OUR CULTURE

A little about us: Just Mind was incorporated in 2007 with the dream of becoming a boutique mental health clinic that aims to remove the stigma from therapy through the environment we create and the unique attitudes of the associates who work with us. Our team all receive regular clinical education through visiting guest experts and group supervision. We pride ourselves on being very comfortable, knowledgeable, and relatable which our testimonials from clients confirm. Just Mind is led by a husband and wife team.

10-25+ Years of Experience

Senior Counselors & Consultants

Teri Schroeder, LCSW

Teri Schroeder, LCSW

Counselor, Co-Director

Teri is a licensed clinical social worker with 15 years of experience providing counseling and therapeutic services for adults, teenagers, and children. She spent 10+ years working in non-profit agencies and schools before transitioning to private work. She enjoys empowering clients to find their own inner strengths and overcome obstacles in life, particularly in healing from trauma. Her focus includes adult and childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, grief/loss, teen/adolescent issues, family-of-origin issues, self-esteem difficulties, and LGBT issues. Teri believes that each person has the capacity for growth and change, and she helps clients find greater balance, personal insight, and resiliency. Her approach is empathic and collaborative, and is an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Consultant in Training, cognitive-behavioral therapy, somatic experiencing, mindfulness, sandtray therapy, and expressive arts in her work.

William Schroeder, LPC, NCC

William Schroeder, LPC, NCC

Counselor, Co-Director

William is a professional counselor with 12+ years of experience. He works with creatives, teens, techies, Aspergers, ADHD, and people who feel like life is out of alignment. A particular favorite is helping people develop new chapters in life after relationships end and helping people understand anxiety. He thinks of what he does as helping clients deepen their emotional intelligence. William’s style is very warm, humanistic, and solution focused in his approach to helping people overcome obstacles. He has completed Level Two of Gottman training and uses biofeedback and mindfulness in sessions to help clients overcome anxiety. He is the founder of Just Mind and the Austin Mental Health Group which has over 1,600 therapists as members.

David Jenkins, LCSW

David Jenkins, LCSW

Counselor, Relationship & Mens Issue Specialist

David’s understanding that life involves all of who we are – mind, emotions, and body – is a foundational principle in his work. David’s counseling experience includes work with children 9+, adolescents, adults, and families and he particularly enjoys focusing on relationships, family, and men’s issues. He helps men channel into their deeper emotional world and explore it in a way that is non-threatening but allows for deep work. With couples, David helps each partner to channel into their emotional world and use that as a bridge to link with their partner instead of a wall that isolates. David has completed Level One of Gottman training.

Marian Thompson, LCSW

Marian Thompson, LCSW

Counselor, Life Consultant, & Relationship Issues

Marian enjoys working with individual adults and couples and focuses on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life changes, sexuality, and relationship issues. She works from a strengths-based approach, using a mixture of counseling theories to fit the needs of each particular client, including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic approaches. She has competed level one of Gottman training for couples counseling. She is sex positive and strives to create a non-judgemental environment for clients of all orientations and lifestyles.

Laura Rifkin, LCSW

Laura Rifkin, LCSW

Counselor, Teens and Adults

Laura is a clinical social worker (LCSW) with 10+ years of experience working in schools, as well as inpatient and outpatient mental health services. She enjoys working with teens and young adults on issues related to anxiety, depression, and self-image. Laura employs a very warm, strength-based style in therapy, aims to empower clients through a collaborative approach, and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Simply put, she works with clients to address the issues holding them back from feeling successful and confident. Laura applies a combination of strategies, including solution-focused, somatic experiencing, and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help kids, teens and young adults in achieving their maximum potential.

Eva Escobedo, LPC

Eva Escobedo, LPC

Counselor, Couples, Parenting, Families, & Adults

Eva started her career as a therapist over 20 years ago in New York City working with a population challenged by chronic mental illness. She completed a master’s degree in Rational Emotive Therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute, and a master’s degree in Humanistic and Existential Psychotherapy at CIEEXH. In 1994 she started a private practice in Mexico City where she gained invaluable experience working with clients who were facing relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, infertility, infidelity, loneliness, substance abuse, trauma, sexual identity, career planning and parenting issues. Upon moving to Austin she completed the Professional Counseling Program at Texas State University in order to gain licensure in Texas. Eva is fluent in English, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian and French.

Noah Enteen, LMFT

Noah Enteen, LMFT

Counselor, Families, and Adults

Noah is a therapist with 15+ years of experience supporting pre-teens, teens parents, adults and families in leading happy and fulfilling lives. He has worked in schools and non-profit agencies both in Israel and in California. Noah’s approach to counseling is integrative, holistic and dynamic. He collaborates with his clients to create a warm and safe space that allows for exploration, healing and growth utilizing mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, family systems approaches and psychodynamic therapy. Noah has found that once a family becomes stronger and more connected, the behaviors parents are worried about often greatly decrease. Noah enjoys working with pre-teens, teens, adults, couples and families. His areas of focus include anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, LGBTQ issues, life transitions, substance abuse, and spiritual development. Noah has completed Level One of Gottman training and is currently working to become a certified EFT (Emotionally Focused) couples therapist.

