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Our counselors


Finding a therapist who is a good fit for you is the next step. Read through these bios and see who you resonate with. Some of our counselors may have specialties or trainings that appeal to you, some may have a look about them that puts you at ease, some may write in a way that makes you feel like you could connect with them, some may have life experiences that could help inform you. Making any of these connections is a good way to choose a counselor.

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Our counselors


Finding a therapist who is a good fit for you is the next step. Read through these bios and see who you resonate with. Some of our counselors may have specialties or trainings that appeal to you, some may have a look about them that puts you at ease, some may write in a way that makes you feel like you could connect with them, some may have life experiences that could help inform you. Making any of these connections is a good way to choose a counselor.

Therapy Austin's Counselors

In no particular order, we present the counselors of Therapy Austin. Please read through these short introductions and click on through to read their own narratives. If you feel resonance with anyone particular, contact that therapist directly or indicate that counselor's name as a preference on the Get Started page.

Gina


Gina


Gina Rodriguez, LPC, LMFT Associate
Supervised by Gena Minnix, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT-S

Gina works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 129

Gina works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 129

With her sincere and considerate nature, sessions with Gina are reassuring, conversational and peppered with humor. She has a strong confidence and optimism in clients’ ability to build upon individual resources when facing difficulties, and will motivate you to make positive changes and gain increased self-awareness though introspection. Gina specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with an emphasis on generating creative and practical strategies to ease presenting issues. She additionally utilizes the Gottman Method when working with couples in guiding new ways of addressing relational concerns. Her focus areas include depression and anxiety alleviation, strengthening self-esteem and assertiveness, life transitions and couples looking to navigate communication struggles and friction, all while adapting interventions based on client needs. To hear more about her, click thru.

Tamela


Tamela


Tamela Malone, LMSW
Supervised by Sarah Sloan, LCSW

Tamela works at MAIN & ANNEX Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 163

Tamela works at MAIN & ANNEX

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 163

Tamela offers a calm and patient presence in the therapeutic relationship. Her varied professional background provides a breadth of experience to empower her clients. Her approach is person-centered, humanist, and relational. She is experienced in working with clients struggling with grief/loss, anger, depression, anxiety, psychiatric crisis, trauma, parenting, life transitions, and self-esteem. Tamela is particularly interested in working with men, active duty service members/veterans, first responders, teachers, and fellow LGBTQIA community members. She is eager to meet with you and learn more about your story. Click here to learn more about working with her.

Alex E


Alex E


Alexandra “Alex” Elder, LMSW
Supervised by Mary Lynn Marinucci, LCSW

Alex works at ANNEX & NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 160

Alex works at ANNEX & NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 160

Alex is light-hearted, curious, and eager to support others in achieving their happiness. She firmly believes that everyone deserves to have their story heard and considers it an honor and privilege to work with her clients. Although Alex takes her job very seriously, she tries not to take life too seriously and enjoys finding the humor in everyday situations. Alex is especially adept at validating experiences, empowering others, and helping people resolve conflicting feelings. She has worked with clients in a wide variety of settings and her style may be described as inquisitive and unflappable as a result. To learn more about Alex, click here.

Hayden


Hayden


Hayden Lindsey, LPC Intern
Supervised by Dena Roberts, LPC-S

Hayden works at ANNEX Call him at 512/201-4501, ext. 161

Hayden works at ANNEX

Call him at 512/201-4501, ext. 161

Hayden views the work of therapy as equal parts recovery and discovery. He believes that, regardless of how withdrawn or isolated we might become, the spontaneous movement in all of us remains one towards connection and growth. As a result, he relies heavily on his clients’ hard-earned wisdom as a guide to recovering the vitality and aliveness that belong to all of us. At the same time, he also recognizes the need to move beyond our current capacities, to expand our behavioral repertoires, and to “do” relationships differently. Hayden carefully balances nurture, guidance, and loving confrontation with a unique sense of humor and a deep appreciation for our shared humanness. Although he cherishes the therapeutic relationship, his greatest joy lies in empowering clients to create moments of healing with important others in their everyday lives. Discover more about Hayden here

