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About Harry W. Mergel, LMFT, LPC

A Seasoned & Experienced Young Adult Counselor, Family Therapist, Couples Counselor

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Personal & Professional Background

Pesonal, Professional, & Educational Background


My name is Harry W. Mergel and I came to Katy Teen & Family Counseling by way of our sister practice, Katy Counseling for Men. I have provided counseling for young adults, adult men, families, and couples for the past 25 years.

At Katy Counseling for Men, I began to work with more teen boys in addition to the young adult and adult men I was working with. I also am Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) trained and have worked with both teen boys and teen girls more recently using EMDR.


I find that I have a unique ability to connect with and help teen boys likely due to my years of experience in men's counseling. Plus, due to my experience with EMDR, specializing in family therapy, and couples counseling, I was approached by the owner and asked if I would start seeing clients at Katy Teen & Family Counseling. 


I am dual licensed as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).  I know how important the family system is in helping others in their therapeutic journey.


I also know that there are times where the challenges may be more individualized where one-on-one therapy may be needed. The combination of these two licenses enables me to specialize in family therapy, couples counseling, and individual therapy. I am also Gottman trained which added to my experience, has helped those seeking marriage counseling. 

I have over 25 years of experience, in both the public and private sectors, providing young adult counseling, adult counseling, family therapy, and couples counseling. 

I am a recovering Yankee, or so my Texas-born wife tells me, but remain an avid Houston Astros and New York Mets fan.  In that order. 


I love to travel – what’s not to like?  I’m a city boy who’s come to appreciate more and more time spent in the great outdoors.  I love discovering new places, connecting with old friends and making new ones, and meeting for coffee, a craft beer, or a great meal.  I’m a sucker for a good book and a great movie.  


Self-care has become a priority for me.  I have to practice what I preach.  Muhammad Ali once said, "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."  Two true blessings in my life are to be able to serve others and be married to my best friend, the above mentioned and self-described Texas girl.

I look forward to helping your teen, young adult, and family! And as a marriage counselor, I look forward to helping those couples who want to strengthen their marriage or relationship! 

My Therapy Approach 

​Having the experience and specialization to help in the context of family therapy, couples counseling, and individual therapy, I am ready to help you.


We all face emotional challenges in life. It can be particularly difficult to watch as our teen or young adult experience these heavy, complex emotional challenges. Things like depression, panic attacks, social anxiety, ADHD/ADD, trauma, PTSD, are but a few that I have helped others work through.  


When we go to a doctor, we expect that they are using the most up to date, proven and effective medical practices that will help us. Seeing a teen therapist, young adult counselor, family therapist, or marriage counselor is no different. And you should settle for nothing less from your mental health counselor.  You deserve research-supported, effective therapy approaches that have been shown to work.


Over the years, I have had great success helping people overcome individual and relational challenges with the following therapy approaches. These approaches are supported by research and have been shown to be effective:


Don't wait any longer. Take the next step and contact me for an appointment today! To schedule an appointment with me, all you need to do is click the "Click to Start Today" button below. 

My Therapy Approch
Educatioal Journey

Educational Journey

I am a graduate of the Abilene Christian University, Marriage and Family Therapy Program and did my internship at the Marriage and Family Institute.  Since 1994, I have specialized men's counseling as well as in providing couples therapy, marriage counseling, and family counseling.


During this time, I have worked with those who have struggled with:

25+ Years Expience

25+ Years Specializing in Individual, Family, & Couples Therapy


I appreciate and look forward to the opportunity to provide my therapy services at Katy Teen & Family Counseling. I am in a unique position with my dual licenses to not only help on the individual level, but also on a family systems level.


As teenagers still largely depend on their parents as they are rapidly growing and developing in many ways, the family system is an important part of their success in teen therapy. And young adults are in a unique transition themselves. Having a seasoned therapist to help them through this transition in young adult counseling can make all the difference. 

Challenges that I have helped others overcome include but are not limited to:

  • Suicidal ideation

  • Self-harm

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Social anxiety

  • Panic attacks

  • Gifted & talented teens


  • Family conflict

  • Couples/marital discord


At Katy Teen & Family Counseling, we want to help provide the support you as parents need in addition to the help your teen or young adult needs in overcoming complex emotional or behavioral challenges. We have a combined 70+ years of experience in teen therapy, young adult counseling, and family therapy. We also provide couples therapy and marriage counseling.


There is a way through. And sometimes it requires seeking out a professional who specializes in teen, young adult, or family counseling. If you are ready to start, we are here to help!


Our office is conveniently located just off of I-10 and 99. For those living in Katy, Texas it's only a few minutes away. For those living in Houston, Texas, it's a couple minute drive once you exit 99 South from I-10.

We also have our office in Sugar Land. Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling in located in Sugar Land, TX, we specialize in family counseling. We are conveniently located off of US 90 and Dairy Ashford Road.


To start your counseling journey, you can follow these three simple steps:​


1. Contact Katy Teen & Family Counseling

2. Schedule a time to meet with Harry W. Mergel, LMFT, LPC

3. Take the first step in removing the barriers that block your path to happiness and a full life

Teen Counseling & Other Therapeutic Services Offered at Katy Teen & Family Counseling 

Teen Counseling & Othe Therapeutic Services Offered


At Katy Teen & Family Counseling, we provide other therapeutic and counseling services in addition to teen counseling, young adult counseling, and family therapy. Below are some of those counseling services in addition to other therapeutic approaches in treating a variety or struggles:


Call or email Katy Teen & Family Counseling today to schedule an appointment with Harry W. Mergel, LMFT, LPC. Let Harry help you overcome the challenges that stand in your way of hope, happiness, and connected family relationships.

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