Diana Schaefer, LCSW

Diana Schaefer, LCSW

Counselor, Adults, Couples, EMDR

Diana is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience providing counseling to couples, adults, teens and children in hospital and non- for- profit agencies. She started in private practice in 1993 and recently relocated from New York to Austin, Texas. Diana believes in providing a respectful, non-judgmental and caring environment for clients to explore and heal old wounds, reduce their anxiety and depression, enhance communication in their relationships and assist them in reaching their personal goals to have a happier more fulfilled life. Diana is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and uses this approach to help clients process traumatic events in their lives. She also has advanced training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy). She helps couple’s to recognize their cycle or “dance” and how to change the “steps” to get out of it. She also uses mindfulness techniques and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her practice. She does therapy in Spanish.

Sapana Donde, PhD

Sapana Donde, PhD

Psychologist, Adults

Dr. Sapana Donde is a licensed clinical psychologist with 10+ years of experience working in diverse clinical and community settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her specialty areas include depression, anxiety, stress, interpersonal violence, childhood and adult trauma, acculturation and immigration, identity development, child welfare and adoption, career counseling, parenting issues, and spirituality/spiritual ambivalence. Sapana utilizes a warm, strengths-based, collaborative, creative, and flexible style. She enjoys integrating Somatic Experiencing® and an understanding of neurobiology with traditional therapeutic approaches to help clients discover and harness their innate resilient capacity to survive, heal, and even thrive after going through adverse life experiences.

Patricia Walker, LMFT

Patricia Walker, LMFT

Counselor, Children, Adolescents, Couples, and Adults

Patricia wants to know what needs to change in your life in order to have the life you want. She listens to your hurts, grief, anger, communication challenges and helps you to move from your pain to hope by exploring and identifying your goals and helps you create a plan using your new insights and new skills. She uses over 25 years of experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, family systems, and tools from Imago Therapy, Gottman Therapy principles, communication- conflict resolution skills and compassion. She utilizes her warmth, insights, encouragement, humor and her skills to communicate to you she understands as she helps you develop new ideas to give you confidence to make the changes you want and need in your life.

5-10 Years of Experience

Mid-level Counselors & Consultants

Celisse Morgan Valdovinos, LCSW

Celisse Morgan Valdovinos, LCSW

Counselor, Children, Families, and Adults

Celisse is experienced in working with individuals and groups in school and healthcare settings. Her training includes helping families strengthen parent-child relationships, helping kids and adults manage stress and supporting those interested in making healthy lifestyle changes. She also has an interest in working with individuals of all ages to improve their self-esteem, body image, and adjustment to life transitions. Celisse’s approach is collaborative, strength-based, and solution-focused. She utilizes techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, and mindfulness to help clients improve their emotional well-being and reach their goals. She is also bilingual in English and Spanish.

Julie Osofsky, LPC

Julie Osofsky, LPC

Counselor, Adolescents, Families, Couples, and Adults

Julie has over 7 years of experience working with individuals, families, and groups at outpatient, residential and inpatient levels of care. Her clinical experience has been in helping individuals with a wide range of issues including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, self-harm behaviors, self-esteem, relationship struggles and more. Julie utilizes an integrative approach, and she enjoys providing insight-based therapy coupled with skills building, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills, assertiveness training, and education on self-compassion. She values each client as an individual and encourages them to tap into their personal strengths and provide themselves with kindness as they work towards increasing their emotional health.

Loren Lomme, LPC, RPT

Loren Lomme, LPC, RPT

Counselor and Child Therapist

Loren focuses on working with children and adolescents using play therapy, sand tray therapy, and art techniques and is currently working toward her Registered Play Therapist certification. Although she works mostly with children, adolescents, and families, she has experience working with adults as well using traditional talk therapy and sand tray therapy. She focuses on issues including but not limited to: behavior difficulties; problems interacting or getting along with others; difficulty managing anger, sadness, frustration, and/or anxiety; and difficulty dealing with a loss/grief, parents’ divorce, siblings, or another significant life change or transition.

Linder Dwyer, LPC

Linder Dwyer, LPC

Counselor, Career and Trauma Specialist

Linder’s areas of expertise in this setting include helping clients with relational difficulties, career frustrations, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Linder helps people overcome obstacles in their lives with patience and compassion. She does this by helping clients tune into their emotions and come do a deeper understanding of themselves. She also creates great rapport with clients and believes laughter and a secure connection are gateways to facilitating change. Linder is hip, warm, relatable, and patient.