Katie


Katie


Kathryn “Katie” Barksdale, LPC Intern
Supervised by Heather McPherson, LPC-S

Katie works at ANNEX & NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 162

Katie works at ANNEX & NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 162

Katie is a sex positive, LBGTQIA+ and poly friendly therapist who can help you overcome issues around sexuality, intimacy, and trauma. She understands these issues can feel overwhelming. Infidelity or low sexual satisfaction in your relationship can feel like a reflection on your self-worth, shatter your confidence, and can get in the way of your happiness and your relationships. They may cause you to feel stuck in the past, constantly waiting for the next bad thing to happen, or feel disconnected from your partner. The good news is counseling can help. Katie will work with you using a warm, collaborative approach to build intimacy and connection in creating more rewarding, fulfilling, joyous, and fun relationships. She additionally guides clients in recovery from trauma to help you live in the present instead of being bogged down by the past. To learn more about her approach, click here

Louise


Louise


Louise Sawaki, LPC Intern, LCDC Intern
Supervised by Melanie Murray, LPC-S

Louise works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 150

Louise works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 150

Louise works with individuals and couples seeking to repair and restore balance and wholeness in relationships. With her focus primarily through the lens of family systems and attachment, she understands that we can sometimes get stuck in patterns of coping that we learned in our early family life. Some early patterns that were helpful in meeting our needs can over time become the very same "stuck points" in our adult life that trip us up, and are no longer meeting our needs. Conflict, anger, work-life-balance, grief and loss, parenting, and all sorts of emotional expressions and feelings can additionally make us feel stuck and overwhelm us. With therapy many clients are able to restore balance and build resilience. Louise integrates multiple approaches to guide clients on their path to a balanced, healthy and fulfilling new way of walking in the world. Click here to learn more about her approach.

Shannon


Shannon


Shannon Hafterson, LPC Intern
Supervised by Lindsey Irons, LPC-S

Shannon works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 154

Shannon works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 154

Shannon brings an open heart and a gentle, warm presence to the therapy relationship. She offers support, acceptance, and hope as you explore your life story, develop insights, and make changes towards a more fulfilling life. Her approach is collaborative, strengths-based, and relationship focused, integrating both past and present experiences as you work towards your goals. She also draws from neuroscience and mindfulness to help you find compassion, kindness, resilience, and well-being within yourself and your relationships. Shannon has a special passion for working with individuals experiencing grief and loss, and also works with a variety of other issues including relationship and family difficulties, life transitions, anxiety, and stress. Click here to learn more about working with her.

Adam


Adam


Adam MacDonald, LMSW
Supervised by Tammy Linseisen, LCSW

Adam works at ANNEX & NORTH Call him at 512/201-4501, ext. 159

Adam works at ANNEX & NORTH

Call him at 512/201-4501, ext. 159

With sincerity and compassion, Adam works with his clients to move forward when they feel stuck. Adam’s approach creates a collaborative, safe space to develop insight and awareness that fosters greater satisfaction in relationships and other facets of life. Integrating attachment work, neuroscience and mindfulness, he helps ground those who feel aimless, lost, and alone. His experience in family work, grief and loss, LGBTQ*-specific issues, and serious mental illness has prepared him to meet your unique background and history with openness and non-judgment. Adam’s dedication to build trust with those suffering from overwhelming anxiety, depression, and anger fosters a powerful mechanism for clients to take back charge of their lives. Learn more about him here

Alex


Alex


Alexandrea "Alex" Barnette, LMFT Associate
Supervised by Blake Howard Norton, LMFT-S

Alex works at MAIN & ANNEX Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 140

Alex works at MAIN & ANNEX

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 140

Alex uses a warm and empathetic therapeutic approach to create a safe space for individuals and couples to explore difficult thoughts and feelings from a place of curiosity rather than judgment. Her lighthearted and friendly yet direct nature tends to offset the feeling of heaviness and/or fear of vulnerability clients often experience when coming to therapy for the first time. Alex collaborates with clients to create a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships by illuminating previously undiscovered patterns of interaction and systemic constraints to change. She facilitates stronger intrapersonal and interpersonal connections through emotion coaching and attunement to her client’s needs. Alex approaches each client’s unique story with respect and appreciates the opportunity to be a part of your therapeutic process. Learn more about Alex here.

