Lisa Wheeler, M.A., LPC  - Lisa's approach to counseling is holistic and fluid.  She utilizes a combination of intuition and improvisation to facilitate healing, self-acceptance and self-expression.  Her area of special interest is helping clients who's experiences fall outside of the cultural norm, i.e. hearing voices, seeing visions/entities, lucid dreaming, and unexplained knowing, among others.  She believes that these creative mechanisms are organic, relevant, and serve to balance out the individual.  When these expressions are collaboratively examined in a gentle and non-judgemental manner, the possibilities for the client are endless.  Lisa is passionate about changing our culture's perception of these natural human expressions.  She is also a Positive Discipline Parenting Educator and is dedicated to improving connections within family systems. Lisa also works with adolescents and teens, ages 11+. 

Other areas of specialization include:

  • parenting/relationship issues
  • assertiveness training/finding one's voice
  • integrating and managing intense, overwhelming emotions
  • spirituality
  • self-esteem / self worth
  • childhood trauma/abuse
  • self-injury
  • helplessness
  • issues related to creative thinking
  • spiritual emergency / spiritual crisis

Lisa offers a free 30 minute phone consultation.  You can reach her at 512.879.8320 or lisakay7777@gmail.com. To learn more information about Lisa and her services, please visit her website at www.safehavenaustin.com.

Elizabeth O'Brien, M.A., LPC-S    - Elizabeth's practice is based on the person-centered model of the late psychotherapist Carl Rogers, who espoused the Humanistic philosophy of empathy, congruence, and unconditional positive regard for the client. She does not believe in "pathologizing" the human condition. Her particular interests are in parenting, empty nest, life transitions at all stages and existential (meaning of life) issues. She is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Trauma First Aid. Elizabeth is also a Board-certified Supervisor.

Elizabeth offers a free, 20-minute phone consultation. She can be reached at 512-680-7379 or via email at elizobrien@gmail.com. Her web page can be found at: www.elizobrien.com. Elizabeth is in-network with Seton Health Plan.

Jill Palmer Praisner, M.A., LPC-S    -  Jill's special interests include:

  • Low self-esteem / low self-worth
  • Low libido
  • Relationship struggles
  • Becoming more fulfilled in life


Jill provides a free 20-minute phone consultation. She can be reached at 512-731-9168 or email at jill@austincounselingcenter.com. For more information, visit www.jillcounseling.com.  For information about online counseling, visit http://www.onlinecounselingtexas.com.

Jody Rich, M.A., LPC-Intern  Supervised by Elizabeth O'Brien, MA, LPC-S   - Jody has found that there are turning points in life where we find ourselves being “re-potted,” planted into larger containers for growth either by choice or circumstance. She respects the natural buoyancy of the psychological immune system and works with clients to identify and amplify their core strengths. She uses evidence based techniques from a range of therapeutic approaches to walk with her clients on their journey towards well-being.

Her areas of interest are:

  • navigating life stage transitions (big change happened--what do I do now?)
  • relationship breakup or divorce recovery (never let a good crisis go to waste)
  • re-partnering after breakup recovery (I don’t want to make the same mistakes again)
  • betrayal bonding (why do I choose relationships with abusers?)
  • alienation and disconnection (I can see what my friends are doing 24/7 on social media, why do I feel more alone than ever?)
  • navigating relationships with narcissists or other high conflict people (partners, parents, bosses)
  • grief and loss (comes in many forms)
  • “sandwich generation” issues (those caring for relatives in generations above and below)
  • attachment issues that can arise in relationships (I love them so much, why am I so unhappy?)
  • recovery for family members of alcoholics/addicts (whatever I’ve tried, it hasn’t worked)
  • depression, anxiety, and compulsive behaviors.

​​Jody offers a free 30-minute phone consultation and can be reached at 512-999-0373. For more information about working with Jody, please visit www.jodycounseling.com.

Austin Counseling Center

Joseph Bordelon, M. Div, M.A., LPC    - Joseph’s primary focus at Austin Counseling is to provide a variety of Christian Counseling services that integrate Christian values and Biblical truths into the practice of counseling.  

Christian Marriage Counseling

  • Improve Communication
  • Resolve Conflicts
  • Issues of Infidelity
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Blended Households
  • Parenting Issues

Christian Counseling for Individuals

  • Anxiety    
  • Depression
  • Get Clarity on Decisions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Phase of Life Issues
  • Addictions
  • Career & Lifestyle Adjustment
  • Anger Management                     

Christian Counseling for Adolescents & Teens

  • Angry, Rebellious or Aggressive
  • Not Listening or Following Through
  • Always on Phone / Misuse of Computer Games
  • Alcohol, Substance Abuse - Sexual Promiscuity
  • Divorce Coping
  • Academic Problems

Joseph offers a free 30 minute phone consult. You may reach him at (512) 200-3880 or email at josephbordelon@gmail.com. For more information, please visit www.christiancounselingaustin.com.

