Therapy Austin

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) teaches practical tools and skills to manage emotions better, get through distressing situations, improve relationships, and change behaviors that cause problems in the present.

This evidence-based approach was developed in the late 1980’s to address symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder. But, as is the case with so many valid and effective treatments, it has successfully been applied to a much wider range of mental health issues. These include ADD, bipolar, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, OCD, self-harm, addictions and suicidality.

In DBT sessions you will be working on both acceptance and change, practicing both tolerating that things are the way they are while at the same time developing skills that will give you a new experience and improve your relationships with others. You will also  learn to analyze problems or destructive behaviors and practice replacing them with more effective ones. Usually, there are associated thoughts and beliefs that keep you in the suffering and in DBT you will learn how to shift those so that your belief system is working FOR you, not AGAINST you.  People who engage in DBT learn to communicate effectively and work together as a team. In the process, they are encouraged to recognize their strengths and attributes and intentionally cultivate and use them. To learn more about the skills and lessons, see this site.

Daniella Catalfumo Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Board Certified Art Therapist 

Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Attachment, Identity and Life Transitions 

Positive, Strength-Based Therapy. Incorporates mindfulness and elements of Jungian analysis.

Sorry! Daniella is not accepting new clients at this time.
Melanie Skyler Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Loss, Trauma

Neurobiology,Science of the Mind, Brain and Relationships

Military Service Members and Veterans

Vanessa Dunham Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in chronic illness, cancer, and chronic pain counseling 
Compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative 
Anxiety, depression, stress, grief and loss counseling
Colton Seggern Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Authentic, Curious, Compassionate

Anxiety, Depression, Self Acceptance

Lifelong Development, Identity Growth

Jeanelle  Turner Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Attachment Theory, BIPOC, Person Centered 

Trauma, Mood Disorders, Self-Acceptance 

Open Minded, Warm, Solution Focused


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)


Melanie Dyer Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Feminist, Social Justice-Oriented

LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Authentic, Person-Centered, and Strengths-Based Relational Counseling

Abigail Lopez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Empathetic, Affirming, Humorous

Trauma-Informed, Healing From Hurtful Parenting, Social Anxiety

CBT, Person-Centered, Assertiveness Training

Ileana Gonzalez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety and Depression

Culturally Sensitive, Identity, Self-Esteem

Mindfulness, Relationship Issues

Louise  Sawaki Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Troubled Childhood

Anxiety and Depression

Relationship Issues

Sorry! Louise is not accepting new clients at this time.
Mary Torkelson Therapy Austin

Life Transitions, Divorce, Co-Parenting

Anxiety and Depression

Solution-Focused, Compassionate, Strengths-Based

Asha Ramkumar Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transitions, Relationships, Painful Experiences

Stress, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Identity

Non-Judgemental, Culturally Sensitive, LGBTQIA+ Ally

Cassidy Fala Therapy Austin

Compassionate, collaborative, authentic, nonjudgmental 

Person-centered, CBT, mindfulness, strengths-based 

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


Taylor Mulmi Therapy Austin

Warm, Non-judgmental, Genuine 

Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Discovery 

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


Aayeh Falahat Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-Centered & Trauma-Informed Care 

Multicultural Identity, Attachment Wounds, Inner Child Healing 

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodiversity Affirming


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

Victoria Davenport Therapy Austin

Empathy, authenticity, connection 

LGBTQIA+ affirming and trauma-informed 

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


Katherine Collier Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Grief and Loss

Family of Origin

Trauma-Informed

Sorry! Katherine is not accepting new clients at this time.
Catherine Ferguson-Mappus Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

EMDR, IFS, IPNB 

Addiction, Binge Eating 

Trauma, Body Image



Sorry! Kitty is not accepting new clients at this time.
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

Carson McCarthy Therapy Austin

Warm, humorous, affirming, empathic, and relaxed approach 

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

Person-centered, relational cultural theory, existentialism


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

Gurjit Kaur Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Couples - Communication, Affair Recovery, Deeper Relationship 

Anxiety, Personal Growth, Life Transition 

Family of Origin issues, Culturally Informed Counseling



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

Elizabeth Duffey Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Couples and Relationship Issues

Chemical and Behavioral Addiction

Life Transitions

Miranda Dooley Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Silence Inner Critic

Anxiety and Depression

Life Purpose and Direction

Winona Rapose Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship/Attachment Issues. 

Person-Centered, CBT-Based, ACT-Based 

Empathetic, Relational, Holistic


Emma Denning Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Sense of humor, direct and upfront 

Trauma-informed and LGBTQAI+ affirming 

People-pleasing and perfectionism


Molly Kazemi Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Depression, Self-acceptance, Attachment 

Meaning making after loss, Relationship dynamics 

Identity affirming and Open


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

India Gardner Therapy Austin

Collaborative 

Relatable 

Curious


Rachel Bono Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-centered, LGBTQIA+ Affirming 

Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Anxiety 

Relational, Accepting, Integrative


Kenneth Walker Therapy Austin

Stress, Trauma-informed, Anxiety and Adjustment 

Mindfulness, Genuine, Authentic, Warm and Supportive 

LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Ally, Personal Growth and Culturally Sensitive


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

Brittany Rettenmeier Therapy Austin

Warm, Curious, and Accepting 

Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Burnout, Life Transitions 

LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Person-Centered, ACT


Ashlyn Simmons Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Authentic, Relational, and Trauma-Informed 

