The Carole & Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center began its services in 1986 in Houston’s Clear Lake area sponsored by three local churches who wanted to begin a faith-based counseling center. Since that time, the Center has evolved into a renowned training program for mental health professionals and clergy counseling training. More than 150 people have graduated from the program and serve as mental health professionals around the world.

In 2002, the Center relocated to their new counseling center, generously donated by the Krist family in the Krist building that formerly housed the Krist Law Firm. That year, the Center was renamed the Carole & Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center in recognition of the family’s loyal and generous support.

Today the Krist Center has grown to become a significant provider of counseling services in the Greater Houston/Galveston region with seven locations throughout the area. The Center continues to look to opportunities to expand its mental health services through partnerships with health clinics, schools and veteran services.

The Carole & Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center continues to strive to be a leader in behavioral and mental health services and training throughout the community.


16441 Space Center Blvd. • Suite C-100 • Houston, Texas 77058