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“My greatest satisfaction is to see people learning to understand themselves,” says Dr. Penelope J. Hooks. “When patients can look at a situation from a different perspective, they can understand in a deeper way what has not been working.”

Dr. Hooks helps her patients through life transitions, crisis situations, and exploration of their inner world. Appointments are available weekdays by calling 713-521-9087.


Dr. Hooks is a board certified psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and child psychoanalyst in Houston. She enjoys working with patients who want to move through their issues and explore deeper feelings and ways of relating. She specializes in several areas including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Shopping addictions
  • Living with cancer
  • Aging and loss of personal power
  • Parenting
  • School worries in children
  • Toileting problems in children
  • Relationship issues
  • Adoption issues
  • Infertility counseling & routes to alternative parenting
  • Blocks in creativity
  • Performance anxiety
  • Interface with professional licensing boards
  • Sexual minority issues

Dr. Hooks also has expertise in working with specific types of individuals including:

  • Parents
  • Toddlers, children and adolescents
  • Dancers
  • Musicians
  • Writers
  • Business professionals
  • Physicians
  • Lawyers
  • Teachers
  • Graduate Students
  • Medical Students

Dr. Hooks, a Houston psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Psychoanalytic Association in Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychoanalysis. She is also a Training and Supervising Analyst, and a Child and Adolescent Supervising Analyst for The Center for Psychoanalytic Studies.

Appointments are available weekdays by calling 713-521-9087. Online telemedicine sessions via Skype are also available.