• (832) 568-4681

  • contact@jemwellnesscenter.com

  • (832) 568-4681

  • contact@jemwellnesscenter.com

Getting Started

Getting Started

You take the first step by connecting with us. That is often the hardest part.

Getting Started2022-08-24T15:19:34-05:00

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during the 10-minute consultation?2022-01-16T15:00:48-06:00

Per the information shared in your inquiry, you will be paired with a therapist who is the best fit to support you for your consultation. In your consultation, you will share any issues that you are interested in working on with the therapist. This is also a good opportunity for you to ask any additional questions that you may have about our practice. At the end of the consultation, if you decide to move forward with therapy, you will schedule your first appointment, an initial assessment to determine a personalized treatment plan and frequency for your sessions.

How long will I be in therapy?2022-01-16T15:01:10-06:00

There is no specific time frame when working on personal development and growth. Depending on the type of changes that you are looking forward to making and the issues that you would like to work on, therapy can last from a few sessions to much longer. Some find therapy to be extremely beneficial and choose to make it a long-term process.

What can I hope to accomplish in therapy?2022-01-16T15:01:30-06:00

There are many benefits to engaging in therapy. Some of these include: gaining a better understanding of oneself, figuring out life goals and prospects, improving personal relationships, developing coping skills, enhancing problem-solving abilities, making positive changes to problem behaviors, and boosting self-esteem. Your therapist will work with you throughout this process and offer new insight to an issue that you have been struggling with.

Do you accept insurance?2023-09-19T12:37:56-05:00

We do accept BCBS & Aetna health Insurance. We will be happy to verify your insurance information and let you know what your out of pocket cost will be per session.

You are welcome to utilize your out-of-network benefits for all other insurance plans.
Many insurance policies offer partial reimbursement to see an out-of-network therapist.
Payment is collected from you directly following your session, and we will be happy to provide you with a superbill which you may submit to your carrier for direct reimbursement sent straight to you.

What are your fees?2022-01-16T15:02:21-06:00

Our fee range varies by service provided. We will be happy to discuss rates with you during your free phone consultation.

What if I cannot afford your fee?2022-01-16T15:02:43-06:00

For clients who cannot afford our full fee, we have a limited number of appointments available at a sliding scale. Our sliding scale is determined and decided on a case-by-case basis. Our sliding scale is based on financial needs, income, availability, and who you would like to see at the practice.

What is your cancellation policy?2022-01-16T15:03:02-06:00

Our cancellation policy requires 24-hour notice of cancellation. Cancellation with less than 24-hours notice requires payment in full. If you are unable to attend your session in person, you can always do it via phone or virtually.

How often do I have to have sessions?2022-01-16T15:03:22-06:00

Weekly sessions are the standard for individual counseling, though clients are welcome to seek more frequent sessions if they are in crisis or want greater insight.

When should I seek out a therapist?2022-01-16T15:03:51-06:00

If you are committed to making personal changes for greater life satisfaction, then you are ready to seek therapy. Many people believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems” in order for therapy to be appropriate. This is not the case; anyone can benefit from therapy. Some even choose to come in for insight only.

Is our conversation in therapy confidential?2022-01-16T15:04:15-06:00

Confidentiality is one of the most important components in therapy, as successful therapy requires a high degree of trust. With few exceptions, the highly sensitive material that is discussed between you and your therapist will not be shared with anyone else without your permission. For example, your therapist may share information with someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law will only be allowed to release this information after obtaining your written consent. In addition, therapists are legally mandated to make certain disclosures in cases where there is suspicion of harm to oneself, harm to others, or child abuse. All such disclosures will be discussed with you in advance.

Do you offer telephone or virtual therapy sessions?2022-01-16T15:04:52-06:00

Yes. Our therapists offer psychotherapy sessions by telephone or (HIPPA compliant) virtual sessions if you are outside of Houston or are unable to attend your regularly scheduled sessions in person. The rate for these sessions is the same as your usual rate.

Do you prescribe medication?2022-01-16T15:05:17-06:00

Our therapists are not psychiatrists and therefore we do not prescribe medication. However, in some cases medication can be valuable in combination with psychotherapy. If your therapist determines that you could benefit from meeting with a psychiatrist, we can assist with referring you to someone in our trusted network of referrals.

