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Alliance Counseling Works is a counseling center with multiple locations serving Williamson and Travis counties, offering excellent therapy with best practice and results. We believe in transformation and experience it daily. Service includes counseling for individuals, children, adolescents and teens, and families. We are a client-centered practice, and we utilize proven methods including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness.
2851 Joe DiMaggio Blvd Suite #7, Round Rock, TX 78665
2901 Caballo Ranch Blvd. Suite 6A, Cedar Park TX 78641
1821 Westinghouse Rd. Suite 1150 Georgetown TX 78626
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As a counselor, I have spent my life helping children and families in a variety of settings. I began counseling in 2005 after I completed my Masters degree from Tarleton State University. My PhD is in Counselor Education from Texas Tech University. One of my greatest joys is teaching and training future counselors.
I wrote my doctoral dissertation on issues related to adoption, because it is one of my passions and specializations as a mom and therapist. I recognize that the families who struggle with adoption issuesare underserved and I want to use my professional and personal experience to provide help and hope. It is my deep desire to help others overcome their obstacles, achieve their goals, and realize their worth. I consider it a privilege to help others walk through a difficult time, reach their goals, or gain a fresh perspective on their current situation. I integrate multiple therapeutic theories and techniques in my approach to counseling, depending on the needs of the individual client. I believe healing best occurs in an open and judgment-free alliance between therapist and client. I look forward to partnering with you to achieve your goals.
I am also the mom of three amazing kids. My husband and I have been married for 25 years, have two sons and one daughter (via international adoption). The experiences of raising my kids, military life, international adoption, and relationships I have made along the way, have taught me the most about life and who I am as a person.
Counseling has been, and continues to be, an important part of my life and a vital reason I am who I have become. I chose counseling as a profession because I wanted to help others in the same way I have been helped over the years. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin in 2004 and a Master of Arts in Counseling at St. Edward’s University in 2016.
I use a non-directive style, which means that my clients choose what is the most important thing in their lives to address in that moment. I also use an non-judgemental, acceptance-based approach because when we feel the acceptance of others we are more able to put aside the harsh criticism we place on ourselves — and that is the first step towards change.
I use play therapy techniques with children – which is important because children lack the verbal language to tell us how they feel, so play becomes the language they use to process and communicate. I have also been blessed to be trained in EMDR, which is a wonderful technique to use with many client issues, most notably trauma and PTSD. Together, we create the space you need to develop new awareness, coping skills, and strategies. Contact me to begin the journey you deserve; to move through negative barriers towards self compassion, emotional wellness, and inner peace.
Yvonne Emil Elizondo
My passion for guiding clients through life’s personal, professional, and spiritual challenges stems from 25+ years as a transpersonal counselor, clinical mental health counselor (LPC-I), certified life coach, professional astrologer & certified hypnotherapist. I specialize in MBCT (mindfulness-based cognitive therapy), REBT (rational emotive behavioral therapy), EXT (existential therapy) & spiritual counseling interventions.
I assure a safe & confidential space for self-exploration and self-improvement. I use positive coping skills to reduce anxiety and depression, address self-imposing habits, maintain wellness and manage various disorders. Personalized treatment strategies include therapeutic interventions such as talk therapy, meditation, stress reduction, mind-body coherence, reframing negative thoughts, maximizing strengths and recreating self-negating stories. Clients also find visualization, hypnosis, ritual work, shamanic healing, dreamwork, and weekly activities helpful & therapeutic.
Learning new approaches and changing behaviors can be challenging. I am confident that you will learn healthy coping skills to improve your well-being and gain peace of mind. I hope you will allow me to guide you on your journey of self-improvement. For now, remember to breathe… support is available.
I believe it is a privilege to partner with clients and help them navigate their lives. Whether they are struggling or are just ready to do things differently, they don’t have to do it alone. I enjoy meeting people where they are and providing a safe space for them to explore their thoughts and feelings in order to understand their situation better. Using my expertise gained over 17 years of counseling, I am honest and compassionate which allows others to be truthful with themselves as they work toward greater self-awareness, growth and self-acceptance.
