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Tessa Lucia, LMFT
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in Couples (Gottman)
Sorry! Tessa is not accepting new clients at this time.

"Never believe anyone who says you don’t deserve what you want.” Taylor Swift

It’s very common in life to feel stuck, like you’re in a washing machine where the spin cycle won’t stop, with more water just rushing in. When our world is spinning so fast, we may feel overwhelmed and a lot of our fears and insecurities can come out. Am I doing this right? Why won’t this work? Am I enough? If you’re here it means you recognize that now is the time for ending cycles and healing. As a therapist, it is my goal to create a safe space that allows you to work through feelings, be vulnerable, and strengthen your relationship with yourself and others. 

I work with clients collaboratively to help navigate the challenges of life by being warm, nonjudgmental, and curious. I believe in the importance of integrating past and present experiences, helping you explore areas of growth and peace. In a session with me, you can expect genuineness, respect, and compassion. I hope during our work together you gain insight, confidence, better communication skills, and self-acceptance. Some things we can work on together include partner/family relationships, life transitions, trauma, self esteem, depression, anxiety, and boundaries. 

I work from a trauma-informed lens that draws from modalities that are attachment-based, person-centered, relational, and narrative. I work with individuals, couples, and families to help people heal and reconnect. 

When I’m not in the therapy room or reading the latest booktok recommendation, coffee in hand, you can find me by the river with my beautiful dog. I also enjoy the nerdy things in life, such as comics, D&D, and board games. 

If you feel like we’d be a good fit or have any questions, please give me a call at (512) 201-4501 x 284. Starting something new is hard, but you’ve got this! 

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Starts at $150/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Trauma-informed, CBT, Attachment & Trust 

Life Transitions, Personal Growth, Stress Management, Family & Relationship Issues 

Collaborative, Modern, Warm, & Authentic


Couples (Gottman)


Couples Counseling
Family Therapy
Individual Counseling


South Slaughter

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

Anxiety alleviation experience
CBT oriented
Effective with high-conflict couples
Focused on practicing skills
Gottman Method
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Integrates art therapies
Mindfulness modalities
Specializing in couples counseling


Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
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
Friendly & direct
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Spiritually sensitive
Warm & caring


Clinical Supervision

Contact Tessa

512-201-4501 ext 284

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