Adriana Quintero Celestino Therapy Austin

Adriana Quintero Celestino, LMSW


Supervised by Arlene Montgomery, LCSW

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Maya Angelou

Hello and welcome! 

You being on this page means that you’ve chosen to take the first step towards the change you want to see in your life and that takes courage. 

Therapy can be a transformative tool for those who are ready to do the hard work of being vulnerable and honest not only with the therapist but with themselves. This is why my therapeutic approach is relational and collaborative; I strive to create a safe and trusting environment that goes at your pace. This is where we can slowly uncover feelings around your past, present, and future that may be causing worries or keeping you in unhealthy cycles. We will bring the unconscious to consciousness. We will work together to learn and unlearn skills that may have been useful for survival in the past but are now keeping you stuck. As you share your story and life with me I will listen with a nonjudgmental ear and help build upon the strengths you already have within you. 

I am experienced in working with substance use problems, anxiety, depression, codependency, and other compulsive/impulsive behaviors. I also have experience working with children and their families so I will not shy away from exploring family origin issues with you if you choose to do so. I have extensive practice with dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) so you will see flavors of that throughout our work together. Other than DBT, I sometimes pull from family systems and attachment theory to further understand the inner workings behind our chosen behaviors. With that being said, I want you to know that because I truly consider you the expert of your own life, I will never turn down exploring something new that you would like to try with our time together! That’s where the collaboration piece comes into play. Whether you are going through an addiction, a life transition, or wanting to heal your inner child from trauma, I believe you can learn new healthy habits that work for you to regain control and reclaim power in your life story. We will take it one step at a time and I will be cheering you on along the way. 

A little bit more about me: I earned my masters in Social Work from The University of Texas in Austin. The opportunity to be at UT where I was part of an integrated behavioral health team along with my lived experiences as a first-generation proud daughter of immigrants are what led me towards this kind of work. I have a deep passion for sharing resources with individuals and communities to live a more fulfilled and satisfying life. Outside of therapy I enjoy running, watching movies, cooking new things, and spending time with my friends and family. 

If you are interested in working together or have any questions for me please reach out! I look forward to holding space with you on your journey.

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More about Adriana


Starts at $110/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Strength Based, Collaborative, Trauma-Informed 

Life Transitions, Relational Issues, Addictive Behavior 

Mindfulness, Self-Acceptance, Self-Compassion


Individual Counseling


South Banister

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Substance Use
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Relationship to Food/Body
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Grief & Loss
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Domestic Violence
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Development Trauma
High Conflict Couple
Affair Recovery
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues Related to Oppression
Premarital Issues
Identity Development/Exploration
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity

Techniques & Experience

Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Familiar with substance abuse
Mindfulness modalities
DBT trained/informed
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Effective with high-conflict couples
Experienced in domestic violence
Practices from an anti-racist lens
ACT - Values Based Therapy
IFS (Parts work)


Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Enjoys working with young adults
Experienced in raising children
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Anxiety alleviation experience
Spiritually sensitive
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Schedule Openings
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D., LCSW

1925 San Jacinto Blvd 3.104A

Austin, TX 78712-0358


Contact Adriana

512-201-4501 ext 324