Dr. Peter Cousins, PHD

Dr. Peter Cousins, PHD

Psychology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. Peter Cousins, PHD is a psychologist in Houston, TX. He specializes in psychology, child psychology, and more.

3701 Kirby Dr Ste 596

Houston, TX 77098

Contact Information

(713) 523-5778

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • CompPsych
  • Magellan Health Services
  • MultiPlan
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cousins "My philosophy is to treat the individual not just the problem. I am more solution centered than problem centered. I have a dry sense of humor, and use cognitive/behavioral methods and emotional focused therapy, although each person needs something different. I believe in sharing with the client(s) ideas I have as we go along, rather than timing interventions. I am compassionate, caring and believe that my job is to show a client different options. I believe that long-lasting change can occur within six months to a year for most people, although many people get what they need in less time, I aim to help people have healthy reactions, thoughts and feelings just as automatically as troublesome thoughts, behaviors and feelings used to be. I believe that if couples worked on marriages as long as they do divorce recovery more marriages would stay together. Humans are emotional beings and that to change feelings you often have to feel them first or again. I love my work."


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7  Specialties

  • Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Substance Abuse Counseling

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Cousins does not have any board certifications listed.

19  Conditions Treated

12  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Stress Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Oberlin College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Texas Research Institute Of Mental Sciences
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Of Houston / University Park
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Of Houston Clinical Psychology Program
    Other Education | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1977
  • Board Certified in Family Psychology, 1999
  • Sigma Psi Associate Member, 1977
  • National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship, 1977-1979
Media & Publications
  • Supportive and Aversive Behavior Following Spousal Complaints, 1983
  • Quantifying Family Process: Issues in the Analusis of Behavior Sequences, 1986
  • Power and bias in the z-score: A comparison of sequential analytic indices of contingency., 1986
  • The Munsenberger Files: Helping your children cope with divorce, 1996
  • Good Morning Houston Panelist, 1993

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cousins' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cousins to family and friends
22 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Cousins' Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I went to Dr. Counsins for a life changing event in my life physically, not only did he show compassion but recommended actions for me to try. He made me figure out that the physical condition was not the issue but the emotional one was i had to deal with and I figured it out with his help, never...more
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I found that Dr. Cousins easily related to my issues. His experience and expertise has been very helpful for me.
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I would recommend working with Dr. Cousins as he is effective and supportive. I tried out other therapists in the Houston area and Dr. Cousins was a much better fit for me and the issues I was working through. With his approach I quickly saw results, and after each session I felt like I was making...more
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After a recommendation from my neurologist about pain management counseling for severe chronic headaches, I started seeing Dr. Cousins. Over the course of the 10 months that I saw Dr. Cousins, he was frequently very opinionated and sometimes argumentative over very small topics. I found it to be...more
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I hate it if one person is unhappy with my service. I do check with patients to see how things are going throughout the course of treatment, and I know I did in this case. I am sorry that I was not able to help more, and I am saddened that I was misunderstood. Good luck in the future.

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