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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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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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Alex Florence
Alex FlorenceLMFT-Associate Supervised by Susan Gonzales, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Are you seeking change in your life? As your therapist, I help facilitate change by promoting a growth mindset. Meaning, I create space to help you get to where you want to be.  And I promise that with my help, you will get there!

I work with individuals, couples and families. More specifically, I work with adult women of all ages working through life and career transitions, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, among other issues.

I value a holistic approach to therapy and understand that personal growth happens just as much inside of session as it does outside, too. Therefore, I encourage my clients to utilize their resources and interests to leverage the work we do to reach optimal potential.  I truly value the relationship that I have with my clients.

My work with couples entails attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology and elements of Gottman (as I have completed Level I training).  I am passionate about helping couples find new ways of communicating and reconnecting.

My work with families entails navigating difficulties related to blended families, adult children and their parents and psychosomatic disorders.  I believe in a systemic and collaborative approach where all voices are heard.

Lastly, I work with individuals and couples 65 or older who might be experiencing changes in life due to jobs, relocation, support systems and family dynamics.  I also provide counseling to those who care for their loved ones who do not live independently.

I have master’s degree in both professional counseling and marriage and family therapy and an undergraduate degree in psychology, and I’ve worked in public education and the nonprofit sector. I also am a trained yoga teacher and have experience as a long distance and recreational runner.

I also offer walk and talk therapy. If you think you’d be a good fit for this, let’s talk!

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Ashlyn Riley
Ashlyn RileyLPC

Are you seeking therapy out of the comfort of your own home? If the answer if yes, you have come to the right place! I offer solely telehealth therapy; meaning, I do video sessions with my clients.

A little bit about me…I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. I earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from South University. I have experience working with adults, adolescents and families who experience anxiety, depression, trauma and substance use disorders; gaining extensive experience within the homeless shelter system as well as both Outpatient and Residential Treatment Centers. Additionally, Additionally, I am trained in Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing, Mental Health First Aid, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

I believe that therapy is a way to be supported in your journey to discovering your full potential and is a great place to start for growth and change. I am passionate about helping others and enjoy seeing the progress people can make through time and care.

I utilize both Client Centered and Strength Based approaches to provide holistic care based on individual need through collaboration, compassion, and unconditional acceptance.

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Ryan Smith
Ryan SmithLPC - Intern

Hello,

My name is Ryan Smith. I am so glad that you found me and believe that you have come to the right place. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern (Supervised by Susan Gonzales) and psychotherapist. I have professional experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families, particularly with those who identify as “perfectionists.” As a former marine and Olympic athlete, I have a strong passion toward working with athletes, too, as I firsthand understand the challenges and complexity that line of work entails.

I would describe myself as an existentialist at heart and believe that everyone deserves respect and empathy. I utilize an eclectic person-centered approach and specialize in trauma, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), mindfulness, solution-focused, and many other therapeutic modalities. However, none of these terms are as important as the relationship we form through the therapeutic process. The foundation of therapy starts with what you want to gain from therapy. We will work together to establish therapeutic goals, and I will help you to attain those goals.

If you have made it thus far, I highly suggest that you give therapy a go! I believe that it will be worth your while.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Concentration in Chemical Dependency at St. Edward’s University
  • Master of Arts in Counseling at St. Edward’s University
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Allison Cprek
Allison CprekLPC

Everyday life can be overwhelming. Sometimes you can feel trapped, hopeless, in pain, confused or alone. These feelings and thoughts are natural, however if not managed they can become unmanageable, and no one should feel this way alone. Together, we have the power to take back control over our lives. Through counseling, you will gain clarity and experience a more peaceful way of moving through life, no matter what has kept you stuck. Let me help you adjust to life changes, manage stress, and become more resilient in the process. Together we will help make those changes a reality. I am here to work with you and help you invest in the life you want to live.

Prior to becoming a counselor, I taught middle school, and still feel a strong affinity towards working with adolescents on issues including: anxiety, depression, adjustment, bullying and other school related issues. I also work extensively in addiction counseling in hospital settings crossing over with issues including: depression, anxiety, bipolar, and trauma. I utilize approaches form cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused therapy to help change behaviors and achieve the outcome you are looking for.

I am passionate about what I do and am constantly seeking further career development opportunities, one of my latest has included animal assisted counseling…don’t hesitate to ask if you think you or your child would benefit from animal assisted counseling with my co-therapist animal, Cooper.

Education

  • Bachelors in Commerce at the University of Melbourne.
  • Masters in Education at the University of Melbourne.
  • Masters in Professional Counseling at Texas State University.
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Morgen Singstad
Morgen SingstadLPC-Intern, Supervised by Susan Gonzales, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Are you currently seeking additional support in your life? If so, you have come to the right place. I understand first hand that taking the initial step can be challenging, and therefore, I help to make this process less daunting. If you are seeking a warm, empathetic and compassionate human to confide in and support you in your journey towards healing and growth- look no further!

Hi There, my name is Morgen. For the past 12 years I have lived in Austin, Texas and worked within the helping profession. I am passionate about helping others and deeply care about the individuals, couples and families I serve. I truly believe that the therapeutic relationship is the key element to effective therapy.

I received my formal education from St. Edward’s University and have additional training in chemical dependency counseling and crisis and trauma management. My professional experiences have primarily been working with teens, women and families struggling with addiction as well as grief and trauma related issues.

EDUCATION:

  • St. Edward’s University Austin, TX
    • M.A., Counseling
  • St. Edward’s University Austin, TX
    • B.A., Psychology   
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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.