Isaac Gallegos, LPC Intern
Supervised by John L. Garcia, Ed.D., LPC-S
I first seek to honor the uniqueness and complexity of each individual. When I first meet a client, I know I have only become acquainted with their exterior, beyond which lies a depth of experiences, relationships, memories, thoughts, and perceptions that remain appropriately safeguarded. While I believe that to effectively enact meaningful and sustainable change, one must eventually encounter and explore these unique facets of self, I do not assume the therapist’s access to these personal truths is a given. I consider it my primary and ongoing duty to earn your trust gradually over time. Should you come to decide that I am someone with whom you feel safe, we can begin exploring to the depth you wish the origins, nature, and hoped for outcomes of your current challenges or struggles. I provide a safe space to be comfortable or uncomfortable; to be composed or a mess; to talk or to be silent. Our work will always be a collaborative effort in which I will offer thoughtful directions based on what we gradually discover over the course of our sessions. My approach is designed to provide you with insight, support, and guidance in achieving greater understanding of your self, others, and how you relate to both. This is realized by your honesty and commitment to your work in therapy and my commitment to offering ongoing trained, unbiased and neutral observation and reflection.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern with an M.A. in Professional Counseling from Texas State University, and additionally possess a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. I have experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents and considerable experience in working with the presenting issues of depression, anxiety, trauma, and loss and grief. I am prepared to work with clients in addressing many presenting life challenges that don’t lend themselves well to a label. As the individual is complex, so too are his or her situation and struggles. There is of course commonality to be found in the human experience and thus, among those presenting issues I am prepared to address and explore are: depression, anxiety, stress resolution, trauma recovery, loss and grief recovery, career development, life transitions, spirituality, self-esteem, and couples counseling focusing on communication, conflict resolution, and self-awareness.
I am an ardent proponent of the healing power of animal companionship and nature, and spend as much of my spare time as I can hiking or cuddling with my beagle. If you’d like to see about working together, please call me at 512/201-4501, ext. 156, or you can also request me on our Get Started page. I look forward to hearing from you.