who have helped me along the way. Of course God’s provision and direction for me has guided me toward my life’s work and I am grateful for that! I am also very grateful for the dedication of Lynda Zelenka, Executive Director at Cy-Hope, toward the mission of Cy-Hope and gathering us together to make a great team purported toward serving our community and making life better for all people.

Website: http://www.cy-hopecounseling.org

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