Getting Started


It is common for people to feel nervous or unsure about coming to counseling, especially if they have never sought this kind of help before. We want to make the counseling process as comfortable and effective as possible. We are happy to answer any questions that may arise before and during the counseling process. We look forward to meeting with you and expect positive outcomes! The following is some preliminary information that will help you get started.


Many people contact Renewing Hope Counseling with a therapist in mind who they would like to see. You may have a name from an insurance referral, or a personal referral. If this is the case, then you may contact our office at 713-365-0700 to set your first appointment. Once your appointment has been made, please download and print the appropriate form (available at the bottom of this page), and fill it out and bring them to your first session. Doing this ahead of time will enable you to spend your first session focusing on counseling goals, rather than filling out paperwork. If you do not bring completed intake form to your first session, it is recommended that you come at least 15 minutes early to complete them. Counseling sessions last 45-60 minutes, so plan accordingly.

If you have not yet chosen a therapist, then you can read about each individual on this website, or contact our office with any questions you may have about choosing one who is appropriate for your needs.


Next, you will need to decide what form of payment you will be using. All payments are due at the time services are rendered. If you will be using insurance to cover some of the costs of counseling, you will need to contact your insurance company to find out what your mental health benefits will cover, and specifically, what your deductible or co-payment will be for your sessions.


You will arrive for your first appointment at 11999 Katy Freeway, Suite 490. Our building is located on the south side feeder road of I-10 between Dairy Ashford and Kirkwood. The building and our offices are wheelchair accessible. You may park for free in the front lot. As you enter the building, you will take the glass elevator to the fourth floor. Once you enter suite 490, notify the office staff that you have arrived and have a seat in the comfortable waiting area we have provided. Your counseling session has been reserved just for you, so we make it our priority to see you promptly at your appointment time.


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