EMDR, DBT, and Family Therapy 

Identity Affirming and Supportive


Tara Stewart Therapy Austin

Nonjudgmental, strengths-based, person-centered 

Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression 

CBT, neurodevelopment, and traumatology approach to therapy

Rebekah Johns Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transitions 

Outliers & Underrepresented 

Relational Cultural Therapy


Rene Tenorio Therapy Austin
Individual Counseling
Couples Counseling
Olivia Tomlin Therapy Austin

Genuine, sense of humor, compassionate 

Trauma-informed, addiction recovery, athletic success 

Life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief and loss


Brianna Hamlyn Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Domestic Violence, Relationship Abuse

Chronic Illness, Disordered Eating, HAES/IE

Feminist, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based

Madison Hayden Therapy Austin

Authentic, compassionate, open-minded   

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

CBT, person-centered, ACT


Lorelei Qunibi Therapy Austin

Warm, empathetic, nonjudgmental 

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

CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, and Attachment


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


Maria  Cordero Robinson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety and Depression

Trauma-Informed, Culturally Sensitive

Mindfulness and Person-Centered

Sorry! Maru is not accepting new clients at this time.
Adriana Quintero Celestino Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Strength Based, Collaborative, Trauma-Informed 

Life Transitions, Relational Issues, Addictive Behavior 

Mindfulness, Self-Acceptance, Self-Compassion


Marsha  Lowes Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Humor, authenticity, empathy 

Life transitions, family of origin, journey to parenthood 

Collaborative, strengths based, mindfulness


Madeleine Brunk Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Trauma-Informed, Anti-Oppressive Practice

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodivergence affirming

Disability and Chronic Illness

Katherine Johnston Therapy Austin

Open-minded, collaborative, warm, caring 

EFT, CBT, Gottman Couples Therapy 

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

Mia Pastel Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-Centered, Holistic, Trauma-Informed

Trauma, Religion/Spirituality, Identity, LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Warmth, Humor, Authenticity, Acceptance

Sorry! Mia is not accepting new clients at this time.
Mona  Amin Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Couples Issues Surrounding Family Life Cycle

Relationship With Self

Attachment, Safety, and Trust

Melissa Quackenbush Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Cultivating Self-Compassion, Self-Love, and Acceptance

Developing Healthier Behaviors, Habits, and Relationships

Warm, Affirming, Authentic

Alexandra Rosen Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety and Stress

Depression and Low Mood

Personal Growth

Sorry! Alex 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


Jana McCook Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Personal Growth and Life Transitions

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

Substance use and Relapse Prevention

Alex Barshop Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Empathic, Warm, Neurodiversity Affirming, LGBTQIA+ Ally 

Holistic, Strengths-Based, Person-Centered

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADHD


Kimberly Lacorte Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

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

Jason Pearce Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Genuine, Open-minded and Warm 

Substance use, Life Transitions, Personal Growth 

ACT, CBT, and Solution-Focused


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


Sorry! Gina is not accepting new clients at this time.
Krista Britton Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Addictions, Compulsive Behaviors, Codependency 

Stress, Anxiety, Depression 

Life Transitions, Career Transitions, Personal Growth


Jennifer Herz Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Direct, honest, caring 

Trauma-informed, Neurobiology nerd, CBT 

Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions 

Ananya Sabharwal Therapy Austin

Holistic Healing, Neurobiology, and Attachment Theory 

Affair Recovery, Betrayal Trauma, and Relationship Issues 

Authentic, positive, humorous, and vibrant


Jennifer Stephenson Therapy Austin

Domestic violence, trauma, and relationship problems 

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

Empathetic, curious, and identity-affirming


Kara Allen Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Warm and accepting 

Curious and compassionate 

Anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and LGBTQIA+ affirming 

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.
Catherine Dilger Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Trauma Informed Care

Strengths-Based, Direct and Supportive

Non-Judgmental and Collaborative

Elisha Wynn Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transitions 

Grief and Loss 

Spirituality


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
Marcos Salinas Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Relationship issues.

Holistic, Strength Based, and Mindfulness

Accepting, Empathic, Relational

Gwendolyn Foehringer Therapy Austin

Authentic, Person-Centered, Collaborative 

Mindfulness, Holistic, CBT, Narrative, LGBTQAI+ Affirming 

Anxiety, Depression, Disordered Eating, Perfectionism, Couples, and 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.
Bryna  Dye Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Authentic, Empathetic, and Curious

Relationship Challenges, Feeling Overwhelmed, Life Skills

Emotional Disconnection, Anxiety, Depression

Mark Muecke Therapy Austin

Collaborative, Compassionate, Holistic 

Substance Use, Anxiety, Depression 

Attachment Styles, Developmental Trauma, Dysfunctional Relationships


Samantha Simms Therapy Austin

Warm, Curious, Compassionate

Strengths-based, Trauma-Informed Care

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodiversity Affirming

Camila Gomez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

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

Genuine, Warm, Relational 

Bilingual (English/Spanish)


Chase Benson Therapy Austin

Anxiety, depression, and self-esteem    

Warm, collaborative, and personal   

CBT and Strengths based approach


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


Victoria Elizarde Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Stress, Low Mood, and Depression

Self-Compassion, Resiliency, and Personal Growth

Authentic, Relational, and Accepting

Mohadev  Bhattacharyya Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Nonjudgmental

Becoming Unstuck, Self-Development

Bicultural

Sorry! Mo is not accepting new clients at this time.
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


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