Tessa Lucia Therapy Austin

Tessa Lucia, LMFT Associate

Supervised by Diana Walla, LMFT-S, LPC-S

Senior Counselor

"Never believe anyone who says you don’t deserve what you want.” Taylor Swift

It's very common in life to feel stuck, like you're in a washing machine where the spin cycle won’t stop, with more water just rushing in. When our world is spinning so fast, we may feel overwhelmed and a lot of our fears and insecurities can come out. Am I doing this right? Why won't this work? Am I enough? If you’re here it means you recognize that now is the time for ending cycles and healing. As a therapist, it is my goal to create a safe space that allows you to work through feelings, be vulnerable, and strengthen your relationship with yourself and others.

I work with clients collaboratively to help navigate the challenges of life by being warm, nonjudgmental, and curious. I believe in the importance of integrating past and present experiences, helping you explore areas of growth and peace. In a session with me, you can expect genuineness, respect, and compassion. I hope during our work together you gain insight, confidence, better communication skills, and self-acceptance. Some things we can work on together include partner/family relationships, life transitions, trauma, anxiety, and boundaries. 

I have experience working with a TF-CBT lens to help people heal and reconnect. I have worked with couples, individuals, groups, and families. I have provided support to individuals with self-esteem issues, family of origin issues, anxiety, trauma, and depression. 

When I'm not in the therapy room or reading the latest self-help book with a coffee in hand, you can find me by the river with my beautiful dog. I also enjoy the nerdy things in life, such as comics, D&D, and board games. 

If you feel like we’d be a good fit or have any questions, please give me a call. I look forward to supporting you in your healing process.

Work with Tessa

Would you like to talk to someone directly about counseling? Call us at (512) 201-4501 ext. 1.

Phone calls are answered Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm.

More about Tessa

Area of Expertise

Trauma-informed, CBT, Attachment & Trust 

Life Transitions, Personal Growth, Stress Management, Family & Relationship Issues 

Collaborative, Modern, Warm, & Authentic


Individual Counseling
Couples Counseling
Family Therapy


South Slaughter

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Specializing in couples counseling
Mindfulness modalities
CBT oriented
Gottman Method
Integrates art therapies
IFS (Parts work)
Effective with high-conflict couples


Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Enjoys working with older adults
Experienced in raising children
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Spiritually sensitive
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Work with Tessa
Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Diana Walla, LMFT-S, LPC-S

1406 Camp Craft Rd. Suite 205,

West Lake Hills, TX 78746


Contact Tessa

512-201-4501 ext 284