Therapy Austin

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Unhelpful thoughts and beliefs are often culprits for people who suffer with chronic distress, worry, hopelessness, and strife. Negative and reinforcing thought and belief patterns underlie many mental health disorders. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) teaches clients how to change thoughts that cause unwanted behaviors and feelings as well as overcome barriers to goals. CBT is often combined with other forms of treatment.

During CBT sessions, your therapist will first learn about the situations or conditions in your life that are troubling you most. Together, you will decide which ones you want to focus on first. Then your therapist will want you to describe and explore the thoughts, emotions and beliefs that are associated with the identified issue. You’ll look at how you talk to yourself about it, what meaning you make out of it, and what you believe about yourself, others, or events because of it. The next step in CBT is to recognize negative or inaccurate patterns of thinking and behavior that may be contributing to your problem. Through learning to pay attention to your physical, emotional and behavioral responses in different situations, your counselor can help you reshape these thinking errors, or “cognitive distortions.” You begin to practice checking your perceptions to determine if they are based in reality or a result of a distorted view. This part of the therapy can be difficult because we usually are pretty convinced of our long-standing points of view. With practice, helpful thinking and behavior patterns will become a habit and won't take as much effort. To learn more about CBT, please visit this site.

Brittany Rettenmeier Therapy Austin

Warm, Curious, and Accepting 

Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Burnout, Life Transitions 

LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Person-Centered, ACT

Susan Hilton Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Certified Grief Counselor, Loss, Anxiety and Depression

EMDR and Advanced Mindfulness

Parenting and Relationship Issues, Attachment Theory

Sorry! Susan is not accepting new clients at this time.
Heather Geier Therapy Austin

Open-minded, warm, and direct 

Person-centered, trauma-informed, and collaborative approach 

Grief and loss, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, life transitions

Gwendolyn Foehringer Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Authentic, Person-Centered, Collaborative 

Mindfulness, Holistic, CBT, Narrative, LGBTQAI+ Affirming 

Anxiety, Depression, Disordered Eating, Perfectionism, Couples, and Life transitions

Mona  Amin Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Couples Issues Surrounding Family Life Cycle

Relationship With Self

Attachment, Safety, and Trust

Mark Muecke Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Collaborative, Compassionate, Holistic 

Substance Use, Anxiety, Depression 

Attachment Styles, Developmental Trauma, Dysfunctional Relationships

India Gardner Therapy Austin




Courtney  Vujcich Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Relationships, Interpersonal Issues, Healthy Boundaries

Grief and Loss, Life Transitions

Anxiety, Depression, Stress

Kenneth Walker Therapy Austin

Stress, Trauma-informed, Anxiety and Adjustment 

Mindfulness, Genuine, Authentic, Warm and Supportive 

LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Ally, Personal Growth and Culturally Sensitive

Bryna  Dye Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Authentic, Empathetic, and Curious

Relationship Challenges, Feeling Overwhelmed, Life Skills

Emotional Disconnection, Anxiety, Depression

Jennifer Stephenson Therapy Austin

Domestic violence, trauma, and relationship problems 

Collaborative, strengths-based, and person-in-environment centered 

Empathetic, curious, and identity-affirming

Gurjit Kaur Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Couples - Communication, Affair Recovery, Deeper Relationship 

Anxiety, Personal Growth, Life Transition 

Family of Origin issues, Culturally Informed Counseling

Jennifer Herz Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Direct, honest, caring 

Trauma-informed, Neurobiology nerd, CBT 

Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions 

Allison Turner Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss 

Couples and Individuals, Self-Esteem, Personal Growth, and Body Positivity 

Safe environment for all body types, cultural and religious beliefs, relationship types, and sexualities (LGBTQIA+ Affirming)

Rene Tenorio Therapy Austin
Individual Counseling
Couples Counseling
Sorry! Rene is not accepting new clients at this time.
Adriana Quintero Celestino Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Trauma-Informed, Collaborative, Person-Centered 

