Dr. Neal Houston, PHD

Dr. Neal Houston, PHD

Behavioral Therapy  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Neal Houston, PHD is a behavioral therapist in Bartonsville, PA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from Philadelphia Degree College in 1997 and specializes in behavioral therapy, psychosomatic medicine, and more.Read his story

3160 Route 611 Ste 200

Bartonsville, PA 18321

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  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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This content was provided by Dr. Houston "Adult Behavioral Health Specialist working primarily with people with serious mental illness or mental disorder who have associated significant levels of disturbance and psycho-social disability due to their illness or disorder. Commonly the people I work with have a diagnosis of a major mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, I also work with people with other conditions such as severe personality disorder, severe anxiety disorder, or those who present in situational crisis that may lead to self-harm or inappropriate behavior towards others. I work in various levels of severity of the disturbance and impairment. I also work with patients that have more than one disorder, they may be struggling with drug and alcohol related disorders (dual diagnosis). Through personalizing care, integrative medicine goes beyond the treatment of symptoms to address all the causes of an illness. In doing so, the patient's immediate health needs as well as the effects of the long-term and complex interplay between biological, behavioral, psycho-social and environmental influences are taken into account. Another style of that I practice is Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral, which also incorporates a proven, evidence-based behavior change technique created from the latest research by Harvard psychologists. They are all useful particularly if used on a need to do and depending what suits the patient best. After 10 years of practice I do not think that "one model/tool suits all" is a viable approach and I also believed that the skill of the MentalHealth and Life Wellness Specialist needs to develop beyond the use of tools/models. Having said that, being skilled and knowledgeable in as many as possible provides a wider range of options and also develops one's perspective on what can be done and what is available in the market as well as how to evaluate and decide between them. One more thing is that I would rather use more than one tool, because "sampling" responses and reactions to several ways of tackling the same or similar issues, provides a rounder more informative and richer result to work with. In our society today we have patients who need and we have the tools to help them. Some of these tools are technical and specific (ie: medications/cognitive behavioral therapy), but these work best only in the context of a rich therapeutic relationship that is bases on all that makes us human. Integrative Healthcare Medicine is not the same as alternative medicine, which refers to an approach to healing that is utilized in place of conventional therapies, or complementary medicine, which refers to healing modalities that are used to complement allopathic approaches. If the defining principles are applied, care can be integrative regardless of which modalities are utilized."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Houston ""I believe it is more important to know the patient who has the disease than the disease the patient has." - Hippocrates' precious advice from 2,500 years ago.

There are many kinds of psychotherapy. There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. In addition, some therapies have been scientifically tested more than others. Some individuals may have a treatment plan that includes only one type of psychotherapy. Others receive treatment that includes elements of several different types. The kind of psychotherapy an individual receives depends on his or her needs.

I have used quite a few tools such as StressScan, Thinking Styles, MBTI, JTI, Birkman, Values & Motives, 15FQ, Belbin, MSCEIT, Bar-On EQ, and MMPI-2. Or models such as: NLP, GROW, Cognitive behavioral, Brief therapy, Egan, Psychodynamic, Complex theory, Solution focused, Positive psychology. "

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15  Specialties

  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Addiction Psychology
  • Adult Development & Aging Psychology
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Counseling
  • Health Psychology
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Life Coaching
  • Mental Health
  • Psychosomatic Medicine

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Houston does not have any board certifications listed.

10  Conditions Treated

  • Addiction
  • Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression Relapse
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Emotional Stress
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress

7  Procedures

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Grief Therapy
  • Integrative Behavioral Health Care
  • Life Coaching
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Wellness and Integrative Medicine

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  • Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Philadelphia Degree College
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • Philadelphia State Hospital-Byberry (Clinical Mental Health Internship)
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • North Canterbury Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Harvard Medical School-Institute Of Coaching Professional Association
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
    Other Education | Completed 2014
  • St. Louis University School of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2013

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Neal Houston, PHD
Dr. Houston was very attentive, easy to speak with, and extremely knowledgeable about my procedure I will be having. His attitude was a blessing, being light, cheerful, and easy to crack a joke with. I will definitely be coming back to see him, and I will definitely be telling me family and friends...Read More
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Allison Beerwa in Saylorsburg, PA – Mar 21, 2017
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Great appointment! I didn't want to go, now I can't wait to go back!
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Katie in Bartonsville, PA – Mar 13, 2017
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It's unual to find a doctor who makes you feel so comfortable talking with them from the first conversation, but Dr. Houston is that doctor. I really enjoy our sessions and he's so incitful. I can literally talk about anything. I highly recommend him!
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East Stroudsburg, PA – Mar 13, 2017
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By far one of the greatest Doctors I've ever seen. I would recommend him to anyone in need of what he specializes in.
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Carly in Stroudsburg, PA – Apr 26, 2016
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He's an awesome doc :) Fun to talk to and always cheers me up.
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Kelly in East Stroudsburg PA – Jan 14, 2016
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