The Lord bless you, and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace." Num. 6:24-26
Penny Lezak: “A licensed professional counselor since 1989; retired school teacher and counselor for a total of 33 years. Over 12 years of private practice at 12655 Woodforest Blvd. Background includes the implementation of the elementary school counseling program in the Sheldon Independent School District. Degrees held: Bachelor of science in education from Sam Houston State University. Master’s degree in education from Stephen F. Austin University and a Master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Houston. Work experience includes 13 years as an adjunct professor at San Jacinto College. In 2015, I obtained my supervisory license, which enables me to work with LPC interns who have a requirement of 3,000 hours that will be needed for their license.
I have recently completed 40 hours in Trauma based therapy that enables me to work with the abused children from the Harris County Children's Assessment Center. Also, I have gone through the four levels of training through Christian Healing Ministries in Jacksonville, Florida to learn how to pray more effectively for people to be healed in all areas.
After retirement from the school system, I felt I still had work to do and wanted it to be Christian-based – thus this company was formed. I have a heart to help whomever God sends through our offices. There is no problem too big for God.
Melvin Johnson: “I graduated from Prairie View A&M University with my bachelors degree in Marketing and my masters degree in Counseling. For two years, I have worked with children and adults from urban populations. In the past, I worked as a behavioral specialist within the public school system for ten years. I have obtained my licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC). Additionally, I have been CPI trained, CPR trained, and Boys Town trained. I pride myself on helping you help yourself to become the best person you can be.”
Marilyn Reitz-Pustejovsky: “I have received a bachelors degree in psychology and a bachelors degree in sociology. I also have a doctorate in educational psychology, all of which I obtained from the University of Houston Park. My licensures include LMSW in social work and an LCDC. I have been working with children, teens, adults, and families for 25 years. I also have 14 years of experience working with addictions, including working as the Director of the Center for Addiction Studies at the University of Houston for six years. I work to create a non-judgmental and accepting environment for all of my clients. I love animals and I love what I do. I have a strong relationship with a God of my understanding, Jesus.”
Jennifer Leslie-VanBarcom, M.A., LPC-S: "I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S) in the State of Texas, trained at Montclair State University in New Jersey. I have vast experiences providing quality therapeutic care to individuals facing varying issues such as Anger management, Parenting, Substance abuse, PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Grief/loss, Panic disorders and Domestic Violence. I offer individual, family and group counseling services to children, adolescent and adults of all ages. Helping clients develop strategies such as problem solving and relaxation techniques in dealing with various issues as well as coping with mental illnesses that affect their lives."
Rebecca Graves: "I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Houston Baptist University in May of 2014 and my Masters degree in Christian Counseling in August of 2018. I have received additional certification training for working with sex offenders. In the past, I volunteered with Hospice plus and I currently work as a Bible teacher for young kids at my church. I specialize in working with young children, including adolescents, and adults. I hope and aspire to help as many people as God puts in front of me to the best of my ability, whether they are children or adults. I am always looking to grow personally and learn how to better assist clients in their own personal growth.”
Lisa Hancock: "I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Services from Belhaven University, where I graduated Magna Cum Laude, and a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I am CANS certified and I specialize in working with children, adolescents, and adults. For the last several years, I have worked exclusively with children and adolescents, holding positions within the Fayetteville Arkansas School District, Jenks Oklahoma School District, and most recently a Director position with the Katy Family YMCA. I believe my calling from God is to offer the gifts and talents He has given me to assist in offering hope and healing to children and families."
Wyanicka "Nicki" Broussard: “I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LCP-I) and I have a desire to see every individual lead a purpose-filled life. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Texas Southern University and worked in the banking industry for over ten years. I transitioned to education and became a certified Generalist 4-8 Classroom Teacher and a certified Special Education Teacher EC-12. I later earned a Master of Education in School Counseling from Lamar University. As professional growth, I continued my counseling studies at Lamar University and received a certification in Counseling and Development. Currently, I am pursuing my licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
I recognize that all individuals face challenges in life that can cause one to be misguided or simply led away from a purpose-filled life. My belief is that counseling is a tool that can help to redirect and lead a person back on the right path. My goal is to model Abiding Christian Therapy’s holistic approach to counseling; working with every individual to bring about healing and deliverance.”