Therapist in Houston, TX

Live a rich, full, & meaningful life

Providing restorative counseling & therapy and caring for the needs of others.

Brent LoCaste-Wilken

We all want to be happy. You may have tried therapy in the past, yet still can’t seem to find happiness. Therapy isn’t easy work, but overcoming your challenges and becoming a healthier and better you is possible.

Whatever your goals for therapy - mental health, a sense of connection, spiritual fulfillment, trauma resolution, or grief recovery - you can achieve them. I care deeply about you and truly believe in your ability to change and have a rich, full, and meaningful life.

- Brent
Brent and a patient
35+ years
Therapist in Houston, TX
Client goals reached
of people helped

About me

I received my undergraduate degree in Sociology from Baylor University, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Houston.  My post graduate studies are in theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary. I’m a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and am certified as a supervisor and supervisor trainer with the State of Texas.  I also teach psychotherapy practice courses at the UH Graduate School of Social Work.

Throughout my career, I’ve developed expertise with many populations, issues, and treatment approaches.  My specialty is helping adults and adolescents with an emphasis in psychological flexibility and mindfulness.  I believe in therapy centered around value-guided, committed action and biblical principles.

I have been married to my lovely wife Lotus for 36 years, and have a daughter, three wonderful grandchildren, and 2 dogs. In my off hours you will most likely find me on my motorcycle, enjoying time with friends, or reading a good book.

I understand that my abilities as a counselor are gifts from God as part of my calling to bring restoration to the hurting.  I ground my work in Biblical principles, and it is my distinct pleasure to work with those that God leads to my office.

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I start where you’re at - no agenda

My goal in therapy is to meet your needs and get to the heart of the matter. I use a variety of approaches to help you have the life you want.

Individual Therapy

Individual & family therapy, I do not do couples therapy.

In Person & Telehealth

In person & remote sessions in 60 or 90 minute options.

Adolescents & Adults

I prefer to counsel people from ages 13-65.

Faith-based Counseling

I find joy in counseling brothers & sisters of faith.

What others are saying

Dr. Farzam Afshar


Brent LoCaste-Wilken is the most amazing counselor I have had the privilege of collaborating with throughout my career. He provides professional and compassionate care for every client he works with. His expertise branch out in many areas. His effective skills both in the science and art of counseling have made a significant difference in the lives of couples and individuals for which we have collaborated on throughout the years... It is a huge honorand privilege to recommend Brent.



Brent has been working with my 15-year-old son for about 2 to 3 years, usually once a week. To say that Brent has made a difference in my son’s life is not a strong enough statement. When Brent told my son he thought Jackson could stop seeing Brent, my son said “absolutely not” that he needed to always go see Brent.

When he has trouble he won’t talk to me, he always says “I will talk to Brent about it mom”. I have no idea what we would do without him!



Brent helped me navigate the most challenging times of my life with understanding, compassion, and knowledge. Thanks to the work we’ve done, I feel better equipped to manage the challenging times in my life going forward. Thank you


Client, Male, age 50

After many false starts with therapists, I was fortunate enough to come across Brent and everyone around me has noticed and improved quality of life. Not only a wealth of information but Brent combines compassion with a straight to the point style. I’ve never felt judged, but I have felt his sincerity in wanting to help.

Derek S.


Brent has really helped me a lot. He is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. He is helping me take my life in a better direction.

Todd Merry


My work with Brent was a significant growth opportunity for me. His knowledge and experience helped me learn and develop truly effective coping to be more fully engage in my own life. Today I am more present in my life, relationships, and work in meaningful, fulfilling and valuable ways. I am grateful to have been able to work with Brent and would encourage anyone seeking to become less stuck and grow more present and aware in their lives to work with him.



I was skeptical of therapy before meeting Brent. Truly a man called to his profession.

Practice areas

I specialize in the following areas of practice.

Mental Illness
Mental Illness

Helping you with a variety of mental illnesses and emotional difficulties (like Depression, Anxiety, OCD, and Bipolar Disorder).