Personal and Relationship Growth, Solution/Skill Focused 

Bilingual (English/Spanish), Neurodiversity-Affirming

Chase Benson Therapy Austin

Anxiety, depression, and self-esteem    

Warm, collaborative, and personal   

CBT and Strengths based approach

Micaela Williams Therapy Austin

Anti-oppressive, LGBTQIA+, disability-, neurodiversity-affirming 

Trauma-informed, somatic, attachment 

Humor, collaboration

Alexandra Rosen Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety and Stress

Depression and Low Mood

Personal Growth

Stephen  Waller-De La Rosa Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transition, Emerging Adulthood, Personal Growth 

Career Changes, Relationship/Communication Issues, Self-Discovery 

Integrative, Existential, Psychodynamic

Ashlyn Simmons Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Authentic, Relational, and Trauma-Informed 

EMDR, DBT, and Family Therapy 

Identity Affirming and Supportive

Maria  Cordero Robinson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety and Depression

Trauma-Informed, Culturally Sensitive

Mindfulness and Person-Centered

Uruchapak Nakkaew Therapy Austin

Trauma, Anxiety, Compulsive behavior, Behavioral addiction, life transitions 

Adlerian therapy, positive, humanistic, and integrative 

Evidence-based modalities, CBT, DBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Ellen Fencl Therapy Austin

Artistic, playful, creative, warm, funny, accepting 

Art therapy! self-expression, creative vision, imagination, and inspiration 

Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss

Catherine Dilger Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Trauma Informed Care

Strengths-Based, Direct and Supportive

Non-Judgmental and Collaborative

Sorry! Catherine is not accepting new clients at this time.
Adam Jimenez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Domestic Violence Prevention, EMDR Trained and Trauma-Inform

Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Stress Management, and Anxiety

Shame, Loss, and Taming the Inner Critic

Ananya Sabharwal Therapy Austin

Holistic Healing, Neurobiology, and Attachment Theory 

Affair Recovery, Betrayal Trauma, and Relationship Issues 

Authentic, positive, humorous, and vibrant

Sorry! Ananya is not accepting new clients at this time.
Annabelle Baskin Therapy Austin

Enjoys working with young adults - life transitions, low self-worth, anxiety, depression 

Psychodynamic, depth-oriented, DBT 

Humor, authenticity, compassion, collaboration

Sorry! Annabelle is not accepting new clients at this time.
Olivia Tomlin Therapy Austin

Genuine, sense of humor, compassionate 

Trauma-informed, addiction recovery, athletic success 

Life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief and loss

Sorry! Olivia is not accepting new clients at this time.
Nicholas Mendoza-Bachicha Therapy Austin

Adlerian, Interpersonal, Strength/Growth Oriented 

Welcoming, Curious, Goofy 

Depression, Anxiety, Identity Exploration

Vanessa Dunham Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Strengths-Based and Integrative 

Warm and Collaborative 

Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Disability. Life Transitions, Depression, Anxiety

Carson McCarthy Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Warm, humorous, affirming, empathic, and relaxed approach 

Personal growth, self-actualization, finding meaning, and mindful acceptance 

Person-centered, relational cultural theory, existentialism

Jason Pearce Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Genuine, Open-minded and Warm 

Substance use, Life Transitions, Personal Growth 

ACT, CBT, and Solution-Focused

Kristina Garza Therapy Austin




Gina Rodriguez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Generalized and Social Anxiety, Perfectionism, Overcoming Self-Doubt 

Healing Relational and Attachment Wounds 

Combines Practical Tools With Insight-Building Strategies

Molly Kazemi Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Depression, Self-acceptance, Attachment 

Meaning making after loss, Relationship dynamics 

Identity affirming and Open

Amber Behrens Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed


Authentic, Warm, Relational Approach

Spirituality, Life Transitions, Healing Wounds

Courtney Caudill Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Compassionate and client centered

Depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, trauma informed care

Lgbtqia+ & POC affirming, sex positive and women issue focused for ALL women

Sorry! Courtney is not accepting new clients at this time.
Isaac Gallegos Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

People-Pleasing, Social Anxiety, and Imposter Syndrome 

Pandemic/Post-Pandemic Adjustment Difficulties 

Existential and Identity Exploration

Joslyn Wilson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

DBT-informed, Emotion-focused, Neurodiversity Affirming

Understanding and changing unhealthy patterns/behaviors

Sense of Humor, Authentic, Relatable

Tara Stewart Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Nonjudgmental, strengths-based, person-centered 

Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression 

CBT, neurodevelopment, and traumatology approach to therapy

Sorry! Tara is not accepting new clients at this time.
Jeanelle  Turner Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Attachment Theory, BIPOC, Person Centered 

Trauma, Mood Disorders, Self-Acceptance 

Open Minded, Warm, Solution Focused

Kimberly Lacorte Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Art Therapist, Creative Expression Trauma-Informed, Culturally Sensitive LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Grief and Loss

Kayla Chauvin Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Warm, Relational, Holistic 

Perfectionism, Relationship Issues, Recovery from Emotionally Unavailable Parents 

Boundary Setting, Religious Trauma, Queer-Related Life Transitions

William Maria Rain-Shadid Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Trauma, Dissociation, and Anxiety

Disability and LGBTQQIA+ affirming

Strengths-Based, trauma-Informed, Mindfulness, CBT

Sorry! Billie is not accepting new clients at this time.
Miranda Dooley Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Silence Inner Critic

Anxiety and Depression

Life Purpose and Direction

Oksana Fiialo Therapy Austin

Authentic, Inspiring, Insightful 

Person-centered, psychodynamic approach with individuals 18+ 

Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, immigration struggles, life transitions, and personal growth

Melissa Quackenbush Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Cultivating Self-Compassion, Self-Love, and Acceptance

Developing Healthier Behaviors, Habits, and Relationships

Warm, Affirming, Authentic

Tessa Lucia Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Trauma-informed, CBT, Attachment & Trust 

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

Collaborative, Modern, Warm, & Authentic

Lorelei Qunibi Therapy Austin

Warm, empathetic, nonjudgmental 

Life transitions, identity, self-acceptance, and self-compassion 

CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and Attachment

Asha Ramkumar Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transitions, Relationships, Painful Experiences

Stress, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Identity

Non-Judgemental, Culturally Sensitive, LGBTQIA+ Ally

Kelly Pajares Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Feminist, Health at Every Size (HAES), LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Knowledgable of ADHD/Autism

EDMR, Trauma Informed, Person-Centered, and Attachment Focused

Authentic, Quirky, Compassionate, Good Sense of Humor

Mary Torkelson Therapy Austin

Life Transitions, Divorce, Co-Parenting

Anxiety and Depression

Solution-Focused, Compassionate, Strengths-Based

Alexandra Hale Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Person-Centered, Open-Minded, Integrative

Life Transitions, Personal Growth, Relationship Issues, Depression and Anxiety

Mind-Body, Trauma-Informed, Somatic Psychology

Taylor Mulmi Therapy Austin

Warm, Non-judgmental, Genuine 

Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Discovery 

Person-Centered, Mindfulness, ACT,  value and strength based, LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Rachel Bono Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-centered, LGBTQIA+ Affirming 

Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Anxiety 

Relational, Accepting, Integrative

Krista Britton Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Addictions, Compulsive Behaviors, Codependency 

Stress, Anxiety, Depression 

Life Transitions, Career Transitions, Personal Growth

Monica Rosario Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Warm, Trauma-informed, Collaborative, Humor, Empowerment 

Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, Stress, Grief & Loss 

Life transitions, Healthy Boundaries & Relationships, Self-Compassion

Sharin Duffy Therapy Austin

Collaborative relational approach 

Works with teens and adults 

Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Stress Management

Camila Gomez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Trauma-informed, Humanistic, Attachment Theory, and EMDR Trained

Genuine, Warm, Relational 

Bilingual (English/Spanish)

Marsha  Lowes Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Humor, authenticity, empathy 

Life transitions, family of origin, journey to parenthood 

Collaborative, strengths based, mindfulness

Marcos Salinas Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Relationship issues.