Nathan Langfitt, M.A., LPC    - Nathan works with individual adults and adolescents who live and work creatively. He approaches therapy with the framework that each of us have an innate drive to create, and that re-discovering a creative voice can be the key to healing. Many of Nathan's clients are musicians, artists, dancers, photographers, actors, and designers, in profession or for enjoyment. Nathan also has extensive experience with adolescents and teenagers. Nathan's treatment specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-concept and identity exploration
  • Working through traumatic memory
  • Performance anxiety
  • Discovering drive and self-purpose
  • Mindfulness training

Nathan offers a free, 20-minute phone consultation. He can be reached at 214.707.6677 or through his website at ultreiacounseling.com.

Kelley Hawkins, M.A., LPC - Kelley helps individuals and couples work through life's challenges. She believes that new behaviors, new thought patterns, and new skills can lead to improved relationships and increase life satisfaction. Her goal is to help clients find hope again and develop these new behaviors in a warm and healthy environment. 

The transition to parenthood is challenging. Preparing for a new baby, finding solutions to the challenges that a new baby presents, and addressing the relationship between parents are critical issues for every new parenting couples. Kelley is a certified educator in the Gottman Institute's Bring Home Baby program and works with couples to connect as they become a family with their new little addition.

Kelly's individual counseling services include:        

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Post-Partum Depression (PPD)
  • Coping Skills    
  • Low Self-Esteem              
  • Trust
  • Shame
  • Grief and Loss
  • Difficulty adjusting to changes

Kelley's couples counseling services include:

  • Communication struggles
  • Parenting struggles
  • Co-parenting
  • Conflict resolution
  • Post-Partum Depression

Kelley offers a 20-minute phone consultation at no cost and can be reached at 512-686-3433 ext. 5 or hawkinscounseling1@gmail.com. There are a limited number of time slots available for clients needing a sliding scale payment option. For more information about Kelley, please visit: www.hawkinscounseling.com. She looks forward to hearing from you.

Lara Long, M.A., LPC-Intern  Supervised by Fred Tucker, MA, LPC-S   - Lara has a deep passion in coming alongside people as they journey to understand themselves and those around them with greater wisdom and insight. This often means looking at the things in our lives that feel “stuck” or difficult to understand patterns we find ourselves repeating. Her goal and hope for you in working together is that you may be able to live fully present and thrive by reducing the impact of the past on your present life. Her therapeutic approach is psychodynamic and relational in nature, and is largely influenced by attachment, trauma, and object relations theory. Essentially this means that she sees relationships as central to the ways we understand the world and ourselves. The therapeutic relationship offers an opportunity for you to experience something new, as you both encounter each other. She likes to use the analogy of a doula or midwife, as she works to help provide a safe and supportive environment for her clients to give birth to their inner creative and true self. She works with a multicultural focus, bringing curiosity, compassion and mindfulness to each session.


She draws from a background as a multi-decade Olympic hopeful athlete and the challenges that come with high intensity athletics, as well as a lengthy career in corporate America and the challenges  in navigating stress and leadership while finding meaning and balance. Her clinical areas of experience lie in working with: at-risk youth in school and home settings; therapeutic foster families; an award winning children’s crisis and outreach response system helping families achieve stability, prevent future crises and helping children remain in their home; individual outpatient and group therapy in an office setting; and more recently in training working with children, individuals and families using equine assisted psychotherapy.


She works with a wide variety of issues in her clients with a special focus in my studies on trauma and abuse. She works with children, adolescents, adult individuals and families. Some, but not all, of the types of issues we may address together: 

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Sexual abuse
  • Shame
  • Identity & spiritual abuse/warfare
  • Substance abuse
  • Existential questions of life meaning & purpose
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders and body image
  • Family of origin and current family systems dynamics
  • Chronic pain
  • Body-mind-heart connection
  • Life transitions
  • Depression
  • Stress/anxiety/panic attacks
  • Wholehearted living
  • Relationships

Lara offers a free 20 minute telephone consult. She can be reached by telephone at 512.686.3433 x8 or email at lara.long.lpc@gmail.com. You may also visit her website at laralong.com for more detailed information.


Fred Tucker, M.A., LPC-S   -   Fred has training and experience in life issues relating to:

  • Depression
  • Adult Life Transitions
  • Grief and Loss
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationships
  • Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety


Fred offers a free 20-minute phone consultation. He can be reached at 512-686-3433 x3 or email fptucker@gmail.com.

Anna Campbell, M.A., LPC-Intern  Supervised by Jill Praisner, MA, LPC-S   - Anna works with adults and teens, and enjoys illuminating the darkness for those who feel they cannot see a light at the end of the tunnel. Although she treats all adults, Anna particularly enjoys working with the millennial age group. Her approach to therapy is highly collaborative and authentic, as she regards therapy as a true partnership between therapist and client. Anna's special interests include therapy to relieve lingering effects from a traumatic event, relief from depression, and therapy for stress and anxiety. 
Treatment areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Stress/anxiety/panic attacks
  • Heartbreak
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship struggles
  • Coping with mood disorders
  • Authentic living
  • Attributing meaning and purpose to life
  • Mindfulness training

Anna offers free 20 minute consultations by phone or in person. She can be reached at (817)247-8350 or anna@psychotherapywithanna.com. For more information, visit www.psychotherapywithanna.com.

