Plumeria Counseling Center

Plumeria Counseling Center Because it's good to talk about it. You only get one life, and there is no need to navigate challeng Telecounseling available, via secure video and/or telephone.

What’s Different About Plumeria’s Austin Counseling Services? Plumeria is a co-working space for therapists and counselors. We offer beautiful and comfortable private offices, billing services (including insurance credentialing), scheduling, and full-service business services including electronic medical records for affordable rates. We offer counseling services for individuals, children, teens, c

ouples, & groups in a relaxing & convenient South Austin location. We have carefully curated a group of professional mental health therapists in a variety of specialties, so you’re sure to find someone who fits your needs. We also have many therapists who take insurance, and a limited number of interns available who offer affordable rates. Plumeria counseling specialties include:
- Individual Therapy
- Relationship/‘Couples’ Therapy (all relationships and genders)
- LBGTQ and Transgender issues
- Life Transitions including death and divorce
- Anxiety and Depression
- Post Traumatic Stress and Trauma work
- Therapy that incorporates Yoga and Mindfulness
- Addiction and Co-dependency issues
- Career transitions and 'what next' stress
- General life stressor help

Take a virtual tour at www.plumeriacounseling.com

So true. Have a reason to come to therapy please. Something that you want to improve or change - in yourself or how you ...
06/04/2023
Opinion | Why Do People Think Going to Therapy Makes You a Good Person?

So true. Have a reason to come to therapy please. Something that you want to improve or change - in yourself or how you react to things (not about what you want to change in others!). We can help you so much more when you are clear about what you need help with.

“As a therapist, I often tend to feel stuck with clients who share this as a primary motivation, without any specific insight into why or how therapy might help them,” Madeleine Campbell, a therapist working in Brooklyn, told me via email. “A client’s experience with therapy is the result of what they put into it. If a client doesn’t have any specific goals or intentions for our time working together, it can be hard to know how to make progress.”

The recent focus on therapy as a cure-all overlooks that there are other ways to heal.

This so such a great article. Yes therapy helps. But finding the right therapist for YOU is key. Also finding a therapis...
05/21/2023
Does Therapy Really Work? Let’s Unpack That.

This so such a great article. Yes therapy helps. But finding the right therapist for YOU is key. Also finding a therapist skilled in the right modality for your particular needs. And still…you have to actually do the work OUTSIDE of sessions for therapy to work. JUST ‘talking to someone’ is only going to effect the degree of change that you are willing to implement for yourself.

Therapy acts as a reflective process. To help you become conscious of your own unconscious motivations. To help you understand why you do the things you do. To shed light on the darkness. But at the end of the day this is YOUR one beautiful life, and YOU are the one you’ve been waiting for. ❤️💕🔥

Research shows that counseling delivers great benefits to many people. But it’s hard to say exactly what that means for you.

So proud to be a supporter of the The Junior League of Austin and the annual Christmas Affair! If you haven’t been, it’s...
11/15/2022

So proud to be a supporter of the The Junior League of Austin and the annual Christmas Affair! If you haven’t been, it’s a wonderful way to kick off the Holiday season, and do good - the Junior League of Austin raises over a million dollars for this event, and it all goes right back into supporting the most important non profit organizations and causes in our community. ❤️🧑🏻‍🎄🎄

https://www.jlaustin.org/a-christmas-affair/

Such great news as we all are more mobile - this one line will route to the local community mental health support crisis...
07/17/2022
The new 988 mental health hotline is live. Here's what to know

Such great news as we all are more mobile - this one line will route to the local community mental health support crisis line in your community.

Mental health advocates hope the new hotline will make it easier to get support if you're in crisis or helping someone who is. Here's how it works and what could stand in its way.

Hi all - if you have been wanting to start a part time or full time private practice now is the time! Plumeria offers a ...
06/06/2022
For Therapists - Work at Plumeria - Plumeria Counseling

Hi all - if you have been wanting to start a part time or full time private practice now is the time! Plumeria offers a supportive client-working environment for LPCs, LMFTs and LCSWs looking to launch a practice fast.

We - provide all the admin supports you need (office space or Telecounseling, billing, scheduling, office management, clinical software, etc)

You - self starter, great therapist, autonomous, ethical, want support to launch your practice and the FREEDOM to work for your self, set your own schedule etc.

We provide probably the MOST competitive rates for private practice rates, as well as healthy wages for insurance. If you can commit to 15-20 hours per week we will handle all the insurance Credentialing and billing.

