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Counseling Center

The purpose of the Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center is to provide biblically based, clinically competent, and Spirit-sensitive counseling, promoting the emotional, psychological, and spiritual health of individuals, marriages, and families. We seek to help with personal and interpersonal problems through the application of biblical truths. The Bible and the Holy Spirit are the primary agents in counseling and teaching.

Counseling Services

Office Hours and Locations

JPMCC offers both in-person and virtual appointments to help meet your needs. You will need to confirm with our administrative staff of a counselor’s availability for either option. To schedule an appointment or check a counselor’s availability, please call our main office at 713.335.6462. The admin staff is available Monday through Thursday, 8a-7p, and Friday, 8a-2p.

We offer in-person counseling services at the Loop, Cypress, and Sienna campuses. All appointments are limited and you will need to call our main office at the number listed above. Fees are the same for all locations. For appointments at Cypress and Sienna, you will be asked to make a payment by phone at the confirmation of your session.

For hospitalizations and pastoral care related emergencies, please call 713.957.6760.

The Loop

7401 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77024

The Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center is located within Houston’s First Baptist Church. When turning onto Memorial Woods Dr., travel to the South parking lot (the lot closest to the townhouses) and enter the church at the southwest entrance. Use the bank of three elevators near the entrance and you fill find the counseling center on the sixth floor in Suite 600.

Hours for In-Person Counseling at The Loop:

  • Monday 8a-7p
  • Tuesday 8a-7p
  • Wednesday 8a-7p
  • Thursday 8a-7p
  • Friday 8a-1p


11011 Mason Rd, Cypress, TX 77433

When you arrive, enter through the main doors of the church. Look left towards the security desk and either ask for directions or follow the hallway left. When the hallway dead ends, turn right, and the counseling center will be directly on your left in room 117.

Hours for In-Person Counseling at Cypress:

  • Monday 9a-6p
  • Tuesday 9a-6p
  • Wednesday 9a-6p
  • Thursday 9a-6p


4407 Sienna Pkwy #200, Missouri City, TX 77459

The new Sienna counseling center is located at the Sienna campus on the corner of Sienna Pkwy and Sienna Ranch Rd. The location is also known as “Annex 200.”

Hours for In-Person Counseling at Sienna:

  • Tuesday 9a-7p
  • Wednesday 10a-5p
  • Thursday 9a-5p

Choosing a Counselor

The counselors of the Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center are either licensed by the state, in the process of completing state requirements, or in their Master’s level work. You can find out more about each of our counselors on the Meet the Counselors page. There you can click on individual profiles to read about each counselor’s background, passion and training. If you would like further information, our administrative staff will help you. Please have a couple of choices as some counselors schedules could be full or have a long wait to get in.

Scheduling an Appointment

When you call to make an appointment, we will ask for basic information and then we will send you an email with directions of how to log into our patient portal. This email will include your User ID and password. Please click on Patient Sign-in and enter your User ID and password provided. This will allow you to fill out the remaining information we need for your appointment including your adult intake form(s) and consent(s). If you are wanting counseling for your child, please fill out the Family Inquiry Form and our family administrator will contact you. Thank you for your cooperation to help us serve you with more efficiency.

To schedule an appointment, call 713.335.6462.


Counseling sessions are 45 minutes in length and are $110 per session. We offer a reduced rate of $55 per session for members of Houston’s First Baptist Church and students of First Baptist Academy. We also offer a reduced rate if you choose to see a Practicum Student or a Consultant. The fee for both of these is $45 for Houston’s First members/FBA students, and $85 for non-church members. All counselees who receive testing or who require reports or court testimony are charged additional fees for these services. We accept cash, check, or credit/debit.

Good Faith Estimate Notice

Under Section 2799B-6 of the Public Health Service Act, the “No Surprise Act,” you have a right to receive a “good faith estimate” explaining how much your therapy service will cost. Healthcare providers are required to provide clients who do not have insurance or who choose not to use their insurance for therapy services with an estimate of the cost of those services.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total cost of therapy services
  • Make sure your therapist gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least one business day before appointment. You may also ask your therapist for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule an appointment.
  • If receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit or call HHS @ 1.800.985.3059.

Upcoming Events


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Meet Our Staff

Counseling Center Administrative Staff
Koyenum Okonma

Koyenum Okonma

JPMCC Premarital Coordinator / Admin
Koyenum Okonma

Koyenum Okonma

JPMCC Premarital Coordinator / Admin