Father Ed is always here to listen, encourage, and help us with multiple pastoral needs. But sometimes, there are areas where more specialized counseling may be needed in our lives.

Through a first of its kind grant through the Episcopal Relief and Development, St. Paul’s/San Pablo was awarded a two-year grant that will fund a Behavioral Health Specialist to be on staff full-time at the church to help anyone wishing to receive professional counseling. The service is absolutely free so we encourage you to contact our therapist and see how she can help with any one of life’s challenges that we all face. Her name is Marisol Salgado and you can find her contact information in the staff section and below.

Who should go to counseling? Everyone! Counseling can help you manage stress, anxiety, grief and loss, improve family relationships, establish boundaries, address trauma, and define or meet your life goals. Just because you seek help does not mean there is something "wrong" with you. Benefits of counseling provides a safe place to share with someone who will be there to support you and provide confidentiality. You can increase your self esteem, reduce stress and have someone that listens to you. You will never be judged for what you disclose. 

Who should seek services or assistance? If you have depression, anxiety or need other types of help, we encourage you to reach out to our Behavioral Health Specialist to see how Marisol can help you or your family. If you have been a victim of Hurricane Harvey and experiencing difficulties, please reach out to the Marisol to see how she can assist you.

Please contact the parish office at 713-645-5031 for more information on pastoral needs and support. 

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Meet Marisol, our Behavioral Health Specialist

Marisol Salgado, MA, LPC, NCC Marisol is a Houston native of Latino descent. She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Master of Counseling with focus on Clinical Mental Health. She has experience working with various mental health issues, victims of domestic violence, victims of sexual assault and persons who experience trauma.

She has worked in social services for the past eight years and has provided counseling for the past four years. She has experience working with the Latino community, immigrants, teenagers and adults. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and a National Certified Counselor. "Counseling is not just for when we are in a crisis or feel sad. We can all become better versions of ourselves and through counseling we can reach our potential.” - Marisol Salgado