The therapists at Austin Counseling Connection have a wealth of experience from diverse settings in the Austin area. Our therapists have a minimum Master’s level education with at least 5 years experience working in the field of mental health.
Tammy has been dedicated to specialized work with individuals in inpatient treatment utilizing her undergraduate degree in Recreational Therapy. Tammy has over 25 years experience working in acute inpatient and outpatient clinical settings with children, adolescents, and adults in treatment at St. David's Pavilion and Seton Shoal Creek Hospital. With an MSSW from the University of Texas at Austin she has continued to serve families in therapy in therapeutic foster care at Caring Family Network, Lifeworks Youth and Adult Counseling Program, and Austin Lakes Psychiatric Hospital.
Tammy employs diverse clinical skills in her work with individuals, families, and groups drawing on rich skill sets acquired through her work with her dual licenses and experience with significantly diverse client populations. Tammy retired from her role as Director of Outpatient Services at Austin Lakes Hospital in 2011 and assumed role of full time Clinical Director and Psychotherapist with Austin Counseling Connection. She is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing) and specializes in trauma. She is trained by the American Group Pyschotherapy Association as a group facillitator. She is also trained in Exposure and Response Prevention for the treatment of OCD and Like Disorders. Additionally, Tammy is trained in Suicide Risk And Reduction from the American Acadamy of Suiciology.
Chloe Rogers, LMSW
Supervised by Tammy Clouston, LCSW
Hello and welcome to a new chapter in your healing journey! Therapy can be an amazing opportunity for self-exploration and healing. I am always excited to see new individuals initiating the therapeutic process. Therapy can be a safe place for you to find your voice and share what you feel. Sometimes, just speaking things to life can be more powerful than expected.
Regardless of if this is your first time in therapy or not, it shows great strength and courage to initiate this process! Life can be very challenging and overwhelming at times. While therapy may not eliminate challenges, it can be an opportunity for you to learn more about yourself and your strengths.
I tend to use a flexible, client-centered approach in therapy because people and their experiences are unique. I work with people who are processing trauma, boundary work, and stress. Additionally, I like to help those who are experiencing stress from a life transition. Sometimes, it can be difficult to transition into new stages of life, if there are many unprocessed feelings and/or experiences. I aim to make the therapeutic space a safe place where you can work at your own pace toward healing. I tend to be my clients’ biggest cheerleader.
An important part in the healing process is acknowledging how our minds and bodies are connected. Trauma can sometimes manifest in unexpected ways. Our bodies can carry stress and trauma, which is why I encourage you to find a way to tune into your body and mind. Together, we can find coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques that fit your lifestyle.
A little about me is, I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, before moving to East Texas for college. There, I got my Bachelor of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University. I then moved to Austin while receiving my master’s in social work through Saint Leo University’s social work program. I learned to “pivot” during the pandemic, as I had to undergo graduate school online. I am flexible and enjoy being a part of others’ healing journeys. In my spare time, I love to be with my friends, family, and two dogs. I enjoy listening to music, running, reading, yoga, baking, and spending time outside.
I have primarily worked with young adults and couples struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma, and pressure. I am very passionate about helping others to overcome people-pleasing techniques and helping them identify and set boundaries that align with their goals. Coming from a multicultural and multiracial family, I love to celebrate our differences, while also inviting you to share your own experiences. I am an LGBTQIA+ ally and invite clients to share their experiences in a safe, nonjudgmental, and validating environment. Finding a therapist that you relate to is important! If you feel that we are a good fit, then please contact me. I look forward to working with you towards your goals!
We are very fortunate to share our counseling space with some extremely talented clinicians and professionals. These individuals are independent practitioners.
Shina Lee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice. She has an MSSW from the University of Texas at Austin and has experience working with a diverse group of clients including adolescents, college students, and adults in mental health, medical, and psychiatric settings. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, and Strength Based Therapy models that identify and strengthen the client's own resources and core competencies. She is certified in EMDR(Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and specializes in trauma.
Her background includes working in the behavioral health and developmental disabilities unit at Austin Travis County Mental Health Mental Retardation, Easter Seals Adult Camp for Disabilities as a camp counselor, Camp Phoenix as a camp counselor for abused and neglected girls, St. David's North Austin Medical Center, Connections Intensive Outpatient Program and Austin Lakes Hospital where she was the Intensive Outpatient Program Manager. She has helped clients with a variety of concerns. She has experience and interest in the following areas: anxiety and depression, racial, cultural, and inter-generational conflict, grief and loss, sexual abuse, relational difficulties and challenges, life transitions, difficulty asserting self and setting limits, trauma, and stress management.
