Master's Level Intern, M.Div
Supervised by Melanie Wells, LPC-S
Get to know Chris
Chris Chang works out of our Sugar Land and Spring Branch (Access Church) locations. Chris is passionate and dedicated to helping individuals, couples, and families navigate the complexities of life such as anxiety/depression, religious/spiritual harm or trauma, grief (particularly parents of kids with special needs), spiritual struggle or crisis of faith, and couples and families.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia (NOVA), Chris began his academic journey by earning a BA in Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. He then felt called into full-time ministry, pursuing and receiving an M.Div from Regent College (Vancouver, British Columbia). Currently, he is pursuing a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from Abilene Christian University, further expanding his knowledge and skills.
One of the most transformative experiences for Chris was serving as a hospital chaplain, providing support and comfort to those who were suffering from illness, injury or nearing the end of life. Through this role, he developed a deep understanding of grief and its profound impact on individuals and families. Chris's personal journey with his daughter, who has a rare genetic condition, has given him a unique perspective on navigating grief and loss, particularly within the context of special needs.
Chris is passionate about several key areas, including couples, parenting, spiritual abuse/religious trauma, and helping individuals through the process of grief and loss. He also has an interest in working with issues of faith, deconstruction, and recovery from spiritual/religious harm and abuse. With a heart for pastors, ministers, and those in spiritual leadership, Chris understands the unique pressures and challenges individuals face in these roles. His experience in ministry, combined with his ongoing service at Mosaic Village Church (Houston, TX), gives him a unique skill set to work with clients of differing walks of faith and faith traditions. Excited about the opportunity to join the Lifeologie team, Chris is eager to contribute and collaborate to make mental health services more affordable and accessible within faith communities. He believes in the power of bridging the gap between mental health and spirituality.
Chris loves spending time with his family, especially his daughter. He frequents coffee shops, enjoys pour-over coffees, and is an aspiring foodie. Chris considers himself a lifelong learner, an avid podcast listener and plays golf when time permits.
Additional Certifications: Certified Prepare & Enrich Facilitator