I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with a bachelor's in psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and a master’s in counseling psychology from the University of West Alabama – Livingston. I have lived in Austin since November of 2005 and will likely never leave the wonderful state of Texas!
My passion and life’s work has always been in advocating for and supporting those in need of mental health services. I will continue to lend my voice and strength to that cause here at CAC. I am moved and inspired by the amazing team I have the honor to work alongside while doing so. I hope to see you around Austin at the many fantastic fundraisers CAC will be having to ensure that every single individual, couple, and family that needs services with us are able to receive them!
When I’m not at CAC, I can be found in North Austin with my extraordinary 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 and find a reason to share a laugh and a smile every day!
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist and supervisor and a certified sex therapist. My expertise is in trauma, sex, and couples counseling. I am trained in EMDR, Gottman Therapy, and EFT. I have also worked with collaborative family law practices.
I specialize in working with men and women who are concerned about their relationships or sex life. I’ve helped many clients dealing with a difficult breakup or struggling to stay together find hope and strength in a time of pain. I am happy to work with individuals and/or couples who want to improve their quality of life and foster fulfilling relationships.
I graduated from the Masters in Counseling program at St. Edward’s in 2011. I have spent the majority of my career building my private practice. While doing so, I discovered a love for shepherding counselor trainees and new professionals through the process of becoming fully-licensed clinicians. I worked on my dissertation for a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Texas Tech University and graduated in late 2019.
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!
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.counselingbycarissa.com
Welcome! My name is Grant Gordin, and I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist, and relationship and sex therapist committed to helping people create a safe, fulfilling, and passionate, relational life free from shame, fear, and anxiety. My first and most important goal with every individual client, couple, or group is to help them find peace within their own skin and peace in that intimate space between them and another. Sometimes, that might require change. Other times, that requires acceptance. But almost always, it requires courage and vulnerability.
My work is dedicated toward relationships, intimacy, sexuality, and breakups/divorce. I offer open, experienced, and affirming treatment for individuals, couples, and/or groups across all sexualities, genders, and relational styles struggling with issues that interfere with living a fulfilling intimate and relational life. In supervision with student therapists at CAC, I often implore my supervisees to deep dive into the relationship forming between them and their clients as a kind of "ground zero" for the belonging and relationships their clients may be hoping to find in their lives.
The heart of my work is to help my clients and student therapists make sense of life's challenges, clarify their values, and craft an intimate, joyful, and meaningful life aligned with them in the face of life's challenging questions.
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 a therapist, educator, and musician who specializes in creativity, spirituality and re-claiming personal narratives. I hold a private practice in South Austin under my license as a Professional Counselor. Here at Capital Area Counseling, I operate as a supervisor for pre-graduate interns. It wasn’t so long ago that I found my sea-legs as an intern here at CAC.
Prior to becoming a therapist, I spent 100 days out of the year on the road as a touring musician for the better half of my 20’s. The other days were spent either in the studio recording or at St. Edwards earning my Master of Arts in Counseling degree. Because of my background, I often find artists, writers, and creatives in my office. The work that we do is shaped by my Jungian/Narrative orientation and results in a collaborative effort to re-claim authenticity and autonomy.
These days, however, I have become The Great Indoorsman. Instead of traveling from city-to-city, I move between books and daydreams in search of ways to deliver us from a black and white world so as to navigate this grey one.
Practice Information: www.andylanecounseling.com
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.
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