Tess Taylor, LCDC, LPC Intern

Supervised by M. Michelle Hawn, MA, LPC-S

Therapy begins with our relationship.

Trust is essential for transformation and growth.

I create a space where you feel safe and comfortable sharing your story, and provide you with feedback that is supportive and intentional.

Together, we will work to develop goals and plan to achieve them in a way that works best for you.

My job is to help equip you with the tools you need to deal with problems on your own, and release you to embrace the great, big, wonderful mess that is life.

Our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected and affect us holistically.

To understand how we interact with the world, we must first understand our own inner workings.

For example, your anxious thoughts may lead to physical symptoms that inhibit you from enjoying life; or, your drinking may be used to avoid experiencing tough emotions, and keep you from feeling altogether.

Through my experience, I learned that many times substance abuse and mental health symptoms coincide because of using drugs or alcohol to cope.

Growing up, I played soccer and watched movies in Houston, Texas (go Astros!).

I moved to the big city of Abilene where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then to Denton, Texas where I completed my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas.

While I was in school, I pursued my passion to work with the addictions population and interned at a residential rehabilitation facility, as well as the University’s on-campus clinic. I gained experience working with individuals who experienced addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, and issues related to emotional and interpersonal conflict.

Fee: $70 for 50-minute session

Areas of focus: Adult individuals – Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Codependency, Spirituality, Trauma, Life adjustments

Special Skills: Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Experiential Therapy

Contact: (512) 831-7798 or tesslenae@icloud.com

“We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to.”
– Brene Brown