 

Isaac


Isaac


Isaac Gallegos, LPC Intern
Supervised by John L. Garcia, Ed.D., LPC-S

Isaac works at NORTH Call him at 512/201-4501, ext. 156

Isaac works at NORTH

Call him at 512/201-4501, ext. 156

Isaac seeks to provide a safe space for clients to explore aspects of their lives with which they are struggling or particular areas where they would like to seek change. He places great emphasis on earning clients' trust and moving at a pace that clients are comfortable with. Isaac views counseling as a collaborative effort of gaining insight, self-awareness, and a greater understanding of patterns in how we relate to others and ourselves. He has experience working with individuals, couples, and adolescents and has a passion for helping those struggling with anxiety and depression, as well as loss and grief. To learn more about Isaac, click here

Jen N


Jen N


Jennifer “Jen” Nowland, LPC Intern
Supervised by Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Jen works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 149

Jen works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 149

Jen understands that good people have to deal with difficult problems. Sometimes those problems get in the way of intimacy, friendship, and connection and leave us feeling alone and stuck. No matter what stage of relationship you are in, Jen provides a space that is safe and supportive. At the same time, she will challenge you to make progress towards the goals you want. She is trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment Theory. Jen equips others with the tools to de-escalate conflict and improve communication in their relationships. Ultimately, Jen strives to support both individuals and couples as they strengthen their friendships and reignite desire in their romantic relationships. Her work is anchored in the principles of integrity, genuineness, and collaboration. Above all, Jen values self-compassion when faced with imperfection, and challenges her clients to do the same. Discover more about Jen here

Joseph


Joseph


Joseph Porter, M.A., NCC, LPC Intern, lmft associate
Supervised by John L. Garcia, Ed.D., LPC-S
Supervised By Derek leighton, lpc-s, lmft-s, ncc

Joseph works at MAIN & ANNEX Call him at 512/201-4501, ext. 134

Joseph works at MAIN & ANNEX

Call him at 512/201-4501, ext. 134

Joseph believes in the compassionate care of clients as well as in their innate dignity and freedom of expression as human beings. He encourages engagement and focuses on the present moment during therapeutic contact. It is only within the present moment that suffering can begin to heal. By way of establishing a caring and consistent attitude over time, a deepening connection to oneself and others can develop as well as an enrichment of knowledge and soul. Joseph strives to work with people in therapy to find deeper meaning and help them work toward functioning at their optimal potential. His approach to therapy is collaborative. Each individual is unfolding the story of his or her life; and Joseph considers it a privilege and honor to hear the story of a client, and values the person that the client is in the process of becoming. Click here to read more about Joseph.

Brandee


Brandee


Brandee Smith, LPC Intern, LCDC
Supervised by Fred Tucker, M.A., LPC-S

Brandee works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 137

Brandee works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 137

Brandee possesses a powerful combination of education and life experience which enable her to not only appreciate, but also celebrate, the uniqueness of each client. She considers it a privilege to meet clients exactly where they are as they begin the journey to a more satisfying life. Brandee believes that the creation of a safe, judgment-free environment where people can feel heard and validated is of the utmost importance in order for therapy to be successful. When a therapist facilitates trust in just such an environment, seeds for change are sown. Assisting each client to live in his or her desired authenticity is a treatment priority for Brandee. She takes seriously the knowledge that every person comes to therapy with a beautifully unique cultural background and personal history which has shaped them into the person she meets at session one. She embraces these individual differences, glad to know your arrival has signaled you are ready to make healthy changes in your life and relationship. Though pleased to draw on a variety of evidence-based practices to achieve goals as appropriate, Brandee predominantly utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with special attention to multi-cultural sensitivities in her practice. Click here to read more about Brandee. 

