Therapy Austin
Kelly Pajares Therapy Austin

Kelly Pajares, LPC

she/her/hers

Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

“The problem is the problem, the person is not the problem.” Michael White and David Epston

Opening up and sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone new can be an intimidating process. But I'm glad you've made it to my page because I believe in creating a safe space where laughter and vulnerability can coexist. Yes, you read that right – you can laugh in therapy. In fact, some of the most valuable moments in my career have involved finding humor even amidst life's heaviest burdens. 

Loss, struggles with connection, navigating identity, and exhaustion from trying to live up to societal norms and expectations – are just a few examples of the burdens we may carry. Resolving these issues is my passion, and I would be honored to help you navigate them. 

I'm a passionate, often quirky, authentic therapist. I am deeply committed to body positivity, and to being inclusive of neurodiversity, and I am affirming to the LGBTQIA+ community. Working from a non-judgmental and trauma-informed lens, I draw upon postmodern modalities that are attachment-based, narrative, person-centered, and relational. 

From my perspective, therapy is a collaborative journey, and I will be there to listen, validate, and empower you. Whether you want to process trauma, develop self-acceptance, or explore your personal growth, I'm here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. Together, we can create a haven where you feel comfortable, supported, and understood.

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More about Kelly

Rates

Starts at $150/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Feminist, Health at Every Size (HAES), LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Knowledgable of ADHD/Autism

EDMR, Trauma Informed, Person-Centered, and Attachment Focused

Authentic, Quirky, Compassionate, Good Sense of Humor

Services

Individual Counseling
Groups & Classes

Locations

North
Central Annex
Highland

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Trauma-focused
DBT trained/informed
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
CBT oriented
Familiar with substance abuse
Effective with high-conflict couples
Integrates art therapies
Specializing in couples counseling
Career counseling
Gottman Method
EMDR
IFS (Parts work)
Practices from an anti-racist lens
HAES/Intuitive eating

Qualities

Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Youthful
Active sense of humor
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Trauma focused
Spiritually sensitive
DBT friendly
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
CBT oriented
Familiar with substance abuse
Effective with high-conflict couples
Integrates art therapies
Motherly
Specializing in couples counseling
Career counseling
Gottman Marital Counseling
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Schedule Openings

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

Mondays
Teletherapy
50 min
3:00 pm
Thursdays
Teletherapy
50 min
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
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Additional Info

Contact Kelly

512-201-4501 ext 197