kalee gower

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 am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) supervised by Louis Laves-Webb.

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.

I currently offer the following group:

Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy Group

Announcing a new ongoing mindfulness-based psychotherapy group in Central Austin on Thursday evenings.

This is a truly unique life experience, and an opportunity for individuals to practice new skills of being in relationship to themselves and others. In this process group members will unlock access to implicit information and relationship patterns, and learn to become their truest and most effective selves.

This group is ideal for folks who:

  • May feel like they’re at a sticking point in individual therapy
  • Want to explore their most authentic selves
  • Feel frustrated, dissatisfied, or overwhelmed by the social interactions in their lives
  • Struggle with emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, relationships, and/or self-confidence
  • Are looking for an affordable option for ongoing therapy

The group will be facilitated by Kalee Gower, LMSW (supervised by Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S). Kalee has extensive training and practice in mindfulness and group psychotherapy.

Contact Kalee by phone or email for questions or to set up a free 30-minute consultation. Group sessions are $40/weekly. A limited number of sliding scale seats are available.