Therapy Austin
Mary Torkelson Therapy Austin

Mary Torkelson, LPC

Welcome! Therapy is a collaborative process that addresses the challenges in your life and explores solutions that can lead you to success. Our lives consist of relationships and transitions that affect us in ways that we sometimes don’t expect and find demanding to handle. I can assist in guiding you to examine the past while learning how to create a more rewarding and meaningful life.

Whether you are experiencing the challenges of anxiety, coping with depression, or struggling with the relationships in your life, therapy with me is all about identifying the patterns and behaviors that are not working and finding a positive path that guides you to the life you desire. I also specialize in working with individuals experiencing divorce or the ending of a relationship and bring a sense of compassion and empathy that will help you navigate through this difficult time.

My approach to counseling is a combination of solution-focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The therapeutic process will help us identify self-defeating thoughts and target your strengths. We will set achievable goals that will guide you to desired behaviors that will lead you to success.

A little bit about me: I grew up in Houston, TX, and graduated from Texas A&M University. I worked for many years in the insurance industry in Houston and then Austin until I decided to be a full-time mom. I went through a divorce, and with my kids being older, I re-evaluated the career path I now wanted to pursue. Therapy helped me through the transition of my divorce, and so I chose to obtain my Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. My goal is to help others in their life journey to achieve the happiness they desire.

If you are interested in working together, you can reach me at 512/201-4501, ext. 561. I look forward to working with you.

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Starts at $125/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Life Transitions, Divorce, Co-Parenting

Anxiety and Depression

Solution-Focused, Compassionate, Strengths-Based


Individual Counseling


South Banister

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Grief & Loss
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Death & Dying
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Relationship to Food/Body
Substance Use
Development Trauma
Identity Development/Exploration
Affair Recovery
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Premarital Issues
Caregiver Fatigue

Techniques & Experience

Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Career counseling
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Mindfulness modalities
Focused on practicing skills
IFS (Parts work)
Practices from an anti-racist lens
DBT trained/informed
Familiar with substance abuse


Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Focused on practicing skills
Active sense of humor
Decades of life experience
Experienced in raising children
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Trauma focused
Spiritually sensitive
Professional experience other than counseling
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Career counseling
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Schedule Openings

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South Banister
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
4:00 pm
8:00 pm
South Banister
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
8:00 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
South Banister
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
8:00 pm
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Additional Info

Contact Mary

512-201-4501 ext 561