Therapy Austin
Macie Ponseigo Therapy Austin

Macie Ponseigo, LPC Associate

she/her/hers

Supervised by Sarah Arnold, LPC-S

Hello and welcome to Therapy Austin! I'm Macie, and I'm thrilled you've taken the first step towards prioritizing your mental health. Embarking on this journey, whether it feels daunting or exciting, takes courage, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. There are a lot of things that may be happening that have you seeking therapy. Maybe you are going through a difficult life transition and would like some guidance. Maybe you are not feeling like yourself lately, feeling sad or anxious. Maybe there are life patterns you have grown up with that you would like to change, or difficult relationships you need to process. Therapy can be an open space to help navigate and empower you through any of these issues and more. 

I have worked with adults exploring a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, low self-worth, family of origin dynamics, and trauma. I have done a lot of work with young adults and college-age students, but I enjoy doing work with adults of all ages! I also like working with couples and am deeply committed to fostering understanding, communication, and healing within the relationship. Whether you're facing challenges in your communication, navigating conflicts, or seeking to rebuild trust and intimacy, I offer a supportive and nonjudgmental space where both partners can feel heard and valued. I describe my approach as warm and nonjudgmental where I integrate humor and empathy into the session to create a safe and comfortable environment. I strive to create a place where you can be heard and accepted unconditionally. 

In therapy I am passionate about helping my clients understand what is going on in their mind and body to help them release the shame they are carrying for whatever reason they are in therapy. Internal shame traps us in a loop that can feel impossible to get free from, which often leads us feeling depressed, anxious, stressed, and more. I love to help clients become more attuned with their bodies as a way of understanding their mental health. Sometimes the part of our brain responsible for spoken language is not connected to the part of our brain which is holding our emotional pain, which means we cannot express what we are feeling or what is going on inside our mind. If that sounds like something you have experienced, it may be time to look to what your body is feeling for answers. As a therapist, I believe the most important element in therapy is for a client to feel comfortable and safe. We will explore at your own pace and I will never ask you to share information you are not comfortable doing so. My hope is that as we get to know each other over time, there will be a natural progression of self-disclosure. I want to follow your lead by exploring your goals for therapy, not my own. I value communication and ask that my client communicates what they need and how comfortable they are throughout the therapeutic process. I am committed to creating a therapy room that promotes anti-racism, accountability, and inclusivity for all my clients. I strive to provide mental health care that acknowledges differences and includes an awareness and acceptance of identity, experience, culture, ethnicity, gender expression, sexual orientation, neurodiversity, and all bodies. A little about me: 

I grew up in Missouri and I recently moved to Austin. I have been loving the city life and the culture of Austin! I graduated with my Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2021 from Evangel University. When I am not working, I am usually checking out different restaurants around the city. My other passion outside of mental health is the restaurant industry where I have about 10 years of working experience. If I am not out exploring, I will usually be curled up on the couch with my cats watching a new documentary or reading a book. 

I'm truly excited about the possibility of accompanying you on your journey towards healing and personal growth! Together, we'll explore, learn, and grow, creating a safe space where you can express yourself freely and cultivate the positive changes you desire. I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with you and help you discover the strength and resilience within yourself.


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More about Macie

Rates

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

Area of Expertise

Enjoys working with young adults 

Empathetic, humorous, non judgemental   

Anxiety alleviation experience


Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

Highland
North

Works With

Development Trauma
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues Related to Oppression
Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
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
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
Affair Recovery
Social Skills Development
Relationship to Social Media
Phobias
Bullying
Adoption
Academic Pressure

Techniques & Experience

Trauma-focused
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Mindfulness modalities
Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Experienced in domestic violence
Familiar with substance abuse
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
IFS (Parts work)
Career counseling

Qualities

Enjoys working with midlife adults
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
Youthful
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Spiritually sensitive
Social Media Savvy
Patient
Nonjudgmental
Identity Affirming
Professional experience other than counseling
Schedule Openings
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Sarah Arnold, LPC-S

1406 Camp Craft Rd Ste 205

Austin, TX 78746

512/693-9593

Contact Macie

512-201-4501 ext 371