Austin Trauma Therapy Center

We have a diverse team of culturally sensitive, ethical, and trauma-informed practitioners ready to help you in your wellness journey. All of our associates are required to have training and knowledge in Trauma-Informed practices and all come with a social justice oriented background. At ATTC, we are allies and supporters of the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. Please feel free to reach out to schedule a session with our highly skilled Austin therapy associates.

Trauma-Informed Therapists

Susette Villegas, LCSW-S

Susette Villegas is a daughter, a mother, a military spouse, and a licensed clinical social worker. Susette is currently accepting new clients.

Susette graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master’s in Social Work in 2007 and continued her education by pursing her clinical licensure in 2009. Susette grew up in a Puerto Rican household in a little town west of Texas called El Paso. Her core values are love, equality, and community. Susette believes she is equal parts extrovert and introvert and considers herself a life-long learner as the field of psychology is constantly evolving. 

Susette believes providing empathy to a client’s situation, identifying their strengths, and establishing values is important in the client’s therapeutic journey. 
Susette’s professional background is in medical field holding positions such as renal social work, discharge planner, service coordinator and case manager throughout the years. She has experience working with geriatric population, teens, families with children and children with disabilities. As a therapist, her goal with therapy is to provide psychoeducation, collaboratively find healthier ways to manage difficult emotions, and link client with community support as necessary. 

Susette has worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, acquired and congenital disabilities, grief and loss, school, career and financial challenges, divorce care, PTSD and aging issues. She has helped many people who are first responders, military, and veteran personnel. Her belief is treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. 

Marissa Allen, LMSW

Marissa is a Licensed Master social Worker and practices under the supervision of Kayla Jackson,
LCSW-S. Marissa is currently accepting new clients.

Marissa received her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her undergraduate degree from Texas State University.

Marissa has a background working with kids and young adults (ages 7-25) in both residential and educational settings. More extensively, she has worked with students ages 16-25. Her experience includes working with young people who are experiencing depression, anxiety, self esteem/worth issues, relationship issues, abuse, court involvement, and transitioning from high school into young adulthood and life transitions.

Through relationship building, she has assisted young people in discovering healthy coping mechanisms for traumatic experiences and everyday life stressors.
She is trained in various different therapeutic modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing.

Her mission is to safely support and create space for clients to process tough emotions/experiences, heal, and discover new inner strengths.

In her free time, Marissa likes to collect plants, attend concerts, visit art exhibits, and read. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, meditation, working out regularly, and trying new air fryer recipes.

Emily Lambert, LMSW

Emily is a Licensed Master Social Worker and practices under the supervision of Earley Barnes-Ullrich LCSW-S. Emily is also currently working towards her Registered Play Therapist (RPT) credential. Emily is currently accepting new clients.

Emily received her Masters degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019. Since then, she has gained experience working with individuals across the lifespan, including children, teens, adults, and families. She has experience working with trauma, mental health disorders such as
anxiety, depression, ADHD and autism.

Emily places an emphasis on creating safety and comfortability in the therapy space through use of humor and genuine connection with her clients. She takes a holistic approach to therapy and highlights the relationship between mental and physical health.
In the last four years Emily has worked in a variety of settings including schools and residential treatment. She is an eclectic clinician who utilizes aspects of Attachment Theory, Trauma Informed-Care and Strengths Based Approach to help guide her work. Additionally, she has experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), parent education, Mindfulness, Play Therapy, and Theraplay which utilizes play interventions to help strengthen the child and caregiver relationship.

In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her friends, family and her dog, Ollie. She also loves trying new foods, baking, and being outdoors.

Brandy Junk, LPC

Brandy has a background in Clinical Mental Health and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University in Minnesota and a BS in Psychology and Forensic Psychology from Texas State University.  Brandy is accepting new clients.

Brandy has experience working in different mental health settings from inpatient acute care, to intensive outpatient, private practice, addiction and residential level of care.  Individuals and couples a well as experience with substance use disorders. This experience has provided a deeper degree of understanding trauma, substance use, along with other mental health afflictions to better serve my clients.  Brandy would be grateful to go on the journey of healing, recovery and self-discovery with you.

There is not one modality that fits all people.  Brandy has the expertise using psychotherapy modalities such as CBT, DBT, TF-CBT and mindfulness.  Brandy meets clients where they are at and together, builds a treatment plan that is best suited for each individual.  The ultimate belief is that the therapeutic relationship is what yields the best success in therapy. 

Brandy’s great passion is bringing healing to those who are suffering. Trauma has many shapes and forms and is unique to everyone.   It is a journey that shapes individuals to overcome and become their own survivor. 

