Therapy provides the unique opportunity for you to adventure into and openly investigate your internal world. Emotional transformations can be akin to wading into the ocean or navigating a new trail in the forest. These pursuits can be exciting, but also intimidating, challenging, or frustrating at times. I view my role as your co-pilot; helping you to navigate the depths of your feelings, thoughts, and memories with the goal of unleashing your innate strengths and ability to heal. I do so with a genuine curiosity and openness, integrating my training in several evidence-based treatments.
My style is transparent, playful, and challenging yet compassionate. I work from a strength-based perspective, and I see you as an individual as well as within a relational context. You will have the opportunity to make sense of things that may feel frustrating, confusing, or hopeless and I’ll provide solid problem-solving skills as needed.
I work with individuals, families, and groups and focus on concerns pertinent to adolescence, young adulthood, parenting, and relationships, including: identity, authenticity, self-esteem, boundaries, intimacy, body image, gender, sexuality, and motivation. Depression, anxiety, trauma, and borderline personality disorder are some of the areas in which I have worked.
I come to the profession of mental health by way of my own internal adventure, professional experiences, and formal study. My bachelor’s degree is in Women’s and Gender Studies, and I have a broad professional background in public health, social justice, tech, and sales support. My master’s degree is in Clinical Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.
I enjoy time outside of therapy hiking with my dog, connecting with myself through yoga and exercise, experiencing new foods, and adventuring to new places with my partner.
Kalee Gower, LCSW specializes in group therapy and co-facilitates three ongoing adult process groups.