Melinda Griffith, M.A., LPC-Intern  Supervised by Jill Praisner, MA, LPC-S   - Melinda's approach to counseling is collaborative, solution focused, and a special interest in mindfulness. Melinda enjoys working with individuals and family counseling as they transition through all of life's ups and downs. She provides a open and encouraging environment for you to learn about yourself and your relationship with others.  

Melinda's services include working with clients who are experiencing: 

  • Difficulty adjusting to change
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Poor coping skills
  • Intimacy / sexual concerns

Melinda offers a free 20-minute phone consultation, and can be reached at 512-956-6802. For more information about working with Melinda, please visit melindacounseling.com.

Monique Rodriguez, Ph.D., LPC    - Monique is an experienced Gestalt therapist and Certified Hypnotherapist. Gestalt therapy is a therapy of growth and wellness, not one of pathology and illness. Gestalt therapy assumes the body has wisdom and is a holistic approach to psychotherapy. Monique believes that working with the body in psychotherapy opens up options for understanding, experiencing, healing, and becoming aware of issues that traditional talk therapy is often unable to access. Counseling sessions with Monique honor your individual process and offer reflection and feedback while exploring unresolved fears, strengths, and new possibilities. Monique is trained and experienced in working with:

  • Trauma / PTSD
  • Anxiety / Depression
  • Codependency
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics
  • Children of Mothers with Borderline Personality Disorder


Hypnotherapy is a safe and natural tool this is helpful with issues such as:

  • Depression
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem and Confidence
  • Weight Loss
  • Smoking
  • Relationship Issues


Monique offers a free 20-minute phone consultation. She can be reached at 512-902-4357 or moniquemercadophd@gmail.com. You can also view more about Monique and her practice at www.austinembodiedtherapy.com.

Ellen Rohr, M.A., LPC - Ellen believes we all thrive on healthy connections with other people. She offers a supportive space for adult couples and individuals to explore and express themselves while gaining insight into their lives.

Ellen enjoys helping couples and adults navigate:

  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Premarital Counseling
  • "Empty Next" issues
  • Infidelity
  • Transitions
  • Grief
  • Career Counseling

Ellen offers a free 20 minute phone consultation. She can be reached at 512-987-0428 or email:  ellen@rohrcounseling.com. For more information visit www.rohrcounseling.com.

Individual and Couples Counseling

Call us at 512-686-3433

Lori Askew, M.A., LPC   - Lori is a Christian Therapist with a relational approach to counseling. She utilizes Christian values and principles when working with clients to form a solid foundation for their sessions. ​Lori focuses on creating a non-judgmental and safe space for her clients so that together they may explore the client’s specific counseling needs.  Once the individual needs have been identified, Lori and her clients get to work to address these challenges.  If requested, Lori may also use prayer and scripture to contribute to the sessions. Lori's special areas of interest include:
Christian Couple’s Counseling:

  • Healthy Relationship Building
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Challenges Related to Divorce and Remarriage
  • Issues with Blended families
  • Effective Conflict Resolution
  • Sexual Challenges

Individual Christian Counseling:

  • Identifying and Managing Sources of Anxiety and Stress
  • Self Esteem Challenges
  • Life Transition Support
  • Grief and Loss Adjustment
  • Overcoming Depression

Lori offers consultation at no charge either by phone or in person to determine your counseling needs. She may be reached at 512-633-9413 or lori.a.hopper@gmail.com. For additional information please go to www.loriaskewhopper.com. Lori offers a sliding scale payment option for a limited number of clients.

Edward Jason Coel, M.A., LPC-Intern  Supervised by Fred Tucker, MA, LPC-S   - Every moment is an opportunity to make a new choice.  Jason provides straightforward, non-judgmental psychotherapy and counseling services for adult individuals and groups.  His counseling services are confidential and are designed to remove barriers to change while helping you to take ownership of your life. Jason believes strongly that we are all unique individuals with complex histories and relationships. As such, he does not diagnose his clients because these labels do not accurately describe the uniqueness of our lived experiences. This allows you to be confident to seek therapy without fear of stigmas.
The following is a list of common concerns that we discuss in therapy:

  • Feeling stuck or unsettled
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Finding meaning / purpose / authenticity
  • Wanting to feel more connected with loved ones
  • Adjusting to life changes
  • Managing stress / anger / despair
  • Feelings of isolation
  • Dealing with mortality
  • Grief / Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship struggles / coping with divorce
  • Increasing confidence / assertiveness
  • Working through past trauma

​Jason offers a free 20-minute phone consultation.  He can be reached at 512-686-3433 x 7 or on his cell phone at 512-649-5490.  For more information visit www.coelcounseling.com.