 My authentic and genuine personality is a unique skill set that enhances the therapeutic experience.

Ashley Stubblefield, LCSW

Ashley received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas in Austin. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a passion for helping parents and caregivers develop loving and effective parenting practices. Ashley is no longer accepting new clients.

As a therapist, Ashley believes that adults who pursue their own emotional healing are best equipped to confidently lead their households while showing themselves and their families compassion and kindness.

Since becoming a parent in 2002, Ashley has had the experiences of being a single parent, a married parent, a widowed parent, and a stepparent. She understands the unique struggles that many families face and believes that parents and caregivers who take the time to uncover and address their own barriers to effective parenting have the most success. Ashley realizes every family is different, and respectfully takes time to get to know each family and understand their needs and desires for growth.

Ashley’s therapeutic style is direct and nurturing, and she often uses humor in sessions. Some of the modalities she may use to help you reach your goals are Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Coaching, and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

In her free time Ashley enjoys target practice using her compound bow, embroidery, and hikes with her family.

Clara Peretz, LMSW

Clara Peretz is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Austin, TX, who practices under the supervision of L’Oréal Nuñez, LCSW-S. Clara received her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Clara is accepting new clients.

Clara collaborates with clients to create a safe and affirming space where challenging thoughts, feelings, and experiences can be explored. She provides non-judgmental support and places an emphasis on trust-building and effective communication. Clara believes that the relationship between client and therapist has the power to heal attachment wounds, deepen understanding of self, and build self-esteem. She aims to empower clients with education and therapeutic techniques for coping with trauma responses, anxiety, depression, psychosis, and substance use issues. Clara draws from a variety of modalities including but not limited to psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness practice, CBT, attachment-based therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, TF-CBT, and narrative therapy.

Clara understands the impact that societal systems and institutions can have on an individual’s health and well-being. She guides clients as they explore how oppressive systems may be affecting them mentally, physically, and spiritually, allowing for new perspectives to be imagined and utilized.

 Clara has experience with individual and group therapies. She has worked with a wide range of clients in clinic-based and inpatient psychiatric settings, with incarcerated individuals, and with young adults in an academic setting. Clara identifies and empathizes with the unique barriers faced by the LGBTQ+ community, and welcomes clients from all gender and sexual identities.

Miranda Allen, LCSW

Miranda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has a background in Mental Health. Miranda is originally from Houston, TX and graduated with a Masters in Social Work from University of Houston. Miranda is accepting new clients.

Miranda has experience in individual, family and group therapy. Miranda has utilized diverse techniques in treatment such as Astrology/Zodiac signs, personality tests and temperament analysis. Miranda has a passion for helping guide people struggling with common life
stressors, mental illness, and life transitions.

Miranda’s core values are meeting the client where he/she is and exploring best options for healing and growth. Miranda is experienced in therapeutic techniques for treating Addiction, PTSD, Depression, Bi-polar I and II, Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, Personality and Eating Disorders. 

Miranda believes that each person requires a customized treatment plan that meets their specific needs and background. Miranda values self-determination, cultural competency, empathy, resilience, and empowerment. 

In her spare time, Miranda enjoys spending time with her nephew, meditating, and practicing self-care.
Miranda enjoys socializing and meeting new people and looks forward to being your therapist.

Sara Zavaleta
Sara Zavaleta, LMSW

Sara Zavaleta (pronouns: they/them) is a bilingual and bicultural Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) currently practicing under the clinical supervision of René Gaitan, LCSW-S. They proudly serve as a queer and nonbinary clinician who supports folks in their healing journeys from trauma, including intergenerational trauma. Sara is a fluent Spanish speaker and a second-generation Salvadoran who was born and raised in Austin. Sara is no longer accepting new clients.

In their psychotherapy, Sara uses an intersectional feminist, trauma-informed, survivor-centered, and strengths-based approach that honors people’s identities and cultures. For treatment options, Sara offers Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), play therapy, and mindfulness interventions; in addition, they plan to complete Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) training by 2022. Sara has extensive experience supporting survivors of gender-based violence (domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, etc.), asylum seekers, immigrant communities, LGBT+ folks, and people of color. Sara works to provide the empathetic therapeutic support to children, adults, and families that they would have liked to have at the start of their own healing journey.

Sara earned their Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) and Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. For their undergraduate education, they graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in Spanish from Vanderbilt University.

In their spare time, Sara enjoys swimming, paddleboarding, hiking, and cycling–basically any quality time in nature is great! Sara also loves regularly practicing yoga and meditation as part of their self-care practice.

