Gina Rodriguez Therapy Austin

Gina Rodriguez, LPC, LMFT

Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in Couples, Somatic Experiencing
Sorry! Gina is not accepting new clients at this time.

Do you live with chronic worries, have persistent doubts about yourself, or constantly wrestle with making important choices? Are you struggling to maintain open channels of communication with your loved ones, or feel overwhelmed when attempting to connect with others despite your best efforts? Feeling hopeless, scared, lost? If any of this sounds familiar, please know you’re in good company and that therapy can help. 

I respectfully listen and validate where clients are, and prioritize building a strong collaborative relationship through empathy, positive regard and thoughtful directness. Sessions with me are conversational, reassuring and peppered with humor. We’ll work to adjust thoughts and behaviors that create obstacles to wellness, while also identifying and modifying interaction patterns and relied upon strategies that provide short-term respite but ultimately leave you feeling stuck and exhausted. 

In my experience, skill building in conjunction with introspective work can facilitate positive outcomes. Building practical coping tools to ease stressors and help you find some relief can be a helpful starting point. Then, engaging in gentle exploration of protective parts, defenses and your inner world can promote increased self-awareness that allows for deeper growth. As a result, you can start to increase your capacity to function in optimal ways, feel more confident navigating life’s challenges, improve your means of relating to others, and harness your inherent strengths as resources. Although this isn’t always easy, fun or fast, your efforts to show up and engage in this work can have lasting and healing effects. 

I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness and Neuroscience to inform the skills and techniques I weave in sessions. I additionally draw from the Gottman Method and Imago Relationship Therapy in my work with couples.

My focus areas include Anxiety, Perfectionism, Depression, Relational Trauma, Personal Growth, and working with couples to improve Connection, Communication and Conflict Management Skills. 

On a personal note, my goal to become a therapist was inspired by the positive role therapy had on my life. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences at Concordia University Texas and, shortly after, I completed my Master of Arts in Counseling at St. Edward’s University. I’m dually licensed as a Professional Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist, which means I received extra training to effectively work with both individuals and couples (and helps explain all those fun letters after my name!) 

I was born and raised in Austin, am an enthusiastic cat lover, enjoy morning Yoga sessions, watching sports and listening to music. Therapy has been a natural fit for my passion of working alongside others in achieving their goals and I love the work I engage in. Witnessing my clients’ progression is such a reward and I look forward to beginning this journey with you. 

If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please call me at 512-201-4501, Ext. 129, email gina@therapyaustin.com or fill out our online request form.

 

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More about Gina

Area of Expertise

Generalized and Social Anxiety, Perfectionism, Overcoming Self-Doubt 

Healing Relational and Attachment Wounds 

Combines Practical Tools With Insight-Building Strategies


Specializations

Couples
Somatic Experiencing

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

South Banister
Offsite

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Effective with high-conflict couples
Specializing in couples counseling
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Gottman Method
Integrates art therapies
Focused on practicing skills
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Mindfulness modalities
DBT trained/informed
Trauma-focused
SE (Somatic Experiencing)
IFS (Parts work)

Qualities

Warm & caring
Friendly & direct
Youthful
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Spiritually sensitive
Active sense of humor
Effective with high-conflict couples
Specializing in couples counseling
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Gottman Marital Counseling
Integrates art therapies
Focused on practicing skills
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
DBT friendly
Mindfulness modalities
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
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Additional Info

Contact Gina

512-201-4501 ext 129