Trauma Resolution
Trauma Resolution

Focused treatment that helps you overcome the effects of trauma, (PTSD, etc.)

Grief & Loss
Grief & Loss

Helping you work through the various stages and range of emotions you may feel after a loss.

Biblical Guidance
Biblical Guidance

Spirit-empowered, Bible-centered counseling.


Teaching you skills that help you manage behaviors, finish tasks, and organize your life.

Relationship Struggles
Relationship Struggles

Helping you resolve interpersonal issues and modify bad patterns of interaction, fostering healthy relationships.

Therapy methods


Psychological flexibility and exposure therapies
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure Therapy
Christian/Pastoral Counseling
Trauma Therapies
  • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Identity Reintegration
Positive Psychotherapy

Other Methods

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Psychodynamic Therapy
Interpersonal Therapy
Solution-Focused Therapy
Client/Person-Centered Therapy
Brent's office couch

Ready to give a better life another shot?

If you find yourself struggling with any of the things above or have another counseling related need or question, please contact me today.


- Individual Supervision
- Group Supervision


1 hour for every 40 hours of clinical work


Individual - $90 / 1 hour
Group - $50 / 1.5 hours
(4 supervisees minimum)


At my office and online per TSBSWE Requirements


Supervision for social workers in training

Supervision is one of the last tasks and is undoubtedly the most important part of your education. Fulfill your requirements and come learn with me along the way.

From my supervisees

Demitrius Manley


Clinical supervision with Brent LoCaste-Wilken was a phenomenal experience. Supervision was relevant to my professional goals of wanting to start a private practice. Brent assisted me with creating forms, policies and focusing on a specialty. Clinical supervision was relevant and individualize for my career path.

Jamie Budd


Brent LoCaste-Wilken, LCSW provided me with great knowledge and resources to use in my practice. The supervision sessions were practical and very manageable. I feel prepared to integrate these principles immediately.

Brent and a patient

I've got answers.

A list of important and often asked questions. Have another question not listed? Ask using the contact form.

How do I know if therapy is right for me?

Therapy involves exploring issues and concerns and then applying appropriate and effective interventions. Talking to a therapist is about opening up about what is going on in your life, letting an outside person come in and offer another perspective.

How much does therapy cost?

If you are using your medical/mental health insurance, the costs can vary.  Your copay depends on your distinct insurance plan.  You may also be subject to a deductible that must be paid before your copay. My staff will verify your insurance and inform you of what the costs are to you.

If you are paying cash for your session the costs are as follows:

Initial assessment $300, Follow up sessions $225/hour.

There are other fees for services such as phone consultation, crisis intervention, and additional paperwork. Please inquire with me about these costs as needed.

Do you take insurance?

Yes, I am a member of the provider panels of many of the major insurance companies. Please, check with my staff to ensure that I do indeed take your insurance.

How many sessions will I need to have?

There are no guarantees as each situation is different. Some goals may be reached in a session or two, while others may require ongoing commitment to the therapeutic process. It is important that you discuss any questions, concerns, or discomfort you are having regarding the therapeutic process.

Do you do in-person and virtual sessions?

Yes, I prefer to see my clients in person. However, I offer both services as a convenience to my clients when clinically approriate.

How do you handle cancellations and missed appointments?

All no-shows and late cancellations will be charged the full cost of the scheduled session. Sessions must be cancelled at least 2 business days prior to the session.

Will I be able to reach you in an emergency?

Yes, I will provide a phone number that you may call or text me anytime as well as an encrypted email. I will do my best to contact you in a timely manner, but as you can imagine there are times when I am not immediately available such as when I am in session, church, or engaged with family and friends in very public places.

How do you work with parents of child clients?

Parents of a client are extremely important and a normal part of therapy with children/adolescents. They are expected to be actively involved in the therapeutic process and in support of changes that may need to be made at home.

Are my sessions confidential?

All interactions between me and my clients are confidential. I cannot and will not disclose any information about my clients without permission.

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Contact me today

To request more information, schedule an appointment, inquire about supervision, or any other general questions you may have, please fill out the form and I’ll respond as soon as possible.

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