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Kayla Chauvin Therapy Austin

Kayla Chauvin, LPC Associate


Supervised by Sandra Rivera , LPC

Choosing a therapist can be an incredibly intimidating process, but the secret to it is simple—trust your gut! I encourage you to listen to your gut, both while you are choosing a therapist and throughout the entirety of the therapeutic process; doing so is one of the best ways to honor yourself and find the right fit for you. So here is a snapshot of my approach for you to consider as you begin this new chapter of healing and growth in your life!

My focus as your counselor will be to put you at ease, create an atmosphere of authenticity, engage with you in genuine curiosity, and provide you with resources for your progress. I cater each session to your needs and make adjustments to treatment as the specifics of your experiences and goals unfold. My care builds upon your existing strengths, focuses on the collaborative nature between client and therapist, and is particularly sensitive to the ways that trauma can influence a person’s journey.

I have experience working with clients who struggled with suicidal thoughts, substance use, psychosis and domestic abuse. I have practice providing crisis intervention, harm reduction, interpersonal boundary work, grounding techniques, resolution of trauma, and identity reconstruction. I am knowledgeable on the cycle of abuse and have worked with victims to shift away from themes of guilt, confusion, and self-hatred towards compassion, understanding, and self-love.

I have a particular passion for supporting clients going through experiences related to LGBTQIA+ issues. I understand the long-lasting influence that being closeted for a period of time or being out and not feeling safe can have on a person. Isolation, shame, rejection and grief are, unfortunately, among the most formative experiences imposed on the LGBTQIA+ population. Allow me to walk beside you as you define your own identity, unhinge the pain of your past or present, and envision the life you actually want to build. 

When I am not working, I enjoy going camping, painting, refurbishing furniture, kayaking, driving through the hill country and spending time with my partner and kitties (Tomato and Basil). I graduated from the University of Dallas with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, and the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

More about Kayla

Area of Expertise

Trauma-Informed Care, Strengths-based, and Harm Reduction

Substance Use, Domestic Abuse, and Suicidal Ideation

LBTQIA+ Affirming, Queer-Related Life Transitions


Individual Counseling


South Banister

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Troubled Childhood
Low Self-Esteem
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual expression
Questions about Gender
Communication Issues
Relationship Issues
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Troublesome Behaviors
Conflict Resolution
Issues with Parents
Caregiver Fatigue
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Substance Abuse

Techniques & Experience

Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Familiar with substance abuse
Mindfulness modalities
Career counseling
Focused on practicing skills
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
DBT friendly
CBT oriented
ACT - Values Based Therapy


Warm & caring
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys treating young adults
Calm & slow-paced
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQ friendly
Trauma focused
Experienced in domestic violence
Familiar with substance abuse
Professional experience other than counseling
Mindfulness modalities
Career counseling
Integrates art therapies
Enjoys working with older adults
Familiar with military culture
Focused on practicing skills
Experienced in raising children
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Spiritually sensitive
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Additional Info

Contact Kayla

512-201-4501 ext 258
Work with Kayla


  • 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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