Therapy Austin
Carrie Mercado Therapy Austin

Carrie Mercado, LPC Associate

she/her/hers

Supervised by William McHenry, LPC-S

Welcome!  Whether you are seeking therapy because of recent difficulties or challenges that started decades ago, counseling can help you achieve your goals. My integrative approach, includes but is not limited to, person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness, ensures every client has a unique therapeutic experience. 

My passion is working with adults experiencing anxiety or depression related to past or current circumstances. I have masters and doctorate degrees in counseling and worked in county, state and federal hospitals and counseling centers. I have had multiple opportunities to work with veterans across the United States, which included the Michael E. Debakey VA in Houston, TX, the West HAven VA Medical Center, West Haven, CT, and the Central Texas VA in Temple, Texas. In addition, I have had many opportunities to work with college students, in both a teaching and counseling capacity as a counselor in Student Affairs and a faculty member in Student Development at Austin Community College, and as a faculty member in the Psychology Department at Chico State University. 

I believe in the strength of the therapeutic relationship, the ability of clients to be experts at sharing their narratives, and the power of an inclusive healing space. Every client, despite life adversities, has the ability to live the life they desire. 

To reset, I like lifting weights, swimming,  and spending time in the park with my partner and two children.

Work with Carrie

Want help finding a great counselor? Call us at (512) 201-4501 ext. 1 or share your contact info here.

More about Carrie

Rates

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

Area of Expertise

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

South Banister
Offsite

Works With

Development Trauma
Identity Development/Exploration
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Substance Use
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Spirituality
Gender Identity
Communication Issues
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Social Skills Development
Bullying
Academic Pressure
Life Transitions
Imposter Syndrome
Premarital Issues
Troublesome Behaviors
Relationship to Food/Body
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Perfectionism
Grief & Loss
Parenting
Issues with Parents
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Divorce
Death & Dying
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia

Techniques & Experience

Mindfulness modalities
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Focused on practicing skills
Trauma-focused
Career counseling
Anxiety alleviation experience
Integrates art therapies

Qualities

Warm & caring
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Youthful
Motherly
Friendly & direct
Decades of life experience
Enjoys working with young adults
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Professional experience other than counseling
Nonjudgmental
Familiar with military culture
Enjoys working with older adults
Patient
Experienced in raising children
Identity Affirming
Anxiety alleviation experience
Social Media Savvy
Spiritually sensitive
Calm & slow-paced
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Schedule Openings

If you would like to request a specific time, click on a schedule opening below.

Mondays
South Banister
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
Tuesdays
Teletherapy
50 min
7:00 am
Wednesdays
Teletherapy
50 min
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
Thursdays
Teletherapy
50 min
7:00 am
Saturdays
Teletherapy
50 min
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
Work with Carrie
Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

William McHenry, LPC-S

Private Address

Contact Carrie

512-201-4501 ext 377