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Carrie Mercado, LPC Associate
she/her/hers

Supervised by William McHenry, LPC-S

Welcome!  Whether you are seeking therapy because of recent difficulties or challenges that started decades ago, counseling can help you achieve your goals. My integrative approach, includes but is not limited to, person centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness, ensures every client has a unique therapeutic experience. 

My passion is working with adults experiencing anxiety or depression related to past or current circumstances. I have masters and doctorate degrees in counseling and worked in county, state and federal hospitals and counseling centers. I have had multiple opportunities to work with veterans across the United States, which included the Michael E. Debakey VA in Houston, TX, the West HAven VA Medical Center, West Haven, CT, and the Central Texas VA in Temple, Texas. In addition, I have had many opportunities to work with college students, in both a teaching and counseling capacity as a counselor in Student Affairs and a faculty member in Student Development at Austin Community College, and as a faculty member in the Psychology Department at Chico State University. 

I believe in the strength of the therapeutic relationship, the ability of clients to be experts at sharing their narratives, and the power of an inclusive healing space. Every client, despite life adversities, has the ability to live the life they desire. 

To reset, I like lifting weights, swimming,  and spending time in the park with my partner and two children.

Want help finding a great counselor? Call us at (512) 201-4501 ext. 1 or share your contact info here.

MORE ABOUT Carrie

Rates

Starts at $110/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Individual Counseling

Services

Individual Counseling

Works With

Academic Pressure
Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Bullying
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Divorce
Gender Identity
Grief & Loss
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Parenting
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Premarital Issues
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Social Skills Development
Spirituality
Substance Use
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
CBT oriented
Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Integrates art therapies
Mindfulness modalities
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Trauma-focused

Qualities

Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Decades of life experience
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Experienced in raising children
Familiar with military culture
Friendly & direct
Identity Affirming
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Motherly
Nonjudgmental
Patient
Professional experience other than counseling
Social Media Savvy
Spiritually sensitive
Warm & caring
Youthful

ADDITIONAL INFO

Clinical Supervision

William McHenry, LPC-S

Private Address

Contact Carrie

512-201-4501 ext 377

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