Courtney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who is a therapist in private practice and is the Intensive Outpatient Program Manager for the Intensive Outpatient Therapy program at Austin Counseling Connection. She received her bachelor's and master's degree in social work from Texas State University in San Marcos. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Prior to working at Austin Counseling Connection, she was employed at Austin Lakes Outpatient Services for the Partial Hospitalization Program and the Intensive Outpatient Program where she worked with a diverse client population doing psychoeducational and process groups, individual and family therapy. She has also gained experience working with clients at Lifeworks Youth Resource Center, the Young Mothers & Babies Program, and at Austin State Hospital's Children & Adolescent Unit.
Courtney has worked with clients who have struggled with a wide range of challenges including stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, dissociation, relational challenges, and low self esteem. She is a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist and specialize in working with clients who have experienced trauma and PTSD. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic methods including, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, and strengths based therapy.
Mona Adamaszek, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Insight Psychiatry, PLLC
Mona Adamaszek is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and founder of Insight Psychiatry in Austin, Texas. She obtained her Masters of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She has extensive experience treating patients with complex psychiatric illnesses. She specializes in treatment resistent depression, complex PTSD, trauma, anxiety and addictions. Mona’s approach is holistic, she finds it imperative to explore the connection between the mind, body and soul. Her inclusive approach includes medical, therapeutic and non-traditional alternative therapies. Her vision is to guide her clients to improve their lives and well-being by helping them harmonize the intricate connections that often get lost. A few of the many modalities that Mona focuses on are medication remedies including ketamine assisted psychotherapy (other psychedelics as they become legal), supplements, talk therapy, self-care, sleep hygiene, mindfulness, spirituality, socialization, nutrition/diet and exercise. She has in depth experience working with kids, adolescents and adults in an assortment of mental health facilities. She has worked in settings of inpatient, outpatient, emergency observation units, detox units, residential treatment centers and community health. Mona has a great understanding that each client has their own journey, she values each individual and their path she works in collaboration with her clients to determine their best treatment plan. Her goal is to provide you with an individualized approach to managing your mental health needs.
Mona is passionate about psychedelic therapy; she believes that we all need a path to find our true authentic selves. KAP enables clients to connect to their own inner healer and wisdom.
Mona is trained in providing psychedelic therapy through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute.
Austin Counseling Connection has the wonderful opportunity to work with Jesse Ramel, who is LMSW (Licensed Masters Social Worker) and Graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. Jesse has been in the healing profession for over 20 years with a background in Sports and Rehabilitation Massage Therapy, Personal Training, Meditation, Spiritual, Personal Awareness/Development Coaching, and Yoga/QiGong. He has been training in several therapeutic modalities including, Gottman couples therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), motivational interviewing, CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), and Hakomi. Hakomiis a body centered psychotherapy modality that is based in mindfulness.
Jesse uses a strength-based, mindfulness, and attachment/relational approach. He sees couples and individuals.
Amy Goodwin, LPC-S
Amy is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Approved Supervisor. She is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement and Reprocessing. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree from USC in Los Angeles in 1993. She earned her M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance at Texas State University in 1995. Licensed since 2000, she has over 18 years experience working with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. She specializes in ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD and substance use issues. Her clinical experience includes work with St. David’s Pavilion, Travis County’s Parents In Recovery, and the Texas State Board of Pharmacy. She also worked eleven years in Eanes and AISD as a school counselor, so she understands the school system and how to negotiate the world of special education and 504.
Her school related services include: study skills and organizational skills, transition from middle school to high school to college, understanding 504 and your child’s needs at school, understanding Special Education and the referral process, and parent coachin
Amy’s approach to counseling is relational. She is client-centered and approaches each counseling relationship with empathy, unconditional positive regard, and understanding. She works collaboratively with clients to find solutions and focus on ways to help them optimize their skills and resources.
Lisa Leonard, LMFT, LPC Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist 512.669.3800 email@example.com
Lisa Leonard is a Licensed Marraige and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years of experience. Her specialties are marraige counseling, step family adjustment, parenting, depression, and divorce recovery. Before starting her private practice she worked for several United Way Agencies. She utilizes methods from Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and The Gottman Method, and has attended advanced trainings in these modalities as well as others. Her approach is results-oriented and direct. She is a preferred provider for Beacon Behavioral Health and can assist with out-of-network reimbursement from other insurance carriers. She offers a free 20 minute in person consultation to prospective clients.