Therapy Austin
Victoria Elizarde Therapy Austin

Victoria "Tori" Elizarde, LCSW-S

she/her/hers

Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

“To practice courage, compassion, and connection is to look at life and the people around us, and say, “I’m all in.” Brené Brown

Welcome! 

If you're considering therapy, you might be feeling overwhelmed, intimidated, or uncertain about where to start. Perhaps you're facing a major life change or you're feeling stuck in patterns that no longer serve you. Whether you're new to therapy or have prior experience, I’m glad you’ve found your way here. 

Starting therapy is like embarking on a new journey. While there may be obstacles along the way, you don't have to navigate them alone. As your therapist, I'll help you set and achieve your goals, guide you through unexpected challenges, and equip you with tools and strategies to cope with stress and uncertainty. I'll support and encourage you every step of the way as we work together towards growth and wellness. Since everyone's experiences are unique, I believe in tailoring therapy to your specific needs. At the core of my approach is creating a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Your comfort and safety are my top priorities, and I'm committed to building a trusting therapeutic relationship with you. 

I'm passionate about empowering clients to build resilience, learn new skills, and improve their mental health and overall quality of life. In our work together, I'll draw from a range of evidence-based techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness practices to help you achieve your goals. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a type of therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating trauma, and have completed Level1 and Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which emphasizes strengthening relationships and improving communication. 

When I'm not meeting with clients, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughters, checking out local Austin coffee shops, reading, listening to audiobooks, and finding new recipes to try. I believe in the importance of balancing self-care with the demands of daily life, and I'll work with you to find ways to integrate self-care practices into your routine. 

If you’re ready to take the next step on your therapeutic journey, I’m here to support you.

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More about Tori

Rates

Starts at $175/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Anxiety, Stress, Low Mood, and Depression

Self-Compassion, Resiliency, and Personal Growth

Authentic, Relational, and Accepting

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

Offsite

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Low Self-Esteem
Loneliness/Isolation
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Anger Management
Communication Issues
Grief & Loss
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Parenting
Relationship Issues
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Perfectionism
Gender Identity
Issues with Parents
Conflict Resolution
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Career Transitions
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Development Trauma
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Premarital Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Issues Related to Oppression

Techniques & Experience

Focused on practicing skills
Anxiety alleviation experience
Familiar with substance abuse
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
Trauma-focused
Gottman Method
EMDR
Practices from an anti-racist lens
IFS (Parts work)
HAES/Intuitive eating

Qualities

Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Focused on practicing skills
Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Experienced in raising children
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Familiar with substance abuse
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
Spiritually sensitive
Decades of life experience
Warm & caring
Enjoys working with young adults
Trauma focused
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Schedule Openings

If you would like to request a specific time, click on a schedule opening below.

Tuesdays
Teletherapy
50 min
10:00 am
Wednesdays
Teletherapy
50 min
10:00 am
12:00 pm
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Additional Info

Contact Tori

512-201-4501 ext 241