Here is more and how to apply - for therapists wanting to work with insurance we recruit from ALL ACROSS TEXAS into our network!

https://www.plumeriacounseling.com/for-therapists-work-at-plumeria/

Why work with Plumeria? We offer the opportunity to work with a thriving practice where you can focus on providing counseling, and not all the administrative concerns that can take up precious hours in your week. Plumeria is not a ‘typical’ group practice. Instead we offer the best of a private ...

8 steps to help kids recover from anxiety and pandemic stress. Many teachers report kids are ‘frozen’ at the age they we...
05/31/2022
School Counselors on How to Help Students Recover From Pandemic Stress

8 steps to help kids recover from anxiety and pandemic stress. Many teachers report kids are ‘frozen’ at the age they were when they pandemic started, especially social-emotionally.

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/29/upshot/student-stress-counselors-pandemic.html?referringSource=articleShare

Children are behind in social skills and struggling with emotional health, counselors say. They suggest eight ways to help.

There is no formula for grief. There is no ‘normal’ cycle for grief. Grief and loss is part of our human condition. Lear...
03/18/2022
How Long Should It Take to Grieve? Psychiatry Has Come Up With an Answer.

There is no formula for grief. There is no ‘normal’ cycle for grief. Grief and loss is part of our human condition. Learning to live again after profound loss is hard, existential work.

I have mixed feelings about this new diagnosis of ‘Prolonged grief.’ On one hand it pathologizes and will try to medicate an essential aspect of the human experience. On the other hand it allows for insurance reimbursement and will allow many more people to seek affordable therapy for coping with loss.

What does therapy look like for grief? Listening, validation, coping, bearing witness to the incredible, beautiful, resilience (and pain) of the human spirit. Learning to listen to what your body and feelings are telling you. What happens in the therapy room will not change - and always there is not a ‘pill’ to help this. Let’s stop medicalizing and pathologizing simply being human. Sometimes that involves pain - and with pain also comes growth and transformation. ❤️🙏🏻🔥

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/18/health/prolonged-grief-disorder.html?referringSource=articleShare

The latest edition of the DSM-5, sometimes known as “psychiatry’s bible,” includes a controversial new diagnosis: prolonged grief disorder.

02/24/2022
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This is from our friends at MindLight and wanted to share ❤️💥🙏🏻

A message this morning in light of the news about the Ukraine. We have love and leadership.

1. We know that we humans are still working out our animal natures on each other: all of our unconscious drivers for survival. This can be distorted by our incredible and spiritual desire for expansion and to know our limits and to know ourselves. These two unintegrated aspects of self create wage gaps, dominance and oppression, waste, depression and anxiety, authoritarian brutality, and war. And we are working it out. Use what you have learned with us to help you understand and have compassion for the individuals and the whole. As we know from the work we do at Mindlight: compassion, friendliness, acceptance and love, this is what heals.

2. In the words of one of our trainers, Fatima Mann, "Stay in your lane". What is your work? The work that radiates from your heart and is supported by your own alignment, alignment with your values, alignment with your vision, your dreams, alignment with what brings you joy, and alignment with your deepest sense of what is true and holy. Act from here not as a reaction to what you think is being created outside of you.

3. You can take media breaks. You can leave discussions. You can opt out of online conversations and block. You can also participate with clarity and sovereignty. You can find your inner safety, open your eyes and give all you see your unconditional love. What is most important is that you be responsible for your creative power. Be responsible for your imagination, your thoughts, your feelings, the stories you tell, and all that you pollinate the air with.

With love,
Lillian Moore

Co-founder
TheMindlight.com

Mindlight is a personal and professional development company focused on enabling you to harness and live with your internal sovereignty.

12/29/2021

Hi all - We have some wonderful new groups launching in the new year! Please reach out to [email protected] for more info if you are interested!

Start the new year off right, with support of your peers! Most groups are hosted virtually via secure Zoom platform.

