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Every human life includes transitions and challenges. Going through them alone can be difficult. We’ll join you on your path and help you get to where you want to be.

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Come as you are.

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Addiction 

Depression

Parenting Challenges

Gender Issues

Loneliness

Career Roadblocks

Grief & Loss

People come to us for help with big and small problems. Whatever your life’s challenge, we’ll help guide you toward insight and positive change.

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Team

Our team brings a wide range of clinical specialties and a passion for helping others. Let us know your preferences, and we will match you with the counselor who has the right mix of expertise, experience, and availability for your needs.

Susan Gonzales, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Susan Gonzales, LPC-S, LMFT-SFounder and Clinical Supervisor

Born and raised in Austin, I knew at age 13 that I wanted to be a therapist. I earned a dual licensure in both professional counseling and marriage and family therapy so that I would be qualified to help individuals, couples, and families address a wide range of life issues.

Over the past 10 years in private practice, I have developed my clinical specialties to address the unique challenges of adult males, couples, and moms. My therapeutic approach is authentic, genuine, and open-minded. I use techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy and systems theory to help my clients identify thought processes and communication patterns that help or hinder their relationships. Ultimately I strive to help people build healthy relationships with themselves and others.

As my client, you will be able to set the goals for your therapy, and I am there to provide continual guidance and support along the way. I am passionate about my work and love what I do.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology – University of Denver

Master of Arts in Counseling – St. Edward’s University

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Thomas K. Dong, MS, LPC
Thomas K. Dong, MS, LPCLicensed Professional Counselor

I enjoy providing individual therapy for adolescents and adults, including single parents. I also work with couples, including newly divorced or separated couples and young adult couples looking to improve their relationships during life transitions. I am trained in the Gottman Method approach to couples therapy, and also have extensive experience providing dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) for mood dysregulation.

I have a strong interest in helping individuals who struggle with the bi-cultural experience, a mixed-race identity, or inter-generational conflicts. I provide hope and empathy when working with clients who are part of an interracial/intercultural relationship. I am culturally sensitive to issues of diversity, and I stand as an ally to the LGBTQIA+ community.

I strive to help clients be more comfortable with the present, feel more alive, and show more compassion toward themselves and others.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, with a minor in Psychology – University of Houston

Master of Science in Early Childhood Education, with an emphasis on Young Children with Disabilities – University of Houston-Clear Lake

Master of Science in Counseling – University of Houston-Clear Lake

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Caroline Clyborne Ramirez, LPC
Caroline Clyborne Ramirez, LPCLicensed Professional Counselor

Wanting to change can be frustrating and bring up so much shame. I work with clients to explore what is preventing them from achieving their goals. Therapy is a safe place to work through unresolved feelings, learn how to lean on others, and feel confident in your ability to set limits in relationships.

I believe good therapy works with thoughts, emotions, and the body. If you have read body language, you have seen emotions and thoughts impact a person’s body, from posture and facial expressions to breathing, heart rate, gut feelings, and more. I use talk therapy to help clients communicate with the less logical parts of themselves. This is especially helpful when clients are under stress because big feelings don’t make people more reasonable. If you are doing your best and still feel stuck, come see me.

I see individual adults and couples only. Areas of specialized experience include grief, shame, and trauma, including medical trauma. I also help foster resilience in parents of medically complex children.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Critical Social Thought – Mt. Holyoke College

Master of Arts in Counseling – St. Edward’s University

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Cissy Lardi
Cissy LardiLMFT-Associate, Supervised by Susan Gonzales, LPC-S, LMFT-S

My life’s work is dedicated to helping individuals and families work through relational struggles whether it be with self or others. I support them therapeutically by working on emotional connections and effective communication. Additionally, I am a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, which helps families develop life-long respectful relationships. And personally, I have successfully raised and launched 3 children. If you are an individual or family looking to deepen your relationship with self and others, I would love to work with you. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate and am currently supervised by Susan Gonzales.

“More and more I’ve come to understand that listening is one of the most important things we can do for one another. Whether the other be an adult or a child, our engagement in listening to who that person is can often be our greatest gift. Whether that person is speaking or playing or dancing, building or singing or painting, if we care, we can listen.” ~ Mr. (Fred) Rogers

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Services that fit you.

We offer a variety of counseling options to fit your needs and preferences.

Individual Counseling

Couples Counseling

Family Counseling

You and your counselor will decide on the frequency of sessions that’s right for you—weekly, biweekly, or at your own pace. Most clients benefit from the consistency of weekly sessions.

*55-minute and 90-minute sessions available*

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For New Clients

Explore the topics below to prepare for your first visit, then contact us us to make an appointment.

We accept BlueCross BlueShield insurance and private (fee-for-service) payments.

BlueCross BlueShield members: Please fill out the BlueCross BlueShield insurance form and bring it to your initial appointment.

Private-pay clients: Please contact us about our fee schedule.

The initial client paperwork helps us get to know you so that we can plan the most effective style of therapy for your needs.

Please download, print, and complete the appropriate forms below, then bring them to your first counseling session.

Individual Adult Client Form 

Couples Therapy Form 

Child Client Form

For BlueCross BlueShield members only:

BlueCross BlueShield insurance form

From North Austin

From MoPac South, take the 2244/Rollingwood exit. At the light, turn right onto Bee Caves Road. Drive about 3.3 miles west on Bee Caves Road. Turn right onto Bluff Park Circle. Take the first right into the parking lot. Building 1 is to the left. Suites 100 and 102 are up the ramp and on the left.

From South Austin

From MoPac North, take the 2244/Rollingwood exit. At the light, turn left onto Bee Caves Road. Drive about 3.3 miles west on Bee Caves Road. Turn right onto Bluff Park Circle. Take the first right into the parking lot. Building 1 is to the left. Suites 100 and 102 are up the ramp and on the left. 

From Westlake

Take 360 North/N. Capital of Texas Highway and exit 2244/Bee Caves Road. Turn right onto Bee Caves Road. Continue about 0.7 miles east on Bee Caves Road. Turn left onto Bluff Park Circle. Take the first right into the parking lot. Building 1 is to the left. Suites 100 and 102 are up the ramp and on the left.

From Northwest Austin

Take 360 South/S. Capital of Texas Highway and exit 2244/Bee Caves Road. Turn left onto Bee Caves Road. Continue about 0.7 miles east on Bee Caves Road. Turn left onto Bluff Park Circle. Take the first right into the parking lot. Building 1 is to the left. Suite 100 and 102 are up the ramp and on the left.