Contact Erika Ames, LCSW Tailwinds Counseling // (713) 936-4909

You’ve already taken the first step by doing your research. Here’s what’s next. You schedule a time that’s convenient for a 15-minute phone consultation. I’ll call you at the scheduled time and we’ll briefly discuss your reason for seeking counseling, I’ll answer what questions you have, and if you’re ready, we’ll schedule an initial appointment.


Ready to get started?

If you’re ready to schedule an appointment, here are a few things you need to know.

The first session

If you’ve never been to therapy before, or you’ve never been to therapy with me before, you might be wondering what to expect. You can expect a supportive, judgment-free zone. We’ll talk about why you came to counseling and what you hope to get out of it. I encourage you to consider what your goals are for your first session. If you’re a list person, make one and bring it. If you can’t quite pinpoint what you’re looking for, that’s ok. I’ll ask a lot of questions and we’ll come up with some goals together.

My practice is 100% online, so you can choose a comfortable, private space that works for you. You’ll click a link at your session time and we’ll get connected.

Financial Info

The initial session is $200 for 75 minutes. Ongoing sessions are $150 for 45 minutes. I am not in-network with any insurance companies. If your insurance company offers out-of-network benefits, you can request a form from me to send to your insurance company for possible reimbursement. That means you are responsible for payment at the time of your appointment and your insurance company will determine if you are eligible for reimbursement. If you have questions about this, please email or call me at (713) 936-4909.


(All times in CST)

Monday 12 pm – 7 pm

Tuesday 9 am – 6 pm

Wednesday 8 am – 4 pm

Thursday 12 pm – 7 pm

Friday 8 am – 11 am