Biography


With more than 32 years of experience working for hospitals and hospices, and active military and veteran’s. I established Covington-McGee Christian Counseling to help people who need counseling. My goal is to help people overcome the difficulties through Christian teachings and values.
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I welcome the opportunity to be a part of your healing journey and look forward to your success in reaching spiritual peace and happiness.

Dr. Mel McGee (CEO) of Covington-McGee Christian Counseling. Since 1989 she has counseled in various depts in the hospitals and in hospice, home health , active military installations and provided Veteran assistance in benefits.

She has been on various Certified Boards including International Practitioner of Holistic Medicine (IPHM), Alternative American Medicine Association (AAMA), Military Chaplains Association (MCA) , American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) , The National Association of Veterans Affairs Chaplains (NAVAC), Christian Military Wives Fellowship (CMF) , Black Christian Therapy, Black MD Cares,  SACRD (San Antonio Community Resource Directory), Aging & Disability Resource Center, Melanin & Mental Health, Spot Fund, Seek A Therapy, Therapy Den, Psychology Today, Chaplaincy Innovation Lab , Funeralwise, Marriage.com, The Ecumenical Center, San Antonio Texas(Life After Loss Facilitator). Recently  she joined  The Covid Grief Network it provides short term grief support and build long term community for young adults who are grieving in the midst of this pandemic. Dr. Mel McGee also recently joined The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) which provides behavioral and mental  support to firefighters, EMTs, and rescue personnel. She is a provider for Twogether In Texas pre-marital classes in Texas. Dr. Mel McGee's approach consists in the form of healing the whole person body, mind, spirit, and emotions in the quest for optimal health and wellness.

Getting Married 


We are Ordained and Board Certified Pastors. We  are licensed to Officiate  in the State of Texas. 
Wedding Ceremony 

Officiate Wedding In Office 


Simple Wedding? Due to Covid can’t invite a lot of people. Weddings performed in our office . Price based on couple. 
In Office Wedding Ceremony

Christian Pre-Marital Counseling


“We spend most of our lives waiting on that special one. “ Our Pre-Marital Counseling prepares you for that big day. This Counseling includes the Official State of Texas Certificate and a Christian Bible.
Price based on a couple.
Meet The Team 
Dr Mel McGee
CEO
Ron Collins Administrator Of Operations

A Letter From Our Team:


At Covington-McGee Christian Counseling - we understand that mental health is a critical component of our whole wellbeing. Therefore, as Faith-based Christians, we are guided by God to help those in need. 

Every day during this Covid-19 pandemic, we are reminded that life, as we know it, has changed. We give our sincere thanks and appreciation to all veterans who have served their country. We continue to pray for our loved ones who are currently serving in the armed forces, whether they are stationed overseas or in the United States. 

We continue to pray for counselors, pastors, and intercessors that provide reassurance to those who need your spiritual guidance along this journey. 

For those who are broken in heart, we ask you to trust that the heart of God is kind. He is our Wonderful Counselor who always prays for us; there is simply no counselor in this world like Him.“What a wonderful counselor indeed.” 

We invite you to reach out to our team. Trust that they will provide you guidance through the difficulties you are facing. 

Blessings, 
Team Covington-McGee















Mission Statement


Covington-McGee Christian Counseling is the embodiment of my willingness to always help others who need faith and guidance in life. I stand by my word, which is always in line with Christian teachings, and I am committed to helping people live a long life filled with happiness.



















Covington-McGee Christian Vision Statement 


Our vision at Covington-McGee Christian Counseling is to bring peace; serenity , calmness of heart, mind, body and spirit to All … “The Spirit of the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor, He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve. “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace. “ Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
 That time is now.
Pre-Marital Counseling

FAQ's


Is our marriage license free if we successfully complete the 8-hour marriage training course?

Answer: The $60 state portion of the marriage license fee will be waived if you complete an approved premarital training course and present your certificate to the county clerk. Counties may add up to $22 in additional fees to a marriage license. Those local fees will not be waived.

If we complete the course, do we have to wait 72 hours before getting married?
The county clerk will waive the 72-hour waiting period for couples who present a certificate of completion proving they completed an 8-hour premarital training course.
Once we have completed the premarital training classes and get a certificate, how long is the certificate good for?
Answer: The certificate is good for one year and serves as proof that the couple is eligible for the discounted marriage license fee and can waive the 72-hour waiting period.

Can my spouse and I return and take more classes after we are married?

Answer: Yes....

I am currently taking a premarital course. Can I get a Twogether in Texas certificate?

