Heights Recommended resources

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Helpful
Resources

Carter & Minirth (2012) The Anger Workbook. Nashville, Tennessee: Thomas Nelson, Inc.

 

Hart, A. D. (1999) The Anxiety Cure. Nashville, TN: Word Publishing.

Amen, Daniel G., M.D. (1998) Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. New York, New York: Three Rivers Press.

Westberg, G. E. (2019) Good Grief. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press.

 

Stanley, Scott et al (2014) A Lasting Promise, The Christian Guide to Fighting for Your Marriage. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

 

Stoop, Drs. David and Jan, editors (2004) The Complete Parenting Book, Practical Help from Leading Experts. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Publishing Group.

 

Warren, Rick (2002) The Purpose Driven Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

 

Parrott, Drs. Les and Leslie (2006) Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

 

Deal, Ron L. (2014) The Smart Stepfamily. Bloomington, Minnesota: Bethany House Publishers.

 

Schumacher, Mike (2020) Spin Cycle: Getting Off and Staying Off the Drama Triangle. Friendswood, Texas: Restoration Senior Living.

Whitney, D. S. (2014) Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life. Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress.

 

Myers, Jimmy, PhD (2009) Toe to Toe With Your Teen, A Guide to Successfully Parenting a Defiant Teen Without Giving Up or Giving In. Ventura, CA: Regal Publishing.

 

Peoples, Sandra (2018) Unexpected Blessings: The Joys and Possibilities of Life in a Special-Needs Family. Bloomington, Minnesota: Bethany House Publishers.

 

Recommended
Counseling Centers

Sagemont Counseling Center

11339 Hughes Road, Houston, TX 77089 

(281) 481-7133 

www.sagemontchurch.org/counseling/

Mike Shumaker, LPC-S, LMFT – Director

Sagemont Counseling Center offers clinically professional services that are distinctively Christian.  All 17 of SCC’s counselors are committed to providing care from a Christ-centered and biblically-based perspective.  God’s Word is the ultimate source of truth, and SCC counselors endorse and utilize only those psychological principles and techniques that are compatible with the Scripture.  Here are some of the areas of specialization covered by the SCC counselors:

 

Abuse, ADD/ADHD, Addiction, Adolescents, Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety, Blended Family, Body Image, Children, Communication, Conflict Resolution, Dementia, Developmental Delays, Family, Gender/Sexuality, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Marriage, Men’s issues, Mood Disorders, Parenting and Grand-parenting, Personality Disorders, Relationship Difficulties, School and Home-school, Spiritual Growth, Trauma, Trust, Women’s issues.  

 

SCC’s counselors have training and experience in “distance counseling” (video-conferencing and tele-conferencing) for clients who are unable to make the drive to the counseling center.

 

Heights Baptist Church of Alvin is a “preferred provider” of SCC, so HBC members receive a reduced rate for their counseling.  

 

Texas Family Solutions

109 Circle Way Street, Lake Jackson, Texas 77566

(979) 297-4315

www.txfamilysolutions.net

Cody Parker, MS, LPC

Clinical areas of focus: Children, teenagers, individuals, and couples. Anxiety/depression, anger, addiction, ADD/ADHD, bipolar disorders, grief.

Michelle Hendrick MS, LPC    Mario Guel MA, LPC 

Lauren Richter, MS, LPC-S    Charlotte Ponish MA, LPC

STCH Ministries – Family Counseling

First Baptist Church, Pearland, TX   (346) 214-5020

www.stchm.org   Family Counseling

counselinginfo@stchm.org

 

Houston Center for Christian Counseling

402 Julie Rivers Drive, Sugar Land, TX 77478(281) 277-8811

www.christiancounselinghouston.com/

Tim Mavergeorge, M.A., LPC, LMFT, LCDC

Clinical areas of focus: Anxiety/depression, boundaries, loss/grief, marital issues, same-sex attraction, sexual addiction, stress, trauma/abuse/PTSD

Julianna Poor Memorial Counseling Center

Houston's 1st Baptist Church “The Loop” Campus

7401 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024

(713) 335-6462

houstonsfirst.org/the-loop/ministries/counseling-center

Adam Mason, MAMFC, LPC-S, CSAT

Clinical areas of focus: Men and couples

Mary Ring, MAMFC, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S

Clinical areas of focus: Children (play therapy)

Counseling Connections for Change, Inc.

2225 County Road 90, Suite 119, Pearland, TX 77584

(281) 485-9280

A non-denominational, nonprofit 501c3 organization 

info@counselingconnections.org

www.counselingconnections.org/

Dawn Lawless, LCSW, LSOTP, EMDR Trained 

Clinical areas of focus: Play therapy for ages 3 and up. Adolescence, Individual, couple and family therapy. Anger management. Trauma focused.

 

Judah Christian Counseling & Recovery, PLLC

Office at Shadycrest Baptist Church

3017 Yost Boulevard, Pearland, TX 77581

(346) 302-8089

www.judahchristiancounseling.com

C. Huston McComb Jr, MA, CSAT, CMAT, LPC

Clinical areas of focus: Addictions, marriage, trauma counseling

Houston Bay Area Counseling

Friendswood, TX   (281) 480-0200

Brandi Traver, MA, LPC, LMFT

www.houstonbayareacounselor.com/

Clinical areas of focus: Couples, individuals, children, and family counseling.

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Resources on
Prayer

“Power of Persistence: Breakthroughs in our Prayer Life”

by Michael Catt

“Prayer does it Make Any Difference?”

by Philip Yancey

“E.M. Bounds on Prayer”

by E.M. Bounds

"Prayer (Experience Awe and Intimacy with God)"

by Tim Keller

 

“With Christ in the School of Prayer” Andrew Murray

 

“Practice of the Presence of God”

by Brother Lawrence

 

"Spiritual Disciplines Handbook"

by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Resources on
Evangelism

“Reason for God”

by Tim Keller

 

“Gospelize”

by Greg Stier

“Unchurched Next Door”

by Thom Rainer

“Sharing Jesus Without Fear”

by William Fay

“Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God”

by J.I. Packer

 

“Questioning Evangelism”

by Randy Newman

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Resources on
scripture

“Read the Bible for Life”

by George Guthrie

 

“Knowing God”
J.I. Packer

“Scripture Alone”
by R.C. Sproul

 

“Reading the Bible Supernaturally”
by John Piper

 

“Living by the Book”
by Howard Hendricks

 

“How to Study the Bible”
by The Navigators

 

"Engaging Christian Scriptures"
by Arterbury, Bellinger, Dodson

Resources on
Fasting

“A Hunger for God”
by John Piper

 

“Fasting for Spiritual Break Through”

by Elmer Towns

“Power of Prayer and Fasting”

by Ronnie Floyd

“The Importance of Fasting”

by Tony Evans

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