Ileana Gonzalez Therapy Austin

Ileana Gonzalez, LPC Associate

she/her/hers

Supervised by Leslie Larson, LPC-S

Senior Counselor
Specialized in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Hello there, and welcome. I would like to commend you on taking this huge step. It can be difficult or intimidating to admit to ourselves that sometimes, we need help. I would like to share with you that being vulnerable is not the enemy. 

Your feelings have value and meaning. It's my belief that as social, curious beings, healthy and meaningful connection plays a crucial role in our ability to relate to the world around us and ourselves. I bring this forward in my work as a counselor and emphasize the importance of vulnerability and self-compassion. My hope is that in our work together therapy offers a space where you can feel safe, and freely process both your struggles and aspirations. 

It's been my experience that mindfulness can create a balance between the unceasing train of thoughts we experience on a daily basis and the present moment. In combination with other therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, we can help cultivate self-awareness, effective coping skills, meaningful reflection, and inner healing. My areas of focus are Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Shame, Grief, and ADHD. 

A little about me: I have a passion for exploration and eating great food! Music is my solace and I love attending music events as much as I can. Sunset walks at my local park are my absolute favorite. I grew up in deep south Texas and come from Hispanic roots. I received my masters in clinical/mental health counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Since then I've worked in nonprofits, partial hospitalization programs, and private practice. 

Therapy can be a safe and nurturing place to explore and express yourself. If you feel that we would be a good fit please contact me.

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More about Ileana

Area of Expertise

Anxiety and Depression

Culturally Sensitive, Identity, Self-Esteem

Mindfulness, Relationship Issues

Specializations

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Relationship to Food/Body
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Perfectionism
Life Transitions
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Issues with Parents
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Relationship Issues
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Troublesome Behaviors
Anger Management
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies

Techniques & Experience

Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Trauma-focused
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
DBT trained/informed
Mindfulness modalities
CBT oriented
HAES/Intuitive eating
Career counseling
Focused on practicing skills
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Experienced in domestic violence
Familiar with substance abuse

Qualities

Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Youthful
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Trauma focused
Enjoys working with older adults
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
DBT friendly
Mindfulness modalities
CBT oriented
Experienced in eating issues
Spiritually sensitive
Career counseling
Professional experience other than counseling
Active sense of humor
Focused on practicing skills
Friendly & direct
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Experienced in domestic violence
Familiar with substance abuse
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Leslie Larson, LPC-S
3006 Bee Caves Road, Ste. D-204
Austin, TX 78746

512/663-5447

Contact Ileana

512-201-4501 ext 559