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Life has bumps, turns, and losses. When relationships end or are frayed, or when depression settles in, it can be hard to find your way out. Fighting with a spouse, child or loved one can leave you feeling stressed and tired, as if you're just trying to stay above water.  You may have trouble sleeping, feel unsure how to navigate through a difficult point in a relationship and feel confused, run-down and alone. The good news is that greater well-being is available to all of us.

3613 Williams Drive #804

Georgetown, TX 78628

(512)400-4247

 

Georgetown Counseling and Wellness is a  group counseling practice in Georgetown, TX. We believe in building better mental health in our community and help our clients get unstuck from the blocks that hold them back from living their best lives and experiencing more enriching relationships. Using proven techniques, we provide  high-quality counseling services to children, adults, couples and families in the Georgetown and surrounding communities. In addition to traditional counseling modalities, we also offer meditation and mindfulness training to promote healing, personal growth and overall improved life satisfaction for our clients.

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

 

About Us

At Georgetown Counseling and Wellness, we give our clients tools for improved relationships, to build confidence in themselves and to achieve better feelings of well-being

Unresolved loss, strained relationships and unwanted life changes often lead to painful and stuck feelings. It is hard to know where to turn or how to "pull oneself up by the bootstraps" when faced with heavy feelings and life circumstances. At Georgetown Counseling and Wellness, our therapists are trained to help people heal, grow and create the life changes they are seeking. We use practical and proven techniques to give you the skills and confidence you need to create change both inside yourself and in your relationships.

Tired of calling therapists and getting no response? Getting an appointment with us is easy! Simply call or e-mail us and we will respond quickly to offer you intake appointment dates and times. We work with your schedule to get you or your child booked for an appointment soon after you contact us. We generally also have evening and weekend availability.

Our practice is designed to meet the needs of everyone in our community and our counselors vary in their expertise, working with clients across the lifespan with a wide range of issues. 

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 give my clients 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.  I am currently working toward certification in the Neuro-Affective Relational Model (NARM), in which I help my clients work through complex traumas and losses to build increased confidence, self-esteem and better-quality relationships.  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

Ellisa Mimlitsch, LCSW

I partner with my clients to help them get "unstuck," and feel more successful in their relationships and in attaining life goals. I work with clients on short-term and longer-term goals to increase life and relationship satisfaction, teach skills to diffuse emotional conflict and manage overwhelmimg feelings. Bringing care and compassion to each client, I am deeply committed to helping my clients shift old, worn-out habits and patterns and discover new ways to live their best lives. Some areas of particular interest and training are:

  • Marriage and Couples Counseling

  • Depression, Anxiety and PTSD 

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for emotional regulation

  • Substance Abuse, compulsive and addictive behaviors

  • Building confidence & changing old habits

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Exposure Therapy

  • Adults ages 18 and up

  • 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.  I build rapport with my clients 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 beliefs and to discover communication tools that can enhance and strengthen your relationships. 

 

Experience and Training

 

My career began when I volunteered for survivors of sexual abuse. I entered into Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey and achieved my BA in Criminal Justice and Forensic psychology to better understand violent behaviors and offenders. This passion led me to pursing and completing my MA degree in Social Work at New York University. My career path involved working the incarcerated and underserved populations including substance use and severely mentally ill patients in outpatient settings.

 

When I take my Therapist hat off: 

To this present day, I continue to volunteer my services to help others in need. When I am not in the office, I enjoy spending as much time outside: gardening, playing with my three dogs, and horseback riding. Ballroom dancing is also a passion of mine and I have been dancing for over 15 years. There are many hidden skills and life lessons within dancing, I utilize many of them within my therapy approach, if appropriate.

Providing Treatment for the Mental Health and Wellness of our Georgetown 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 communication, 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.  

 

Request a Free Consultation or New Client Appointment

For any questions you have, or to schedule an appointment you can reach us here:

Georgetown Counseling and Wellness

3613 Williams Drive, #804

Georgetown, TX 78628

 

(512) 400-4247

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