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           Dr. Dwight D. LaVan                                                                         
                                            God Smiles Ministries
 Anxiety, Depression, Divorce,  Relationship problems, failed relationships, failed marriage, Grief counseling, counseling, men issues, God, The Lord Jesus, The Holy Spirit, angels prophet, prophetic calling, prophetic reading, spiritualist, inter-faith, healing, black men issues, black men, black woman, white women issues, white male issues, mexican men, abandonment issues, neglect, child abandonment, childhood issues, dead beat dad, dead beat father, mother issues, bad mom, bad mothers, addiction, substance abuse, Biblical counselor          Counseling, Marriage counseling, relationship counseling, pastoral counseling, spiritual counseling , prophetic reading, prophet, psychic, medium, grief counseling , HIV, AIDS, Herpes 

Dr. Dwight D. LaVan, Black , Gay Male Therapist In Pearland, Houston, and Dallas Texas

About Me


 Dr. Dwight D. LaVan

Dr. Dwight D. LaVan has a dedicated life to service. He was truly born with a servant's heart, and it's evident in everything that he does. Always placing the needs of others before his own. Dr. LaVan learned that sometimes you have to put yourself first. He often states that you can't keep pouring from an empty cup, because, eventually, the well runs dry.


Dr. Dwight D. LaVan has spent the last 15 years providing outreach services to needy families and friends struggling with addiction, and homelessness. He provided lay counseling, and other resources like job placement services, career counseling, career development, skill building, relationship management skills, and resume writing services.


In 2018 Dr. LaVan started offering professional life coaching services before going to school for chemical dependency counseling. Dr. Dwight is currently in the process of completing the last steps to obtaining full licensure status with the state of Texas. He is currently an experienced based certified community health worker with the state of Texas, a licensed marriage and family christian therapist, an ordained spiritual minister, and a certified hypnotherapist practitioner with an earned doctorates degree in divinity.


With a passion for Christ, and a servant's heart, Dr. Dwight D. LaVan has truly shown his dedication to the helping profession.

My Typical Clients-

My typical clients are black, gay or straight men and women, who are feeling unloved, struggle with being angry all the time, are easily triggered, lack understanding, used to being lied to, scapegoated, mistreated, and feeling abandoned & neglected. Who love their mom, but wished that things could've been better. They typically want help, but because of their trust issues, they find it hard to open up, so they just continue to suffer in silence, continuously repeating the same cycles, and they're just looking for a way to break free.

I Specialize In The Following  Non- Judgemental Counseling:

Anger Management

Childhood Trauma


Marriage & Relationship

Individual Counseling

Substance Abuse






STI Counseling

Childhood Abandonment & Neglect



License & Insurance Information-


Licensed Marriage & Family Christian Therapist  



I do accept most commercial insurances, however, I am an out of network provider. I can provide you with a statement which you could use to seek "possible" reimbursement from your insurance carrier. I do honor certain in-network insurance plans at the in-network level, please call my office for more details.


*Please be advised of the following*

" The counseling sessions provided here are done virtually, via phone or zoom, or in person at the beautifully scenic Greenway Plaza location"


My Therapeutic Approach

Welcome, please click on the link below, to be directed to my YouTube video going over my therapeutic approach.

Couples Therapy

   My Services!

      It's Time To Flourish!

Dr. Dwight D. LaVan, Black , Gay Male Therapist In Pearland, Houston, and Dallas Texas

Individual Counseling- 

Insurance Accepted, Self-Pay Rate Available.

These individual sessions are for those that need 1 on 1 counseling. Feel free to reach out to me today.

Dr. Dwight D. LaVan, Black , Gay Male Therapist In Pearland, Houston, and Dallas Texas

Marriage or Relationship Counseling- 

Insurance Accepted, Self-Pay Rate Available.

These proactive counseling sessions are for those couples that are experiencing some turbulence in their relationship and would like some professional help before things go too far.  

Dr. Dwight D. LaVan, Black , Gay Male Therapist In Pearland, Houston, and Dallas Texas

Grief or Divorce Counseling-

Insurance Accepted, Self-Pay Rate Available.

These counseling sessions are for those who are struggling with the side effects of going through a divorce or are currently dealing with any form of grief. By now, I am sure that you understand that going through a divorce is just like losing a loved one. In a sense, it is, as the life you once knew is now over. However, that doesn't mean that you can't get past it, you don't have to remain stuck in the past for years (like I did), you can and will move on and eventually you will find love again. I did, I am here to help you do the same if you are willing and ready to receive the help.

Dr. Dwight D. LaVan, Black , Gay Male Therapist In Pearland, Houston, and Dallas Texas

Free Discovery Call!

 Free 15 Minute Phone  Conversation 

This is an opportunity for you and I, to see how well we mesh. This is a free no obligation 15 minute consultation, between two human beings that are looking to make things better. I will be my authentic self, and it is my hope that you will do the same, as this is the only way for us to truly make an accurate and informed decision. This is also an opportunity for you to discuss the goals you are wanting to achieve with therapy, and for me to tell you how I can help you accomplish them. I will also go over insurance pricing, self-pay rates, payment options, and more. This is a worry free phone call, so don’t put it off any longer, schedule your call today.

Client Testimonials

What They’re Saying

It was a very wonderful experience working with Dr. Dwight. I appreciate his time and the advice that he offers. His counseling skills are amazing! I was feeling  pretty bad about my situation before coming to him. I am now well on the road to the healing that I needed.  Thanks always Minister.

Veyola Johnson 

I had a few relationship coaching sessions with Dwight, a couple of years ago. When I was going through a tough breakup, he was able to coach me in the right direction. I wasn't feeling great about who I was within that relationship, he helped me to understand that I don't have to save anyone, and it's not my obligation either. He helped me to point out some things in me, that I didn't even know I had. I took my pain and turned it into purpose! I found the career that I wanted within the medical field and I just landed my dream job, I truly believe that this wouldn't have been possible without Dwight's coaching and believing in me. I would highly recommend Dwight, for a relationship coach.

Michelle D

Wow thank you so much for my coaching session. It was so on point, and truly needed. I really appreciate it ❤️💕

Anabel O

Hi, I had a few counseling  sessions with Dwight, he was really spot on, what I loved about his style of counseling was that he was patient, took his time to touch on the various aspects of sections that I am struggling with. Thank you so much for your time. Stay blessed 

M Blissed

I had several counseling sessions with Dr. Dwight, and let me tell you this, it was amazing! I agreed to 3 months worth of sessions. It was affordable and fit well into my budget. I really liked the fact that he works with you.

Ty Costrini

He is truly an amazing counselor he was able to help me bring out the much needed light that had been buried so deep in me from past hurt and pain. I would recommend Minister Dwight hands down to anyone that would like a non-judgmental spiritual counselor. 

Libby Ables

"I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better."

Maya Angelou

Counseling, Marriage counseling, relationship counseling, pastoral counseling, spiritual counseling , prophetic reading, prophet, psychic, medium, grief, gried counseling , HIV, AIDS, Herpes

Contact Me

24 Greenway Plaza 

Houston, Tx 77046

Open Monday -Friday. Online or In-Person. Nights & Weekend Appointments Are Available!


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