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The mission of the Memorial Christian Counseling Center is to provide professional counseling within a Christ-centered framework.


We believe you can’t heal what’s hidden and journey by your side as a unique individual to nurture, inspire, and empower you to live a more purposeful and thriving life, embrace your need for growth, tap into your strengths, and fulfill your highest potential.



Therapists & Counselors Available in Houston, Texas (Memorial, Katy, Cypress, Galleria)


Clinical Staff


Lindsey Hawkins, Ph.D, LMFT

Clinical Director


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Trauma Informed Therapist


With every individual taking the helm in her/his journey, Lindsey helps each one plot their course to advance over obstacles such as trauma and abuse, domestic violence, high stress, women’s issues, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts.


Focusing on helping individuals, couples, and families navigate some of life’s most difficult setbacks, Lindsey  journeys alongside each client to find a place of hope and healing. Lindsey’s extensive experience in play therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, specifically for sexual abuse, allow her to stand by each client to allow space for growth and resilience in the face of trying circumstances.


Lindsey received her PhD in Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy from Texas Tech University and her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Lindsey is licensed in the State of Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist.




Michael Kouba, LPC-A

Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate


Client-Centered Counseling 

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

As a former Youth and Family minister, Kouba is not afraid to deal with the messy. After nearly thirty years of ministry,  Kouba retired from his ministry position in order to focus his purpose on serving adolescents and their families in the mental and spiritual health field. 

Kouba received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of  Houston – Clear Lake. He is Board Certified and licensed to practice in Texas under the supervision of Shaun Burrow, PhD, LPC-Supervision (#63973). 

Kouba is an avid outdoor enthusiast and a two-time Ironman finisher who strongly believes in the process of the journey. It’s more about direction than perfection, while enhancing a growth mindset along the way. 


Jacob Hicks, MS, LPC-A

Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate


Trauma and Crisis Counselor

Experienced in Military Culture

Viewing the world as former Green Beret and Army Aviator gives Jake a unique perspective as he works alongside clients to help them launch on their own and soar to their highest capacity.

Jake’s unstoppable drive to help people develop their fullest potential propelled his focus as a Trauma and Crisis Counselor with a specialty in Military Culture. Before receiving his Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University in Minneapolis, MD,  Jake served as a Volunteer Crisis Chaplain for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office providing services to the deputies and their families. In addition,  Jake’s work with inmates advanced his abilities to support individuals and couples as they learn new tactics to grow from their life experiences.

As a Board Certified counselor licensed to practice in Texas under the supervision of Shaun Burrow, PhD, LPC-Supervision (#63973),  Jake devotes his skills to assisting individuals and their families as they maneuver through concerns such as anger management, sexuality, relationship building, spiritual issues, and conflict resolution in a comforting and trusting atmosphere. By learning new strategies, each person is empowered to heal and grow from the challenges they may be facing.


Marley Hayman, LPC-A

Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate


Integrative Therapist

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Client-Centered Therapy

Solution Focused Therapy


Eager to walk alongside others as they take steps towards living in the joy and peace that their heart longs for, regardless of their situation or their past, Marley truly believes there is always hope. Marley focuses on her client’s individual needs as they work together to find healing. A wise professor once told her that “It is not our situations that make us unhappy, it is how we perceive them and how we choose to respond that matters”.


Marley received her Master’s in Counseling Degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. She is Board Certified and licensed to practice in Texas under the supervision of Nicole Ponce, LPC-Supervision (#70868). 


Marley has worked with clients of all ages, including many years of experience with children, teens, and young adults. She has experience working with individuals walking through anxiety, depression, and trauma. Outside of the office setting Marley enjoys spending quality time with her husband and kids. She loves the outdoors, coffee shops, and investing in the community the Lord has led her to. 

Terri Wright, LPC-A

Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Client-Centered Therapy

Veteran/PTSD Therapy

Addiction Therapy


Terri Wright received a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Louisiana Tech University. After seven years in the military, she decided to step out of her boots and into her calling, which is counseling.


Terri has a background in working with individuals of varying ages and backgrounds who are in the military as well as veterans. Additionally, she has provided counseling services to individuals striving to overcome addiction and individuals struggling with family issues. Terri strives to help individuals win in life by strengthening their mental health. Terri is Board Certified and licensed to practice in Texas under the supervision of Shaun Burrow, PhD, LPC-Supervision (#63973)


Administrative Staff


Stacey Kouba

Office Manager


With a passion to serve and meet people where they are, our office manager Stacey comes to us with over a decade of customer service experience and a lifetime of organizational and interpersonal skills. She wants people to feel comfortable entering our doors. Stacey schedules new client appointments and assists with coordinating outreach activities among her other administrative duties to support the center.

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