Gabrielle Racz, LPC-A
Gabrielle Racz, LPC-A
Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate
Supervised by: Nesi Lillard, LPC-S
Hello and welcome to Deep Eddy Psychotherapy! My name is Gabrielle Racz (she/her). I am an LPC-Associate being supervised by Nesi Lillard, LPC-S.
My therapeutic approach draws from psychodynamic, person-centered, attachment-based, and feminist theories. I believe that many things can impact a person’s mental health and well-being, including (but not limited to): past experiences that were upsetting or traumatic, family conflicts, and anxieties about life and the state of the world. I hope to help my clients gain more insight into their thoughts and feelings, develop strategies to manage stress and anxiety, and work with them to figure out what individual approach will be most comfortable and beneficial.
Cultural awareness and practice
I am deeply committed to practicing multicultural competent therapy. What does this mean? Well, simply put, I am dedicated to creating a welcoming and understanding environment for individuals from diverse backgrounds. I understand that our unique cultural experiences, identities, and backgrounds shape who we are and how we perceive the world. In our sessions, I make sure to consider your cultural context, beliefs, and values, so that our work together is sensitive, relevant, and respectful of your individuality.
Queer and trans inclusivity
Furthermore, I want to emphasize that my practice is inclusive and affirming of queer-identified people and I unequivocally support trans rights. I firmly believe that everyone deserves a safe space to process their thoughts, feelings, and identities without judgment. Whether you’re wanting to explore your identity and related issues, or simply want a counselor who is queer-identified and is aware of the ways that one’s intersecting identities can shape their experiences, I am here to offer guidance, validation, and understanding.
Counseling with children
In my work with children, I provide a space for kids to learn about their feelings, healthy ways to identify and process them, and how to cope with the difficult ones. I draw from child-centered play therapy techniques and take a collaborative approach. I think it is so important to develop strategies and facilitate communication in a way that is tailored to your unique family and honors your child’s agency, individual preferences, and interests. I find this approach helps to establish a sense of trust and respect and can be empowering for kids.
Areas of Clinical Interests:
- Child-centered play therapy techniques
- Gender and sexuality
- Family of origin
- Identity development
- Sexual health and well-being
After growing up in Dallas, I earned my bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio. I moved to Austin after graduating and have been here ever since! Apart from therapy, I am passionate about comprehensive sex education reform and advocacy as I believe everyone has a right to an evidenced-informed and comprehensive education regarding their own body and sexuality. In my free time, I love spending time with friends and family, reading, honing my cooking skills with new recipes, and swimming in any of the amazing pools Austin offers