I work with adolescents, adults, couples and families suffering from depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship problems and family conflict. I specialize in working with couples & marriages, particularly those suffering from infidelity, relationship problems, communication and trust and betrayal issues. I also work with adults who are struggling with intergenerational family trauma, self-esteem and self-worth issues.
I utilize a systemic approach that views how we interact in a system (relationships) and how that affects us as well as a cognitive behavioral approach that views patterns of behaviors and thinking. I am Level II certified in Gottman methods and use them in my work with couples. I am also EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Trained and use EMDR Therapy to help individuals process trauma, reduce anxiety, and desensitize triggers. I am bilingual and can provide services in Spanish for people who are more comfortable emoting in Spanish.
I look forward to working with you!
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, my background and passion is working with those who have experienced trauma in their lives. There are many aspects of life of which we don’t have control. However, together we can begin to see how truly powerful our thought processes can be moving forward and finding peace. I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. My background particularly includes children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and behavioral concerns.
I utilize client centered counseling, meaning that I believe we work together in different modalities to create a nurturing environment to help you achieve goals, including healing, rebuilding your life, and increasing resiliency. I believe the best place to start is where you are and finding the individual strengths you already possess.
My family plays a huge role in who I am. I have one son and have been married 9 years. I love finding moments of laughter, playing games, and running. Throughout every moment, there is a choice to be made and a perspective we get to choose. I am continuously inspired by the awareness, resilience, and strategies I have seen individuals learn and utilize to help them reach their goals.
I am excited to begin this journey with you!
In life, there are “good” days and “today could have been better” days. We face challenges every day. Sometimes we breeze through the challenges but there are days when the challenges appear to breeze through us, knocking us down. I chose the counseling profession because of my desire to be that helping hand for those individuals who are struggling with life’s challenges.
I’m a U.S. Army veteran, military spouse and a mother of 3 very different and interesting sons. I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with individuals from diverse backgrounds. I earned a Master of Arts in Counseling at Webster University in 2013 and a Master of Arts in Business Administration at Saint Leo University in 2009. Both have served me well, assisting my clients who face mental health or career transitional dilemmas.
My specialties include stress management, spiritual care, anger management, behavior modification and vocational counseling. My methodology is both person centered and holistic. With understanding and a relaxed, nonjudgmental environment, I assist my clients in their efforts to improve their quality of life. I offer my clients the patience, compassion and the understanding they need to achieve a healthy balance in life.
With a joyful heart, I welcome my clients and I look forward to assisting each of them on their diverse journey.
As a counselor for the last 13+ years, I make it my chief objective to provide care from a place of empathy, respect and compassion.
After working 14 years in the corporate accounting world, I realized my true calling was helping others instead of crunching numbers. I went back to school for an MEd in counseling and graduated from University of North Texas in 2007.
Using a multi-therapeutic, holistic approach which includes, but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Christian Counseling, I will utilize the best modality to accommodate your needs and requests.
You will find that I operate from a genuine, non-judgmental platform. Whether you are struggling with relational conflict, depression, anxiety, an eating disorder, ADHD, as well as my specializations: substance abuse and sexual trauma, I will equip you with therapeutic tools to walk in freedom and with confidence. I look forward to working with you towards a place of wholeness.
I always say: “I will not pretend to know what it’s like to walk in your shoes, but I’ve got a pair just like ‘em!”
Are you feeling stuck? Anxious and not where you want to be in life? I’ve been there myself and have worked with individuals and couples for over 15 years to help them overcome these hurdles. Life is hard and we all deserve a little time to focus on ourselves to work through these challenges. I strive to help people accomplish or exceed their goals and overcome things that are holding them back. I enjoy working with a diverse group of people from all backgrounds. I especially enjoy counseling young adults, veterans, first responders and those impacted by the criminal justice system.
I take a solution-focused approach to counseling and work hard to make sure that all of my clients feel comfortable, understood, and accepted. My clients tell me that I am approachable, enjoyable and engaged.
