Claudia Cardenas,PsyD

Claudia Cardenas,PsyD

Telehealth Available
Professions: Mental Health Counselor, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Psychologist - 37136
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability


Austin, Texas 78750

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My Approach to Helping

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-imageself-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.

More Info About My Practice

I am able to accept cash, check or credit card payments.
I 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 immigrationadjustment 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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Immigrants, multicultural individuals, abuse survivors, immigration evaluations
    Students requiring evaluation for educational accomodations
    Individuals seeking evaluation for clarification of a diagnosis or an initial diagnosis

Client Concerns I Treat

  • 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
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Autogenic Training
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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