How do I start therapy?2023-09-19T12:29:20-05:00

You will simply reach out to us and schedule your FREE 10-minute phone consultation. We will guide you step by step from there.

How long are sessions?2022-01-16T15:06:02-06:00

The length of our sessions depends on the type of service you receive:



An individual psychotherapy session is 50 minutes.

A couples/family session is 80 minutes.
A therapy group session is 90 minutes.


An individual EAP session is 50 minutes.

A couples/family EAP session is 90 minutes.
A therapy group EAP session is 120 minutes.

Client Testimonials


Margaret J. Foss, ACC

Providing Transformational Life Coaching at Jem

Margaret is an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation. Her valued training, at Coach Rice, within the halls of Rice University‘s Jones Graduate School of Business has bolstered over two decades of experience as a Human Resource Director, and roles in direct service supporting clients in the social services. Guiding and supporting her employees and clients through the years toward realizing their passions and natural skillsets, and guiding them toward realizing their potential is her passion. Margaret commits to partnering with her clients toward revealing and releasing barriers, while guiding them toward the realization of their goals and potential.



JEM Wellness & Counseling excels in counseling and psychotherapy services. We have three locations and virtual options to support you in and around the Greater Houston, Texas area, whichever is most convenient for you. Our approach is grounded in the belief that everyone has the potential for health and balance in their lives and that a connected, healthy family relies on all members. We work with each client to create the best opportunities for the exploration, reflection, release and growth, whether you are engaged in individual, couples or family therapy or are a member of one of our ongoing support or psychotherapy groups.

Transformational Life Coaching

JEM Wellness & Counseling now offers transformational life coaching services. Our Life Coaching services are provided in our Central Houston office or virtually.  Our approach is grounded in grounding in the present moment and focusing on meeting future goals, based on taking action and equipping our clients to see the results they are working toward, personally, professionally, in life transitions, or in improving their relationships.  We take a client-centered approach in our transformational life coaching programs, and we celebrate the successes our clients experience daily!

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy & Learning

Tired of talking? You’re in the right place. JEM Wellness & Counseling offers equine-assisted psychotherapy, learning, workshops, and retreats with clinicians trained in Natural Lifemanship and who are EAGALA-certified.  We are in a private facility south of downtown Houston. EAP with JEM Wellness & Counseling supports recovery from addiction, healing from trauma, anxiety, depression, disordered eating, as well as understanding your emotions and how to be in healthy relationships. These evidence-based and complementary approaches are trauma-informed and created to support healing and recovery, getting to know yourself better, and creating and maintaining healthy, connected relationships. Horses may be the perfect partner for you – call us anytime to hear more about our programs or schedule a time to come out for a tour!

Who We Are

We are a cohesive team of highly trained, skilled and compassionate clinicians who share a holistic, client-centered and solution focused approach to counseling individuals, families and groups.

Who We Serve

We are a cohesive team of highly trained, skilled and compassionate clinicians who share a holistic, client-centered and solution focused approach to counseling individuals, families and groups.

What We Do

We guide you through a comprehensive biological, psychological, social and family assessment based on your unique experiences which informs our individualized treatment recommendations for you. Based on those recommendations, we curate a treatment plan committed to supporting you in meeting your ultimate wellness goals.

How to Start

You may click on the “New Client Consultation” button, call, text or email us. We will respond to you within 24 hours to have a free 10-15 minute phone consultation. This will help us determine if we are the best fit to support you toward your goals. If we are, we will schedule your initial assessment and begin your wellness passage.

If we are not the best fit for you, we will then refer you to a trusted resource.  You are important, and we are committed to supporting every person who finds their way to us, even if we are not the best fit to support them.  That is the JEM promise to you.

Our Locations

Central Houston

3131 Eastside St., Suite 415
Houston, TX, 77098

EAP at Brookside Ranch

3131 Eastside St., Suite 415
Houston, TX, 77098

Virtual Visits

Via secure teleconference after initial assesment

Individual, Family & Group Counseling, Equine-Assisted Experiences, and Psychotherapy & Wellness Services

Individual, Family & Group Counseling, Equine-Assisted Experiences, and Psychotherapy & Wellness Services

We look forward to joining with you, supporting you and expertly guiding you toward achieving your ultimate wellness goals.

Our Accreditations & Affiliations

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