I am also a Husband and Father with many life experiences that shape my outlook and approach to counseling. I truly enjoy connecting and helping people and I believe that it shows in my work. I pride myself in being able to connect and empathize with those seeking my help and look forward to getting to know you.
Counseling can help with issues that affect our behaviors and relationships. I’m here to offer support during times of transition. Therapy involves a therapeutic alliance between therapist and client where we will explore your attachment style and how you perceive and relate to the world, other people, and yourself. We will set goals for treatment and create a plan to begin your journey of change. I love working with clients on challenging topics like grief and sexuality in an open-minded and judgment-free space. I am an ally to individuals in non-traditional relationships who may be facing issues related to nonmonogamy, polyamory, or kink. I also work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, and who are recovering from trauma.
I graduated from St. Edward’s University with a Master of Arts in Counseling in 2010 and a Master of Arts in General Psychology from Northcentral University in 2015. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I have worked adolescents and adults in higher education, providing career counseling and academic coaching in a college setting for 10 years. I facilitated children’s grief support groups and children’s divorce support groups for children ages 4-12 for two years. I completed my counseling practicum working with adolescents at a juvenile detention facility in central Texas.
I use an integrative approach to therapy, tailoring interventions to the client’s needs from Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT), attachment theory, cognitive-behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and mindfulness. ETT is an experiential form of therapy supported by scientific research. The emotional neural networks in the brain tend to de-consolidate during emotional experience, which opens them to change. New learning consolidates these networks to produce long-term change. In order to engage these neural networks in the brain, ETT uses a combination of interpersonal interaction, attachment theory, and color perception to affect the emotional state.
William Shakespeare once said, “we know what we are, but know not what we may be”. As a marriage and family therapist I have worked for over 12 years with children, teens and young adults helping them to see what they may be. I employ a person-centered and solution focused approach. This means that I allow my clients to feel safe and heard while getting to the heart of the matter. As your therapist my goal is to empower you to overcome your personal obstacles, to improve your situation, relationships, and feelings towards yourself.
I graduated from Argosy University in 2008 with a master’s in clinical counseling and obtained my license as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I have a warm, caring and non-judgmental approach towards my clients and work collaboratively with them to create goals and overcome obstacles. We will use a variety of approaches; from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to Play Therapy techniques to address patterns that are not working.
I’ve worked with hundreds of clients who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, aggression, autism spectrum disorder, and difficult life transitions. I have worked in a variety of settings from hospitals and clinics, to homes and schools. I approach each client as a unique individual with their own personal struggles. I will work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals in therapy and in life.
I look forward to helping you to see the strengths you possess, achieve the goals you set, and discover what you may be!
Everyone needs help at some point in life. Everyone needs hope and encouragement. Everyone needs tools to handle the difficulties that come our way.
I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment that allows you to grow at your own pace. My goal is to educate, encourage, and equip clients with the tools necessary to transform challenges into opportunities for growth, healing, and purpose.
I use a variety of modalities, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, Strengths-Based, and Client-Centered approaches. I offer Biblical direction to clients who want to utilize their Christian faith in the therapy process. I start where you are. Together, we will develop a plan that is specific to your needs, concerns, and goals.
I graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign with a Masters in Social Work (MSW). I have my clinical license in both Texas and Illinois (LCSW). My background is in working with children and adolescents in the school setting, but I have experience in working with families and adults on a variety of issues, including communication, boundaries, relationships, grief/loss, and life transitions.
Change is a choice. If you choose progress, I look forward to partnering with you on your journey!
To engage in the process of counseling is to act courageously and purposefully, ofttimes in the midst of difficult circumstances. I am honored to be present with you to help guide you through the process of self-discovery and change. Change is both challenging and possible, and I welcome you into my practice as you begin your journey, taking steps of positive action to achieve your goals.
I work with clients primarily using techniques from client centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, and mindful self-awareness. I enjoy working with college students, young and middle-aged adults, and teachers. Issues frequently addressed in counseling sessions are depression, anxiety, work related stress, complex trauma, grief and loss, and life transitions.
I received my Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from Angelo State University, and my background of experience includes a career as a teacher and school counselor. I have been a licensed professional counselor since 1993.
