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Kelly Pajares, LPC
she/her/hers
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Sorry! Kelly is not accepting new clients at this time.

“The problem is the problem, the person is not the problem.” Michael White and David Epston

Opening up and sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone new can be an intimidating process. But I’m glad you’ve made it to my page because I believe in creating a safe space where laughter and vulnerability can coexist. Yes, you read that right – you can laugh in therapy. In fact, some of the most valuable moments in my career have involved finding humor even amidst life’s heaviest burdens. 

Loss, struggles with connection, navigating identity, and exhaustion from trying to live up to societal norms and expectations – are just a few examples of the burdens we may carry. Resolving these issues is my passion, and I would be honored to help you navigate them. 

I’m a passionate, often quirky, authentic therapist. I am deeply committed to body positivity, and to being inclusive of neurodiversity, and I am affirming to the LGBTQIA+ community. Working from a non-judgmental and trauma-informed lens, I draw upon postmodern modalities that are attachment-based, narrative, person-centered, and relational. 

From my perspective, therapy is a collaborative journey, and I will be there to listen, validate, and empower you. Whether you want to process trauma, develop self-acceptance, or explore your personal growth, I’m here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. Together, we can create a haven where you feel comfortable, supported, and understood.

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

MORE ABOUT Kelly

Rates

Starts at $125/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Feminist, Health at Every Size (HAES), LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Knowledgable of ADHD/Autism

EDMR, Trauma Informed, Person-Centered, and Attachment Focused

Authentic, Quirky, Compassionate, Good Sense of Humor

Specializations

Services

Groups & Classes
Individual Counseling

Locations

Central Annex
Highland
North

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
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
Issues Related to Oppression
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Parenting
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Spirituality
Substance Use
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
Effective with high-conflict couples
EMDR
Familiar with substance abuse
Gottman Method
HAES/Intuitive eating
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Integrates art therapies
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in couples counseling
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Trauma-focused

Qualities

Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Effective with high-conflict couples
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with young adults
Familiar with substance abuse
Friendly & direct
Gottman Marital Counseling
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Integrates art therapies
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Mindfulness modalities
Motherly
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in couples counseling
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Spiritually sensitive
Trauma focused
Warm & caring
Youthful

ADDITIONAL INFO

Clinical Supervision

Contact Kelly

512-201-4501 ext 197

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