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Counseling Online Intake Form

More information on Catholic Charities services during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

Combating Racism

Need help talking to children about racism and protests? Our counselors put together a tip sheet to help:
Tips for Kids on Racism and Protests [PDF]

More resources on combating racism and speaking to children

Mental Health Tips During COVID-19 from Catholic Charities Counselors

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Additional mental health resources:

  • Harris Center/Mobile Crisis Outreach Team: 713.970.7000 and press #1 for the Crisis Line (they operate 24 hrs)
  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone: 1-800-273-TALK
  • For immediate crisis, call 911

Maintaining Positive Mental Health During COVID-19 Outbreak – MHA of Greater Houston
Mental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources – MHA of Greater Houston
MHA Resource Guideline and Phone Numbers [PDF] – MHA of Greater Houston
FAQ on COVID-19 and mental health [PDF] – NAMI
Harris County Public Health – Mental Health Matters
Healthy Ways to Deal with Mental Stress [PDF]
Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks [PDF]


The Counseling and Behavioral Health Clinic helps families of any income level with everyday problems build healthy relationships and heal from trauma and grief.  Our licensed bilingual counselors serve families in schools, at parishes and in other locations throughout the community.  Counseling also is integrated into other Catholic Charities programs because overall health is essential to self-sufficiency.

Services Provided

The Counseling Services program provides individual, couple and family counseling, as well as workshops/presentations for men, women and children.  These services are provided by licensed clinicians who hold Master’s degrees and a variety of state licenses and credentials.  These include marriage and family therapists, clinical social workers, and professional counselors.  Bilingual staff members are available to meet a growing need for Spanish language counseling in the community.

The counseling staff of Catholic Charities is able to provide support, guidance, and insight for:

  • Couples, premarital and marriage counseling to strengthen relationships
  • Individuals who have experienced loss, trauma, or life changes
  • Families seeking a better way to communicate.
  • Youth dealing with peer pressure or bullying
  • Parents who need guidance raising children with behavioral issues
  • Individuals struggling with anger or anxiety
  • Families adjusting to separation or divorce
  • People who feel sad and alone
  • Adults and youth coping with life’s daily stresses
  • Caregivers supporting mentally ill and physically challenged loved ones

Learn more about our School Counseling program here.

Eligibility

The program is open to all children, families, singles and couples regardless of race, religion or socioeconomic status.

 

Fees

While there is a fee for the Counseling services, we do work on a sliding scale.  The sliding scale fees are based off a family’s income and will be assessed when making an appointment.  We are also able to accept some insurance plans.

Service Area

Counseling services are provided at the following locations:

Central Houston:
Moran Health Center, 2615 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77002

West Houston:
St. John Vianney Catholic Community, Social Ministry Office, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston, TX 77079

Fort Bend County:
12300 Parc Crest Dr., Stafford, TX 77477

Humble:
Humble Area Assistance Ministries
1204 1st St. E , Humble, TX 77338

Spring:
St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, 7810 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379
Christ the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 18511 Klein Church Road, Spring, TX 77379
Prince of Peace Catholic Community, 19222 Tomball Parkway, Houston, TX 77070

Contact

Program Director: Ernesto Lopez, Jr., NCC, LPC-S

Contact Family Counseling at 713.874.6602 or 713.874.6502 for more information and to schedule an appointment at any counseling location, or email us at hope@catholiccharities.org.