Dr. John Spoede












I believe that everyone is on a journey, and I hope to walk along-side and help all of my clients better navigate the road of life by following the healthiest, most satisfying, and Christ-honoring path possible. I employ a variety of therapeutic approaches, such as cognitive behavioral and client center therapy, to best meet my clients’ needs.


Clinical Areas of Focus​​




Anger Management​

Anxiety / Depression

Marital Issues


Relationship Issues


Stress Management

Experience: I have a B.A. from Baylor and a M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Houston-Victoria. I earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Individual Differences from the University of Houston. I also earned a Doctorate of Ministry. I am licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (LPC-S), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Certified School Counselor (CSC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC).


In addition to my private counseling practice, I have more than a decade of experience in the K-12 public schools working with students in special education and emotionally disturbed. I am a licensed and ordained minister, have worked as a minister for more than two decades, and have worked in a residential treatment center for teens.


I have specialties working with children, adolescents, families and adults. I primarily work with people age eight and older. I work with transition issues, anger management, issues related to technology, school and career development, premarital counseling, social skills, parenting issues, addictions, suicide ideation or dealing with loss related to suicide, and most other issues that pertain to adolescence.


Advanced Certifications, Training, and Achievements


Ph.D. in Educational Psychology


Gottman Training

Prepare and Enrich Training

Techniques/Treatment Approaches


Client Centered Therapy (ACT)

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Creativity and Play in Therapy

Additional specialties: Addiction, Alcoholism, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Boundaries, Career Counseling, Clergy Related, Codependency, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Communication, Coping Skills, Couples/Marriage, Depression, Divorce and Remarriage, Domestic Abuse, Emotional Dysregulation, Grief and Loss, Hoarding, Infidelity, Interpersonal Relationships, Intimacy / Sexual Health, Life Transitions, Low Self-Esteem, Men's Issues, Marital Problems, Military Related, Mindfulness, Motivation / Goal Achievement, Obesity, Obsessive - Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD, Pre-Marital, Self-Harm, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Problems, Sleep / Insomnia, Social Skills, Spirituality / Faith, Stress Management, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma / Abuse, Vocational, Women’s Issues, Work Performance


 About me: My wife Angela and I are long-time Katy residents who met while attending Katy High School. We have three children.

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