WEDNESDAYS (Every other)
“CBT for Hoarding Morning”. This is an OPEN group for people with hoarding issues. It includes processing, skill building, and education. We use a printed handbook titled, “CBT for Hoarding Disorder." Facilitated by Laura Jo Acuna Zavalney, LCSW-S

FRIDAYS (Every Other)
“Family as Motivators”. This is an OPEN group, for family members of people with hoarding issues. It includes processing, skill building, and education. I use slides for teaching and processing. Faciliated by Laura Jo Acuna Zavalney, LCSW-S

THURSDAYS (Twice a Month) 6:30-8pm
"Women in their 30s": Psychotherapy processing group, for diverse women confronting all the feelings and challenges of young-ish adulthood. This is a CLOSED group - many of the women have been in this group 3+ years. There is space for one more! Facilitated by Michelle Zadrozny, LCSW-S

TUESDAYS (Twice A Month) 5-6:30pm
"Women Over 60": Psychodynamic Support Group, for all the feelings/issues confronting women in the Sage/Wisdom/post-menopausal phase of life. This is a CLOSED group - many of the women have been in this group 3+ years. There is space for one more! Facilitated by Michelle Zadrozny, LCSW-S

Such a great piece on anxiety - from 3 leaders in the field. Great read - there is something for everyone here.
09/21/2021
A Sigh of Relief

Such a great piece on anxiety - from 3 leaders in the field. Great read - there is something for everyone here.

Worry is driven by mood, not logic. Anxiety holds your deepest yearnings. And you can subdue it for good. Three experts turn everything you know about anxiety inside out.

“Therapy will not heal you, make your problems go away or make your life work out. It will, quite simply, make your life...
09/07/2021
Mindful Therapy

“Therapy will not heal you, make your problems go away or make your life work out. It will, quite simply, make your life more interesting.”

https://iraisrael.com/mindful-therapy/

When working with psychotherapy clients in my private practice, I usually try to discern and track two major themes: 1. What is the corrective emotional experience that the client is subconsciously yearning for? 2. Who am I showing up as subconsciously for the client? Or, what dynamic or pattern fro...

“If you can deal and feel, then you can heal. So that's how you can have empathy, not only for someone else, but for you...
08/19/2021
Drop The Pressure, Threats And Agendas: Talking To The Unvaccinated About Getting A COVID-19 Vaccine

“If you can deal and feel, then you can heal. So that's how you can have empathy, not only for someone else, but for yourself first, because anger is a secondary emotion. But we go to it because it feels more powerful than sadness.”

https://www.kut.org/covid-19/2021-08-18/drop-the-pressure-threats-and-agendas-talking-to-the-unvaccinated-about-getting-a-covid-19-vaccine

Public health officials have said repeatedly the best way to curb the spread of COVID-19 is to get vaccinated, but many people still are not. How might they be persuaded to get the vaccine? For some, it may come down to whom and what they trust.

Hi all - here is a great resource on a parenting class facilitated by our esteemed colleague Katie Malinski LCSW!https:/...
08/03/2021
Arc of the Tantrum Parenting Class - Parenthood Understood

Hi all - here is a great resource on a parenting class facilitated by our esteemed colleague Katie Malinski LCSW!

https://parenthoodunderstood.com/store/arc-of-the-tantrum-parenting-class/

From Katie: The class is behavior-focused (and of course it's relational neurobiology based) and very concrete. I've led it before with great success--previous attendees included: therapists, teachers, laypeople, and their kiddos have ranged from 'run-of-the-mill-toddler-problems' to kiddos with diagnosed behavioral disorders. The info really is useful for any parent.

There’s a TON of science about how brains work that can help you feel confident and effective in dealing with difficult behavior.

07/10/2021
07/06/2021

"You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. That's a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control."

—Elizabeth Gilbert

Over half of women surveyed in a 2021 CNBC and SurveyMonkey poll said their mental health at work was suffering to the p...
06/26/2021
‘You’ve Lost Your Sparkle’: What to Do When Burnout Hits

Over half of women surveyed in a 2021 CNBC and SurveyMonkey poll said their mental health at work was suffering to the point of burnout.

For women of color, the numbers are worse. Black women experience accelerated “biological aging” in response to repeatedly encountering stress. While 9.8 million working mothers in America experience workplace burnout, it’s more pronounced for Black, Latina and Asian mothers, according to the largest study on working parents to date.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/08/us/burnout-stress-yumiko-kadota.html?referringSource=articleShare

Dr. Yumiko Kadota, a surgeon in Sydney, and the author of “Emotional Female,” on stress, burnout and toxic work environments.

“Our bodies are our friends — not just trays to carry around our heads. We register the world through our senses.In the ...
06/26/2021
Why Won’t Anyone Help Me in This S*x Shop?

“Our bodies are our friends — not just trays to carry around our heads. We register the world through our senses.