Sarah


Sarah


Sarah Akunebu, lmft associate
Supervised by Patricia Koch, Ph.D., LMFT-S

Sarah works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 144

Sarah works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 144

Open-minded. Open-hearted. With open arms. By being curious and warm, Sarah creates a space for individuals and couples to feel safe, hopeful, and inspired toward understanding themselves, their story and their relationships. With the foundation of her practice rooted in the Experiential models of therapy, Sarah believes each client’s therapeutic process is to be especially cultivated to fit their needs and address the emotions behind communication, relationships, transitions, traumas and situations. She also makes room for a client’s vulnerability, attachment-style, family/cultural background and spirituality to play a role in the process. Through collaboration, patience, and a little humor, Sarah, in essence, walks with clients as they work to discover and create the peace they are seeking. To find out more about her and see if she is the right fit for you, please click here.

Samantha


Samantha


Samantha Alcalde, LPC Intern
Supervised by Lindsey Irons, LPC-S

Samantha works at ANNEX Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 151

Samantha works at ANNEX

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 151

Doesn't it seem ironic that the only constant in life is change? Our lives are ever changing and evolving; weathering away at some areas while creating and rebuilding others. The more we cling to what we know, to the past, and to our expectations of how things should look, the more we struggle to find peace in the moment of what actually is. Because of this belief, Samantha views acceptance and the discovery of meaning in life experiences as essential pieces to the overall puzzle that is our health and happiness. Using a compassionate, open, and holistic approach, she provides a safe space for clients to gain awareness, explore their core values, and practice new skills. Samantha works with a variety of individuals and couples seeking help with issues including trauma, depression, social anxiety, life transitions, chronic pain, relational difficulties, LGBTQIA issues, and personal growth. As a certified yoga instructor, she is trained in mindfulness practices and often uses this, along with her knowledge of the nervous system, to aid in the process of healing and growth. To learn more about Samantha, click here

Frances


Frances


Frances Fazzio, LPC Intern, ATR
Supervised by Laurie Stevens-Beck, LPC-S

Frances works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 157

Frances works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 157

Frances is an intuitive and compassionate clinician that whole-heartedly believes in the transformative power of a therapeutic relationship. Frances offers a warm, non-judgmental, and creative approach to therapy, and works from an eclectic framework that incorporates mindfulness, expressive arts, and skill building to assist you in healing and growth. Frances is passionate about empowering individuals to gain inner peace and fulfillment in their lives whether through traditional therapeutic methods or through the alternative therapeutic modality Art Therapy. Frances will assist you with pin-pointing habitual patterns that no longer serve you and guide you to tune into your inner wellspring of creativity and wisdom. Her training and experience includes self-esteem/self-worth issues, perfectionism, relational issues (individual & couples), codependency, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and overcoming substance abuse. Frances is excited to help you dig deep in order to identify barriers and find new solutions. Find out more about her approach here

Sarah P


Sarah P


Sarah Pollard, LMSW
Supervised by DeLinda Spain, LCSW, CGP, CEDS

Sarah works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 158

Sarah works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 158

Sarah is a warm, authentic, supportive therapist with a sense of humor. She offers a safe, relaxed, culturally sensitive space to explore concerns, issues, and goals surrounding life’s challenges and relationships you have with others and yourself. Her approach to therapy is relational, collaborative, and grounded in research-based techniques. Sarah is a firm believer in the power of therapy and connection with a trusted therapist to help address life’s challenges and serve as a pathway to self-discovery, change, and personal and professional growth. She specializes in working with individuals struggling with eating disorders, anxiety, career issues and transitions, relationships, and self worth. Discover more about her here

Audrey


Audrey


Audrey O'Gorman, M.A., LMFT Associate
Supervised by Bill Woodburn, M.ED., LMFT-S, LPC-S

Audrey works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 116

Audrey works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 116

First impressions of Audrey include a "Hey, where's that quirky accent from?", "What a warm and welcoming person," and "Wow, she's a pretty smart woman!" Audrey has a wide range of professional experience including writing, editing, research, international relations and television production management. As a counselor, you'll find that she is dedicated to supporting you on your journey to find the best answers to your own most important questions. Audrey will tune in to you and honor your unique story, making your progress towards your therapeutic goals her most central concern. To learn more about Audrey, please visit her full page.