Answer: To get the certificate and a discounted marriage license, the person offering the marriage education course must be a registered Twogether in Texas Service Provider.

Covington-McGee Christian Counseling is a registered provider.

 Please note your shipping charge is included and you will receive addressed postage paid envelopes to return all correspondence to us. This also covers paid postage charges to ship your Twogether Marriage Certificate that you will need to obtain the discounted marriage license rate. You have exactly one year to purchase your marriage license to receive a discount from the day we issue your certificate.















Testimonials


 “I want to express my deepest gratitude for counseling me and my husband David. I never thought we would get to the day we could actually walk down the isle and have peace and calm in our hearts.”

Sasha 























































COVID-19  May Have Changed Their Plans, But These Real Wedding Ceremonies Are Giving Us All the Feels



https://www.brides.com/coronavirus-real-weddings-4801286
















Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their labor:
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If either of them falls down,
one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls
and has no one to help them up.
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Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
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Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

























































1 Corinthians 13:4-8

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.

















































Scheduling & Billing Office 


Business Hours
Monday Through Friday 9 AM to 6PM CST
Saturday 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Closed Sunday 

Have questions regarding billing? Want to schedule an appointment ?


Click the link below :
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/7234466486?pwd=azdla1FRT005VnVZMmpFV0hXSGdZUT09

To speak with our Scheduling and Billing Manager Ace Lopez.
Contact: drmelmcgee@yahoo.com
or call Dr. Mel McGee at 480-599-9955.
The Scheduling Office will contact you the next business day.




















Please Read the Following Prior to Seeing Your Counselor
The Benefits of Counseling


  • Heal and find resolutions to issues/ concerns that led you to seek therapy.
  • Develop a better ability to cope with family, marital, and other interpersonal relationships.
  • Gain a greater understanding of your personal goals and values.

The Risks of Counseling


To allow you to make informed decisions about your counseling, Covington-McGee Christian Counseling wishes to make you aware of certain risks involved in counseling. 

During sessions, you may experience discomfort and other emotions such as depression, anger, and frustration.

Resolving concerns between marital partners, family members, and other persons may also lead to discomfort and relationship changes that may not be originally intended.






































The cord of three strands ceremony (often called "God's Knot" or the Unity Braid Ceremony) symbolizes the joining of one man, one woman, and God into a marriage relationship. It adds a truly unique element to your ceremony that friends and family will remember.
The cord of three strands ceremony is a great addition to a wedding ceremony. 
Couples with strong spiritual beliefs may want to add this short ceremony toward the end of the wedding ceremony. Keeping God at the center of your wedding ceremony will also help you keep God at the center of your marriage. 
Every time you think back on your wedding ceremony it will remind you of how God is intimately involved in your marriage. The Cord of Three Strands is a symbol of that sacred union created on your wedding day.
Marriage takes three; you, your soon to be spouse, and God. It was God who taught us to love. By keeping Him at the center of your marriage, His love will continue to bind you together as one throughout your marriage.


Gold Strand - Represents God
The divinity of God is represented in Gold. This covenant relationship is initiated by Him, will be built under His authority, and is intended to glorify Him.
Purple Strand - Represents the Groom
As a new creation in Christ, the majesty of the Groom is represented in purple. As the husband loves his wife and submits himself to the Lord, the Lord in turn will demonstrate His great love in the marriage relationship.White Strand - Represents the Bride
Having been cleansed by salvation in Christ, the purity of the Bride is represented in white. As the wife honors her husband and submits herself to the Lord, the Lord in turn will nurture and strengthen the marriage relationship.




















 

Contact Information 


Pre-Marital Sessions are Telehealth/ In Office
Covington-McGee Christian Counseling
8026 Vantage Drive Suite 102
San Antonio, Texas 78230
Phone: 480-599-9955
Email: drmelmcgee@yahoo.com





































For your convenience, we accept the following forms of payment:
Cash App make payments to. $Herdicille
Cash
Checks
PayPal’s
Credit Card (MasterCard Visa, American Express, and Discover)
All counseling fees are to be paid before the service is rendered.
Cost of Service
The cost of service per therapy hour is $0 to $180.00 per session. Please note that sliding scale rates are available for those who will qualify.
Cancellations
If you are unable to make your scheduled appointment, please contact Covington-McGee Christian Counseling within 24 hours of your appointment. There is a $25 cancellation fee for all appointments that are not cancelled within 24 hours of their schedule time. Additionally, there will be a $35 fee for all returned checks.

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