Sara Zavaleta (pronombres: elle) es une trabajadore social licensiade (LMSW) bicultural y bilingüe quien está trabajando bajo la supervisión clínica de René Gaitan, LCSW-S. Con mucho orgullo, Sara es une terapista quir y nonbinarie quien apolla a la gente en sus caminos de sanación de trauma, incluyendo trauma intergeneracional. Sara habla español a un nivel experto y es une salvadoreñe de segunda generación nacide y criade en Austin.

En su psicoterapia, Sara usa un enfoque feminista interseccional, informada por trauma, centrada en sobrevivientes de violencia, y basada en las fortalezas de cada persona que honra las identidades y culturas de la gente. Para opciones de tratamiento, Sara ofrece terapia cognitiva y de comportamiento enfocada en el tratamiento de trauma (TF-CBT), terapia de juego, y tratamientos de meditación y yoga; también planifica completar el entrenamiento de desensibilización y reprocesamiento a través de movimientos oculares (EMDR) en 2022. Sara tiene experiencia extensa en apoyar a sobrevivientes de violencia basada en género (violencia doméstica, violencia sexual, acecho, etc.), solicitantes de asilo, comunidades inmigrantes, personas en la comunidad LGBT+, y gente de color. Sara trabaja para proveer el apoyo terapéutico y empático a niños, adultos, y familias que a elle le hubiera gustado tener al principio de su propio camino de sanación.

Sara obtuvo su Maestría de Ciencia en Trabajo Social (MSSW) y Maestría de Arte en Estudios Latinoamericanos de la Universidad de Tejas en Austin. Para su educación de bachillerato, se graduó de la Universidad Vanderbilt con una Especialidad en Sociología y una Subespecialidad en Español.

Es su tiempo libre, Sara goza nadar, andar en su tabla de remo, ir en caminatas, y andar en bicicleta–básicamente cualquier tiempo en la naturaleza es fantástico! Sara también goza meditar y hacer yoga como parte de su práctica de autocuidado.

Tyler Sanders, LMSW

Tyler is a Licensed Master of Social Worker and practices under the supervision of Dr. Ruth Fagan-Wilen. Tyler is no longer accepting new clients.

Tyler received her Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, and an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. 

Tyler has an extensive background in mental health and has worked with a wide array of clientele ranging from children as young as the age of five to geriatric. She also has experience in working with clients in the following areas: trauma (sexual trauma, emotional and physical abuse), anxiety/depression, psychosis, and mood disorders. Tyler has worked in inpatient/outpatient settings, group settings, residential settings, and community based social work. 

Tyler implements different treatment modalities, such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing. Tyler takes a strength based approach to aid the client in identifying mindfulness techniques and develop effective coping skills to daily life stressors. Tyler is TF-CBT Trained.

With the use of having a client centered, solution focused approach her goal is to provide a safe environment for the client to feel safe and secure in exploring their emotions, self goals, and how the client views themselves.

In her free time, Tyler likes to participate in yoga, running on nature trails, and painting. Tyler likes to express creativity and advocacy for mental health through her pieces. She also enjoys going to different art exhibits and learning about other cultures and their creative expression. 

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Kathryn Wortz, PhD.

Kathryn Wortz Ph.D. is a seasoned clinical psychologist who has practiced over many years. She’s worked not only in private practice but also in University and Collegiate training settings. Dr. Wortz is no longer available to see new clients.

Her work has focused on treating survivors of trauma, particularly those who were abused as children. With her warm style and blend of solid psychotherapeutic traditions, she sees the role of therapist as compassionate witness and collaborator, gently guiding, as well as “walking alongside” the client through the process of healing the past and embracing the present. 

Kathryn is bilingual in English and Spanish. Kathryn uses Emotionally Focused Therapy along with Exposure therapy and Gestalt Theory for a here and now approach. She also uses a DBT approach to help with treating mood disorders and self-harm.

Dr. Wortz received her BA degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)  before coming to Texas where she attained the PhD in Clinical Psychology at Texas Tech.

She has been licensed in Texas for nearly 30 years. She practiced for 20 years in West Texas before moving to East Texas to work for the University of Texas Health Science Center in Tyler. She now continues to serve others at ATTC.

Ruby Branson, LMSW

Ruby Branson is a Licensed Master Social Worker practicing in Austin, TX. They received their Masters of Science in Social Work from UT Austin. Ruby is practicing under the supervision of Arlene Montgomery, LCSW-S. Ruby is accepting new clients.

Ruby is a gender nonbinary clinician with experience providing services to LGBT+ individuals of all ages, and they welcome clients from all gender and sexual identities. They are a member of the Gender and Sexualities Committee of the American Psychological Association’s Psychoanalytic Division under the mentorship of Katie Gentile, PHD.