Jill


Jill


Jill Hokanson, LMSW
Supervised By Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D., LCSW

Jill works at MAIN & ANNEX Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 133  

Jill works at MAIN & ANNEX

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 133

 

Jill brings a genuine, open-hearted energy to counseling. She believes that therapy can be a time of experimenting with ways of being in the world – trying on new mindsets, discerning inner strengths, and developing skills for coping with difficult emotions. Jill specializes in working with individuals in the midst of life transitions including emerging adulthood, career changes, pregnancy, and changing relationship dynamics. She recognizes that often these transitions can bring up our “stuff” – be it past trauma, anxiety, depression, or strong reactions to upheaval in our lives. It is her goal to foster a caring, non-judgmental space in which curiosity, creativity, and trust can lead to healing and transformation. Learn more about her here.

Sheryl


Sheryl


Sheryl Boyd, LPC Intern
Supervised by Bridget McCauley, LPC-S

Sheryl works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 146

Sheryl works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 146

Sheryl understands that life’s circumstances often present us with a need to be heard and validated. It is important to her that clients feel comfortable and safe, knowing that coming to counseling is sometimes the hardest thing some people will ever do. She works with a variety of issues that many people face, including anxiety and depression, grief and loss, job and career changes, relocation and resettlement issues, parenting, childhood trauma, life transitions, marriage and family issues and spiritual concerns. Her experience in working with Person-Centered counseling puts the focus on you, the client, utilizing a collaborative, holistic approach. Sheryl is here to help you know yourself better and to walk along with you in this process. For more information about her, click here.

Sara


Sara


Sara Paules, LPC Intern
Supervised by Sunny Lansdale, PH.D., LPC-S

Sara works at MAIN & ANNEX Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 136

Sara works at MAIN & ANNEX

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 136

Sara is a sex-positive, poly and kink knowledgeable, LGBTQ friendly therapist. She offers a warm, accepting environment in therapy, allowing individuals to reconnect with curiosity and playfulness. Sara enjoys working with adult individuals who are in great relationships but are struggling with sexual desire, those working through guilt and confusion following infidelity, or who describe themselves or their relationships as somewhat non-traditional. She helps these clients heal from shame and move to a place of self-understanding and empowerment knowledgeably and without judgment. She also has experience using EMDR for trauma work, and additionally enjoys working with adults who are struggling with difficult parents, anxiety or panic attacks. Click here to read more about Sara.

Anna


Anna


Anna Cubells Bradley, LMSW
Supervised by tammy linseisen, lcsw

Anna works at ANNEX  Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 139

Anna works at ANNEX 

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 139

Anna is caring, non-judgmental, open-minded and has a good sense of humor. She is a firm believer in the benefits that therapy can bring, including reducing distress, developing self-awareness and leading a more fulfilling life consistent with one’s values. She celebrates diversity in all its forms including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, spirituality, ability and nationality. This appreciation for diverse life experiences and identities is integral to Anna’s approach. Her training and experience includes grief and loss counseling, couples counseling and working with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Click here to read more about Anna.

Christine


Christine


Christine Molina, LMSW
Supervised by Tammy Linseisen, LCSW

Christine works at MAIN & ANNEX Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 113

Christine works at MAIN & ANNEX

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 113

Christine is genuine, friendly, and strives to create a welcoming atmosphere where you can discuss what is really on your mind and know you will be shown kindness and respect. She enjoys helping clients explore ways to make meaningful changes and feel better about themselves and their lives. Her approach to therapy is practical, brain and body-oriented, and grounded in using a variety of established therapies, including EMDR, DBT, and CBT. Please read her full page to learn more about her experience and how to schedule an appointment with her.