In the final act, we can let go of so many things. Climbing and striving, for example. Body shaming, for another. Most of us have come to terms with gravity, as manifested in our somewhat altered body shapes.

We must center pleasure: It is our freedom. Always available, our sensory reality locates us. It is how we honor the prodigious gift of being alive.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/25/style/modern-love-why-wont-anyone-help-me-in-this-sex-shop.html?referringSource=articleShare

At 83, and legally blind, I could use some assistance.

Words of wisdom: are you responding to the actual words of people you love, or what you think they are implying? Just re...
06/25/2021

Words of wisdom: are you responding to the actual words of people you love, or what you think they are implying? Just respond to the actual words and take them at face value ❤️🙏🏻💕💫

06/03/2021

If you’ve had a positive experience with Plumeria, please consider leaving a review or testimonial on our FB page, Yelp, or google!

Here is what one of our clients recently said about her experience with one of our most seasoned therapists, Lara McFeely LPC:

“Lara helped me work through past trauma within relationships and figure out how to heal and deal with issues in a positive and constructive manner.
She asked great follow ups that led to internal digging and understanding of situations better than I understood them before our sessions.
I am in a much better place today after my sessions with Lara and would recommend her to anyone looking to improve their relationships with others while also healing themselves.”

❤️⚡️✨🌟🙏🏻💝🌈💥💫🌅🎇🌠❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💕💞💓💗

Make your voice heard! Telecounseling should be compensated at the same rates as in person counseling. Very easy process...
04/13/2021
Support HB 980 for Telehealth Payment Parity!

Make your voice heard! Telecounseling should be compensated at the same rates as in person counseling. Very easy process to advocate for increased access to counseling services.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Governor Abbott and the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) have committed to ensuring mental health and substance use services are available through telehealth. Texans need continued access to mental health...

This is so true. If you are flexible about scheduling and insurance types we can definitely get you in. So many therapis...
02/21/2021
‘Nobody Has Openings’: Mental Health Providers Struggle to Meet Demand

This is so true. If you are flexible about scheduling and insurance types we can definitely get you in. So many therapists are running wait lists right now. We do have intern therapists charging $60-85 a session and licensed therapists taking some insurance or private pay ($125 and up). Also we are hiring fully licensed therapists! Apply via our website ❤️

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/17/well/mind/therapy-appointments-shortages-pandemic.html?fbclid=IwAR0MW9vHAADClJ_-IBS-U1i7yaR5OGz_h-qb5Hg_5uiDeK1283Rt7iXt4g0

With anxiety and depression on the rise during the pandemic, it has been challenging for people to get the help they need.

02/20/2021
“What if we each quietly engaged with ourselves and took a look at the whole of us? What if we didn’t gloss over feeling...
12/24/2020
Reupholstering Life Like Furniture | KRISTEN NOEL

“What if we each quietly engaged with ourselves and took a look at the whole of us? What if we didn’t gloss over feelings, wounds, hurts, vulnerabilities?

What if instead we recognized that just like the inner workings of my living room chair — just because we don’t see its cry for help, doesn’t mean it doesn’t need our attention.”

https://kristennoel.com/2020/12/23/reupholstering-life/

In a world of quick fixes we often neglect to look below the surface, bypassing our opportunity to heal what calls to be healed.

09/14/2020

The relapse and overdose rate has increased by 30% since March 2020. Mental health issues related to our lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression.

NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Health has a 24-hour helpline: 800-950-6264.

Please reach out for the help you or your loved ones need ❤️

In case you are curious about what goes on inside your therapist’s mind....1) yes it’s very hard to sit still SO much of...
09/02/2020
Clinicians on the Couch: 10 Questions with Psychotherapist Susan Lager

In case you are curious about what goes on inside your therapist’s mind....1) yes it’s very hard to sit still SO much of the day, 😂 and 2) YES we do ALL the things we nudge you to do - to help you find more joy and make your life better ❤️🥰✨

https://psychcentral.com/lib/clinicians-on-the-couch-10-questions-with-psychotherapist-susan-lager/

In our monthly series, clinicians share slices from both their professional and personal lives. They reveal everything from what they love about being a therapist to how they cope with stress to their

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This is from our friends at MindLight and wanted to share ❤️💥🙏🏻

A message this morning in light of the news about the Ukraine. We have love and leadership.