Ruby believes that the role of the therapist is that of an intrepid fellow traveller, providing empowering, non-judgemental support and companionship on the journeys of their patients. They understand therapy as a collaborative way of making sense of one’s past and present and grounding oneself as a person not trapped-in, but participating-in the dynamic creation of history, meaning, and relationships. Their style is collaborative, identity affirming, and adaptive to the unique needs and goals of each client. They place strong emphasis on the centrality of healing relationships, the healing power of social justice, and the powerful role of social systems in the lives and healing of all people.
They draw from the tradition of radical social work as well as psychodynamic, attachment-based, existential, and relational schools of practice while incorporating modern understandings of neuroscience into their work. They utilize techniques and ideas from psychoanalysis, narrative therapy, nature therapy, trauma-focused CBT, somatic experiencing, trauma-informed mindfulness, emotion-focused therapy for trauma, motivational interviewing, play therapy, and art therapy into their work.
Ruby has worked with a diverse range of survivors of trauma from early childhood to end-of-life care in non-profit, private practice, and inpatient psychiatric settings. They are committed to engagement in constantly improving their anti-racist, feminist, and gender-affirming practices, and to addressing the complex linkages between trauma and systems of oppression in their work and life.
In their free time Ruby is an avid reader and enjoys hiking, cooking, travelling, watching films, and spending time with their dogs, friends, and family.

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Jeneke Lesak, LCSW

Jeneke (pronounced “Jen-ih-kuh”) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and offers her clients a compassionate, heart-centered approach. Jeneke is no longer accepting new clients.

She has a gift for making people feel comfortable in her presence and stays attuned to their needs in a supportive and safe environment. She understands the value for people to arrive at their own solutions and serves as a gentle, patient guide each step of the way. Her focus is on client strengths and how to enhance and bring awareness to one’s innate abilities to improve an overall sense of well-being.

Jeneke received her Master of Science in Social Work degree from the University of Texas in Austin, Texas in 2015.

She is an experienced clinician for adults and adolescents in the following areas: trauma (including sexual, emotional and physical abuse), substance use, anxiety/depression and other mood disorders, self-harming behaviors, relationship issues, Traumatic Brain Injuries, psychotic disorders and personality disorders.

In the last 5 years, she has worked in a variety of settings: individual/group therapy, outpatient and residential treatment, and community-based social work. 

In her practice, Jeneke uses a variety of modalities tailored to individual needs: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, Strengths-Based Approach, Mindfulness techniques and Ecotherapy – a method to connect people with the natural world as a tool in the therapeutic process. Jeneke is TF-CBT and EMDR trained .

For fun, Jeneke enjoys traveling, hiking, camping and anything in the great out of doors, trying out new recipes and spending time with family and friends.  

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Veronica Garza, LPC

Veronica is a Bilingual Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Veronica enjoys working with children, adolescents and adults. Veronica is no longer accepting new clients.

Veronica assesses clients’ concerns and provides guidance while empowering the client in their healing. She is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR in English and Spanish) and incorporates techniques used in play therapy, client-centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused, motivational-interviewing, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) as well as creative and expressive arts (art, dance and music). 

She has experience working with individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence, domestic violence, community violence, family separation resulting from divorce, deportation, incarceration, and removal by child protective services as well as those who are working to overcome depression, anxiety and trauma from either recent events or from childhood.

Veronica also advocates and provides therapeutic support for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities so that they are able to heal and repair their internal being and relationships with others.

Veronica spends most of her free-time balancing her physical and emotional health by being active and finding ways to have meaningful connections with family and friends. She is always prepared for good conversations and others perspectives. Veronica is Bilingual in English and Spanish.

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Miguel Carrillo

Miguel is a bilingual Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) under the Clinical Supervision of Danita Gallegos, LCSW-S. Miguel uses pronouns he/him/his. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. Miguel is no longer accepting new clients.

Miguel graduated from Widener University with a Master’s in Social Work. In this program, he also became Trauma-Informed Care certified.

Miguel works with the LGBTQ+ population by providing individual therapy, intakes, and crisis stabilization sessions. He is an advocate for the LGBTQ population and has relevant experience working with the unique challenges and concerns that may arise within this population.

Miguel also facilitates various groups such as, The Coming Out Support Group and Survivors of Suicide. Overall, he has been in the field of mental health for more than 5 years now working with diverse populations. Miguel identifies and empathizes with the unique barriers faced by BIPOC communities. Miguel strives to stay resourceful and works diligently with clients to help them reach their wellness goals.

Miguel uses various modalities when working with clients such as, trauma sensitive mindfulness, narrative therapy, trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT) as well as CBT.

During his free time, he enjoys going for walks, dining out, and socializing with my friends. Self-care is a huge component of his daily activities, and Miguel practices this regularly. He also enjoy watching movies, shows, and picking up a book when time permits.