Melinda


Melinda


Melinda Griffith, LPC Intern
Supervised by Jill Praisner, LPC-S

Melinda works at MAIN & ANNEX Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 153

Melinda works at MAIN & ANNEX

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 153

Have you had a recent change in your life? Feeling tired and frustrated? Unfulfilled in your personal and romantic relationships? When was the last time you thought about what YOU need or want? Or have you ever felt like running away from it all? Melinda is an engaged counselor who offers you an open and compassionate space to come explore all of this and more each week. Together you and Melinda will explore concerns you may not feel like you can share with your friends and family, find new ways to re-connect with yourself and the important people in your life, and will be a support system for you while you explore the changes you would like to make. She offers you the opportunity to identify patterns that may be impeding you in becoming the best version of yourself and feeling fulfilled. She works with a spectrum of life concerns including anxiety, depression, difficulty adjusting to change, life transitions, and intimacy/sexual concerns. Melinda's life experiences, education, and passion can make her an asset for you. If you would like to explore how counseling with her may be able to help you, click here

Lara


Lara


lara adams, lpc intern
supervised by jill praisner, lpc-s

Lara works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 141

Lara works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 141

Lara practices holistic psychotherapy, valuing the connection between the mind, body and spirit. Inspired by mindfulness-based approaches to therapy, she offers tools and practices to find peace of mind and self-compassion through inner work, with the belief that healing and well-being come from within. She works with a broad range of issues, including depression, anxiety, stress management, life transitions, work/life balance, parenting, marital conflict, spirituality and grief and loss. Her passion is helping clients find their own inner strengths and resources to heal wounds and unhealthy patterns, while also creating a more healthy, fulfilling and joyful life. Read more about Lara here.

Donna


Donna


Donna Sivan, LPC

Donna works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 120

Donna works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 120

When people first meet Donna they usually notice her calm and attentive presence, along with her genuine interest in their story. She offers a supportive, warm and collaborative counseling style, and seeks to understand the unique challenges and goals that you bring into the therapy room to help you experience growth and healing within yourself and your relationships. Donna works hard to earn her clients’ trust, and would love the opportunity to help you achieve your goals in therapy. Learn more about Donna to see if you might be a good fit.

Jode


Jode


Jode Edwards, LMSW
Supervised by Christine Winston, LCSW

Jode works at ANNEX & NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 152

Jode works at ANNEX & NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 152

Jode is a warm, authentic and compassionate therapist who creates a safe and accepting environment for you to discover and heal the deepest parts of yourself. She believes that through intimate relationships and a deep sense of self-acceptance, we can rediscover our sense of belonging, self-worth, joy and hope. Experienced with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, body image, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, sexual assault and trauma, Jode helps clients integrate their experiences and feelings in a holistic and collaborative way. Along the therapeutic journey, she will employ techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neurobiology and Attachment, Mindfulness and Self-Acceptance, and Somatic Work. With couples, Jode utilizes the Gottman Method, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Attachment-based strategies to help reinforce the couple’s bond and create shared meaning while strengthening communication, intimacy and understanding. Click here to learn more about Jode.

Keith


Keith


Donald "Keith" Montgomery, LcSW, LCDC

Keith works at NORTH Call him at 512/201-4501, ext. 155

Keith works at NORTH

Call him at 512/201-4501, ext. 155

Keith works with individual adults seeking a deeper understanding of themselves, their relationships, and their own life meaning and purpose. He believes by staying focused on our feelings in the present moment experience, most resistance can relax allowing true, authentic change to begin. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, substance disorders, alcohol/drug recovery, PTSD, sexual trauma, toxic stress, family of origin issues, or personal growth Keith might be a good fit. He comes into therapy using a relational, person-centered and existential perspective. This means that together the therapist and client seek to create an honest and supportive relationship in a non-judgmental space to explore opportunities for personal growth. Nearly all human behavior is learned and therefore can be challenged and changed as one becomes willing to have a new experience with themselves and their world. Learn more about Keith here.

