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Nicholas "Nick" Mendoza-Bachicha, LPC Associate
he/him/his

Supervised by Kimberly Wilson, LPC-S, LMFT

“We’re all in this together” – Ted Danson


You are not alone. Things can always be different. This might be where you are, but it’s not who you have to be. I know these sometimes profound but often cliché lines can be hard to trust at times, especially when we are in our darkest hours – But having seen their transformative power in my own life, call me anything but a salesman when I say that their vibrations continue to echo deep within my bones. So if you find yourself lost, trapped, or feel your flame slowly going out, then you have come to the right place. Let me also say that if you are searching for the right match for a counselor, then I will congratulate you for coming this far! It’s strange to think, but many folks struggle to even stand where you stand now, so count that as an initial victory right out of the gate! This said the process of therapy is not always easy or comfortable, so it will be important that you find someone who will be the best fit for your journey. 

When working with me, I aim to create a warm and safe environment where you can explore the interdependent layers between yourself, others, and the world. While we all possess unique qualities and identities that will undoubtedly make their presence known in session, I believe respect, understanding, and encouragement are fundamental factors needed in the soil of self-actualization. Thus, while the type of work we do together will depend on your personal needs and goals, the foundation of our work will be built upon genuine connection, empathy, and trust. For some, this might mean delving deep into the soul and working on personality reconstruction, while others might need more pragmatic or shorter-term solution-focused sessions to get back on track. In this therapeutic partnership, we each have a role to play, but ultimately, you are the expert on your own life. My job is to help foster awareness, to remove obstacles, and to aid in the development of your skills and strengths. As we find a balance in this delicate dance, the overarching goal is autonomy – for you to gain insight into the patterns that are influencing your life and to help you take control so that you can live the life you want to live. 

As for my approach when working with individuals, I carry on the Adlerian torch, an integrative orientation that advocates for the holistic understanding of health and development. While differentiation and boundary setting might be necessary parts of the human condition, I believe that no matter the issue, when it comes to balancing the tasks of life, we as beings are at our best when we can belong and contribute to a community. If we wanted to throw in a few extra jazz notes of jargon to better explain, I would say I have a strength-based humanistic style that is interpersonal, person-centered, and psychodynamic-informed, as well as utilizes certain CBT and trauma-informed interventions. Respecting the connection between mind, body, and environment, I can also at times draw from experiential activities as well as grounding techniques such as deep breathing, mindfulness, and meditation. 

To shift gears here, I also have experience both working with couples and providing integration therapy services (for those undergoing outside ketamine treatment). In working with couples, increasing safety, trust, and open communication is foundational in providing a structure for both partners to feel they are understood, and respected, and that they have a shared vision they can contribute to. In providing ketamine integration psychotherapy, while there is not a silver bullet to call upon, sessions can be as concretely pragmatic or metaphorically poetic as you feel comfortable with, and we will use your experiences as the backdrop for exploration, growth, and development. 

As for me and my personal ventures, I believe all of life is a process, and that we must find our own balance between absorption and expression; between what we take in and what we push back into the world. As a more tangible example of this, I love podcasts and lectures, reading non-fiction books (or listening to them), as well as writing songs, poetry, and essays. I also maintain a daily practice of meditation and coffee drinking, as well as love walking trails with my corgi cattle dog Reggie – they call them “cowboy corgis”. 

If our paths are destined to meet, then I look forward to hearing your story, and to sharing this part of your journey.

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

MORE ABOUT Nicholas

Rates

Starts at $110/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Adlerian, Interpersonal, Strength/Growth Oriented 

Welcoming, Curious, Goofy 

Depression, Anxiety, Identity Exploration


Services

Individual Counseling

Works With

Academic Pressure
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
High Conflict Couple
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
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

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
Effective with high-conflict couples
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Integrates art therapies
Mindfulness modalities
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in couples counseling
Trauma-focused

Qualities

Active sense of humor
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 young adults
Friendly & direct
Identity Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Nonjudgmental
Patient
Professional experience other than counseling
Social Media Savvy
Spiritually sensitive
Warm & caring
Youthful

ADDITIONAL INFO

Clinical Supervision

Kimberly Wilson, LPC-S, LMFT

551 S Interstate Highway 35, Ste 300

Round Rock, TX 78664

512/745-6431

Contact Nicholas

512-201-4501 ext 373

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