Counseling – Empowering you to live your best life

Our professional counselors help guide you as you work through life's most challenging problems with family, mental-health and counseling services, which encompass individual, couples, group and family sessions as well as preventive and educational services for adults and children.

Services offered

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

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. 

Eligibility Criteria

The program serves a diverse population of children, families, singles and couples regardless of race, religion or socioeconomic status.

Service Area/LocationS

Counseling services are provided at the following locations:


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

South Houston Bay Area United Way Service Center

1300 Bay Area Blvd. #229, Houston, TX 77058

Fort Bend

Ft. Bend County United Way Service Center, 10435 Greenbough Blvd., #200, Stafford, TX 77477


St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, 7810 Cypresswood Dr., Spring, TX 77379


Ernesto Lopez, Jr., NCC, LPC-S, Director Intake Line: 713.874.6590, Option 2

Contact the Family Counseling Intake line at 713.874.6590 or 866.649.5862 for more information and to schedule an appointment at any counseling location.

View Counselor Bios

Counseling Forms

Agency Packet in English (.pdf)

Agency Packet in in Spanish (.pdf)

Counseling Agreement in English (.pdf)

Acuerdo de Terapia (Counseling Agreement in Spanish) (.pdf)

Client Data Sheet


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