Susan Gonzales

& Associates

COUNSELING

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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.

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.

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING
COUPLES COUNSELING
FAMILY COUNSELING
  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Lonliness

  • Relationship Issues

  • Parenting Challenges

  • Career Roadblocks

  • Addiction

  • Gender Issues

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Qualified Counselors

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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Ashlyn Riley
Ashlyn RileyLPC, LCDC

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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Morgen Singstad
Morgen SingstadLPC-Associate, 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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Kimber Achorn
Kimber AchornOffice Coordinator and LPC-Associate and Supervised by Susan Gonzales, LPC-S and LMFT-S

Is life feeling extra hard these days? Are you feeling lonely, overwhelmed, unmotivated or even dissatisfied, and you can’t quite put your finger on it? I believe we are all doing the best we can given the resources we have at the time, but sometimes we find ourselves in need of new resources. That is where I come in. Therapy is a means of providing new resources.

It is not only my job as your therapist to equip you with new resources, but also help you unravel the internal chaos and make better sense of it all.

I operate from a client centered approach. I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is the most critical part of therapy. And therefore, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to talk about whatever it is that isn’t working for you in your life.

It is a privilege of mine to be able to walk alongside you through the journey of self-discovery and brings me such joy to think of all the beautiful and unexpected places that this journey can take you.

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