Holistic, Strength Based, and Mindfulness

Accepting, Empathic, Relational

Elizabeth Duffey Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Couples and Relationship Issues

Chemical and Behavioral Addiction

Life Transitions

Jana McCook Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Personal Growth and Life Transitions

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

Substance use and Relapse Prevention

Bradley  Watson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem

Life Purpose and Direction

Grief and Loss

Sorry! Brad is not accepting new clients at this time.
Zachary Anglin Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Understanding, Non-Judgmental, Actively Engaged

Relationships and Identity 

Substance Use and Compulsive Behaviors

Elisha Wynn Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transitions 

Grief and Loss 


Matthew Jernigan Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety & Stress, Depression, Trauma, Identity Formation

Collaborative, Relational, Authentic

Anti-Oppressive, Anti-Racist, LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Sex-Positive

Madison Hayden Therapy Austin

Authentic, compassionate, open-minded   

Life transitions, personal growth, relationship issues, anxiety and depression 

CBT, person-centered, ACT

John  Orr Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Warm, Empathic, Strengths-based 

Life transitions, Exploring meaning, Self-compassion 

Highly sensitive persons, Anxiety, Loneliness

Elene Drakonakis Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Personal Growth and Life Transitions

Grief and Loss

CBT, Strengths-Based, Narrative Approach

Ileana Gonzalez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety and Depression

Culturally Sensitive, Identity, Self-Esteem

Mindfulness, Relationship Issues

Katherine Johnston Therapy Austin

Open-minded, collaborative, warm, caring 

EFT, CBT, Gottman Couples Therapy 

Life transitions, relationships, family of origin, grief, trauma-informed

Winona Rapose Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship/Attachment Issues. 

Person-Centered, CBT-Based, ACT-Based 

Empathetic, Relational, Holistic

Cassidy Fala Therapy Austin

Compassionate, collaborative, authentic, nonjudgmental 

Person-centered, CBT, mindfulness, strengths-based 

Life transitions, personal growth, anxiety, self-compassion, stress

Aayeh Falahat Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-Centered & Trauma-Informed Care 

Multicultural Identity, Attachment Wounds, Inner Child Healing 

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodiversity Affirming

Alice Kelly Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Trauma-Informed, EMDR Trained
Familial and Relational Issues, Communication Issues, Trauma
Client-centered, Collaborative, Empathetic, Non-Judgmental
Leila Hoodye Therapy Austin

Person-Centered and Solution-Focused 

Empathetic, Humorous, and Nonjudgmental 

Anxiety, Burnout, Low Self-esteem, Relationship Issues, and Life Transition

Katie Bloodworth Therapy Austin

Humor, Authenticity, and Compassion 

Anxiety, Purpose, and Meaning-Making 

Couples and Relationship Issues

Abigail Lopez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Empathetic, Affirming, Humorous

Trauma-Informed, Healing From Hurtful Parenting, Social Anxiety

CBT, Person-Centered, Assertiveness Training

Alex Barshop Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Empathic, Warm, Neurodiversity Affirming, LGBTQIA+ Ally 

Holistic, Strengths-Based, Person-Centered

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADHD

Keeley Arnecke Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Relationship/Communication Issues and Conflict Management 

Exploring Sex, Sexuality and Ethical Non-Monogamy 

Strengths-Based and Mindfulness Techniques

Colton Seggern Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Authentic, Curious, Compassionate

Anxiety, Depression, Self Acceptance

Lifelong Development, Identity Growth

Victoria Elizarde Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Stress, Low Mood, and Depression

Self-Compassion, Resiliency, and Personal Growth

Authentic, Relational, and Accepting

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