Meet Our Team

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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 fptucker@gmail.com.

Jill Palmer Praisner, M.A., LPC-S    -  Currently not accepting new clients.

 

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.

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.

Edward Jason Coel, M.A., LPC - 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 512-649-5490.  For more information visit www.coelcounseling.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.

Lara Wulsin M.A., LPC  - Lara strives to create a warm, safe and non-judgmental space in which you are able to stop, rest, be present in the here and now, listen and give voice to your deeper truths.  All parts of you are welcome in Lara's session, and nothing is “too much”.  She is here to listen to your story, and to accept you completely as is.

Work with Lara to…

  • Get unstuck.

  • Unlock and release negative patterns of thoughts and behaviors.

  • Identify what you value most and align your choices and behaviors accordingly.

  • Rewire your nervous system to ENJOY your life.

  • Evolve into better and better versions of yourself.

  • Find the magic, again.

  • Heal. Grow. Thrive.

Lara works with individuals, couples, and groups. You can find out more about Lara on her website at https://www.larawulsin.com

Shira Klazmer, M.A., NCC, LPC  - Shira is very relational in the way she works with clients, as she believes we are all yearning for connection and thrive on feeling seen and heard. Shira uses a lot of humor, creativity, and validation with each client to help encourage resiliency, growth and build confidence. Shira enjoys working with teens and adults in both individual and couples/family therapy sessions. Shira specializes in working with the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) as well as those working to overcome anxiety, stress, or life transitions. 
Shira's areas of specialty:

  • Highly Sensitive Person

  • Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child

  • EMDR

  • Teens & Adolescents

  • Navigating dating, relationships, or healing from heartbreak

  • Lack of motivation, self-esteem or drive

  • Feelings of loneliness and isolation

  • Questioning one's purpose in life and finding a sense of direction

  • Developing coping skills and managing anxiety

  • Jewish culture

Shira offers a free 20-minute phone consultation. You can find out more about Shira on her website at www.shiraklazmer.com or by emailing her directly at shira@shiraklazmer.com

Sladja Redner, M.A., NCC, LPC Associate  Supervised by Jill Praisner, MA, LPC-S   - Sladja believes that no matter what kind of difficulties and adversities we experience, we all have an innate capacity to heal and thrive. She considers a healthy relationship with yourself as the foundation for making decisions that will support your growth and guide you through life in a way that will honor who you truly are. Sladja’s interests include working with adults who have struggles related to:

  • Negative self-image

  • Low self-esteem

  • Forming healthy relationships

  • Difficult childhood experiences

  • Growing up in dysfunctional families

  • Being high achievers/young professionals

  • Starting and maintaining healthy behaviors/habits

  • Being an immigrant and/or minority

You can contact Sladja through her website at www.innerbecoming.com to schedule a free phone consultation or to inquire about her services.

David Wachsman, M.C., LPC Associate  Supervised by Jill Praisner, MA, LPC-S   - 

 

Life is always presenting new obstacles and uncertainties. It can be difficult to adjust or find meaning in times of distress, but I am here to offer perspective and support. I can help in many areas of struggle but specifically:

  • struggling with conflict in your relationship 

  • a lack of direction in your career

  • general feelings associated with depression

  • anxiety or worry

 

To schedule a free consultation to find out how I can help, call (512) 800-1118 or contact me via my website today at https://www.wachsmancounseling.com/. Please note that due to

COVID-19, sessions are being conducted online for the time being. 

Silke Morin, MEd., LPC Associate  Supervised by Jill Praisner, MA, LPC-S   - 

 

Are you struggling to find meaning, to find joy, to have the relationships you want, to live the life you want, or simply to navigate the curve balls that life keeps throwing at you? I get it. Life can be difficult. Being human can be difficult. Especially right now. I want to help. Let’s work together to help you be a healthier and happier version of yourself.

 

Some, but not all, of the types of issues we may address together:

  • Coping skills

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Women's issues

 

Silke offers a free 20-minute phone consultation. You can find out more about Silke on her website at personalgrowthatx.com or by emailing her directly at silke@personalgrowthatx.com or calling at 512-522-3314

Christine Chinni, M.A., LPC Associate  Supervised by Fred Tucker, MA, LPC-S   - 

 

Aging and illness do not have to mean losing your sense of self or direction in life. Whether transitioning into retirement or navigating a medical diagnosis, uncertainty of what lies ahead can feel overwhelming. Whatever challenges you may be up against, you shouldn’t have to face them alone. Psychotherapy can help you find meaning in each day and be present with the people and the things you love.

Specializing in working with adults and seniors, Christine honors the strength and power in your life’s experiences. It is easy to become preoccupied with the past or the future, but Christine will help you find comfort, purpose, and acceptance in the present.

 

Areas of Focus Include:

  • Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment Support

  • Medical Crisis & Chronic Illness

  • Aging Concerns

  • Life Transition Difficulties

  • Meaning & Purpose

  • Existential Anxiety

 

Find out more by visiting helixpsychotherapy.com, calling (512) 675-6402, or emailing christinechinni@hush.com to request a free 15-minute telephone consultation.