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Nicholas Mendoza-Bachicha Therapy Austin

Nicholas "Nick" Mendoza-Bachicha, LPC Associate

he/him/his

Supervised by Kimberly Wilson, LPC-S, LMFT

"We’re all in this together" - Ted Danson


You are not alone. Things can always be different. This might be where you are, but it’s not who you have to be. I know these sometimes profound but often cliché lines can be hard to trust at times, especially when we are in our darkest hours – But having seen their transformative power in my own life, call me anything but a salesman when I say that their vibrations continue to echo deep within my bones. So if you find yourself lost, trapped, or feel your flame slowly going out, then you have come to the right place. Let me also say that if you are searching for the right match for a counselor, then I will congratulate you for coming this far! It’s strange to think, but many folks struggle to even stand where you stand now, so count that as an initial victory right out of the gate! This said the process of therapy is not always easy or comfortable, so it will be important that you find someone who will be the best fit for your journey. 

When working with me, I aim to create a warm and safe environment where you can explore the interdependent layers between yourself, others, and the world. While we all possess unique qualities and identities that will undoubtedly make their presence known in session, I believe respect, understanding, and encouragement are fundamental factors needed in the soil of self-actualization. Thus, while the type of work we do together will depend on your personal needs and goals, the foundation of our work will be built upon genuine connection, empathy, and trust. For some, this might mean delving deep into the soul and working on personality reconstruction, while others might need more pragmatic or shorter-term solution-focused sessions to get back on track. In this therapeutic partnership, we each have a role to play, but ultimately, you are the expert on your own life. My job is to help foster awareness, to remove obstacles, and to aid in the development of your skills and strengths. As we find a balance in this delicate dance, the overarching goal is autonomy – for you to gain insight into the patterns that are influencing your life and to help you take control so that you can live the life you want to live. 

As for my approach when working with individuals, I carry on the Adlerian torch, an integrative orientation that advocates for the holistic understanding of health and development. While differentiation and boundary setting might be necessary parts of the human condition, I believe that no matter the issue, when it comes to balancing the tasks of life, we as beings are at our best when we can belong and contribute to a community. If we wanted to throw in a few extra jazz notes of jargon to better explain, I would say I have a strength-based humanistic style that is interpersonal, person-centered, and psychodynamic-informed, as well as utilizes certain CBT and trauma-informed interventions. Respecting the connection between mind, body, and environment, I can also at times draw from experiential activities as well as grounding techniques such as deep breathing, mindfulness, and meditation. 

To shift gears here, I also have experience both working with couples and providing integration therapy services (for those undergoing outside ketamine treatment). In working with couples, increasing safety, trust, and open communication is foundational in providing a structure for both partners to feel they are understood, and respected, and that they have a shared vision they can contribute to. In providing ketamine integration psychotherapy, while there is not a silver bullet to call upon, sessions can be as concretely pragmatic or metaphorically poetic as you feel comfortable with, and we will use your experiences as the backdrop for exploration, growth, and development. 

As for me and my personal ventures, I believe all of life is a process, and that we must find our own balance between absorption and expression; between what we take in and what we push back into the world. As a more tangible example of this, I love podcasts and lectures, reading non-fiction books (or listening to them), as well as writing songs, poetry, and essays. I also maintain a daily practice of meditation and coffee drinking, as well as love walking trails with my corgi cattle dog Reggie – they call them “cowboy corgis”. 

If our paths are destined to meet, then I look forward to hearing your story, and to sharing this part of your journey.


Work with Nick

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More about Nick

Rates

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

Area of Expertise

Adlerian, Interpersonal, Strength/Growth Oriented 

Welcoming, Curious, Goofy 

Depression, Anxiety, Identity Exploration


Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

North
Highland

Works With

Development Trauma
High Conflict Couple
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues Related to Oppression
Premarital Issues
Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Substance Use
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
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
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Divorce
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Sports Performance
Social Skills Development
Relationship to Social Media
Bullying
Phobias
Academic Pressure
Troublesome Behaviors
Affair Recovery
Domestic Violence

Techniques & Experience

IFS (Parts work)
Focused on practicing skills
Mindfulness modalities
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Integrates art therapies
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Trauma-focused
Familiar with substance abuse
Effective with high-conflict couples
Career counseling
Specializing in couples counseling

Qualities

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
Spiritually sensitive
Professional experience other than counseling
Social Media Savvy
Patient
Nonjudgmental
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Decades of life experience
Youthful
Identity Affirming
Schedule Openings
To find out what openings Nick has currently, please submit a request and specify Nick Mendoza-Bachicha in the comment box
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Kimberly Wilson, LPC-S, LMFT

551 S Interstate Highway 35, Ste 300

Round Rock, TX 78664

512/745-6431

Contact Nick

512-201-4501 ext 373