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Leslie Garber Therapy Austin

Leslie "Michelle" Garber, LMSW

Supervised by Cynthia Reibenstein, LCSW

Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing. 

It’s about doing, being and becoming. 

Do you ever feel you are not able to find the right words to communicate how you feel, who you are or what you need from others in your life?  Like a lot of us, do you wake up after a problem the day before thinking about what you “should have said” to have expressed yourself better or if you should have used different words in trying to resolve a conflict in your life? 

It is hard to reach out for help when you face difficulties, but you have made a very important step in coming to Therapy Austin. Here you will find counselors with a wide variety of skill sets, areas of expertise and personal therapy styles to match your individual needs and the goals you are trying to reach. 

If we work together, we would work as a team. You are the most important part of reaching the improved life experience you are searching for.  You bring the knowledge of the past experiences that have made you who you are and the intimate details of the problem areas that are challenging you today. 

My approach to helping clients is to provide them with a safe and accepting space to share their life with a caring and empathetic listener. By bringing my expertise in mental health issues and knowledge of strategies for change and coping, we can craft the necessary game plan to identify your strengths and start setting short, attainable goals to guide you on your journey. 

My areas of special interest are working with clients suffering from stress, anxiety, depression or low self-esteem whether it be due to everyday life, life transitions, career changes, relationship issues or domestic violence. However, we don't come in nice, neat little packages, so I am also able to address a variety of other issues as well. My experience is primarily with adults, but I have also worked with adolescents, children and the elderly. 

I received my Master in Social Work from the University of Texas San Antonio. I enjoy the outdoors and taking my dogs, Bella and Remy, with me as often as possible, especially on road trips.  I love to learn new things such as dance, trying new recipes and watching DIYs. In my spare time, I enjoy reading books and listening to pod casts. I love to travel and get to know other cities, states and countries as well as their people and cultures.   

If you are interested in working together, I invite you to contact me at 512-201-4501 x 300. I look forward to meeting you.

More about Michelle

Area of Expertise

Empathetic, Affirming, Non-judgmental 

Stress Management Coping Skills for Life Transitions, Anxiety and/or Depression 

Solution-Focused Conflict Resolution for Relationship Issues or Domestic Abuse, Trauma informed


Individual Counseling


South Slaughter

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Low Self-Esteem
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Relationship Issues
Domestic Violence
Problems at Work
Troublesome Behaviors
Substance Abuse
Troubled Childhood
Grief & Loss
Issues with Parents
Death & Dying
Anger Management
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at School

Techniques & Experience

Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Experienced in domestic violence
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
CBT oriented
DBT friendly


Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Enjoys treating young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQ friendly
Professional experience other than counseling
Decades of life experience
Enjoys working with older adults
Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Cynthia Reibenstein, LCSW

10311 Wagon Trail Rd

Houston, TX 77064


Contact Michelle

512-201-4501 ext 300
Work with Michelle


  • 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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