Sheilah


Sheilah


sheilah murphy, lpc intern
supervised by juliane taylor shore, lpc-s, lmft-s

Sheilah works at ANNEX & NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 142

Sheilah works at ANNEX & NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 142

Whether with individuals or couples, Sheilah conveys a warm, authentic and active presence in which clients feel free to open up and begin the important work of becoming happier, stronger and more connected in their lives. She has been trained to engage with a range of issues, with particular areas of focus including relationship challenges, life transitions, developmental trauma, depression and anxiety. Sheilah’s collaborative approach integrates cutting-edge body/brain therapies, such as EMDR, Somatic Awareness and Mindfulness, with insight and skills-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. With couples, she draws from Emotion Focused Therapy while employing Gottman communication skills training and mindful acceptance. To learn more about Sheilah and her approach click here.

Lindsey


Lindsey


Lindsey Lucius, LCSW

Counselor and Staff Coordinator

Lindsey works at ANNEX Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 105

Lindsey works at ANNEX

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 105

With a down-to-earth demeanor, Lindsey will meet you with openness and deep care about who you are and what's going on. She sees this whole being-a-human thing as difficult business. She got into counseling because she has a passion for figuring it out together. The basis of her approach is this-she creates and holds the space for you to connect with your inner world and to help you identify the resources you need to heal. Lindsey can help you with trauma, relationship difficulties, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, relationship anxiety, and struggles with guilt and shame. She identifies as a highly sensitive person and particularly enjoy working with people who resonate at that level as well. Therapy Austin is proud to employ Lindsey as both a staff therapist and one of our Staff Coordinators. She oversees new counselor training, weekly peer consultation groups, and general cohesion in our intra-agency connections. Read more about Lindsey here.

Claire PB


Claire PB


Claire Perella Baxter, LCSW

Counselor and Internal Communications Coordinator 

Claire works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 103

Claire works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 103

Claire is inspired by the insight and positive change that therapy can bring. She believes that the counseling room is a space to be mindful, creative, and vulnerable. She has trained to work with individuals and couples, addressing issues such as childhood trauma, recent trauma, sexual assault, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, challenging family dynamics, and building healthy relationships. Claire works to help clients recognize and use their strengths and to heal from their pain. Her primary goal is to create a safe and supportive environment for clients, and to work hard together in that space. Read more about Claire.

Anne


Anne


Anne Crawford, LPC

Counselor and Office Coordinator

Anne works at MAIN, ANNEX & NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 123

Anne works at MAIN, ANNEX &
NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 123

Anne has a kind and caring presence combined with a wicked sense of humor. She’s attentive, intuitive and nurturing, which creates a safe space for you to explore the deeper sides of yourself. Recognizing patterns and helping you gain insight into your life is something she thrives on. Through the therapeutic process, Anne supports and assists you in acquiring the necessary tools to work through the difficult and sensitive issues that brought you to therapy. She also enjoys exploring and developing your creative gifts, which in turn, helps you lead a more balanced and meaningful life. Click here to read more about Anne and find out if she’s the right fit for you.

Roxanne


Roxanne


Roxanne Watson, LPC

Counselor and staff Coordinator

Roxanne works at NORTH Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 114

Roxanne works at NORTH

Call her at 512/201-4501, ext. 114

Roxanne is a steady, present, and encouraging counselor who strives to help you have a secure and healthy relationship with your self and with your loved ones. She has experience helping people with relationship issues, life transitions, anxiety & stress, depression & low mood, conflict resolution, challenges at work/school, communication issues, being new to Austin, feelings of low confidence/self-esteem/self-worth, and career transitions. Her approach is honest, direct, real, genuine, and comforting. She employs a deep and yet lighthearted approach while helping you navigate what can be a difficult adult existence. Read more about Roxanne.