Community Clinical Services - Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family Community Clinical Services - Center for the Study of Natural Systems and the Family

Giving Nature a Better Chance

CSNSF is expanding the Community Clinical Services available at 729 Rutland in Houston, Texas. These services include family systems psychotherapy for individuals, couples, and families with or without the use of neurofeedback and biofeedback for self-regulation of anxiety. Educational programs in using Bowen theory to understand and benefit one’s own family will also be available. Bowen family systems theory is a broad framework for understanding how family relationships govern the biology and behavior of family members. Symptoms can include the range of health problems, relationship problems, drug or alcohol problems, social or psychiatric symptoms. The methodology for therapy applies to all areas of human functioning that are affected by reactivity to relationships and anxiety. To schedule an appointment or to make a referral, please call 713-790-0226 and ask for Ryan Donovan.

Systems therapy does not remake what nature created, but through learning how the organism operates, controlling anxiety, and learning to better adapt to the fortunes and misfortunes of life, it can give nature a better chance.”

– Murray Bowen

Details of Services

Clinical services will be available from 8AM to 7PM on weekdays and on Saturdays, by appointment.

No one will be declined service because of financial difficulties. Fees will be discussed with each therapist. Payment can be made to CSNSF either by check or cash, by PayPal or credit card.

CSNSF Community Clinical Services is a practicum/internship/field placement site for Social Work, LMFT, and LPC students. Therapists who are motivated to develop their experience in the study and applications of Bowen theory have the opportunity to practice under the supervision of Victoria Harrison and Dr. Jack Butler. Specific training and practice experiences will be designed and scheduled under the direction of Victoria Harrison.

Current Interns

Ryan Donovan

Ryan Donovan is a second-year graduate school student at Houston Graduate School of Theology pursuing his LPC and LMFT licensure. He is a native Californian and has been living in Houston for the last 15 years. Mr. Donovan studied at Houston Baptist University achieving his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. He has worked in the Montrose area with various nonprofits. His non-profit work has ranged from working with those in recovery from substance abuse, coordinating relief work in Guatemala City to working with local schools to interrupt the school to prison pipeline.

Mr. Donovan was initially introduced to Bowen Family Systems Theory 10 years ago and has steadily pursued his own coaching and learning in how to practice theory in his family, relationships and organizations. Mr. Donovan hopes to work with individuals, families and groups using Bowen Family Systems Theory as well as expanding his learning in how the theory can be applied to the fields of trauma and developmental neurobiology.

Ryan Donovan is also a certified Yoga instructor.  Yoga has been instrumental in his personal growth and maturity and he looks forward to exploring how it may be helpful to others in managing anxiety as part of family systems psychotherapy.