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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, EMDR Trained Therapist

Clinical Director


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Trauma Informed Therapist

SYMBIS Certified Facilitator (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts)


With every individual taking the helm in her/his journey, Lindsey helps each one plot their course to advance over obstacles such as trauma, abuse, high stress, women’s issues, adolescent 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

Licensed Professional Counselor


Client-Centered Counseling  

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) 

SYMBIS certified facilitator (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) 


Life is messy. Believing that “You can’t heal what’s hidden”, Kouba is not afraid to deal with the messy things life brings our way. Kouba loves working with teens, individuals, couples, and families, helping them find a place of change and healing in their journey through life, one step at a time. As a two-time Ironman finisher, Kouba strongly believes in the process of the journey, recognizing it’s more about direction than perfection, while enhancing a growth mindset along the way. 

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 the state of Texas. 


Kouba is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying cycling, running, and climbing 14ers. He enjoys working in his yard, taking walks with his dog, and spending time with friends and family.  


Marley Hayman, LPC-A, EMDR Trained Therapist

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. 


Jacob Hicks, MS, LPC-A

Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate


Trauma and Crisis Counselor

Experienced in Military Culture

SYMBIS Certified Facilitator (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts)

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.


Olalekan “Lekan” Oloyede

Practicum Student

SYMBIS Certified Facilitator (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts)


Humankind has long questioned their time on this earth. Many questions, anxieties, and complexities may weigh us down along the way. Recognizing the soul’s need for such answers while living within our human confines, Lekan searches for ways to bring such complexities into understandable concepts that can help clients realize their next steps. Often asking “what’s next”, Lekan helps point clients toward aspects of life and thought patterns that will help them move forward in their journey. Walking alongside clients as these questions are asked and answered, Lekan ever seeks to be a facilitator, one who points to the One who has the answers for each of us.


Lekan is a final year Master's Degree student in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Liberty University. He is working towards becoming a Texas Licensed Professional Counselor after graduation. Lekan is experienced in individual counseling and group counseling, using cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy.


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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