I am licensed to practice in the state of Texas, so anyone who resides in the state may become a client.

Both! I am currently seeing local clients in-person at my Central Austin office, and continue to offer secure virtual visits for those who prefer meeting online.

My office address is at 4315 Guadalupe Street, #206, Austin, TX 78751. It is conveniently located in Central Austin, just north of the University of Texas campus, near the Hyde Park neighborhood.

Since I am not contracted with any insurance providers, I am an out-of-network provider. I will be happy to provide you with receipts you may submit to your insurance company for possible out-of-network benefits.

In short, same approach, different starting point.

Some clients who come to see me have work on their mind – concerns like burnout, perfectionism, imposter syndrome, work life balance or a toxic work environment.

Other clients want to make the most of their lives outside of work. They want more satisfying relationships, clarity navigating complicated family dynamics, relief from grief or trauma, ways to cope with big feelings like anxiety, depression, loneliness or overwhelm.

I help them talk through what’s going on, what they want and what’s getting in the way. We work together so they can make meaningful change.

Absolutely. In therapy with me, we have the opportunity to talk about everything. We focus our attention on what you consider most important.

I am a therapist with training and expertise that enables me to integrate coaching practices into our work.

The way I see it, therapy and coaching work beautifully together. Coaching provides best practices that can help us establish the frame for our work – the problems we’ll address, the goals we’ll work towards, how we’ll measure progress. Therapy can help make sure we’re not bypassing the important information thoughts and feelings are trying to tell us. It can also lead us towards meaningful ways to move beyond what’s been holding you back.

Both therapy for work and career and career counseling are aimed at helping you feel satisfied at work and enjoy a successful career..  

As a therapist, I help clients answer questions like:

  • How can I effectively address work-related concerns like job stress or burnout, imposter syndrome or work life balance?
  • Why am I so miserable at work? What can I do about it?
  • How can I avoid having the same old problems in a new career?
  • Who am I at work (and why does it matter)? 

Career counselors and career coaches typically help clients address questions like:

  • What assessments can help me understand my strengths, interests and aptitudes?
  • How can I understand and apply the information I learn through assessments to the job search and career planning process?
  • What careers have people ‘like me’ (with similar strengths, interests and aptitudes) found fulfillment in?
  • What are ways I can pursue careers like that?

When clients want to seek support from career counselors or other career professionals, I provide referrals to trusted colleagues in my network.

We are fortunate to have many skilled and talented therapists in our community. Clients often tell me that I “get” work problems in ways that others haven’t because I’ve been there, done that in my own career.

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (License #53033) in Texas and practice in-person in the heart of Austin and virtually across Texas. I am also licensed to provide clinical supervision to Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSWs) in the state of Texas who are working towards their full LCSW licensure.

I earned my Masters in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin, and my MBA from New York University. I remain active with my development as a therapist and a member of our community.

My license and training allows me to assign diagnoses according to the current DSM criteria. Some clients benefit from knowing they “meet criteria” for a specific condition – it can feel grounding to know there’s a name for it and that others experience it.

If you’d like a receipt (sometimes called a superbill) to submit for possible insurance reimbursement, your insurance company will require that I include a diagnosis on it. We will discuss the diagnosis before it is included on any documentation including receipts.

My license and training does not allow me to prescribe medication. When clients have an interest in medication, we collaborate to understand how it might help them and what doctor or other prescribing practitioner might best support them to explore possibilities. I often consult with other providers (for example, psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners) to coordinate care and ensure clients are receiving an integrated approach to their wellbeing.

With a few exceptions, everything you say in therapy stays in therapy. You can read more about the reporting requirements of Licensed Clinical Social Workers in the state of Texas and circumstances that may necessitate me breaking confidentiality here.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas, I am required to keep notes related to therapy sessions. Read more about this requirement here.

Please let me know at your earliest convenience if you need to change a scheduled appointment time. You may cancel or reschedule up to 24 hours in advance.

I welcome the opportunity to explore the possibility of working together. Click here to get in touch.

Yes, I occasionally post articles about some of the issues that often come up in work, life and therapy that I believe could be helpful to anyone considering professional support, whether you work with me or someone else. Click here to see my blog and please reach out if you have any questions or suggestions about the content,

Austin Group Therapy for Working Professionals