I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and pet lover! I bring a wealth of life experience into my counseling practice, and I welcome the opportunity to work with you.
Do you wish that someone would listen to, understand, and see the real you? My priority is to create a safe space where you feel heard, valued, encouraged, and confident to proceed at your own pace as we explore how past and present experiences may be affecting the way that you think, behave, and feel. In our work together, I will act as a guide walking alongside you on your journey of personal growth. I will help you identify and use your strengths to build resilience, work with you to clarify your goals, help you navigate difficult emotions, and consistently provide support and encouragement.
I have experience in individual therapy with adults and adolescents dealing with depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relationships, life changes, and family issues.
If you’d like to work with a therapist who is dedicated to helping you thrive, it would be my privilege to speak with you soon!
Since receiving a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2016, I have worked with individuals from many diverse backgrounds and circumstances including the prison setting, behavioral health hospitals, and most recently, higher education. My clinical approach is person-centered and offers support and structure that allows my clients to personally identify sustainable solutions and goals. I believe in the importance of building a relationship founded on trust and respect so that individuals will gravitate towards their own self-healing. My role as a contributor in this process includes recognizing maladaptive behaviors and thinking patterns and working from the inside out. I use an integrative approach to therapy that includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness. I keep an open mind to the unique challenges of my clients to ensure engagement and change is a collaborative process.
It is through my own experiences with grief and suffering that I developed the commitment to learn self-care, compassion for others, and cultivate change. I am married and have two adult daughters who have taught me to approach life with a great sense of humor. I love to laugh and sing, and I am excited to work with you
Counseling is that life is a journey of recognizing our personal strengths while using our inner truths to navigate this complex world. Everyone, whether child or adult, has a unique perspective and a need to flourish. Together, we will explore finding that authentic inner voice through compassionate self- reflection and inquiry as we work towards personal goals. Whether struggling with anxiety or depression, behavior issues, questioning identity, or simply wanting to work on having stronger relationships at home or at school, we will be on this path together discovering new ways and using new tools to approach life’s big questions and thorny challenges.
I believe that the greatest outcomes in therapy are a direct result of the relationship between the therapist and the client. I strive to provide a space where you feel safe, heard, and empowered. Everyone coming to therapy is seeking something different, therefore my therapeutic approach is individualized to meet your needs. My focus is to shed light on your strengths and support you on this journey to discovering that you are capable, worthy, and in control of your life.
I have over six years of experience working with adolescents and young adults in community mental health and the public-school setting. I have an interest in working with those struggling with self-esteem, life-transitions, and relationship or family issues. I also enjoy assisting young people work through anxiety, depression, and stress-management.
I am passionate about my work and whole-heartedly believe in the positive outcomes therapy can bring. I look forward to working with you!
In the past five years, I’ve dedicated my time to working with adolescents and adults struggling with trauma, intergenerational trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, and career changes. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2014 and a Master of Education degree in Clinical and Mental Health Counseling from Texas Tech University in 2017.
I utilize a holistic approach to therapy with a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Bibliotherapy, mindfulness and grounding techniques. Much of the work we do can assist in managing complex feelings, processing of difficult memories and experiences, adjustments to life changes, and conflict resolution.
It is my lifelong mission and an honor to work with clients along their journey towards living a fulfilling life. I’d love to get to know you and help you rewrite your story!
My approach to counseling is simple: to be fully present with each client. As a therapist, I believe every person is uniquely designed; therefore, restorative solutions should be individually tailored as well as evidence-based. My goal is to partner with clients, understand and validate their stories, and help process surrounding emotions while they heal.
I am available to counsel individuals, to include adolescents and children, as well as couples and families. My specialties include trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship issues, and my techniques are integrative and incorporate solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral, and narrative methodologies. In addition to being trauma-informed, I am also certified in Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 as well as Saving Your Marriage before It Starts (SYMBIS).
Please request an appointment if you would like to work together to achieve strength and support. I would be honored to partner with you. Diane Watt is an LPC-Associate under the supervision of Mary G Mayorga, Ph.D., LPC-S.