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Kara Nassour Therapy Austin

Kara Nassour, LPC


Senior Counselor

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus

Reaching out for help can be one of the hardest things you do for yourself. You may wonder if your problems are “bad enough,” or whether you deserve support for them. It might be difficult to believe that life can get better. But just by considering therapy, you’ve already taken the first step. You have the insight to realize something isn’t working, and the courage to face it within yourself. Together, we can build on that insight and courage to create a better tomorrow.

I work with a wide range of issues, specializing in anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and figuring out how to live by your values in everyday life. Many of my clients are LGBTQ+ people working out what love, relationships and identity mean to them. Others learn to balance care for themselves with caring for other people. You don’t have to deal with your problems alone. By working through them now, you can develop the skills and strength to deal with other issues you face throughout your life.

As we try new approaches to dealing with your concerns, I’ll check with you regularly about which strategies work for you and which ones don’t. Sometimes, you want practical actions you can take to move your life forward. Other times, you need to be heard, understood, and to know that you aren’t alone. Here, you can do both: we adapt the focus of a session to be more supportive or more action-focused depending on what you need in the moment. You might want concrete objectives to tackle each week, or you might want a flexible, open time to work through the biggest concerns on your mind. Every new technique is an experiment, and either it will help you (great!), or you will still learn something about what you need and how your brain works (also useful!). There are no failures, only discoveries.

I always end sessions on a positive note: a plan of action, experiences you look forward to, or things you feel grateful for or which give you hope. Growth doesn’t stop at the end of a session, and neither will you.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who graduated from Texas State University with a M.A. in Counseling Psychology, and have worked with young adults, older adults and adolescents at Out Youth, the Austin Center for Grief and Loss, Capital Area Counseling and now Therapy Austin. What I love most about this work is honoring your unique experiences and worldview, and discovering the strengths that have brought you this far on your journey. Together, we can build on those strengths and cultivate new ones.

More about Kara

Area of Expertise

Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression

Collaborative, Strength-Focused

LGBTQIA+ Affirming


Individual Counseling


Central Main

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual expression
Questions about Gender
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Career Transitions
Substance Abuse
Anger Management
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Relationship Issues
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia
Struggles with Food/Eating

Techniques & Experience

Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
CBT oriented
Mindfulness modalities
DBT friendly
Familiar with substance abuse
Career counseling


Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Focused on practicing skills
Active sense of humor
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys treating young adults
LGBTQ friendly
Anxiety alleviation experience
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
CBT oriented
Mindfulness modalities
Spiritually sensitive
DBT friendly
Familiar with substance abuse
Career counseling
Additional Info

Contact Kara

512-201-4501 ext 239
Work with Kara


  • Main
    1415 W. 51st St, #1
    Austin, TX 78756
  • North
    8500 Shoal Creek Bldg. 4 #202
    Austin, TX 78757
  • Highland
    505 E Huntland Drive, #320
    Austin, TX 78752
  • Banister Lane
    4009 Banister Lane, #430
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Slaughter Lane
    1213 W. Slaughter Lane, #130
    Austin, TX 78748
Monday - Friday
6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 8pm

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