Candace Runaas, MS, LMFT

15555 Kuykendahl Road
Houston, Texas 77090

Phone: 832-224-3436

Candace is a marriage and family therapist who enjoys presenting at workshops, state and local conferences, and other events to discuss, teach, and explore systemic and psychotherapy concepts and topics, and to facilitate theoretical, ethical, and philosophical inquiry of ideas related to psychotherapy, the practice of psychotherapy, and education.

She is the Director of Behavioral Health at Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM), a non-profit organization that offers supportive services to those in need. She provides collaborative leadership for a behavioral health team consisting of staff, contract therapists, and interns to ensure therapeutic excellence for Behavioral Health Services throughout all of NAM’s programs. 

Prior to this role, Candace was employed as School Director for Xavier Academy (The Woodlands campus) for two academic school years, with the purpose to cultivate and promote a space in which collaborative-dialogical practices are utilized in the context of learning and education.

Candace received her Masters Degree in Psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2017 and completed the International Certificate of Collaborative Practices (ICCP) program at Houston Galveston Institute (HGI) post-grad. After completion of ICCP certification, she accepted the invitation to continue her learning in the ‘Train the Trainer’ program and further developed her skills and knowledge of collaborative-dialogical practices for use in a variety of contexts.

Candace operates a private practice in the northwest Houston area. She is also an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a faculty member of HGI.