Therapy Austin
Kassandra Balandrano Therapy Austin

Kassandra Balandrano, LPC Associate

she/her/hers

Supervised by Alison Lough, LPC-S

“Things don’t have to stay as what they started out as.”- Viv from Legends & Lattes

Hey there! I imagine you're reading this because you're at the end of your rope. You're feeling stuck, lonely, anxious, or all the above. Maybe your relationships with friends, family, or a romantic partner are suffering. Wherever you find yourself struggling, I would love to meet you where you're at. Together, we can cultivate a safe space for you to process your experiences and emotions. There is power in the stories you construct about your life. I believe we can rewrite your story in a way that is empowering and leads to fulfillment! 

I particularly enjoy working with young adults, college students, and premarital/newlywed couples. I primarily work from a Narrative and CBT lens. If you’re in the market for premarital counseling, I’m also a certified SYMBIS facilitator. As a 3rd generation Mexican-American, I can empathize with the complexities of intersecting cultures and identity. I offer support with anxiety, depression, relational dynamics, life transitions, and identity issues. I believe that collaboration is key to the therapeutic relationship, and helps clients best meet their goals. Overall, sessions with me look like highlighting your strengths and using them as a tool for reframing your thoughts about yourself and the world around you. 

A little bit about me- I’m a Texas native who has lived all over the state! However, Austin has had a special place in my heart since I moved here to pursue my undergraduate degree at UT. I’m happily married to my husband of 3+ years, and we have two cat children- Ollie and Shenzi. I’m quite the introvert. I love spending time at home and making it a cozy, welcoming space for friends and family. When I’m not in the therapy chair, you can find me reading, playing my Switch, lounging at a coffee shop, walking the trails, or watching the newest dystopian film. 

If my background resonates with you, please reach out via the appointment request form. It would be an honor to work with you and witness your journey towards health and wellness!


Work with Kassandra

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

More about Kassandra

Rates

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

Area of Expertise

Boundaries, Relational Tension, Anxiety, Depression, Premarital Counseling 

Authentic, Warm, Relational, & Curious 

Narrative Therapy, CBT, Interpersonal Neurobiology, & SYMBIS Facilitator


Services

Individual Counseling
Couples Counseling

Locations

North
Highland
Offsite

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

Helpful with mid-20's challenges
CBT oriented
Gottman Method
Focused on practicing skills
Anxiety alleviation experience
Mindfulness modalities
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy

Qualities

Nonjudgmental
Warm & caring
Enjoys working with young adults
Spiritually sensitive
Youthful
Calm & slow-paced
Anxiety alleviation experience
Social Media Savvy
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Patient
Schedule Openings

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

Mondays
Highland
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
6:00 pm
8:00 pm
Fridays
North
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
8:00 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
Saturdays
Teletherapy
50 min
8:00 am
8:30 am
9:00 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Alison Lough, LPC-S

2631 Gattis School Rd Ste 160

Round Rock, TX 78664

512/337-2865

Contact Kassandra

512-201-4501 ext 375