Group Counseling

Counselor led groups are a fee-based service and they are led by professional counselors here at the church.


Cultivating Calmness

Fridays, Sep 22–Dec 15 @ 7–8:30a — The Loop (Rm 600)

Facilitator: Amy Harrist

This group is for women who find themselves struggling with anxiety and are not sure what steps to take next and want to know where the anxiety is coming from. Anxiety can be a nagging thought in the back of the mind or a roaring noise that feels unbearable. This group will work through Brene Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection. This group will require a commitment to weekly sessions as well as reading a (short) chapter each week to prepare for the group. We expect this group to be very rewarding for participants. This is a closed group, meaning participants join at the same time and attend throughout.

Cost: $50 per session
Contact: Amy.Harrist@HoustonFirst.org for more information.

Men of Integrity Closed Group

Starting Wed, Aug 30 @ 5:30–7p — The Loop (Rm 600)

Facilitator: Greg Curnutte

This is a confidential therapy group for men who struggle with compulsive behavior, including those who have difficulty with internet pornography or same-sex attraction or behaviors. Call for a confidential screening appointment with Greg Curnutte at 713.335.6462. This group consists of 15 sessions at $50 per session.

Cost: $50 per session
Contact: Greg.curnutte@houstonsfirst.org for more information.

Men of Integrity Open Group

Starting Thu, Sept. 7 @ 5:30-7p — The Loop (Rm 600)

Facilitator: Huston McComb

This is a confidential therapy group for men who struggle with compulsive behavior, including those who have difficulty with internet pornography or same-sex attraction or behaviors. Call for a confidential screening appointment with Huston McComb at 713.335.6462. This group is open so you can start at any time and there is not set ending date.

Cost: $50 per session
Contact: Huston.Mccomb@houstonsfirst.org for any additional information.

Facing Heartbreak

For Spouses of Sex Addicts
Daytime Group: Starting Mon, Aug 28 @ 1–2:30p — The Loop (Rm 600)
Evening Group: Starting Mon, Aug 28 @ 6–7:30p — The Loop (Rm 600)

Facilitator: Charlene Young

Beginning September, 2017, the JPMCC will offer two processing groups for female spouses impacted by their husband’s sex addiction or compulsive sexual behavior. The groups will be approached from a trauma perspective and will utilize the Facing Heartbreak workbook by Stephanie Carnes and Anthony D. Rodriguez. There will be an afternoon and evening group offered on Mondays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., respectively. The groups will last for approximately 12 weeks at a cost of $50/session. If you believe you can benefit from one of these groups, please contact the JPMCC to register.

Cost: $50 per session
Contact: Charlene.young@houstonsfirst.org for additional information.

Healing the Wounded Heart

Starting Wed, Sep 6 — The Loop (Rm 600)

Facilitator: Amy Harrist and Faith Martinez

Healing the Wounded Heart is a therapy group for women who have experienced sexual abuse. Those that have gone through abuse have many confusing emotions and deep hurts that others just cannot seem to understand. In this group you will walk together with others that have had similar experiences.

Cost: $35 per week
Contact amy.harrist@houstonsfirst.org for more information and to schedule a group pre-screen.