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Adam Benden, LCSW

Adam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and specializes in providing trauma-focused therapy services to diverse populations. Adam received his Master of Science in Social Work degree from UT Austin’s Steve Hicks School of Social Work in 2017. Adam is no longer accepting new clients.

Adam focuses on creating a highly collaborative and empowering relationship in therapy which emphasizes resilience, empowerment, and the ability to heal at any stage of life from experiences of trauma and abuse.

Adam draws extensively on the importance and attachment and cutting edge brain science in his therapeutic work to address the root causes of mental health challenges arising from experiences of trauma.

His approach focuses on integrating the body, mind, and emotions to maximize an experience of safety and trust to promote healing.
He specializes in the following areas: complex trauma, experiences of abuse during childhood (sexual, physical, and emotional), depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief and loss, relationship challenges, existential aspects of life, suicidality and self-harm, and addressing the impacts of intergenerational trauma and poverty on mental health.

Adam has worked with a wide range of clients of many different backgrounds and identities and has a high emphasis on social justice and inclusiveness in therapeutic practice. 

In his therapy practice, Adam utilizes the following modalities with clients based on their unique goals and needs: Emotion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, attachment-based therapy for individuals and couples, Motivational Interviewing, and various aspects of mindfulness and somatic experience in his approach with clients. 

In his free time, Adam is an avid Ashtanga Yoga practitioner and loves to read, learn Spanish, cook, be outdoors, spend time with friends and family, and pursue his own path to healing as a fellow survivor. 

Ryan McEwen, LCSW

Ryan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her Master of Science in Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. Ryan also has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from a small liberal arts college in New York. Ryan is no longer accepting new clients.
Ryan has an eclectic approach to therapy with the basis of her practice being relational. She believes the power of relationships and connection are the driving force in creating change.  Each client is the writer of their own story and history, therapy is a way to untangle and make sense of your journey. 
Ryan’s work has been largely focused in inpatient psychiatric care for children and adolescents with experience in family, individual, and group therapies. Ryan has experience working with developmental and complex trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions, stress, suicidality, self-esteem, varying types of abuse, relational and familial conflict. Ryan primarily works with adolescents, families, and young adults, as well as adult survivors of trauma. 
Ryan is interested in helping individuals work through the impacts of intergenerational trauma and attachment based issues. Ryan’s approach is gentle yet direct when needed. Ryan is passionate about creating a safe space for her therapy clients to find their most authentic versions of themselves.
Ryan has 8 plus years’ experience working with young children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings. Early in her studies Ryan worked in domestic violence and foster care and has since focused primarily in acute mental health. Ryan has experience working across different populations.

Ryan is trained in crisis de-esclation, Crisis Prevention Interventions, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and is trained in EMDR.
In her free time, Ryan loves yoga, spending time outside, playing with her pup, and reading!

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Ashley Lopez-Daly, LMSW

Ashley Daly is a Licensed Master of Social Worker and practices under the supervision of Leticia Jimenez, LCSW-S. Ashley Daly holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Work from Texas State University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington. Ashley is no longer accepting new clients.

Throughout her professional career, Ashley has worked with diverse populations by assisting in case management services, crisis assessments/interventions, and support through empathic counseling.

Ashley has extensive background in working with clients who are experiencing symptoms related to grief and loss, complex trauma, domestic violence, sexual abuse, personality disorders, and anxiety/depression. Ashley has also had experience working with individuals suffering from substance abuse, experiencing homelessness, and incarceration.

Ashley’s therapeutic approach is integrative utilizing Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused methods. Ashley values the importance of creating a therapeutic environment that focuses on empowering clients to identify and maximize their unique strengths to reach their desired goals.

Ashley supports and teaches clients tools to practice healthy coping skills, so they can make the necessary changes to live a happier and healthier life. It is Ashley’s passion to advocate, support, and walk alongside clients in their therapeutic journey because she believes change is possible.

Ashley is an Austin native who now resides in San Antonio with her husband and goldendoodle, Sophie. In her free time, Ashley enjoys painting, traveling, going for bike rides, and spending time at the river. Ashley finds the outdoors to be most important in maintaining healthy self-care practices.

Antonia Garcia, LMFT, LPC

Antonia is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with over five years of experience working with children and families in a variety of settings. Antonia provides services in both English and Spanish. Antonia is no longer accepting new clients.

Antonia is a Mexican-American woman raised on the Texas border. Antonia uses the pronouns she/her/ella. Antonia was raised both bilingual (English and Spanish) and bicultural.

