About Cody Glover

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Do you feel you have to hide who you are and how you feel? Does it ever seem like you’re just out of sync with the rest of the world? Ever wish you could just be who you are?

Howdy, my name is Cody. You’ve taken at least two monumental steps to get here. In the very least you have decided something should be different and took action. I would be ecstatic to walk beside you in this phase of self discovery and living freely as your true self.

I specialize in open, nonmonogamous relationships such as polyamory and swinging, alternative lifestyles such as kink / BDSM, LGBT+, and secular or alternative faiths such as paganism. Trying to live more freely and authentically can be hard. Some struggle feeling something is wrong with them. Some people have just been polybombed, the love of their life seeming to say they’re not enough. Others, having taken the leap can’t seem to stop fighting. Feeling isolated, scared, tired, and like they’re going to lose everything.
Take a moment to imagine your life as it could be in a few months. You are in love, all over again. With your partner, a new partner, yourself, and how you live. Accepted for who you are, allowed to love in a way that feels natural, you are excited about your new life.
Coming into alternative worlds, I saw people go to amazing therapists who just didn’t understand. I watched friends spend the first few sessions teaching very experienced counsellors the vocabulary of their lifestyles. I believe you deserve a therapist that understands. If you live differently and want a therapist that can hear you, message or call me.

Professional Credentials

I’ve been in private practice since 12/2018, have two master’s degrees; Educational Leadership and Clinical Mental Health Counseling for which I hold multiple licenses. I’m currently shopping Ph. D programs because I’m a slow learner who’s a glutton for punishment and love academic debt.

While advocating for and attempting to meet needs in struggling communities I started after school clubs for STEM, an Anime club serving as an underground Gay Student Alliance, facilitating groups at an LGBT resource center, and founding the largest polyamorous community in my area.

I’ve also worked in an alternative peer group for young adults in substance abuse, a psychiatric hospital, a long term dual diagnosis substance abuse center, and a crisis hotline.

I use an eclectic, person-centered approach. I simply can’t know what you need, until we work together. Often, but not always, during the first session I’ll listen to you, ask some questions, then listen real hard to your answers. I’ll take the concerns you shared, use my experience to put together a menu of effective treatments, then greet you in session 2 with a menu of options we’ll use together to make a treatment plan custom to you. Common to almost all my work is acknowledging your struggles and highlighting your strengths through the lens of positive psychology.

Associations

  • Former Houston LPC Association Board Member
  • Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society for Counseling
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society for Education

If you or someone you know is struggling to find their own tribe, or even figure out who they actually are, please contact me.