Pflugerville Counselors and Coaches
Veronica Casey, MA, LPC, NCC
Veronica believes choosing counseling is a big step towards discovery of yourself and identyfing life goals. She strives to help individuals who are confronted with difficult life transitions and create a supportive therapeutic space for clients to engage in healing and personal growth. Veronica is particularly passionate about helping clients to decrease and manage anxiety and supporting parents and their children in building positive bonds. She also has experience working in the public school setting and child protective services that includes family services and adoptions. She will listen and understand how to best support clients' individual needs. Veronica Casey graduated with a Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University and a Bachelor's Degree from University of Texas at Austin in Communication. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and member of National Board for Certified Counselors since 2014. She welcomes clients of all backgrounds, gender, and sexual orientations. She provides individual, group and family counseling to adults and adolescents. She also provides play therapy to children.
- Anxiety Disorders
- Grief and Loss
- Building Healthy Relationships
- Improving Self-esteem
Dr. Angela Ziskis, LP
Dr. Angela Ziskis is Licensed Psychologist. She has lived in the Austin area since 2012 and is a native Houstonian. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Northwestern University and earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Rutgers University.
Dr. Ziskis enjoys working with adults and adolescents and has clinical experience in a variety of treatment settings, including inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare System. Her approach to therapy is person-centered, that is creating an open and honest environment to get to know you, your strengths, and your struggles. Together, she will create a treatment plan with you that will enable you to use your strengths to achieve your life goals. Dr. Ziskis is trained to provide evidence-based treatments, which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). She often uses components of a variety of therapies to best suit your needs.
- Adolescents (Age 13+)
- Anxiety to include Social Anxiety and OCD
- Mood- Depression and Bipolar Disorder
- Personality Disorders such as Borderline
- Grief and loss
- Substance abuse and relapse prevention
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Tom Alexander, PhD, LPC
Tom Alexander is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He works with individuals and couples who are struggling with the difficulties that life brings their way: depression, anxiety, addiction, and the social and relational issues which emerge from these struggles. He is an EMDR trained clinician and is passionate about working with individuals who have experienced trauma. Tom has an affinity for working with men in recovery from addiction. He has several years of experience providing addiction treatment and and has earned a Ph.D. in Addiction Psychology.
Tom is a graduate of Arkansas State University’s Rehabilitation Counseling program. His work has spanned a wide array of clientele, including those with bipolar disorder, psychotic disorders, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. If you or your loved one are seeking support in moving toward a better quality of life, please contact Tom for a consultation.
Areas of Specialty:
- PTSD (EMDR Clinician)
- Relationship issues
- Men’s issues in mental health
- Anger and Depression
- Overcoming mental health stigma
- Men’s issues in recovery from addiction
- Healthy sexuality
- Finding purpose and meaning
- Overcoming past trauma that contributes to addiction
- Co-occurring Disorders
Joan Maus, LCSW
Joan earned her Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker ready to help. Are you needing a compassionate, experienced clinician to work with you, your family member or your child? Joan has worked with a variety of clients over the years and can treat most common disorders, such as anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, personality disorders and more. She is a trusted social worker who has specialized training in the area of grief and loss, child/parent relationship improvement, parent skills enhancement, ADD/ADHD and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Joan's specialty is that she has a range of expertise and can navigate most any family or relationship issue that you may have.
Throughout Ms. Maus' career she has worked with drug and alcohol addicts in dealing with their mental health issues that may complicate those addiction issues. She has worked with active duty military soldiers and their families and can work with former military and retirees. Joan also has special training in working with various trauma issues.
Joan works with clients as young as 5 and as old as 75. She has experience with victims of sexual abuse, childhood abuse, emotional and verbal abuse. Appointments are available now for you or your family member.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Kahl, LCSW
Betsy is a licensed clinical social worker in Texas and Ohio. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Betsy completed her undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame and earned her Masters of Social Work at Cleveland State University. Betsy has studied and practiced animal assisted therapy, and has been able to partner with horses, dogs, turtles, and even skunks to connect with clients and facilitate change. At Thriveworks, her co-therapist will not be a skunk, but will be her 5 year old rescued Golden Retriever, Bo Duke. Betsy and Bo worked in an alternative school in Ohio for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges. Together they practiced with students to develop social skills, emotional regulation, and adaptive coping skills for life stressors. Life and learning can be frustrating and hard, and Bo is always ready for a quiet cuddle, a belly rub, or a game of fetch to help.
As a clinician, Betsy has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and families and has experience supporting clients with autism, anxiety, ADHD, and emotional disturbance. Betsy has a passion for being with individuals who are experiencing grief and loss. Coming from a person-centered, strength based approach, Betsy utilizes a variety of expressive techniques including art, drama, narrative, and play to find meaning and possibility.
Areas of Speciality:
- Children ages 6 and over with emotional regulation difficulties
- Conduct disorders
- Social skill development
- Adaptive coping skills
- Grief and Loss
- Parenting and family communication issues
- Animal Assisted therapy with her licensed therapy dog, Bo