Counseling Center

Jenny Gomez

Jenny Gomez is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist and has years of experience in both private and non-profit settings working with children and adolescents, individuals, families, and couples struggling with a variety of issues including:

Abuse and recovery
Family violence and sexual abuse
Pervasive developmental disorders (such as Autism)
Behavioral concerns
Grief and loss, and other common life challenges

David Ashburner

David Ashburner specializes in counseling men and couples. He provides a supportive and affirmative counseling setting that can help men and couples sort things out and come up with results that are different from the ones they are currently getting. David works with clients on issues such as:

Anger management
Impulse control
Mid-life crisis
Issues related to alcohol, drugs, and pornography
Poor communication skills
Controlling and rigid behavior

David has been married over 30 years, and knows it takes work to have a good marriage. He understands men’s issues, and from his work with men, he has been able to help many women who have problems with men. He knows the benefits of couples and individual counseling because he has done it!

Ruben Gomez

Ruben Gomez is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas and his Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Amberton University. Ruben is currently obtaining his Ph.D. in Psychology from Northcentral University, and is being supervised by Ken Johnson, Ph.D. He provides counseling for individuals and families with issues such as:

Grief recovery
Divorce support
Stress management
Relationship problems
Conflict resolution
Parenting and family issues
Work and career issues
Addiction and recovery

Ruben provides a non-judgemental and encouraging environment that fosters growth. He utilizes an approach that provides support and practical feedback to help clients resolve current problems and create long-standing positive patterns.

Support Groups

At St. Andrew, we feel called to share in Christ's love with one another. We offer these resources for times of hardship and uncertainty.

St. Andrew Grief Care

If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, you can benefit greatly from meeting with others who understand the deep hurt you feel. Grief Care, our video-based grief support group, meets for 8-week series throughout the year. The next series begins September 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Room 120. Led by Rev. Jennifer Powell.

Register Here

In The Community

Treasured Times Alzheimer’s Support

Treasured Times is a respite ministry of Custer Road UMC designed to provide care to those in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) or related dementia in a safe, secure and caring environment, allowing those with the disease to enjoy socialization outside the home and their caregivers to enjoy time to themselves free from worry and responsibility. St. Andrew supports this caring mission and those with family or friends needing this respite ministry. If you would like to volunteer to serve in this wonderful initiative, please click here for more information.


Families Anonymous  |  Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Room 121

Families Anonymous is a fellowship of parents, relatives and friends who have faced up to the reality that a loved one’s addiction to alcohol, drugs, or harmful behaviors is seriously affecting lives and ability to function. Participants are dedicated to doing something constructive about their approach to someone else’s problem. We begin to learn from our own experience and benefit from the shared experiences of others in the fellowship. We realize that we are not alone, and that we can know a new freedom from worry and despair. Contact David Ashburner for more information.