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The Center for Mighty Marriages & FamiliesGroup practice

Group practice
Couples counseling- Relationship issues-Sex addiction-Spirituality & religion- Trauma-Veterans' issues-
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Practice Information

The four counselors and coaches of The Center for Mighty Marriages & Families (CMMF) believe that every human being is made in the Image of God and, as such, is worthy of honor and respect solely because of that. We strive so that every interaction a client has with someone at CMMF leaves that person feeling honored and respected. Because of the often very difficult things we help with, not every client leaves with a smile on their face, but they do leave feeling like they're not alone in dealing with what they are facing in life and/or relationships and that they are honored and respected by the person they have allowed to come alongside them to help.

We have a variety of education and experiences that allow us to help a wide variety of people who are hurting. One of the highest goals all of our counselors and coaches have is to "work ourselves out of a job with every client." We work very hard to get every client to the point that they say, "I just don't need you any more. I'll take it from here!"

Dr. John VanderKaay leads the CMMF Team. He is a Texas Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Supervisor, Double Board Certified in Professional Christian and Pastoral Counseling, has a Doctorate in Marriage & Family Counseling, a Masters specializing in Pastoral Counseling, and a Masters in Theology. He is a retired US military chaplain. He has been counseling for almost 30 years.

Germanie James is a Texas Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associate and is nearing the completion of her associate training to become independently licensed.

Jason Goodreau and Julie Forman are both trained and certified Mental Health & Life Coaches, with years of experience.


What are your practice's specialties?

CMMF's counselors and coaches are able to help with a wide variety of issues and concerns, but have more extensive training and experience in fewer specialized areas.

All our counselors and coaches are practicing Christians and thoroughly integrate their faith into their counsel or coaching for clients desiring that. For those who do not want that, we respect that and demonstrate our faith by respecting that decision.

Marriage & Relationship issues

Trauma of all types (including military, first responder, rape, and infidelity)

Helping repair broken trust in relationships, especially from infidelity.



Parenting and Family issues

What services does your practice offer?

The Center for Mighty Marriages & Families is on the north side of Houston, Texas and offers individual, couples, family, and group counseling and coaching sessions in both in-person and online options.

Why should I choose your practice?

The Center for Mighty Marriages & Families is not the best help for everyone, and we don't try to be. We offer our coaching and counseling out of who we are and our own lives and educational experiences, applying that to the uniqueness of each client. We don't try to be who we think clients think we should be. We understand that clients choose to allow us to help them because there was something about us that led them to decide that we would be the best ones to help them, not because we told them what we thought they wanted to hear.

We begin every counseling and coaching relationship with the desire to work ourselves out of a job with every client. We rejoice with our clients when they see that they don't need us any more, that they can "take it from here."

How does payment work at your practice?

We expect our clients to invest not only their finances, but their time and other abilities into resolving the concerns that bring them in to see us. If our rates are impossible for you to pay, we often have scholarship funds that could reduce the cost of getting the help you want. Contact us to request a Scholarship Request Form.

We do NOT directly accept and bill any insurance plans, but will help you file for reimbursements. The standard rate for 50 minute counseling sessions with Dr. John VanderKaay is $175, w/ Germanie James is $100, w/ Jason Goodreau is $60, & w/ Julie Forman is $45.

Counseling and coaching are investments in your life that can pay huge dividends for the rest of your life!

Head of Practice's Licensure

Texas: 203148




Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Sex addiction - Building strategies to reduce harmful sexual behaviors; coping with difficult emotions, thoughts, and urges; maintaining healthy relationships

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Veterans' issues - Coping with reactions of exposure to life-threatening or traumatic events; supporting veterans and their families adjusting to civilian life


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

You can see our full calendar of availability and request specific appointments that work best for you by calling or going to our website's Client Portal at ww w.mightymarriages. org/ClientPortal.


  • Aetna
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$175 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$45 - $175
  • Initial session:$175 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$175 (50min)
  • Group sessions:$35 (90min)
  • Family sessions:$175 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Session fees range from $45-175, depending on clinician.

Therapy Groups

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High Ground - Brotherhood (Christian men's sexual addiction recovery group)

High Ground - Brotherhood group is for Christian men who have struggled with porn or other sexual addictions or problems who want to be free from it and live the incredible life they were created for. It is offered both in-person and online.

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Project H.E.A.L. (Women's trauma recovery & support)

Project H.E.A.L. is an online support and recovery group for women who have experienced a traumatic experience or experiences and just haven't been able "get over it." The group is led by a women who has been there and understands.

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High Ground - Sisterhood

High Ground - Sisterhood is for women in relationships with men involved in pornography & other sexual sins who want help in healing from the betrayals. Each session is offered both in-person & online.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

This provider has no upcoming call times available.