Austin TX Counselor And Psychotherapist
We don’t just hear; we listen.
You may be presented with a perplexing, frightening, or intolerable situation. No one goes untouched by life’s unfolding. During these periods of unrest, speaking with a professional counselor can be a source of support, insight and an opportunity for enduring change.
My name is Louis Laves-Webb LCSW, LPC-S
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with individuals and families. You will find my counseling style to be receptive, collaborative, and patient; building on your individual strengths and considering the environment and your larger system. I work diligently to provide you with greater understanding and tangible results. I can be light-hearted when needed, while at the same time serious and sincere. Counseling sessions honor your individual process and offer reflection and feedback, allowing you the opportunity to resolve conflicts, enhance your strengths and ultimately find deeper satisfaction.
Meet the Associates
“When working with me, you can expect to be met with curiosity, compassion, and respect as we work towards whatever goals you may have or address any challenges you may be facing.”
“Together we will examine the solutions to your stress so you can become empowered to become the individual you aspire to be.”
“I believe you are the expert of your experience and my aim is to support you in your journey toward a more fulfilling and joyful life.“
“My goal is to see you make progress towards your goals. What would you like to work on first?“
Discover how my theoretical approach can benefit you:
The relationship between the therapist and client, irrespective of therapeutic affiliation, has repeatedly been shown to be the most effective and powerful measure of a successful therapeutic outcome. I work to ensure that it is one of strength, support, growth, and potential. I understand that each session, situation, and client are unique; my clinical approach is based on your individual needs, strengths, and circumstances. I allow for a broad view of human behavior, examining conscious and unconscious drives and motivations. I am a strengths-oriented clinician, and I encourage balancing respect for my clients’ past experiences with resiliency and hope for the future. My theoretical orientation contains multiple “lenses” from which I draw, including the models listed.
- Psychodyamic theories
- Relational models
- Attachment theories
- Emotionally-Focused perspectives
- Cognitive-Behavioral approaches
- Neuro-Biological theories
- Developmental Psychology
- Eastern philosophies
- Strengths-Based models
- Narrative work
- Existential (logotherapy)
- Transpersonal models
- Cultural models
- Systems-based models
- Oppression-based models
- Client-Centered approaches