Teresa Gross, LPC
"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are"
Free 15-min Intake Call
Online or In-Person Sessions
$120 per 50-min Session
Optum & United Healthcare Insurance Accepted
Payment is due at the beginning of each session. Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted.
Individuals only 25+
Life & Career Transitions
I'm glad you've decided to reach out. Therapy can help you feel better, gain new understanding, and navigate life's biggest challenges. It can also lead you to discover your true self and empower you to create more freedom, flow, and vitality in your life. Naturally, I would feel privileged to join you on this journey towards healing and growth.
As your therapist, I can offer a calm presence, listening, empathy, acceptance, and sensitivity coupled with gentle guidance that draws on five decades of my own life lessons and experiences. Working together, you can count on a safe space to pause, reflect, and engage your natural strengths, innate wisdom, and deep-rooted resilience in the pursuit of positive change, inner peace, and passionate living.
How I Work
In the beginning, we will build rapport and talk about what brought you in – your concerns, needs, and what you hope to get out of counseling. If you don’t know, that’s ok; we’ll uncover them together. I’m dedicated to helping you make sense of your thoughts, emotions, patterns of behavior, and life events by bringing a balance of comfort, curiosity, candor, compassion, and challenge to the therapeutic process.
As we go further into the work of therapy, you will be invited to slow down, turn inward, and dig deep. In doing so, we will contemplate your inner landscape, experiences, and relationships. We will invite wonder and the answers to some of life's most thought-provoking questions. Importantly, we will also consider practical tools and strategies for relieving symptoms as well as for coping with changes and uncertainties, alleviating anxiety and stress, and negotiating everyday demands.
Using an existential approach to therapy that primarily integrates mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral practices taken from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), we will mindfully connect with the present, seek insights, cultivate acceptance, ponder empowering perspectives, explore new possibilities, clarify what's important to you, and do what matters. Over time, you can trust your relationship with yourself, others, and life will begin to shift in purposeful and meaningful ways.
Full contact with life – its suffering, its joy, its mystery – and your journey to greater fulfillment will ask for your willingness, courage, and vulnerability coupled with an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of your true potential at a pace that’s just right for you. Yet, this endeavor is not one you must endure alone. There is not only the enlivening sense of connection that comes from asking for support, but also the gradual emergence of an authentic, wholehearted way of being and a gratifying experience of life despite its inevitable challenges.
Teresa began her life’s work as a bereavement intern while earning a Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward's University. After graduating in 2015, she transitioned into a dual position where she counseled young adults with autism and directed outreach for an independent living transition program. Teresa joined the Austin Mindfulness Center in 2017.
Now a full-time counselor, Teresa is deeply committed to private practice supporting others on their paths to awakening, healing, and growth. Teresa got her start in marketing roles at Fortune 500 companies, but after 20 years made the bold decision to leave high-tech for the healing arts in response to her soul's clarion call for "something more". For the first several years during this career transition, she worked as a massage therapist and yoga teacher before settling into her most cherished role as a therapist. In her free time, Teresa enjoys yoga, meditation, and spirituality as well as studying the Enneagram, spending time with family and friends, and being a devoted student of life.