At Rivers Edge Counseling and Wellness, we are here to serve the vibrant and diverse city of Houston. Our office is nestled in the heart of Montrose near the Museum District, and we are dedicated to providing deep care to the individuals and families in this incredible community

Though our name is new, the Rivers Edge counseling team has been committed to walking with individuals and families since 2018. Our mission remains the same - to help you thrive in the currents of your life. We are inviting you to journey with us to grow from the inside out. 

Our counseling services cover a wide spectrum of emotional and mental health needs. Whether you're seeking support for personal growth, managing relationships, coping with stress, or dealing with mental health challenges, we're here to help. Our therapists are experienced and compassionate, providing evidence-based treatments tailored to your unique needs.

If you're ready to embark on a journey with us, the next step is an easy reach-out to our admin team. You can conveniently contact us through our website or give us a call at (713) 628-8197. We are available to answer your questions or schedule an appointment.

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Meet our team of counselors

Annie Petroshus | Houston

Masters Level Graduate Student

In life’s unpredictable journey, we all encounter moments of feeling stuck, alone, and out of control. As a counselor, my goal is to walk beside you and cultivate a genuine alliance where growth can occur. Together, we’ll co-create a sanctuary where you can openly navigate the challenges of life and heal from the wounds that have left you feeling broken. In this space of acceptance, we can shed the weight of judgment and explore the depths of your experiences, allowing for empowering choices that propel you forward. Beyond the pain lies a realm of hope and profound peace. Let’s embark on a journey toward the flourishing person you are meant to become.

Mason Law | Houston

Masters Level Graduate Student

Your emotions, problems, and feelings are real, and this is a space where we can work through all of these together. As your counselor, I provide a solid foundation for you to be your authentic self. Let’s confront challenges head-on, fostering strength, and resilience while focusing on your genuine growth and well-being.

Kaitlyn Criddle

Director of Operations

My hope is to make sure every client feels comfortable and safe from their initial interaction with Rivers Edge +Wellness. As an office, we desire to offer some solace from the outside world. I will be there to help navigate the details with you as well as helping find you the therapist best suited for your needs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, I will take care of you the best of my ability.

Sarah McAvey

Administrative Assistant

I am here to connect you with the quality care and comfort that our kindhearted counselors excel at providing. I am the warm voice to greet you over the phone and the smiling face you see when you enter the building. I strive to provide our patients with the highest quality of care and respect to create a safe space that fosters healing and personal growth. If you ever have any questions or concerns, I will be here and happy to help however I can!

Angela Martinez | Houston


Life is a journey. As you travel, you somethings stumble and fall. You lose
motivation to get up and keep on Traveling. Or you might feel like you are
wandering without a direction and feel lost.

Ann Marie Denson | Houston


Waves are beautiful and complex—some are big and and break with a roar, some are unknown while the current stirs beneath the surface, and some linger as ripples seemingly forever. Much like waves, our stories have layers. 

Elizabeth Wilmot | Houston


To be fully known and deeply loved is something we all desire; however, our deepest desires are often also our deepest fears. It’s scary to face the possibility of rejection, shame, or pain from others let alone admitting there is a fear in being vulnerable. In my role as your therapist, I would love to step into that space with you to allow you to understand who you are by unpacking your identity and purpose.

Joanna Lunin | Houston


One of the amazing aspects of being human, is our ability to create meaning. As we go about our lives, we write a story, connecting the dots of our lives experiences.

Hannah Jackman | Houston


Hardships and suffering are expected in life but enduring them alone is not. It would be a privilege to walk alongside you as we navigate life’s uncertainties. My goal is to help you find the strength within yourself to overcome adversity.

Kathleen Smith | Houston


Do you feel stuck in old ways of thinking? Overwhelmed in your mind and not sure how to break free? In your past, you may have had to be the one to ‘push through’ difficult situations, even in childhood. You may have had to grow up fast, ‘be self-sufficient’ as a child, or be a ‘parent’ to your own parents or siblings

Wayne Edwards | Houston


Each one of us is unique and has an important place in this life. Our thoughts, feelings,
and behaviors are all profoundly connected. Awareness is a crucial part in the healing process. My goal is to walk collaboratively with you without judgment and assist you with gaining insight into current thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. With this in mind, the hope for optimal mental, emotional, and behavioral functioning is attainable. 

Josh Berger | Houston

Licensed Professional Counselor - Supervisor, CEO

Life is full of storms. The ebbs and flows they bring can leave you feeling pulled
under by the currents of your circumstance. My role as a counselor is a
grounding one: to equip and enable you to find peace amidst the chaos. Together we pursue truth and beauty and lasting freedom.

Jeff Brown | Houston


I am equipped with the knowledge and skills to guide you through the process of understanding your circumstances and establishing a clear path towards overcoming obstacles and fostering your personal growth.

Megan Townson | Houston


Life is a journey with peaks and valleys, unexpected twists and turns, and sometimes with what seems like no path forward at all.  We can find ourselves feeling lost, confused, broken, and powerless to find our way and move forward. 

Todd Parish | Houston

LPC, Director of Therapy

We all get lost sometimes. The unforeseen bend in the road can leave us feeling uncertain and alone. My role as a counselor is to come alongside you as a fellow traveler—to create a safe place for you to explore, find healing and become the flourishing person you are meant to be.

Let's Begin Your Journey to Health