Gabrielle Racz, Practicum Student
Michael Azarani, Ph.D. and
Kyler Shumer, Ph.D.
Hello, welcome to Deep Eddy Psychotherapy! My name is Gabrielle Racz (she/her). I am a clinical intern supervised by Dr. Michael Azarani. I am currently a master’s student in the University of Texas at Austin’s Counselor Education program and on a track to earning my LPC.
My therapeutic approach combines psychodynamic, person-centered, and attachment-based therapy. 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 together to figure out what individual approach will be most comfortable and beneficial.
I strongly value considering a client’s cultural identity and being aware that the western therapy model is not necessarily the right fit for everyone. I instead like to take a very individualized approach informed by curiosity and empathy.
Areas of Clinical Interests:
- Identity development
- Sexual health and well-being
- Gender and sexuality
- Family of origin
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.