Therapy Austin
Tessa Lucia Therapy Austin

Tessa Lucia, LMFT Associate


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

Senior Counselor
Specialized in Couples (Gottman)

"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, self esteem, depression, anxiety, and boundaries. 

I work from a trauma-informed lens that draws from modalities that are attachment-based, person-centered, relational, and narrative. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help people heal and reconnect. 

When I'm not in the therapy room or reading the latest booktok recommendation, 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 at (512) 201-4501 x 284. Starting something new is hard, but you've got this! 

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More about Tessa


Starts at $150/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Trauma-informed, CBT, Attachment & Trust 

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

Collaborative, Modern, Warm, & Authentic


Couples (Gottman)


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
Schedule Openings

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50 min
8:00 am
8:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:00 am
4:00 pm
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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