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Stephen  Waller-De La Rosa Therapy Austin

Stephen "Andrew" Waller-De La Rosa, LPC Associate

Supervised by Brian Kennedy, LPC-S

There is no shortage of problems in life. Even if we are capable of handling most of the problems in our life, our knowledge, past experiences, and problem-solving skills have their limitations. When we are confronted with an issue entirely unfamiliar to us, it is natural to feel overwhelmed and uncertain. Still, we are left with the choice of deciding how best to respond.

Having found this page, you have chosen to persevere and survey what resources are available to you for addressing the challenge you are currently experiencing. Acknowledging there is an issue that requires reaching out for help is no small feat, and I am honored that you are exploring the potential of us working together.

The starting point of our work together will be developing a therapeutic relationship built on trust, respect, and collaboration. I hope to earn your trust by providing an empathetic ear and a non-judgmental space for you to share about your current situation. Since I take an integrative approach, I try to understand how your present situation fits together with your past experiences and future aspirations.

Moving forward, we will work together to identify your most central values and beliefs that help guide the process of creating meaningful goals tailored to your unique needs and desires. Through a collaborative dialogue exploring your values, personal strengths, and unique life story, we will build strategies for pursuing these value-driven goals. My overarching aim is to help you discover and cultivate an internal motivation that propels you forward in a future direction that fills you with meaning, belonging, and a sense of purpose.

I offer individual counseling for a variety of issues, including life transitions, anxiety, spectrum disorders (Autism, ADHD), learning difficulties, and spirituality.

I believe people are best understood in their totality, meaning I focus on how every aspect of one’s life is interconnected. I work to understand formative past experiences, cultural influences, family dynamics, and other contextual factors relevant for constructing an integrative perspective. My theoretical lens is rooted in depth-oriented approaches, particularly Adlerian or Individual Psychology (IP). Looking through this theoretical lens helps me better understand how people perceive and make sense of themselves, others, and the world. Additionally, I integrate elements from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution-Focused Therapy to provide specific tools and techniques to teach new skills and directly address specific behaviors.

I received my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University. I have a variety of experiences working with adults diagnosed with developmental disorders, such as Autism, ADHD, and specific learning disorders. Additionally, I have worked with adolescents in the juvenile justice system struggling with substance use disorders.

Outside of work, I am an avid learner and enjoy researching topics related to neuroscience, social psychology, religion, history, and current events. I love trying to understand broader aspects of life and society. As a native Texan, I feel most at home immersed in nature and often seek opportunities to adventure off the beaten path to discover new spots. I find spending time outdoors to be restorative, and I often go for long runs to recharge.

If you feel we might be a good fit for working together, I encourage you to reach out to me at 512/201-4501, ext. 268.

More about Andrew

Area of Expertise

Life Transitions, Anxiety, Spirituality

Autism, Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities

Integrative, Strengths-Based, Depth-Oriented

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

North
Central Main

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Loneliness
Low Self-Esteem
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Spirituality
Trauma
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Issues with Parents
ADD/ADHD
Chronic Illness
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Caregiver Fatigue
Relationship Issues
Grief & Loss
Death & Dying
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia

Techniques & Experience

Career counseling
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
CBT oriented
Familiar with substance abuse
Trauma-focused
Anxiety alleviation experience
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Focused on practicing skills

Qualities

Friendly & direct
Focused on practicing skills
Active sense of humor
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys treating young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
Spiritually sensitive
Professional experience other than counseling
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Career counseling
Familiar with substance abuse
LGBTQ friendly
Warm & caring
Youthful
Trauma focused
Mindfulness modalities
Calm & slow-paced
Familiar with military culture
Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Brian E. Kennedy, LPC-S
512 E. 11th Street, Suite 205
Austin, TX 78701
512/445-3494

Contact Andrew

512-201-4501 ext 268
Work with Andrew

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  • Main
    1415 W. 51st St, #1
    Austin, TX 78756
  • Annex
    5052 Burnet Rd.,#205
    Austin, TX 78756
  • North
    8500 Shoal Creek Bldg. 4 #202
    Austin, TX 78757
  • Banister Lane
    4009 Banister Lane, #430
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Slaughter Lane
    1213 W. Slaughter Lane, #130
    Austin, TX 78748
512-201-4501
Monday - Friday
6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 8pm

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