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Mary Torkelson, LPC
Fully Licensed

Welcome! Therapy is a collaborative process that addresses the challenges in your life and explores solutions that can lead you to success. Our lives consist of relationships and transitions that affect us in ways that we sometimes don’t expect and find demanding to handle. I can assist in guiding you to examine the past while learning how to create a more rewarding and meaningful life.

Whether you are experiencing the challenges of anxiety, coping with depression, or struggling with the relationships in your life, therapy with me is all about identifying the patterns and behaviors that are not working and finding a positive path that guides you to the life you desire. I also specialize in working with individuals experiencing divorce or the ending of a relationship and bring a sense of compassion and empathy that will help you navigate through this difficult time.

My approach to counseling is a combination of solution-focused and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The therapeutic process will help us identify self-defeating thoughts and target your strengths. We will set achievable goals that will guide you to desired behaviors that will lead you to success.

A little bit about me: I grew up in Houston, TX, and graduated from Texas A&M University. I worked for many years in the insurance industry in Houston and then Austin until I decided to be a full-time mom. I went through a divorce, and with my kids being older, I re-evaluated the career path I now wanted to pursue. Therapy helped me through the transition of my divorce, and so I chose to obtain my Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. My goal is to help others in their life journey to achieve the happiness they desire.

If you are interested in working together, you can reach me at 512/201-4501, ext. 561. I look forward to working with you.

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Starts at $125/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Life Transitions, Divorce, Co-Parenting

Anxiety and Depression

Solution-Focused, Compassionate, Strengths-Based


Individual Counseling


South Banister
South Slaughter

Works With

Affair Recovery
Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Grief & Loss
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Low Self-Esteem
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Personal Growth
Premarital Issues
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Substance Use
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying


ACT - Values Based Therapy
Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Career counseling
CBT oriented
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
Focused on practicing skills
Friendly & direct
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Professional experience other than counseling
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Spiritually sensitive
Trauma focused
Warm & caring


Clinical Supervision

Contact Mary

512-201-4501 ext 561

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