Gateway Church offers professional counseling through the 61:3 Counseling Ministry. The vision of the ministry is for individuals, from all walks of life, to experience a safe place to share their burdens, experience God’s grace, and go deeper in their relationship with God and others.
The ministry was founded on the verse Isaiah 61:3, “…and provide for those who grieve in Zion-to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes.”

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Shannon Hand, MEd, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern received her Master of Education in Counseling through Sam Houston State University.
Using Biblically-based and clinically sound principles, Shannon enjoys working with children, adolescents, women in life transitions, pre-marital couples and marriages experiencing distress. Her areas of focus include treatment in anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, anger resolution, and recovery from trauma. Shannon is also a Prepare/Enrich Marriage facilitator and uses the Prepare/Enrich program to help pre-marital and married couples reach their full potential.
The Prepare/Enrich program was created as a resource to help couples get to know each other like never before; to truly understand their spouse and themselves;
to make difficult conversations easier; to resolve conflicts; and to bring couples closer together. To learn more information about Prepare/Enrich, please visit www.prepare-enrich.com

How do I make an Appointment?

Counseling services are available for individuals, couples and families. If you are seeking services for yourself or a family member, please call 281-363-4500, visit Shannon’s appointment website or email shannon@discovergateway.com

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DivorceCare is a support group which helps individuals recover from the pain of separation and divorce. Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. That’s why many of your friends and family don’t fully know how best to help you. However, we do. Our Divorce Care group is led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. At DivorceCare, you’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment and you will come to see your group as an “oasis” in an otherwise difficult season of your life. To learn more about Divorce care, please visit www.divorcecare.org

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DivorceCare for Kids is a special group to help children heal from the hurt caused by the separation or divorce of their parents. At our weekly DC4K group, kids make friends with other kids who understand how they feel and the things they are going through because of the divorce of their parents. Best of all, children will learn how God’s love can strengthen them and help turn tears to hope and joy! For more information, please visit www.dc4k.org

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The Prepare/Enrich program was created as a resource to help couples get to know each other like never before; to truly understand their spouse and themselves; to make difficult conversations easier; to resolve conflicts; and to bring couples closer together.
To learn more information about Prepare/Enrich, please visit www.prepare-enrich.com

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61:3 Counseling recognizes the need for being emotionally, physically and spiritually fit; therefore, they have partnered with Spring Trails Area Bootcamp.
For more information, please contact Ali Rae Sulak at 361-771-5206 or find her on Facebook to join the Bootcamp Group Page.

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Grief Share is a support group where individuals receive help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. Participants are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point. Each session is “self contained”, so you do not have to attend in sequence. You will be able to pick up any sessions you missed in our next 13-week cycle. For a list of weekly seminar topics and to learn more about Grief Share, please visit, www.griefshare.org