Antonia completed a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Psychology and Spanish at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Antonia went on to complete a Master of Science in Psychology specializing in Family, Couple, and Individual Psychotherapy while also completing the Psychological Services for Spanish Speaking Populations certification at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.

Antonia has extensive experience working with survivors of sexual abuse, victims of human trafficking, immigrants, and individuals on the Autism spectrum. Antonia believes everyone has the ability to achieve their goals. In her work, Antonia emphases collaboration and frequent feedback.

Antonia’s approach is systems based and incorporates principles of Narrative Therapy, MRI, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Antonia believes strongly in strengths based, client centered, and social justice focused interventions.   

Selah Israel, LMSW

Selah is a bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Master Social Worker and practices under the supervision of Susette Villegas, LCSW-S. Selah is a service-focused therapist with a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable Children, Youth, Adults, and Families. Selah is accepting new clients.

Selah received her Masters of Social Work degree with an Advanced Direct Practice Concentration in Children, Youth and Families from Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona; and an undergraduate degree in Social Work with a minor in Family Human Development.

Selah has 10 years in the field and 7 of those years providing direct therapeutic services. She has an extensive background in mental health and has worked with a wide array of clientele ranging from children as young as the age of five to geriatric. She also has experience in working with clients in the following areas: trauma, survivors of trafficking, unaccompanied minors dealing with family separation, anxiety/depression, grief/loss, attachment disconnections, suicidality, psychosis, and mood disorders. Selah has worked in inpatient/outpatient settings, group settings, residential settings, and community based social work.

Selah utilizes treatment modalities, such as, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, DBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Crisis Intervention Model, Anger Management, and Solution-Focused. Selah uses positive psychology interventions to help clients improve their overall quality of life. Selah is TF-CBT Trained.

With the use of positive psychology approach, her goal is to help clients discover factors that allow them to thrive and increase elements that create a foundation for a more flourishing life.

Selah enjoys the outdoors, traveling, cooking, pursuing continuing professional growth opportunities through research/education/reading, and spending quality time with family. She believes maintaining a balanced lifestyle improves general health-physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being

Isha Banerjea, LCSW-S, LCDC

I am a therapist who is passionate about mindfulness and holistic approaches to support you in your journey of transformation, healing, and growth. I welcome people from all backgrounds, identities, and experiences with an open mind and heart. Isha is no longer accepting new clients.

I provide individual and couples therapy online to adults. My areas of specialty include working with clients who are challenged with: Substance Abuse Issues, Dual Diagnosis, Depression & Anxiety, Trauma/Post-traumatic Stress, Exploring Spirituality, Exploring Identity (BIPOC & LGBTQIA+ Affirming), Life Transitions, Relationship Challenges, Healing from Abuse

My goal is to create a safe, affirming space for you to explore who you are and what you want out of your life. I believe that building a strong and supportive relationship with my clients is the first and most important step in our journey together. I hope that with my gentle guidance and support, you can begin to heal from your life’s challenges and achieve a greater state of well-being. I would be honored to witness your growth and provide guidance along your path.

My approach is person-centered, relational-cultural, strengths-based, and holistic, to meet your unique needs. Our work will be rooted in attachment theory, somatic modalities, and neuroscience. The evidenced-based therapeutic interventions we will use most include, but are not limited to, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Dialectical-Behavioral, Therapy (DBT), Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
I am a multi-cultural (Mexican/East-Asian Indian) first-generation American. I share this because my upbringing and personal experiences greatly influences my desire to reduce suffering in the world by helping one person at a time.
Since beginning my journey, I have always known this was my path and have dedicated the last fifteen years to making this a reality. I am so grateful to show up in life authentically as I am, using my personal and professional experiences to help others learn, heal, and thrive.
On my days-off, you will find me traveling, spending time with family and friends, connecting spiritually through various practices, playing with my kitten, on hikes or exploring in nature, gardening, dancing, singing, listening to music, making art, enjoying coffee, tea, and delicious foods.

I have additional LGBTQIA+ focused individual and group experience as well as people living with HIV/AIDS. I organized Pride events, and advocated clients in their transition journey by providing Hormone-Replacement Therapy, Gender Marker Change, and Name Change Letters. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to be an affirming ally to such a beautiful and diverse community.

Diana Zwang, LMSW

Diana is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in Austin, Texas and practices under the supervision of Dr. Pamela A. Malone, LCSW-S. Diana is no longer accepting new clients.

Diana received her Master of Social Work degree from Texas State University, and a bachelor of psychology degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Diana is Licensed in Colorado and Texas.

Diana has extensive background in leading therapy groups in in-patient hospital settings and also provides individual counseling focused on implementing new coping skills post-hospital treatment to help clients ease back into life’s journey, safely.

