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Kassandra Balandrano, LPC Associate
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Supervised by Alison Lough, LPC-S

“Things don’t have to stay as what they started out as.”- Viv from Legends & Lattes

Hey there! I imagine you’re reading this because you’re at the end of your rope. You’re feeling stuck, lonely, anxious, or all the above. Maybe your relationships with friends, family, or a romantic partner are suffering. Wherever you find yourself struggling, I would love to meet you where you’re at. Together, we can cultivate a safe space for you to process your experiences and emotions. There is power in the stories you construct about your life. I believe we can rewrite your story in a way that is empowering and leads to fulfillment! 

I particularly enjoy working with young adults, college students, and premarital/newlywed couples. I primarily work from a Narrative and CBT lens. If you’re in the market for premarital counseling, I’m also a certified SYMBIS facilitator. As a 3rd generation Mexican-American, I can empathize with the complexities of intersecting cultures and identity. I offer support with anxiety, depression, relational dynamics, life transitions, and identity issues. I believe that collaboration is key to the therapeutic relationship, and helps clients best meet their goals. Overall, sessions with me look like highlighting your strengths and using them as a tool for reframing your thoughts about yourself and the world around you. 

A little bit about me- I’m a Texas native who has lived all over the state! However, Austin has had a special place in my heart since I moved here to pursue my undergraduate degree at UT. I’m happily married to my husband of 3+ years, and we have two cat children- Ollie and Shenzi. I’m quite the introvert. I love spending time at home and making it a cozy, welcoming space for friends and family. When I’m not in the therapy chair, you can find me reading, playing my Switch, lounging at a coffee shop, walking the trails, or watching the newest dystopian film. 

If my background resonates with you, please reach out via the appointment request form. It would be an honor to work with you and witness your journey towards health and wellness!

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

MORE ABOUT Kassandra

Rates

Starts at $110/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Boundaries, Relational Tension, Anxiety, Depression, Premarital Counseling 

Authentic, Warm, Relational, & Curious 

Narrative Therapy, CBT, Interpersonal Neurobiology, & SYMBIS Facilitator


Specializations

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

Highland
North
Offsite

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

Anxiety alleviation experience
CBT oriented
Focused on practicing skills
Gottman Method
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Mindfulness modalities
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy

Qualities

Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Enjoys working with young adults
Friendly & direct
Nonjudgmental
Patient
Social Media Savvy
Spiritually sensitive
Warm & caring
Youthful

ADDITIONAL INFO

Clinical Supervision

Alison Lough, LPC-S

2631 Gattis School Rd Ste 160

Round Rock, TX 78664

512/337-2865

Contact Kassandra

512-201-4501 ext 375

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