Pflugerville Counselors and Coaches

Alison Riley, LCSW-Supervisor

Alison Riley is a graduate of the Social Work school at the University of Texas in Austin and a Licensed Clinical Social Work- Supervisor. Looking for a therapist who is recovery-focused and trauma sensitive? She helps clients gain a better understanding about themselves, their challenges and the options available to them. Alison believes in a holistic approach to wellness so she will draw on a multitude of theories and trainings to increase feelings of wellness and health for her clients. Some of Alison's passions include working with foster children and their families. As a foster parent herself, plus work experience inside the CPS, DFPS and foster/adopt process, she can assist with management of problematic behaviors in youth. Alison is knowledgeable about navigating the court system, guardianship issues and central Texas mental health resources for clients. She enjoys teaching parenting skills to all clients in order to help their child succeed.

Alison believes that loving relationships and healthy sexuality does not have to be limited to a specific type of relationship. She is an ally for those who are having difficulty with sexual orientation, gender identification or relationship type. She is kink aware and educated about polyamory and other types of alternative relationships. Additionally, Alison enjoys working with women who have difficulties with conception and other birthing issues.

Previously, Alison worked for a local pain clinic and can help clients manage chronic pain through mindfulness skills training. Her other experience have been helping clients with trauma, such as a natural disaster, or other situations that create traumatic memories for a client.

Alison's Specialties:

  • Clients ages 8 and older
  • Family Systems
  • Crisis Management
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Recovery-oriented
  • LGBTQIA ally
  • Polyamorous and kink friendly
  • Healthy sexuality
  • Chronic pain
  • Foster and adoption
  • Guardianship issues
  • Substance abuse/dependence issues
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Parenting training
  • Difficulties with conception and postpartum issues

Annette Kauffroth, LCSW

Annette Kauffroth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who enjoys creating a safe place for clients to navigate and explore life’s challenges. She feels she can help her clients develop helpful strategies through mindfulness, exploring core beliefs, reframing challenges, and honoring values.  Annette truly enjoys helping people discover and align their lives with their authentic selves. Annette also is passionate about working with couples to improve communication and develop emotional intimacy and healing. Additionally, she has a gift for working with teenage boys on a multitude of issues.

Annette graduated from UT School of Social Work and has experience in inpatient and outpatient behavioral health working with bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. Annette began her professional life as an engineer and switched careers to follow her passion of working with people. Her areas of specialty include:

  • Adolescent counseling
  • Aging and end-of-life issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Couples Counseling
  • Depression
  • Divorce/Blended family issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Transition
  • Work life balance
  • Women's issues

Jenny Beauchamp, LCSW

Jenny Beauchamp is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at New York University. Jenny is warm, compassionate and non-judgmental. She is committed to developing safe and trusting relationships with her clients and working with them to achieve their self-identified goals. She uses a diversified approach specific to the needs of each client and is able to affect positive change and growth.

Jenny has worked with diverse populations throughout her career. She has provided extensive grief counseling and has worked with counseling clients through various medical issues. Jenny has particular experience around aging concerns, death and dying issues, plus grief and loss. She works with anxiety, depression and bi-polar clients. She has an affinity for teens with gender identity and LGBTQ related concerns. Jenny also has experience with adoption home studies and the anxiety and concerns surrounding adoptive families.

Jenny's Specialities:

  • Ages 14+ older
  • Couples, individuals or families
  • Family Systems
  • Crisis Management
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • LGBTQIA ally
  • Polyamorous and kink friendly
  • Healthy sexuality
  • Chronic pain
  • Difficulties with conception and postpartum issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Divorce/blended family issues

Nichdali “Grichell” Pelizzari, LMFT

Grichell Pelizzari is a licensed marriage and family therapist with specialized training and experience in trauma, child and adolescent counseling, and the needs of active and veteran families, children and the service member. She has certifications in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Trauma Focused CBT.

As a therapist, Grichell believes that everyone has the power within themselves to grow and find solutions to problems in their lives. Using client centered, solution focused techniques she will assist you to better understand the emotions and behaviors affecting your current situation. Grichell, utilizes humor, art, play, mindfulness and many other holistic techniques to better serve your needs.

Grichell graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX with her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy, and completed her Bachelor of Psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA. She is bilingual in Spanish and can provide online video Telehealth services.

Clinical Specialties:

  • Marital & Premarital Counseling
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Child and Teen Therapy
  • Mood Disorders- Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar
  • ADHD
  • Self-Harming
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Deployment & Re-integration
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Addictions

Briana Liu, LPC

Briana Liu is a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental Licensed Professional Counselor. She is a graduate of the University of Texas with her masters degree in Counseling Education. She strives to create a safe place for each and every client to feel comfortable sharing their story, diving deeper, and feeling comfortable and motivated to try something new to increase well-being. Working from a relational, client centered approach, Bri believes in the importance of developing a strong, authentic therapeutic relationship. She tailors interventions to each individual to help them understand the relationship between their physical body, thoughts, actions, and feelings. Helping reframe supposed deficits to strengths, Bri helps individuals explore, discover, and utilize their own strengths and potentials to better navigate their world and relationships and articulate their needs.

With experience working in higher education, community based outpatient settings, and non-profit clinics, Bri has experience working with a variety of issues and diverse populations of all ages, including teens. As a therapist of color and daughter of immigrants herself, she is passionate about working with underrepresented, minority populations and welcomes individuals of all socioeconomic statuses, racial/ethnic and religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender expressions, and gender identities.

Specialties include:

  • Clients ages 13+
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Interpersonal Relationships/Issues
  • Cultural/Ethnic concerns
  • LGBTQ concerns
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief & Loss
  • Trauma
  • Stress Management
  • Polyamorous/kink friendly
Angela Ziskis

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+)
  • Adults
  • Anxiety to include Social Anxiety and OCD
  • Mood- Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Personality Disorders such as Borderline
  • DBT
  • Grief and loss
  • PTSD
  • Substance abuse and relapse prevention

Selena Tyler, LPC

Needing a new way to alleviate distress and emotional discomfort? Selena Tyler is a Licensed Professional Counselor who can teach new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving that can increase overall health and well-being. She has a keen ability to assist those struggling from addictions, plus their family members who are impacted by those same addictions. Selena works with couples on a variety of issues, and is Gottman Level I and II trained for couples work.

Selena focuses on identifying values and learning ways to develop a value-driven life. She can help guide you during difficult situations and to learn new ways of having a different relationship with troublesome situations. Selena does offer mindfulness based skills so you can observe your thoughts and emotions in a more positive light.

Selena is a graduate of St. Edwards University with a Masters in Counseling. Her practice includes working with adolescents, individuals, couples and families.

Areas of specialty:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Couples or Relationship Issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Family Therapy
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Grief and loss
  • Divorce/blended family issues

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