Diana uses strategies and principles from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Neuroscience. She uses these approaches to help clients lessen the effect of life stressors and heal deep-rooted trauma. 

Diana assists clients gently through the healing process as they develop new awareness and discover inner strengths that lead them to inner peace and mental clarity.

She is trained and experienced in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Dialectical
Behavioral Therapy, CBTp, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, Trauma Focused CBT, Mindfulness. These modalities are proven to help patients cope with a variety of life problems and crises.

Diana is bilingual and speaks Hebrew and English. Diana is trained in TF-CBT and EMDR.

In her free time Diana enjoys trying new recipes and spending time with her cat and dogs.

Mariana Marquez, LMSW

Mariana Marquez-Vega is a bilingual Licensed Master’s Level Social Worker and supervised by Juan Guerrero, LCSW-S. Mariana is preparing to take her LCSW exam in August. Mariana is fluent both English and Spanish. Mariana is no longer accepting new clients.

Mariana started her career as a case manager at a behavioral clinic that allowed her to transition to Clinician for teenage boys at an immigrant shelter were she was able to conduct anger management groups and individual therapy. Marina has extensive experience working with teens struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, aggressive outbursts, teens transitioning out of juvenile facilities. Children and Families involved with State agencies.

Mariana is trained in TF-CBT as well as EMDR in psychiatric care and counseling services with toddlers, adults, and geriatrics. Mariana uses a trauma-informed client-centered psychodynamic approach to help her clients heal.

Through a strengths-based, relational therapy, her goal is to create a safe space for clients to be seen, heard and valued. Mariana looks forward to working with you in your healing journey, identifying where you would like to go and figuring out how you can get to that place from where you are now. 

In her free time, Mariana enjoys spending time with her family.

Trauma-Informed Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Olubunmi Oladosu, MHNP

My name is Olubunmi (Oh-Lou-Boone-Me) OLADOSU (Oh-Lad-Oh-Sue), I am a  board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. I provide trauma-informed therapy based psychiatric treatment, diagnoses, evaluations and medication management for children and adults. I specialize in treating a wide range of mental health concerns such as: Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, Addiction and other psychiatric disorders. I am enthusiastic and compassionate, providing an outstanding quality and individualized care from a trauma-informed lens. Olubunmi is accepting new clients.

Trauma-Informed ADHD Coach / Neurodiverse Accommodation Specialist

Jennifer Lawrence, RBT | ADHD Coach

Jennifer Lawrence is a Master’s Level Behavior Clinician. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Liberty University. Her Master’s degree is in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cairn University. Jennifer is currently accepting new clients.

Jennifer has over 10 years of experience working with neurodiverse individuals including adults, adolescents and young children. Jennifer is passionate about advocating and supporting neurodiverse individuals to achieve their goals. She is an effective facilitator that actively listens to analyze and problem solve to meet the needs of individuals she serves. She believes that all individuals deserve access to quality education and competitive employment that enhances their lives. 

 Jennifer has worked with diverse individuals throughout her career and believes in a culturally responsive approach.  She has led culturally responsiveness training to bring awareness to bias and healthcare disparities  that affects diverse individuals in both the healthcare and workplace setting. 

Jennifer is an author and advocate of inclusiveness as well as civil rights for diverse individuals in the community. She is committed to holding safe spaces for diverse individuals where their voices can be heard.

In her free time, Jennifer loves traveling with her family, sci-fi comics and shows. 

Trauma-Informed Licensed Dieticians/Nutritionists

Eating Disorder Nutritionist in Austin, TX
Annabelle Osowski, LD/RD

Annabelle Osowski is a registered dietitian nutritionist with over a decade and a half of experience in the field of nutrition and dietetics. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. Annabelle is accepting new clients.

She is certified in adult weight management. She is bilingual and speaks Spanish and English. She is passionate about educating and empowering her clients with knowledge of food and nutrition to help them achieve their health goals and to allow them to be proactive in their wellness journey.

She developed her interest in nutrition at an early age when her younger brother was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and the family stressed the necessity of implementing healthy lifestyle changes.

She recognizes the importance of understanding her clients’ background, culture, relationship with food, and tailors her counseling to meet their individual needs. Annabelle has worked with clients across the age spectrum from pediatrics to long-term care.

She has worked in drug and alcohol detox and recovery programs. Annabelle has experience working
with clients in behavioral health settings and treating clients with a variety of neurological disorders in
addition to traumatic brain injuries.

Annabelle is a consultant at Arbonne, a Vegan based health and wellness company and she follows a primarily plant-based nutrition plan. Annabelle values a holistic
approach to nutrition counseling.

