Dedicated to Quality Care

Based on the philosophy that the mind, body and spirit are interconnected, our highly qualified, diverse staff of mental health professionals help individuals grow toward positive mental health. By using a team approach and drawing upon the unique talents of professionals from the counseling, theological and medical disciplines, we work together to renew the whole person: mind, body and spirit.

In addition to counseling and psychotherapy, we offer psychological testing, psychiatric consultation and training for mental health and clergy professionals as well as those interested in lay ministry.

Mission Statement

The Carole and Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center helps those in need throughout greater Houston to attain emotional, mental and spiritual health through quality counseling, education and professional training programs. We seek to follow the example of Jesus in ministering to all, regardless of age, ethnicity, faith or ability to pay.

Fees and Support

As one of the largest mental health providers in the Houston area, we see all individuals who come to us for care, regardless of their ability to pay. Many clients use medical insurance to cover the cost of counseling, as our counselors are eligible on a variety of insurance plans. We also offer counseling to children, adults and families on a sliding fee scale. Fee adjustments are available based on personal financial need and available funding.


The Carole and Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center is accredited for continuing education by the American Psychological Association, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, and is nationally accredited as a service center and training program by the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the Samaritan Institute.

“This was the strongest accreditation site visit during my tenure at the Institute. The Center’s local and national reputation for meeting and exceeding nationally recognized quality standards is richly deserved.” — Paul Bretz, Vice President of the Samaritan Institute