Chris Barela, MA, LMFT.

Chris Barela, MA, LMFT

Chris is a Licensed Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists and is licensed in the state of Texas. He completed his graduate training at St. Edwards University, in Austin, TX.

Compassion and empathy exist in all of us, and by seeking out those who have the capacity to display compassion and care, we express our underlying desire to better ourselves. Embodying this sentiment, Chris values and creates meaningful and empathetic relationships that work to maximize a client’s potential and wellbeing.

Having worked with clients and families possessing a variety of cultural values, biases, and worldviews, Chris has developed highly effective interpersonal and intercultural communication skills.

Exploring the family system is at the forefront of Chris’ therapeutic philosophy. With Chris, comes an unbreakable dedication to the service of others and a wealth of experience in counseling for families, couples, adults, adolescents, and individuals in crisis.

Insurance and Fees:

  • In network with BCBS TX and Medicare
  • Self-pay / Private-pay fees
    • Initial appointment: $150
    • Follow-up individual counseling sessions: $125
    • Follow-up family / couple sessions: $150

Types of Therapy: Individuals, couples, families, groups

Ages treated: 8+

Appointment Types: In person and virtual, Monday – Saturday availability


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