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Victoria "Tori" Elizarde, LCSW-S
she/her/hers
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

“To practice courage, compassion, and connection is to look at life and the people around us, and say, “I’m all in.” Brené Brown

Welcome! 

If you’re considering therapy, you might be feeling overwhelmed, intimidated, or uncertain about where to start. Perhaps you’re facing a major life change or you’re feeling stuck in patterns that no longer serve you. Whether you’re new to therapy or have prior experience, I’m glad you’ve found your way here. 

Starting therapy is like embarking on a new journey. While there may be obstacles along the way, you don’t have to navigate them alone. As your therapist, I’ll help you set and achieve your goals, guide you through unexpected challenges, and equip you with tools and strategies to cope with stress and uncertainty. I’ll support and encourage you every step of the way as we work together towards growth and wellness. Since everyone’s experiences are unique, I believe in tailoring therapy to your specific needs. At the core of my approach is creating a safe, nonjudgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Your comfort and safety are my top priorities, and I’m committed to building a trusting therapeutic relationship with you. 

I’m passionate about empowering clients to build resilience, learn new skills, and improve their mental health and overall quality of life. In our work together, I’ll draw from a range of evidence-based techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness practices to help you achieve your goals. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a type of therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating trauma, and have completed Level1 and Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, which emphasizes strengthening relationships and improving communication. 

When I’m not meeting with clients, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughters, checking out local Austin coffee shops, reading, listening to audiobooks, and finding new recipes to try. I believe in the importance of balancing self-care with the demands of daily life, and I’ll work with you to find ways to integrate self-care practices into your routine. 

If you’re ready to take the next step on your therapeutic journey, I’m here to support you.

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

MORE ABOUT Victoria

Rates

Starts at $175/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Anxiety, Stress, Low Mood, and Depression

Self-Compassion, Resiliency, and Personal Growth

Authentic, Relational, and Accepting

Specializations

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

Offsite

Works With

Academic Pressure
Adoption
Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Bullying
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
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
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
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
EMDR
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Gottman Method
HAES/Intuitive eating
IFS (Parts work)
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Trauma-focused

Qualities

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Decades of life experience
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Experienced in raising children
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Friendly & direct
Identity Affirming
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Mindfulness modalities
Nonjudgmental
Patient
Social Media Savvy
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Spiritually sensitive
Trauma focused
Warm & caring

ADDITIONAL INFO

Contact Tessa

512-201-4501 ext 241

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