Kayla Chauvin Therapy Austin

Kayla Chauvin, LPC

she/her/hers

Senior Counselor

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, invite exploration across diverse identities, 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. 

Perhaps you are unsure how to move away from compulsive caregiving, feel disconnected from knowing what you want or need, struggle to express yourself during moments of conflict, want to understand why family relationships feel heavy, or feel the burnout of lifelong perfectionism. Maybe you sense that you have experienced religious trauma, or feel as if you are always playing catch up, or wonder why things impact you so deeply. I invite you to follow those intuitions and reach out to connect. 

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 carve out time to camp, bike, travel, garden, and connect with my partner, her family, and my community. My pets (Gizmo, Gnocchi, Tomato, and Basil) keep me busy in the interim!

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More about Kayla

Area of Expertise

Warm, Relational, Holistic 

Perfectionism, Relationship Issues, Recovery from Emotionally Unavailable Parents 

Boundary Setting, Religious Trauma, Queer-Related Life Transitions

Specializations

ADHD

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

Highland
Offsite

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Troubled Childhood
Low Self-Esteem
Loneliness/Isolation
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Spirituality
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Communication Issues
Relationship Issues
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Troublesome Behaviors
Conflict Resolution
Issues with Parents
Caregiver Fatigue
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Grief & Loss
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Domestic Violence
Anger Management
Identity Development/Exploration
Development Trauma
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues Related to Oppression
Substance Use
Parenting
Relationship to Food/Body

Techniques & Experience

Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Familiar with substance abuse
Mindfulness modalities
Career counseling
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Experienced in domestic violence
Trauma-focused
Practices from an anti-racist lens
IFS (Parts work)
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)

Qualities

Warm & caring
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys working with young adults
Calm & slow-paced
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
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
Youthful
Spiritually sensitive
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Motherly
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Lived experience/Identity affirming
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Additional Info

Contact Kayla

512-201-4501 ext 258