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Rachel Gardner, MA, LPC

Austin Texas 78746


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Rachel Gardner, MA, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor with New Life Counseling Center
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3006 Bee Caves Rd
Suite D201
Austin, Texas, 78746
United States
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Please note: I am receiving new clients, with limited availability.

Hey there - glad you clicked. How may I be of service to you? If you're willing to work on changing your self, I'm willing to work with you. In sessions I offer my consistent, calm, non-anxious presence so that you can have the space to work out new options for stuck life problems. I will always invite forward movement and won't ever "just listen". But I will pace with you. 

I offer my expertise in coaching through Bowen Family Systems, which is a different way of thinking that many find useful towards achieving emotional transformation and lasting change.

"Theory tells you where you're going. You're much less likely to govern your course by what feels right, governed by the demands of the moment, rather than what you know to be right. So, theory is a blueprint to guide you," said Dr. Murray Bowen. I will lead with solid theory and I won't waste your time. I also offer EMDR.

I primarily work with individual adults and with families. I am skilled in resourcing families in tough situations. I coach parents facing diverse challenges ranging anywhere from withdrawn or rebellious teens to anxious children, from parental conflict to just feeling plain stuck as a family.

Having over ten years of cumulative experience in the mental health field, I also provide treatment for grief and intense forms of anxiety and depression. I am EMDR trained and thus able to incorporate healing from moments of crisis or traumatic events.

Additionally, I work at a counseling center that prioritizes the integration of clinical counseling theory and theology and am privileged to be able to share such an integrated approach with anyone who requests it.

God's mercy and peace to you!

Practice Info

I am trained in Bowen Family Systems Therapy and have over seven years of experience in clinical casework post graduate school serving individuals and families in private practice, and over ten years of experience in the mental health field. I have received two years of individual personal bi-weekly training in Bowen theory, as well as approximately two years of group training. I also completed a year-long Continuing Studies program for professionals at the Bowen Center in Washington, DC and a year in the Post-Graduate Program.

Additionally, since 2018 I have held the position of the Bowen Theory Group trainer at New Life Counseling Center wherein I coach LPC-Associates and graduate students in the theory.

I became EMDR Certified in September of 2020 and since then have incorporated EMDR into my practice from a systems perspective.

Professional Membership in Catholic Psychotherapy Association.
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Accepted Forms of Payments
All payments are made through Counsol Client Portal.
Credentials, Training, Qualifications:
Master of Arts (MA) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, St Mary’s University
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Latin American Studies, The University of Texas at Austin

* Certified in EMDR
* Multiple years of Training in Bowen Family Systems Therapy
What licenses do you currently hold?:
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) - Texas
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Telephone/Video counseling:
Please list all languages that you speak:
English and Spanish
I treat the following:
Individuals Families Depressive Disorders Anxiety Disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/Scrupulosity
Other Specialties:
Relationship issues, Parenting Issues, Various mood disorders
Working with adult individuals and families
Working with minors 10+ years old, for issues related to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, self-harm, suicidal ideation, OCD, bipolar disorder, parental divorce, abuse, and family conflict.
I use the following methods:
EMDR Other
Please describe other treatment methods
Bowen Family Systems Theory Therapy
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More About Rachel Gardner, MA, LPC

I have the privilege to work at New Life Counseling Center. More information can be found on their website.

Website:  https://www.newlifecounselingcenter.com/

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