Claudia Cardenas , PsyD

Claudia Cardenas , PsyD

Professions: Mental Health Counseling, Psychology, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Psychologist
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 23822
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Office 1
Austin, Texas 78750 - United States

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I became a psychologist because of my passion for and desire to help others. Therapy is an intimate experience in which you share your most personal challenges and my goal is to create a safe space where you feel heard and supported so that I can help you work through those challenges. Whether you are seeking support for issues related to self-image/self-esteem, relationship, adjustment or other difficulties, we will work together to find the roots of those issues and the strategies that make most sense for you to overcome them. I understand that each person is different so it is crucial to engage in a collaborative approach to make your therapy experience work for you, rather than trying to fit you into a one size fits all approach to therapy. For that reason I draw from various schools of thought and approaches to help you develop greater understanding about your challenges and increased skills for managing them. Call me for a free phone consultation to see if I am the right therapist for you.

Email or Call Claudia Cardenas , PsyD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23822

More Info About My Practice

Please note that I do not currently accept insurance and can only accept out of pocket/private pay. I am able to accept cash, check or credit card payments.
My base fee for therapy is currently $150 for a 60 min session.
I also conduct evaluations for individuals engaged in various immigration processes. Call me to discuss your immigration evaluation needs and my fees for this type of service.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I have spent a large part of my career working with individuals from various cultural backgrounds and have particular expertise in working with immigrants. The experience of moving to a new country and culture can present many social, emotional and psychological challenges so whether you are a recent immigrant or have been here for several years I'd love to support you in your immigration/adjustment process.
I also conduct various types of immigration evaluations, including evaluations for: U Visas, VAWA and Extreme Hardship Waivers.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

Being a therapist allows me to meet people from various walks of life and help them achieve the fulfillment they seek in their lives. I love getting to know each person I work with and joining with them to explore how their life experiences have shaped them. I feel honored to be present with them when we reach that "Ah ha" moment where we understand the why and how of their particular challenges. Perhaps one of my favorite parts of being a therapist is when we get to the end of therapy and look back over the work we have done together to see all the growth and change that a client has achieved.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Immigrants, multicultural individuals, abuse survivors, immigration evaluations

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Autogenic Training
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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