Susan Gonzales

& Associates

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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

  • Loneliness
  • 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
Susan GonzalesMA, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Founder 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
Caroline Clyborne RamirezMA, LPC
Licensed 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 disabled or nuerodivergent kids.

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 Castillo
Cissy CastilloMA, LMFT, LCDC-I
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

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 isn’t easy and sometimes even scary. I offer non-judgmental support around the challenges and stressors you’re dealing with. I have experience working with individuals, couples and families in developing healthier emotional connections and more effective communication. We’ll work together to help you recognize family of origin beliefs or behavioral patterns that might be contributing to challenges in your life. I’m passionate about working alongside you as you grow and improve your quality of life. If you’re looking for a direct but compassionate therapist who has experience helping clients navigate personal and relational issues, I look forward to hearing from you!

I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, and a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Biology – The University of Texas at Austin

Master of Arts in Counseling –
St. Edward’s University
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Morgen Singstad
Morgen SingstadMA, LPC-Associate
Supervised by Susan Gonzales, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Most of Morgen’s clients come in struggling with challenges related to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, grief and communication. Morgen works mostly with families, mother-daughter relationships and individual adults. Most importantly, Morgen places strong value on fostering deep connections with her clients, facilitating an authentic and overall healing connection and meaningful experience in therapy.

Morgen has an extensive background in facilitating support in areas related to highconflict, crisis and trauma-informed situations. Hacking into multiple truths and belief systems, Morgen utilizes trauma-informed, attachment-based approach filtered through a systemic, interpersonal neurobiological lens. In the working phase of therapy, Morgen helps her clients restructure cognitions, extinguish fears, bringing forth insight, unlock repressed feelings, and loosen conflicting relationship ties.

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology –
St. Edward’s University
Master of Arts in Counseling –
St. Edward’s University 
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Sana Raza Hussain
Sana Raza HussainMA, NCC, LMFT-Associate, LPC-Associate
Supervised by Michelle Silva Segura, LMFT-S, LPC-S, SEP

At the core, humans are relational beings; the desire for safety and connection is innate. With this framework in mind, I utilize a strengths-based, trauma-informed, egalitarian approach to aid clients in moving toward emotional regulation and a positive view of self and others. I wholeheartedly believe that each person has a unique story to share; I aim to provide a safe space for clients to do so.

My therapeutic approach is warm, compassionate, and nonjudgmental. I’ve had experience working with a variety of clinical concerns, including but not limited to, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, developmental trauma, relational conflict, gender and multicultural issues, and life transitions. I primarily work with couples and adult individuals, utilizing a relational, multicultural, and affirming lens. I believe in the science of attachment and the power of relationships to foster healing and growth.

The therapeutic relationship is sacred and, according to research, a major factor in determining therapeutic outcomes. I look forward to building this relationship with you!

Completed Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing – The University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – The University of Texas at Austin

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling – Texas State University

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Hannah Randol
Hannah RandolMA, LPC-Associate
Supervised by Liz Lawrence, LPC-S

Whether you are a returning client, potential client, or someone entirely new, I want to say “Welcome! I am so glad that you have made it here.” Seeking therapy can be an uncomfortable process, so I applaud you for considering this initial step!

My name is Hannah Randol, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate, under the supervision of Liz Lawrence, LPC-S. I adore working with clients to process their past, consider their present and plan for their future. While therapy is often deep and meaningful work, I also love to laugh with my clients. Therapy with me is also based on collaboration; meaning, therapist and client are working as a team to heal, process and grow. While I may have the training, you are your own expert!

I work primarily with adult individuals, couples, and groups. I have experience working with clients who struggle with ADHD, adjustment issues (new life transitions), anxiety, depression, communication and connection issues, conflict relationships, identity and purpose formation, panic disorders and past or present unhealthy relationships. Additionally, I provide structured, faith-based pre-engagement and pre-marital counseling, and “pre-baby” planning for expecting individuals and couples.

Faith-Based Sessions Available

PREPARE/ENRICH Certified for couples, premarital and marital sessions

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology –Texas State University

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling – Texas State University

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Natasha Horner
Natasha HornerMA, LMFT-Associate, LPC-Associate
Supervised by Susan Gonzales, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Reaching out for help can be one of the toughest things we do, and I’m so glad you’ve taken the steps to be here. Since starting my career, I have guided individuals and couples through a number of concerns. Over time, I realized that I am passionate about perinatal and postpartum mental health. The struggles of this transition, regardless of whether you are a first-time parent or not, are often overlooked. To quote Jane Honikman (founder of Postpartum Support International), “You’re not alone even though you feel alone.”

Currently, I am running a New Parent Support Group where any parent who recently added a baby to their family can come for practical tools, insight, and support. Regardless of what role you play in the family, any new parent can feel overwhelmed, isolated, and anxious about this major life stage.

Natasha has completed Level 1 & 2 training in Gottman Method Couple Therapy, and has attended numerous trainings regarding PMADs and perinatal mental health.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Dance – University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling – Texas State University

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Lindsey Vickers
Lindsey VickersMPH, LPC/LMFT Graduate Intern
Supervised by Susan Gonzales, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Lindsey is currently offering low-cost counseling options

Hi! My name is Lindsey Vickers, and I am currently a graduate intern supervised by Susan Gonzales, LPC-S, LMFT-S.

I am a Professional Counseling Master’s student at Texas State University in my internship year. I believe we should all feel safe to walk into a new or existing arena and be able to do brave things. Being able to brave the arena requires safe, empathic, trusting relationships. I believe the key to healing is through a felt sense of safety within healthy relationships which I want to provide to you in our counseling relationship. I work from a foundation of attachment, formed during the early years of life, which impacts how we show up in our close relationships later in life. I believe the mind and body are highly connected and use neurobiological modalities to integrate both for a well-rounded, strengths-based, authentic, and nonjudgmental therapeutic experience.

While I work with many clinical concerns, I have unique experience in working with trauma, complex trauma, developmental trauma, sexual assault, sex trafficking, affair recovery, any and all sexual or gender concerns, and diverse types of relationship structures. I primarily work with couples, families, and adult individuals.

I also provide equine assisted psychotherapy which includes partnering with a horse, as part of the therapeutic team, to bring experiential, trauma-informed therapy to my clients. With this type of therapy, clients are introduced to a number of horses from which they will choose one to work with in session. We work in a pasture, round pen, or an arena while interacting with the horse and processing through therapeutic concerns. The model of equine assisted psychotherapy I have been trained in is Natural Lifemanship.

Completed Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and am pursuing Level 2 currently. Completed fundamentals and intermediate Natural Lifemanship and EQUUSOMA training. Completed Somatic Experiencing training through intermediate level and am currently pursuing advanced level training. Started sex therapy certification through the Sexual Health Alliance (SHA) and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

I look forward to braving the arena with you on your counseling journey!

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science – Texas A&M University

Master of Public Health – University of Texas Health Science Center

Master of Professional Counseling from Texas State University – In progress, graduation planned May 2023

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