I have lived in Austin since November of 2005 and have not missed the Wisconsin winters of my childhood for even one second! I am so incredibly proud to be the Executive Director of Capital Area Counseling; my team here is made up of some of the most amazing individuals I have ever worked with. My passion and life's work have always been advocating for and supporting those in need of mental health services; CAC shares that mission with me. I have worked hard to connect CAC to as many like-minded local nonprofits and partnering agencies as possible. My goal is to continue with that same mission until affordable, high-quality, easily accessible mental health services are available to everyone.
I received my bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and my master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of West Alabama – Livingston. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor in Texas and am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of the Cumberlands. In addition to my role at CAC, I teach as a University Supervisor for the fantastic students at Northwestern University. I am also the owner of From Spark to Fire Counseling & Supervision, a private practice in North Austin/Leander.
When I'm not working, teaching, or in class…I can be found in Leander with my twin daughters doing all kinds of fun and creative things! In my free time, I enjoy running, reading, movies, and all things chocolate! I live my life as an adventure finding a reason to share a laugh and a smile whenever possible!
Business Website: https://fromsparktofire.com/
I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in education, and my master’s degree in clinical counseling. I have spent the entirety of my practicum and academic internships at CAC, and I also completed my postgraduate work here. The lessons learned, the support I have received, and the beautiful people I have met along my pre-grad and post-grad journey have inspired me to become part of the CAC staff.
Though my path through the mental health field started in 1990 with addiction recovery and then crisis stabilization/management, I have become grounded in mindfulness therapies with an interesting hint of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy thrown into the mix. Once my licensure is complete, I have an interest in using my education minor to supervise interns, helping them find their path as others helped me find mine.
If you ever want to swing by and introduce yourself, you can find me at CAC working with clients to complete my licensure hours, setting up the next CAC Movie Night event, or tending to some minor IT issues, drawing on my education, experience, and my hobbies to bring my whole self to the role. I look forward to meeting you!
I was born and raised in El Paso, TX. I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in psychology from Park University in 2018. Soon after I moved to Austin, TX, and have fallen in love with this place! I enjoy Austin’s scenery, hiking, and all the dog-friendly places. I started working with Capital Area Counseling in the summer of 2018. I love meeting and interacting with all of our clients and watching them benefit from the services we provide. I am so grateful to work in a fun and caring environment where I learn something new every day!
My name is Karissa Roy. I was born in San Antonio, Texas but have also lived in other countries/states but Austin is the place to be! I am a certified drug and alcohol counselor and an LPC Intern. I support and believe in what Capital Area Counseling does and hope to continue to be a liaison, sharing and spreading the support that CAC offers. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness techniques, and compassion as my counseling style. I strongly believe in art therapy, recreational therapy, and animal therapy and the benefits of these styles to be therapeutic and beneficial for most individuals.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor (LPC-S) in Texas and Arizona. I went to St. Edward’s University for their MAC program in Counseling. I specialize in seeing young adults, college and high school, Individuals, and Families. My Clinical Specialization focuses on Complex Trauma, Developmental Trauma, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, Procrastination, Mindfulness, and Anxiety from medical trauma.
I approach therapy by providing a safe place to explore what gets in the way of you thriving. What patterns and beliefs are showing up in your present life the keep you in the past or the future and not in the present. Based on NARM, SE and EMDR (ASSYST) Therapies.
I love walking my puppies, reading, and spending time with horses. I offer mindful and nervous system stabilization equine retreats. I was an intern at CAC for my internship and a volunteer supervisor post Internship.
Practice Information: www.findingbalancecounselingpllc.com
I am an LPC Supervisor in the state of Texas. I work to provide a safe space for personal and professional development for my interns via an empathic, experiential, and holistic approach to clinical supervision. I have over a decade of experience in working with individuals, groups, and couples.
I believe therapeutic development is a life-long process and I am passionate about walking alongside my interns while learning and growing together. Through a collaborative approach, I support my interns in developing their own individual style on their journey to becoming a therapist. I’m also a CAC alum.
I enjoy hiking, meditating, reading/taking trainings (I’m a perpetual learner), traveling, and spending time with my family and pups.
Practice information: www.atxintuitiveconnections.com
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Supervisor in Texas. I went to The University of Texas for my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Houston Baptist University for my master’s degree in Psychology. I specialize in the treatment of adolescent-aged children and their parents. My experience includes working in various levels of care and treatment settings, including inpatient, PHP/IOP, and short-term school-based therapy.
I strive to create a safe and comfortable space for my interns to allow for growth and confidence as a therapist. I provide support, compassion, and constructive feedback to facilitate thoughtfulness, authenticity, and individuality in the therapeutic process.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, knitting, reading, and hiking with my dog.
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