Jan Smith, LMFT

Jan Smith, LMFT

Counselor, Couples and Adults

Jan enjoys working with adults, both couples and individuals. She collaborates with you, contributing her active listening, warmth and acceptance, along with her training and experience to help you sort out life. This can help empower you to move past pain which may be robbing you of enjoying your life. She’s experienced working with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, grief, codependency, people-pleasing and/or low self-esteem. She’s also experienced addressing communication and relationship issues, infidelity, emotional and/or verbal abuse. That includes couples, adult children of toxic or abusive parents, and people in or recovering from difficult relationships. She’s also experienced with narcissistic abuse recovery. Jan doesn’t believe in one-size-fits-all therapy, drawing from DBT, CBT, Solution-Focused Brief, Narrative, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and other resources to design your sessions.

Adam Maurer, LPC, LMFT

Adam Maurer, LPC, LMFT

Counselor, Couples and LGBTQ+ Specialist

Adam strives to create a safe environment where people can be authentic, understood and accepted. He uses curiosity and his own authentic self to collaborate with clients, providing them a safe space to discover their own paths. His work focuses on helping couples in conflict, as well as LGBTQ+ individuals and relationships. He has completed Level Two of Gottman training, and uses those techniques to provide couples with tools to communicate about issues that have been gridlocked. Adam is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and has a background of working with issues of: coming out, HIV, addiction, transitioning, gender and sexual fluidity, and non-exclusive relationships. With humor and empathy, Adam will help you consider ways to challenge old paradigms and develop new insights.

Kyla Winlow, LCSW

Kyla Winlow, LCSW

Counselor, Adults, LGBT

Kyla is passionate about helping people navigate difficulties in their lives and believes that individuals are capable of creating change. She feels that a strong, trusting relationship cultivated with her clients through respect, openness, and genuine care is the base for further therapeutic work. Kyla utilizes techniques from various counseling theories including cultural relational, mindfulness, and cognitive behavior therapy. She works with adults of sexual, relational, and gender diversity on issues including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, work stressors, relationship struggles, life adjustments, and LGBT related concerns. Kyla sees therapy as a journey and is honored to participate in that journey.

2-5 Years of Experience

Junior Counselors & Consultants

Helen Fasken, LPC Intern

Helen Fasken, LPC Intern

Counselor

Helen has a unique ability to see the best in people and draw it out of them. She is passionate about helping others improve their quality of life. Over the past twelve years Helen has gained experience working in the physical, mental and behavioral health fields. She uses her multidisciplinary approach to help empower her clients. Her focus includes adult and childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, life transitions, self-esteem, disordered eating, chronic pain and family of origin issues. Her approach is empathetic, engaging, and collaborative, and she uses a variety of techniques in her work including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Helen works with couples and has completed Level One of Gottman training.

Helen is supervised by Bruno Lepore, LPC-S

Ben Willcott, LPC Intern

Ben Willcott, LPC Intern

Counselor, Adolescents, Families, Couples, and Adults

Ben’s background includes work in non-profit agencies, university mental health clinics, and private practice. Clients see him for a range of things, from family and relationship issues, life transitions, to trauma, grief and loss, and larger existential questions. A particular focus of his work is helping people in crisis manage and make meaning out of difficulty. His approach to therapy is supportive, relational, and client-centered, with a focus on how things manifest themselves in the here and now. He seeks to create a safe space for tuning in to feelings, finding balance, healing, and working on change. His approach is grounded in a rich tradition of humanistic psychology and attachment theory. Ben recently completed a Level One training in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson.

Ben is supervised by Sunny Lansdale, LPC-S.

Rachel Howard, LPC Intern

Rachel Howard, LPC Intern

Counselor, Depression, Anxiety & Introversion

Rachel started in the mental health field over 15 years ago and discovered her passion for helping others. She enjoys working with adults and brings her genuineness, warmth, humor, honesty and mindful holistic perspective into session. Rachel works collaboratively with clients to help them overcome social anxiety and introversion to help get more out of their experience. She helps clients understand their highly sensitive features to better integrate into their daily lives. Rachel’s experience and interests are adult anxiety/stress, interpersonal neurobiology, death anxiety, grief/loss, illness, somatic issues, women’s topics, trauma.

Rachel is supervised by Karen Breeding, LPC-S

Austin Bridges, LPC Intern

Austin Bridges, LPC Intern

Counselor

Austin specializes in helping people work through the effects of trauma, overwhelming anxiety, poor self-image, and challenging life transitions. He combines his collaborative, trust-based approach with techniques like EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Through trust-building, healthy communication, and by emphasizing the power of individual responsibility, Austin helps his clients process trauma, foster healthy relationships, break negative patterns, and improve emotional intelligence.

Austin is supervised by Fred Tucker, LPC-S.

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