Our Successes:

Reconciling Families

Bully-Proofing Schools

Preventing Elder Abuse

Crime Victim Assistance

Leadership Development

Individual & Family Counseling

Child & Adolescent Play Therapy

Helping Veterans with PTSD

Building Positive Work Cultures

Trauma Debriefing Groups (CISM)

Ministry Assistance Program (MAP)

Legacy of Leadership Golf Classic

Innovative Alternatives announced its annual Legacy of Leadership Golf Classic on Monday, March 19th. Cocktail networking hour, appetizers, awards & a helicopter ball drop are all part of the excitement planned for this annual Golf Classic, with Longhorn Steakhouse lunch and live & silent auctions hosted at the beautiful Bay Oaks Country Club golf course in the Clear Lake area of Houston.

Corporate partners welcome.

Victim Assistance Program: For 28 years Innovative Alternatives has offered custom tailored, individual and group counseling for any crime victim, crime witness or surviving family member of a crime victim. Innovative Alternatives provides up to 6 months of FREE services to address issues resulting from any crime perpetrated against the victim.

Family, Church & Workplace Mediation

  • Family Violence Prevention & Intervention: early intervention and prevention in cases of domestic aggression in families to prevent escalation to domestic violence or child abuse
  • Family Reconciliation Mediation: Assists couples or families with generational disputes, elder care &/or guardianship issues, to resolve issues, & design a plan in written agreement form to preserve healthy relationships
  • Divorce and Custody Mediation: Settling property, custody, visitation and support issues, redefining relationships to identify solutions and promote healthy spousal and parental relationships for sake of children, both during and following divorce

Training, Consultation & Program Implementation Services

  • Workplace Intervention for Resolution of Conflict
    • Conflict Survey & Workplace Culture Assessment
    • Personnel Grievance Mediation: increasing workplace productivity 
    • Multi-Party Mediation Services of Team Conflicts
    • Positive Work Culture—to assist work groups to create and maintain a positive work culture or to ‘reset’ one which has become negative and dysfunctional 
    • A variety of a la carte workshops and trainings applicable to the workplace 

    M.inistry A.ssistance P.rogram

    Accomplishing goals for ministry takes many resources. Time, energy, money. How would having an extra 3 to 8 hours per week impact your ministry, church, family, or your spiritual, physical, and emotional health?

    Map is a program that handles emergency calls, walk-in needs, counseling, mediation, and training WITHOUT your having to hire a new employee or train teams of volunteers.

    Church staff members have access to confidential mediation or counseling for themselves and family—in order to provide ministry to the ministers.


    “Our family went on a spring break trip to Southern California. My daughter was targeted by a human trafficking ring on the plane ride to Los Angeles. They began the luring process while we were in California. She even vanished at one point on the trip, right off Hollywood Blvd. Later, investigators theorize she was lured away and drugged. 

    We are still not sure how she escaped, she is still unwilling to talk about it. It wasn’t until we returned back home to Texas that I discovered that she was a potential victim of human trafficking. The human traffickers had put a young “French model” on the job of luring her. I spent countless hours researching and investigating on my own to try to compile enough evidence to present to my daughter. I needed to show her that the French guy was not who he said he was. I made several calls to human trafficking hotlines and human trafficking nonprofit groups. None offered any real support. Law enforcement wasn’t much help at that point either. The FBI even told me it just sounded as if I didn’t approve of my daughter’s new boyfriend!

     I went to my regular counseling session at Innovative Alternatives and relayed my current dilemma concerning my daughter to my counselor, Sharon Bayus. She and the office staff sprang into action immediately and offered more help and support than I had received from the countless “help lines” I had contacted in the days prior. 

    Together, we were able to convince my daughter she was in danger and saved her from becoming a victim. I do not know that my daughter would still be with us today had Innovative Alternatives not stepped up and helped. I am so grateful for everyone who helped. These people truly have a passion to make a difference and change lives. When my daughter gets ready to talk about what happened to her, IA also has a ‘Victim Assistance Counseling Program’ that will provide free services to her to help her heal emotionally from whatever she has been through, but at least it is not the nightmare it could have become!”


    IA Client

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    Resolve virtually any conflict or dispute through the process of mediation. Because mediation is non-adversarial, it allows for all parties involved to achieve a ‘win-win’ outcome. Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes without the need to go to court, and the style of mediation IA mediators are trained in will contribute to stabilizing the crisis, and can lead to reconciliation and preservation of both families and work cultures.

    Private Professional Counseling  
    Get Help & Get Happy!
    Convenient & Affordable · Talk with a Therapist Now · Discreet Counseling services are available to help anyone achieve behavioral goals, improve mental health & wellness, and accomplish career goals…

    Bridge the gaps and allow both leadership and employees to bring company culture to life! Our interactive and engaging workshops & conferences address workplace topics such as Employee Engagement, Workplace Culture, Internal Communications, Team Building, Leadership Development, Avoiding Burn-Out, and other specialty topics such as collaborative approaches to Elder Abuse, Boundaries, Attachment Styles of Parenting, and many more. IA has training sites in multiple locations, or we can bring our trainers to your preferred training location. 

    Find a Therapist, Mediator, or Educator 

    Click Here to Sign Up Today!

    In partnership with the University of Houston Clear Lake – TCAL, CNE, & CEU’s are offered for this collaborative approach to indentifying Partner Violence, Power & Control Abuses, Financial Exploitation, Abuser Tactics and more.

    Learn how to craft a ‘Victim-Centered Response’, Planning for Victim Safety, and discuss strategies for identifying the Signs & Symptoms of Abuse in Later in Life Victims.

    University of Houston – Clear Lake 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston, TX 77058, Bayou Building

    Cost: $126/$101 for students with a valid ID – covers materials, CEUs, certificate of completion, light breakfast and snacks.

    The elderly population is growing, and they are among our society’s most vulnerable. Join us & learn best practices in protecting men & women in their golden years from predators and exhausted care-givers.



    Do you want to change the world one hurting heart at a time?

    Save the Date and plan to join us for a round of golf at the beautiful Bay Oaks Country Club on March 19,2018.

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    1335 Regents Park Dr #240, Houston, TX 77058


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