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Get to know us

Learn more about our practice and founder below

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About The Practice

Founded in 2020, Austin City Counseling was born in the middle of the pandemic. We are committed to providing high-quality therapy that is effective, approachable, and focused on the issues you care about most. We believe that feeling seen and understood are key to making therapy work. We also believe in walking the walk and our approach to therapy reflects that.

Austin City Counseling is a therapy private practice in Austin, TX. We are a virtual practice, which means we see clients on video sessions, wherever is most convenient for you. We are an outpatient practice and see clients by appointment only.

A Note from Our Founder

I started Austin City Counseling with a deep desire to create a space where I could be my authentic self. My goal is for this space to be that for you, too.

We do a lot of asking about you in therapy. I think it is fair that you would want to know a little about me, too.

Professional

My name is Katy Manganella. I have a M.A. in Counseling Psychology with a Specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas (License No. 80074). I am also a Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, trained in Gottman Method (Level 1), and a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200).

After finishing graduate school in 2011, I moved to New York City where I provided counseling services to people who had experienced homelessness. In 2015, I joined the Ending Community Homelessness Coalition in Austin, TX. My work there focused on implementing evidence-based programming for ending youth homelessness in our community. In 2018, I went into private practice with Austin Family Counseling and became an (even more) avid yogi when I completed yoga teacher training. Across all of my experience, I have found that we all yearn to be loved, to belong, and to be significant.

Counseling with me is non-judgemental. I truly hope you come exactly as you are. I promise to be authentic (i.e. human), empowering, and honest in counseling with you. I connect especially well with Millennials, people who are high-achieving and hard on themselves, those who are told they are “wise” for their age, and highly empathetic folks. A common trait I see when I start working with someone new is they have a gut feeling that things could be better, but they don’t know what that is or how to get there (yet!).

Personal

I am a native Texan and grew up a couple of hours outside of Austin. After bouncing around the country through my 20’s, I found my way back to Austin, got married, and planted roots. Best decision ever. When I’m not in the office, you can find me bopping around small local shops, eating Taco Deli, and trying to keep my plants alive. And when it’s all said and done, you can find me on a patio somewhere with a cold bev in hand.

To schedule with me, you can reach me at katy@austincitycounseling.com and 512-883-9224.

– Katy

Meet Our Team

Bailey Van Cleave, LPC-A

(Supervised by Sarah Walters, LPC-S)

I’m happy you’re here. Having had a successful therapy experience myself, I know what a difference it can make. I have a M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. Edwards University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate (LPC-A) in the State of Texas (License No. 89180), and I have experience working with children, adolescents and adults of all walks of life. I find myself connecting strongly to those who (among other things) experience anxiety, depression, unresolved hurts and feelings, and low self-esteem, as well as those who are eager to regain and enhance happiness, healing, and confidence within themselves. I strive to work from a trauma-informed lens and meet my clients where they are, without a sense of hierarchy and with compassion and collaboration. Counseling with me is highly empathetic, non-judgmental, and wholehearted. I hold space for you to be you, with no judgement or expectations, and will ensure that you feel seen, heard, and accepted for exactly who you are.

I grew up in Dallas and took off for North Carolina where I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and Psychology. During this time, I was fortunate enough to experience a number of countries and cultures across the world, and was left amazed and inspired by how connected we are as human beings. We don’t have to go at this alone and we all deserve a helping hand. I came into this career field because after my own personal experiences in therapy, it was evident that I wanted to be the same light for others that my therapists were for me. And although these therapists did indeed provide a light for me, they also helped me find that light within myself, which is exactly what I hope to do for you. I’ve never felt like I’ve belonged anywhere as much as I do in the weird and funky city of Austin, Texas. I love practicing yoga, exploring the nature and music the city has to offer, and spending time enjoying the local culture and cuisine.

To schedule with me, you can reach me at bailey@austincitycounseling.com and 512-355-0813.

– Bailey

Think therapy may be right for you?

Austin City Counseling is committed to providing high-quality therapy that is effective, approachable, and focused on the issues you care about most. We believe that feeling seen and understood are key to making therapy work.

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Where we are

Location

Austin City Counseling is based in Austin, Texas. While we primarily work with Austinites, we serve all of Texas.

We exclusively offer tele-therapy (video) sessions, allowing you to come to therapy from your couch, office, car, or literally anywhere with internet access. No traffic, no parking, no extra time out of your day.