AVAILABILITY:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays

LOCATIONS:
Christ the Redeemer, Houston
St. Bartholomew the Apostle, Katy
St. Michael the Archangel, Houston

Meet Lauren…

Lauren Guido, Parish Counselor Student Intern

Supervised by Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Lauren Guido is a graduate intern working towards a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Capella University. She is currently gaining professional counseling experience in our Practicum & Internship Student Program, which aims to form the next generation of Catholic counselors. She receives counseling supervision from Dr. Chris Stravitsch, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts in Catholic Theology from the University of Dallas (2015). In counseling, Lauren can address depression, anxiety, self-esteem, addictions, emotional abuse, relationships, marriage and family life, and more.

Lauren counsels from an integrative approach which utilizes her Catholic Theological education with Marriage and Family Therapy. She believes in a holistic approach to therapy which incorporates both the soul and mind. Her interventions are drawn from both Family Systems and Narrative therapy. Lauren is also a certified facilitator for the Prepare/Enrich Pre-Marriage Inventory.

Lauren previously served three years in youth ministry in both parish and Catholic high school settings. During that time, she discovered her true gifts and passion in ministry always stem back to one on one conversations. She knew the Lord was calling her to become a therapist and to specifically focus on marriages and families. She has deepened her ability to look at therapy through a spiritual lens by completing courses towards a certification in Spiritual Direction through the Marian Servants in Clearwater, Florida. She also completed enrichment studies in Theology and Psychology at The School of Holiness in Cavan, Ireland. She aspires to become a professional who integrates the Catholic Faith with marriage and family therapy.

In her free time, Lauren loves serving underprivileged populations around the greater Houston area and spending time with her husband. She also enjoys participating in her parish community, St. Bartholomew the Apostle Catholic Church in Katy.