1. We know that we humans are still working out our animal natures on each other: all of our unconscious drivers for survival. This can be distorted by our incredible and spiritual desire for expansion and to know our limits and to know ourselves. These two unintegrated aspects of self create wage gaps, dominance and oppression, waste, depression and anxiety, authoritarian brutality, and war. And we are working it out. Use what you have learned with us to help you understand and have compassion for the individuals and the whole. As we know from the work we do at Mindlight: compassion, friendliness, acceptance and love, this is what heals.

2. In the words of one of our trainers, Fatima Mann, "Stay in your lane". What is your work? The work that radiates from your heart and is supported by your own alignment, alignment with your values, alignment with your vision, your dreams, alignment with what brings you joy, and alignment with your deepest sense of what is true and holy. Act from here not as a reaction to what you think is being created outside of you.

3. You can take media breaks. You can leave discussions. You can opt out of online conversations and block. You can also participate with clarity and sovereignty. You can find your inner safety, open your eyes and give all you see your unconditional love. What is most important is that you be responsible for your creative power. Be responsible for your imagination, your thoughts, your feelings, the stories you tell, and all that you pollinate the air with.

With love,
Lillian Moore

Co-founder
TheMindlight.com
No, you may not actually have ADHD/depression/OCD/trauma. What you may be experiencing may just be the complex, and sometimes overwhelming experience of simply being Human. ❤️💕😭

https://www.simplepractice.com/blog/tiktok-tipping-point-the-self-diagnosis-explosion/
On the topic of ‘feel the fear and do it anyway.’ ❤️💕🔥🔥🔥

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/20/opinion/amanda-gorman-poem-inauguration.html?referringSource=articleShare
It’s never too late! Here are some stories of inspiration and words of wisdom - happy 2022! ❤️✨💕

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/01/style/new-years-resolutions-quotes-tips.html?referringSource=articleShare
Hi all - We have some wonderful new groups launching in the new year! Please reach out to [email protected] for more info if you are interested!

Start the new year off right, with support of your peers! Most groups are hosted virtually via secure Zoom platform.

WEDNESDAYS (Every other)
“CBT for Hoarding Morning”. This is an OPEN group for people with hoarding issues. It includes processing, skill building, and education. We use a printed handbook titled, “CBT for Hoarding Disorder." Facilitated by Laura Jo Acuna Zavalney, LCSW-S

FRIDAYS (Every Other)
“Family as Motivators”. This is an OPEN group, for family members of people with hoarding issues. It includes processing, skill building, and education. I use slides for teaching and processing. Faciliated by Laura Jo Acuna Zavalney, LCSW-S

THURSDAYS (Twice a Month) 6:30-8pm
"Women in their 30s": Psychotherapy processing group, for diverse women confronting all the feelings and challenges of young-ish adulthood. This is a CLOSED group - many of the women have been in this group 3+ years. There is space for one more! Facilitated by Michelle Zadrozny, LCSW-S

TUESDAYS (Twice A Month) 5-6:30pm
"Women Over 60": Psychodynamic Support Group, for all the feelings/issues confronting women in the Sage/Wisdom/post-menopausal phase of life. This is a CLOSED group - many of the women have been in this group 3+ years. There is space for one more! Facilitated by Michelle Zadrozny, LCSW-S
Such a great piece on anxiety - from 3 leaders in the field. Great read - there is something for everyone here.
“Therapy will not heal you, make your problems go away or make your life work out. It will, quite simply, make your life more interesting.”

https://iraisrael.com/mindful-therapy/
“If you can deal and feel, then you can heal. So that's how you can have empathy, not only for someone else, but for yourself first, because anger is a secondary emotion. But we go to it because it feels more powerful than sadness.”

https://www.kut.org/covid-19/2021-08-18/drop-the-pressure-threats-and-agendas-talking-to-the-unvaccinated-about-getting-a-covid-19-vaccine
Hi all - here is a great resource on a parenting class facilitated by our esteemed colleague Katie Malinski LCSW!

https://parenthoodunderstood.com/store/arc-of-the-tantrum-parenting-class/

From Katie: The class is behavior-focused (and of course it's relational neurobiology based) and very concrete. I've led it before with great success--previous attendees included: therapists, teachers, laypeople, and their kiddos have ranged from 'run-of-the-mill-toddler-problems' to kiddos with diagnosed behavioral disorders. The info really is useful for any parent.
Something to keep in mind when supporting loved ones who are trauma survivors ❤️

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