About Us


We are a Christian 501(c)3 non-profit ministry focused on helping people build or rebuild strong relationships with God and each other.

Our Vision is to be active agents of God’s grace in relationships


Our Mission is to equip and empower individuals, couples, and families to have thriving relationships with God and others


Click here to read about "What We Believe…"

Click here to read about "What We Value..."


Our Ministry Offices in Conroe:

Office Building

Office Suite



Our Ministry Team:


John-Terri

Dr. John and Terri VanderKaay, Ministry Leaders

Dr. John has more than twenty five years experience in ministry; Fifteen years in military chaplaincy, in both Active Duty and Reserves, including combat tour of duty in Iraq; Selected as Senior Protestant Chaplain twice as a Captain; Featured in several newspapers, US Air Force website and Department of Defense’s Real Warriors program for work in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Suicide Intervention.  He holds a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies, a Masters of Divinity, specializing in Pastoral Counseling, and a Doctor of Ministry in Marriage and Family Counseling.   John & Terri have been married 27+ years and have five children.

Dr. John is available for both in-person and video conferencing appointments.


A word from Dr. John...

"My ideal client is one that wants to improve their relationship and is willing to take personal responsibility for their part in making it happen, even if they don't know exactly what that looks like. They don't come in looking for me to 'fix' their spouse, but come in seeking help from a wise partner to help improve themselves and their relationship. The ideal client has a moral base through faith in a personal relationship with God to draw on when facing difficult times.

I have served in combat as a military chaplain and understand the cost of war. Although it is usually a misspelling, many couples have come to believe that marital and martial are the same thing. But it's not supposed to be that way. Couples aren't supposed to be enemies in war. I bring my training and experience to bear to help couples win in marriage.

I understand the struggles of relationships, especially marriage. We are supposed to learn how to be married well by watching Dad and Mom demonstrate it to us as we grow up. If they didn't do a good job, where would you learn how to have a great marriage? That's where I come in. I help give tools & hope to help couples build incredible relationships."

Check Dr. John out on Psychology Today...


Yuri Oakmon

Yuri Oakmon, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Yuri is bilingual in English and Spanish and is currently available only for video conferencing sessions.

"I have found that a passion of mine is helping others with their mental health needs. Having done family and individual therapy in the last 6 years has given me a lot of experience needed to help individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life. I received my Bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and my Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy at Northcentral University. I am obtaining experience as a Marriage & Family Therapist Associate as I pursue independent licensure. I have been trained and certified in FFT, DBT and BFST.  I am excited to work at The Center for Mighty Marriages & Families, where I am able to incorporate my faith and beliefs to help others during their time of need. During my free times I enjoy journaling, spending time with my husband and kids watching movies. "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant" -Robert Louis Stevenson"




David, our MFT Intern

David Powell, Pre-Licensed Marriage & Family Counselor

David is not currently taking new clients.  When he is able to begin taking new clients, he will be available for both in-person and video conferencing appointments.

"After retiring from a 40-year career that involved working with families managing their money, I decided to follow a long-term passion. I enrolled in Abilene Christian Universities’ Graduate Studies in Marriage and Family Therapy and have now graduated."

Training-

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Christian Perspective, Gottman, Solution Focused, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis, and Motivational Interviewing.

Areas of Expertise-

Couples/Marriage Counseling, Individual Counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Communication, Job/Sports Performance, Sleep, and Pain Management"


 

Cocoa, our emotionally intuitive Certified Therapy Dog.  

(She's available to help in sessions, at request of clients.) 

Therapy dog

Cocoa, resting after a hard session

Did someone say the need me?


Our Administrative Support Team:


        Kelle Neveu                       Terri VanderKaay         Timothy VanderKaay

          Office Manager                                       Accounting                          Social Media Coordinator

Kelle Neveu Staff Photo

Terri VanderKaay

Timothy VanderKaay

        

          

Want more information?

Reach out here and we'll get with you as soon as we can.

We're easy to get to from where ever you are.

We're just north of downtown Conroe

Our Hours of Operation

We're here to serve you during these hours.

Primary

Monday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-8:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed