THE LEGACY CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN COUNSELING
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THE LEGACY CENTER FOR CHRISTIAN COUNSELING AT A GLANCE
A Distinct Identity
We are committed to honoring and serving God by leaving a legacy through Christian counseling, and education. Guided by a Biblical model of practice it is our privilege to journey with you through life’s struggles to a place of renewed emotional strength, hope, and a revitalized passion for God.
We believe that we can work through our struggles in such a profound way that they can be used to draw us to a place of wisdom, depth, and dependency on Jesus Christ. That is where true healing can occur and our lives and relationships can be changed for forever.
It is a safe place where a person can allow their story of struggle to transform them and their relationships through Biblical truth and experience God’s love for them in incredible ways.
It was our dream for many years to have a counseling center in a home where you felt comfortable and relaxed. We're located in the heart of Cypress Texas on three acres in a beautifully renovated farmhouse.
Who We Are
GUY GOURLEY MA, MABS, LMP
Licensed Pastoral Counselor
Guy is the founder of The Legacy Center for Christian Counseling and has been counseling for thirty years as a therapist.
He holds two Masters degrees. One from Colorado Christian University in Biblical Counseling and another Master’s degree from Dallas Theological Seminary in Biblical Studies with an emphasis in Pastoral Counseling.
Guy is a Licensed Pastoral Counselor by the Board of PWA.
While in Denver, Guy was a therapist in a large group practice working with individuals and couples with anger management and domestic violence issues. As a result, he is highly effective in working with struggling couples especially for those who have little hope for their marriage or relationship. Additionally, Guy furthered his expertise by joining a large group practice in Houston where he has worked primarily with marriages and couples in relationship restoration, adult and adolescent males with anger management issues, adults with depression, anxiety, trauma-related issues, adjustment problems, affair recovery, and single life issues.
He has a passion for relationship restoration and enrichment because he knows that if marriage stays together, the family stays together. In the past, he partnered with the Clearing, an organization committed to providing marriage intensives that are refreshing to the soul and restoring relationships. Today he still does private intensives for couples.
He thoroughly enjoys combining his faith and spiritual direction to his counseling and respects where a person is in their spiritual journey. Whether developing seminars or speaking, Guy’s heart for people and his passion for his work are evident. His entertaining presentation is both motivating and hope invigorating. Guy’s insightful and compassionate approach touches people’s hearts where they need it most. We hear his clients comment all the time how they once were uncertain about getting help and now it is like sitting down with a coach or a good friend.
Guy is frequently requested to present his marriage enrichment seminar and speak at conferences, retreats, divorce recovery programs, and churches. Audiences everywhere overwhelmingly receive him.
MICHELLE WRIGHT MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I am Michelle Wright. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, and a sister. I am a child of God. I graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science in psychology. I went on to get my teaching certification and worked in Cypress Fairbanks ISD as an elementary and ESL teacher for 7 years. I received my master’s degree from Sam Houston State University in 2017 with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in working with children, families, parent-child interaction, adult men and women, anxiety, depression, and Christian counseling. I would love to assist you and your family by providing help and healing in your time of need.
Director of Operations
Pam will help you to schedule your appointments and handle all your needs.
KELLI GOURLEY MA, D.PSC
Licensed Pastoral Counselor
Kelli Gourley MABC, D.PSc is passionate about counseling and applying Biblical wisdom in the lives of her clients. She loves studying Scripture and is uniquely gifted with knowledge and insight to speak truth into a person’s life with love. Her passion and desire to help people has grown out of her own path to find hope, strength and meaning in the midst of pain and brokenness.
She is a licensed Diplomat of Pastoral Counseling by the Pastoral Medical Association. Like her husband, Guy, she also holds a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University. Kelli counseled in private practice in Denver before moving to Cypress. She received a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Early Childhood Development and Substance Abuse Studies from Texas Tech University. Before entering the counseling field she was an elementary public school teacher in Richardson, Texas.
Kelli is committed to providing a safe environment of trust and integrity and is qualified to provide Biblical counseling for a wide range of issues and struggles. She is currently seeing women, adolescents and children with issues including but not limited to marriage, depression, anxiety, grief, addiction, abuse, boundaries and women’s issues. She enjoys using art and play therapy techniques to make therapy more approachable and meaningful to her clients.
Kelli has extensive experience in working with parents of children from all age ranges. In addition to counseling, she speaks to groups around the Houston area. Especially requested are her unique parenting talks which blend Biblical principles with the Love and Logic parenting curriculum. She is highly sought after for her parenting classes and her public speaking on this topic.
She is married to Guy and they have three children, one awesome son-in-law, and one granddaughter.
If you would like your church to sponsor a love and logic class, please contact us.
We all struggle from time to time and need another set of eyes to see where we're going. Sometimes we feel alone on the journey and need the extra encouragement to keep going when we've hit a wall. We're here to walk beside you and bring hope into those places you need it the most.
Michelle Wright is an incredible counselor with children. She has won Play Therapist of the Year and is a respected therapist. Her warm heart combined with her counseling expertise will give you confidence that your child is in good hands.
Kelli and Michelle are skilled at loving teens and helping them navigate the waters of adolescence. Kelli especially enjoys working with mother and daughter relationships when they are struggling through the teen years. Guy often works with older teen boys.
Every relationship has struggles and needs help from time to time. Guy has worked with hurting couples for thirty years and knows what works and doesn't work. His warmth and compassion combined with his guiding words will give you the hope to keep going.
Guy enjoys doing pre-marital counseling. He encourages every couple getting married to attend six sessions. He does depth work to build the necessary "muscle" to have a successful marriage. He uses his thirty years of counseling and his marriage intensive experience to give the tools the navigate the waters of marriage.
COUNSELING PASTORS AND MINISTRY LEADERS
It is Guy's heart to care for pastors. It has been his incredible honor to counsel pastors for over 30 years. He enjoys giving hope in a safe and confidential place where they are able to struggle well and experience the transforming grace of the gospel in their relationships, marriage, and life.
Kelli has taught parenting classes using the Love and Logic curriculum combined with her Biblical approach and Masters of Biblical Counseling for over 20 years. Her experience as a mom raising three incredible kids along with her gift as a teacher makes for an incredible program. She enjoys individual parent coaching and teaching parenting classes. She is a frequent speaker to churches and groups. If your organization or church is interested, please contact us.
SPECIAL EVENT FACILITIES
RETREATS, RECEPTIONS, MEETINGS AND MORE
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