We believe that each person’s journey through grief is unique and therefore deserving of a distinctive approach to healing. Our goal is to help children, adolescents and their caregivers understand the depth of their grief, stabilize and preserve family relationships, and develop healthy coping skills after the death of a loved one. From this philosophy, we offer private therapy sessions, for both the individual and family members, who are experiencing or anticipating the death of a loved one. Contact our office if you are interested in individual counseling sessions.


Counseling Center at Christ UMC is a not-for-profit center that provides counseling services based on a sliding scale. Fees collected reimburse our counselors and employees, while a portion of the fee covers the administration of the center.

It is our intention to render services in a professional manner consistent with accepted standards of practice. Our sessions will be 50 minutes in duration for individual, marital or family counseling, with a sliding scale charge based on income. It is impossible for any counselor to guarantee any specific results regarding your counseling goals. However, together we will work to achieve the best possible results for you.

Regarding insurance providers, our practice provides documentation optimally configured for clients to submit to their insurance for a reimbursement of the fee. Just phone your insurance provider to ask about their out-of-network provider reimbursement policy. Our office does not file for the insurance.

If you are willing to meet with an LPC-Intern under Supervision (this is someone who is finished with all their classwork and is in training or working toward state licensure), they have reduced fees:

Sliding Scale Payment

(Based on proof of income)

ANNUAL INCOME               LPC-Intern                  LPC

UNEMPLOYED                     Negotiable                  Negotiable

>$50,000                                 $65.00                         $75.00

$51,000-$99,000                     $75.00                         $85.00

$100,000<                               $90.00                         $100.00

The payment for services will be made out in cash or check to Christ United Methodist Church. Should you be unable to keep an appointment, you agree to contact your counselor at least 24 hours in advance of the session you must miss. If you have any questions regarding any of this information, please feel free to ask your counselor.


Counseling Center at Christ United Methodist is a ministry of Christ United Methodist Church, College Station. As a church our mission is to create the grace-filled environments where Jesus Christ transforms lives. The counseling center offers quality, licensed counseling to those within College Station and surrounding communities with an affordable fee scale and within a Christian worldview perspective.


All counselors are state licensed mental health professionals or graduate level therapists working under supervision. Our graduate level therapists attended accredited colleges and universities.

Rev. Tommy Myrick, DPC, LPC-S

Member of the Texas Counseling Association, American Association of Christian Counselors, Association for Death Education and Counseling, & the National Alliance for Grieving Children

Shawn McCowan, MA, LPC-Intern Supervised by David Wells, LPC-S

Graduate of Texas Wesleyan University and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force deployed to Afghanistan. Shawn has completed extensive research on stress factors and resilience within military members and families subjected to frequent deployments

For more information on programs and services, please call 979.704.6406.