Annabelle is an avid runner, practices yoga, and believes that physical activity is beneficial for overall wellness and encourages her clients to implement daily movement. She understands through recovery that healed people heal people and does not ask her clients to do something she herself would be unwilling to do.

She practices in a judgement free space and commits to meeting people where they are along the spectrum of nutrition. She is committed to listening empathetically and providing a safe space for her clients to bring questions, offer hope, and be a part of their journey to better health.

Austin Trauma Therapy Center - Nutritionist
Priscilla Blevins, LD/RD

Priscilla Blevins is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in South Texas area, who takes a holistic approach to nutrition and mental health. She teaches clients how to read their body by showing them how to nourish their mind and body with the right ratio of food that is calming and relaxing, so they can be empowered to know what foods fuel them to live their life to the fullest. Priscilla is no longer accepting new clients.

Priscilla has worked with traumatized populations for several years and understands the correlation between trauma and nutrition.

Priscilla has been featured in magazines such as: MindBodyGreen, EatingWell, News Technology World and Daily World News.

Zorina Garcia, LD/RD

Hello! My name is Zorina and I am a Registered Dietitian. Zorina was born in South Texas but raised in Northern Mexico. Zorina completed her studies in the United States. Zorina is accepting new clients.

She received my Bachelor’s degree in Science in Dietetics in May 2009 from the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley where I graduated Summa Cum Laude and in 2020 I completed my Master’s in Science in Nutrition, also from my alma mater.

From a young age, she saw food as a means to achieve several goals: to gather with loved ones, to create unforgettable palate experiences, and to heal. As she fell in love with food and its many powers, it was only natural to center her career around it.

It was early on in my studies that she discovered her passion to do patient counseling. Zorina enjoys working with clients to help them navigate their relationship with food and self image, and rediscover this essential part of our lives as a nourishing and healing component.

Misinformation and social pressure can foster skewed views and even fear around food, and Zorina likes to think of herself as a tool to provide clarity and legitimate resources for knowledge. In her opinion, there is nothing as valuable as quality of life, and good nutrition is part of the foundation to achieve it.

Zorina has 10 years of clinical experience in settings such as hospitals, long-term acute settings, long-term facilities, large-scale food services and dialysis units, where she had the fortune to work with a wide array of individuals of different backgrounds and ages.

Zorina’s practice is patient-oriented; goals, topics of interest and pace are yours to choose. Y también hablo español! Zorina’s goal is to help you find fulfillment, one spoonful at a time.

Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapist

Guadalupe “Pita” McGregor

Bio coming soon…

Trauma-Informed Patient Coordinator

Julia Molina-Zarate

Julia joins our team as our Office/ Patient Coordinator. She is a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister. She was born and raised in San Diego, Texas and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. She currently resides in Austin, Texas and loves the city that still manages to keep a small town feeling. 

She believes in the importance of listening first when establishing a connection with her community. She has a passion for serving others in providing the best possible experience and resources that she can. Julia has built upon her unique skill set through her experience working with diverse populations that include individuals who have been incarcerated, their families, as well as communities who lack accessibility to the necessary resources to survive day-to-day life. While Julia recognizes the importance and necessary step of building a support system, she also understands the difficulty in taking that first step. It is important to her to help individuals understand that they are never alone.

She is an avid nature enthusiast and loves to take every opportunity she can to implement meditative techniques while observing nature.

Trauma-Informed Social Media Specialist

Austin trauma Therapy
Rosario Bermudez

My name is Rosario Bermudez. I consider myself a Chicana with proud Mexican roots
and strong Texan blossoms. I was born and raised in Houston, TX, and have a deep love for the
city and the rural parts. I learned to appreciate culture and be part of different traditions. In 2018, I
lived a full year in Mexico and was a Care Volunteer in Projects Abroad. I provided emotional
and educational support to orphanages and care centers. I also worked along with my father in
Huerto Rosario and learned about his agricultural business exporting avocados. In 2021, I moved
to Austin, TX after graduation and fell in love with Austin’s green scenery and
its heartfelt vibe.

I graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with a B.S. in
Psychology and a minor in Sociology. I knew since high school I was passionate to learn about
the human mind and human interactions. I have worked in diverse settings as a personal tutor,
administrative coordinator, clinic assistant, and behavioral technician.
I have completed the ABA, Human Subjects Training for Research, and Contact Tracer
Certifications. I try my best to have a positive outlook in life and I love exploring. I’m a green
reformer, a spiritualist, an aunt, a plant lover, and I believe in practicing a holistic lifestyle to
have a healthy mind and body. I live by the following, “Change the way you look at life, and the
life you look at will change.”

Trauma-Informed Billing Specialist

Amy Streitberger, LMSW

Bio Coming Soon

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