Take back control of your life.

In-Person and Virtual Therapy in Austin, Texas

You’re tired. You’re overwhelmed. You don’t know what else to do.

Feeling stressed day in and day out takes a toll on us. It sucks up our energy, makes us irritable towards our loved ones, and even weakens our immune systems. But let’s face it – LIFE IS STRESSFUL!

Your kid is having a tantrum in the middle of the store, your boss is breathing down your neck, groceries are expensive, and you and partner keep having the same arguments on repeat.

All of this leaves you feeling frustrated, hopeless, and just plain exhausted.

That’s where we come in.

Discover the Ripple Effect of Therapy

Our Approach: Small Actions Lead to Big Changes

When you were a kid, did you ever throw a rock in the water trying to see how many times it could potentially skip? And do you recall the exhilarating feeling that transpired when the rock skipped multiple times creating a beautiful ripple in the water? I vividly remember the skill set that was required, a flat rock and a certain twist to the wrist. And voila! The ripple effect was created.

Individuals are powerful, and their actions alone can have a profound impact on others.

The clinicians at SGA have the passion, skill set, capability, and drive to help you understand the ripple effect of YOUR own actions and discover the power that lies within you. The power to make a profound difference in your own life and in the lives of those around you.

No matter where you come from or what has happened to you, the power lies within YOU! Let SGA empower YOU to create the ripple!

Welcome from Susan

Why Choose Us

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Woman-Owned and Local Business
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Non-judgemental and Safe Space
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In-Person and Telehealth Options

How to STOP getting defensive during arguments

Colleen walks us through why hearing your partner say “๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ?” can sound like “๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜บ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜–๐˜œ ๐˜ค๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด?” and how to use psychological boundaries to break this all too familiar habit.

Meet our Counselors

Cissy Castillo, LMFT, LCDC-I

Are you conflicted, unhappy, in crisis, in transition, struggling with mental health symptoms, or just feeling that something is off? Are you struggling with consistent conflict or miscommunication in your relationships and ready to do something different?

Change isnโ€™t easy and sometimes even scary. I offer non- judgmental support around the challenges and stressors youโ€™re dealing with. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families in developing healthier emotional connections and more effective communication. Weโ€™ll work together to…

Cissy Castillo, LMFT, LCDC-I

Are you currently searching for something in your life, but you canโ€™t quite put your finger on it? If so, you have come to the right place and obviously stumbled across my name for a reason.

Whether you are seeking therapy for yourself, with a partner, or for an adolescent or child, finding the โ€œrightโ€ therapist is crucial. The relationship between therapist and client is THE most beneficial part of therapy. You deserve the best support possible. I am happy to offer a free phone consultation to assess whether we are a viable match. All you have to do is call me…

Colleen Reuter, LPC Associate

Sarah Kerwin Carlin, LPC Associate

Do you find yourself struggling with your intimate relationships? As an adult, this can be relationships with a romantic partner, your family, or socially with friends.

Is it hard for you to be vulnerable and connect with others? I specialize in all the ins and outs of relationships, whether it be talking about those scary and uncomfortable things called feelings, helping people navigate difficult life stresses and transitions, or exploring new ways of interacting and relating with important people in your life. Whatever your unique situation is, I am here to help and walk alongside you on your healing journey…

Sarah Kerwin Carlin, LPC Associate

I adore my work in supporting women like you who are going through significant changes in their lives. Whether youโ€™re navigating the choppy waters of a breakup, venturing into a new city, embarking on a fresh career path, getting ready to tie the knot, embracing motherhood, or any other transitional experience, Iโ€™m here to guide and uplift you every step of the way.

I believe that every womanโ€™s journey is unique, and thatโ€™s why I take a personalized approach to therapy. I draw from a diverse range of therapeutic theories and techniques, tailoring my care to meet you exactly where you are in your life. And while therapy is often deep, meaningful work, I also love to laugh with my clients as we process each week! My desire is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where …

Hannah Randol, LPC Associate

Emily Pearce, MA, LMFT Associate

I love to help clients heal from their past and grow into the person they strive to become. Therapy with me will always be a collaborative effort โ€“ you are the leader of your own healing journey. I am simply the expert who helps guide you along in that process.

My specialty is working with neurodivergent couples and individuals. In my experience, couples that include at least one partner who is neurodivergent (i.e. Autism, ADHD, OCD, etc.) have an increased number of miscommunications and tend to experience higher conflict arguments. This is simply due to how each personโ€™s brain functions differently! As your therapist, I am dedicated to helping you…

Emily Pearce, LMFT Associate

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