Chris Pourteau, M.A., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor
Chris Pourteau

Chris Pourteau

Owner & Counselor


“My goals are to improve your self-awareness, enhance your self-esteem, stabilize your mental health, and guide you in establishing individual independence. And to help you become more comfortable in your own skin, so you can create a happier, healthier future for yourself.”

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Chris's Bio

Chris Pourteau received his master’s degree in counseling at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in 2007. He also holds a bachelor’s of English (1989) from Texas A&M University, as well as a bachelor of history (1992) and master’s of English (1992), also from Texas A&M.

Chris specializes in individual counseling, group counseling, and couples and family counseling. He bases his therapeutic approach on the premise that, with assistance and guidance, clients have the ability to choose how to resolve their own problems and can make their own decisions. Each individual is responsible for their own behaviors, thoughts and feelings. As a counselor, Chris hopes to develop within his clients a greater self-awareness through their own life experiences to build confidence and self-esteem, as well as provide them a greater capacity to effectively navigate the complex challenges of life.

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Professional Highlights & Memberships

  • Master’s in Counseling, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

  • Board Member, Aggieland Humane Society

  • Founding Member of Brazos Valley Counseling Services

Specialty Areas

Adults * Anxiety * Depression * Sexual Abuse * Couples/Marriage Counseling * Self-Esteem


Chris’s Fees

Individual Sessions:  $100; Couples Sessions: $120


Chris does not accept insurance. His receipts may be used as qualified medical expenses for tax purposes, and he accepts checks, cash and credit cards.

If you cannot afford the regular fees, you may still be able to see Chris. As all the other counselors at Associates In Counseling, he offers a limited number of spots, available at a negotiable rate, following a SLIDING SCALE.  Our sliding scale is based on income, and it is available for your convenience on the button bellow.



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Email Chris:  [email protected]