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Georgetown Counseling and Wellness

3613 Williams Drive, #804

Georgetown, TX 78628

 

(512) 400-4247

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© 2019 Georgetown Counseling and Wellness

A Counseling Practice in Georgetown, TX

3613 Williams Drive #804

Georgetown, TX 78628

(512)400-4247

 

We are taking new clients, and scheduling online therapy appointments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for mental health resources during this time.

Georgetown Counseling and Wellness is a multi-disciplinary  group counseling practice in Georgetown, TX. Using proven techniques, we strive to provide well-rounded and high-quality counseling services to children, adults, couples and families in the Georgetown and surrounding communities. Our goal is to partner with our clients to offer support and promote healing, personal growth and overall improved life satisfaction.

 

About Us

At Georgetown Counseling and Wellness, our mission is to help members of our communities reconnect with the things that are truly important and thrive, both in their own lives and in their relationships. 

 

Our practice is designed to meet the needs of everyone in our community by offering a variety of counselors with diverse backgrounds and areas of interest and experience. Our counselors vary in their expertise, working with clients across the lifespan with a wide range of issues. We are always learning and growing so that we can continue to help our clients thrive. 

Our Clinicians

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Owner and Clinical Therapist

Rachel Saenger, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Making changes can be challenging, but as your therapist, I understand the courage it takes and I am in it with you. Together, our focus will be on moving you toward your counseling goals. Sometimes we'll go deeper and you'll learn more about yourself and your history. Other times you'll leave our sessions with concrete tools you can start using right away.

Some of my areas of expertise:

  •  Marriage and couples counseling

  •  Anxiety and depression treatment

  • Family conflict, parenting issues and blended family issues

  • Teens struggling with self esteem issues, stress and life transitions.

  • Adults struggling with anxiety/depression or the transitions from one stage of life to another

  • Grief and loss issues from death, divorce, and past trauma.

  • Court-related counseling services

  • Telehealth services offered for clients who cannot come to the office.

How I work:

I meet my clients where they are, meaning some people are ready to dive in and move quickly and others need and want to go more slowly in counseling. Either way, each client is treated  with compassion, empathy and we will work to build new skills, whether it be learning to calm distressing feelings or learning to manage conflict and communicate in more effective ways. Together, we process your thoughts and feelings from challenging life experiences, look at building learning new skills, and focus on working toward your goals. 

Experience and training:

I have worked as a clinical therapist for over 12 years, treating children, teens, adults and couples. I have a Master's Degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University, with a specialization in Marriage and Family Counseling. I’ve worked in high school counseling clinics, a community counseling clinic, a program for veterans, and have been in private practice for 11 years. I also hold a Supervisor's license to supervise LPC and LMFT interns working toward licensure.

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Clinical Therapist

Kristie Lensing, LPC

We all feel stuck in life situations and relationships sometimes, and may be unsure what the next steps to take are or how to feel less stress.  I partner with my clients to help them discover their life goals,  passions, and creativity. I also teach skills to cope with big feelings that may be getting in the way of personal success.

 

My areas of interest and expertise include: 

  • Relationship conflict and learning effective communication skills

  • Learning tools to lower feelings of distress and increase feelings of well-being

  • Working with children ages 6 and up

  • Working with adolescents

  • Resolving trauma

  • Boundary setting, quieting self-criticism and perfectionism

  • Coping with big feelings, including anger, sadness and worry.

  • Telehealth Services are offered for clients who cannot come to the office.

 

How I work

 

I teach skills and techniques to help relieve feelings of anxiety and depression, and tools to reconnect and manage conflict and distress in relationships. I work from a mindful, “here and now,” non-judgmental perspective, and I emphasize identifying personal strengths and internal resources to empower you.

Experience and Training

I graduated from Texas State University-San Marcos with an M.A. in Professional Counseling.  I have worked as a counselor in community counseling centers and in elementary and middle school settings.  I work with individuals, couples, families, children ages 6 and up, and adolescents.  As a military veteran, I also seek to help active duty military families and veterans work toward the life the desire. 

 

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Clinical Therapist

Edwin Ancarana, LPC

Sharing and being vulnerable with another human being takes courage. I honor that courage that each client brings to their work with me. I listen deeply and partner with my clients to hear their stories, create new narratives about life experiences and teach skills for dealing with overwhelming feelings.  Some areas of particular interest and training are:

  • Marriage and Couples Counseling

  • Adolescents ages 14 and up

  • Depression and Anxiety 

  • Trauma Resolution and EMDR

  • Substance Abuse, compulsive and addictive behaviors

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

  • Co-Parenting Counseling 

  • Telehealth Counseling Services 

 

How I work

 

As we work together, I strive to learn about the specific issues that you need to explore, and I am trained to listen with understanding and empathy. Every disclosure is a chance to create connection;  I work to create trust, and a safe space to express fears, frustrations, and anxieties, without blame or judgement. I will help guide you toward a deeper understanding of your feelings and your life stories, and to discover communication tools that can enhance and strengthen your relationships. 

 

Experience and Training

 

I have successfully worked with adults and adolescents on a wide range of issues, including relationship work, anxiety and depression treatment, substance abuse and addiction treatment, and emotional trauma. I have worked in both private-practice settings and substance-abuse treatment settings. I graduated from Edward's University in Austin with a Master's Degree in Counseling.

 

Providing Treatment for the Mental Health and Wellness of our Community. We treat a range of issues across the life span, including anxiety, depression, trauma and strained relationships.

Anxiety

Anxiety has the affect of drawing a person into their inner world of worries, preventing life from being lived in the present moment. Relationships, jobs and general well-being are affected.  Anxiety impacts over 18% of the American population.  It is highly treatable though. 

Marriage Therapy

Couples so often start out strong, building each other up and supporting each other's goals. Over time, life stressors and transitions can make it challenging to stay connected and feel heard and understood by each other. Whether it be commincation, conflict management, life transitions, or financial issues, we are here to help. 

Depression

Everyone feels sad and low sometimes, but when low mood is severe and persistent it can affect your ability to be present for your loved ones, remain connected to support systems and work toward life goals. Left untreated, it can affect self-esteem and confidence.  We help with that. 

Trauma

Trauma can be large or small, due to relational or developmental conflicts, or witnessing or being a part of a disaster. Untreated trauma and the big feelings that rise and fall from it, can feel confusing and scary. It can make it difficult to stay connected to family and friends and not live in the past. There is hope. There are many proven treatments for trauma, and our therapists are skilled in treating trauma and helping to restore hope. 

Relationships

Good relationships are at the core  of life satisfaction and well-being.  Conflicts among family members or co-workers can feel distressing and confusing. Sometimes relationships feel boring or too intense, and these experiences can lead to self-blame and feelings of frustration, sadness and helplessness. The good news is that relationships can be strengthened and repaired through shifts in perspective, communication skill-building, and conflict management skills.  

Teen Therapy

Many parents feel helpless and confused when witnessing their  struggling teen who is in pain. Adolescence is a pivotal time in life where there are huge shifts in identity, surges in creativity and a need to belong to a peer group. For some teens this is an easier transition, and for others it is harder. Some may have more outbursts, more anxiety or just bigger feelings in general that are hard for them to manage.