Counselor Biographies South Round Rock

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Sherry Whiteside, LPC

Insurances Accepted:  Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, United Health Care(Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)


Overtime, life stressors negatively impact our bodies if not processed correctly. Stress occurs when we lose our voice, our choice or our power; then our body stores these losses as trauma. Body tension indicates internalized conflict resulting when patterns of stress are ignored or suppressed. Tension and stress stored in our bodies cause inflammation, chronic pain, cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia or immune disorders, diabetes, prolonged anxiety & PTSD syndromes. Healing is possible only when we feel safe.

Learning how to process stress is critical to wellness. A supportive environment speeds healing and rids you of negative symptoms. My favorite method to process emotions and promote healing is Brainspotting. BS techniques process stressors and alleviate symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger, grief; all negative felt senses noticed in your body. Awareness of what’s stuck will enable you to express emotions that will guide you to know what is true, and enable you to embrace these emotions without the fears! This is similar to the neurological path that our bodies naturally take when on a healing path.

After you identify your reasons for seeking treatment such as fear of failure, procrastination, anxiety or inability to make decisions we can target these thoughts and feelings. The idea is that Brainspotting quickly taps into your body’s natural self-healing ability. Brainspotting also enhances your ability to relax using deep breathing and mindfulness as well as meditation exercises. Focusing on your present builds resilience by silencing your worry or regret over the past or the dread or fear of the future.

Learning how to process emotions improves life forever. There are many paths to this freedom including Talk Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Theory (ACT) each of these I encase within Person-Centered Therapy. Your life’s journey will be more enjoyable using the right tools and support. Allow me to follow you along this journey helping you decide how to best release your God-given healing powers within your miraculous body and mind. Stress is a part of life that cannot be ignored without physical consequences in our psyche and our body. I invite you to seek safety within the framework of unconditional positive regard that I offer allowing me to initiate and sustain your life’s journey toward peace!

Mario J. Gonzalez, LPC

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS,  Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO

Mario specializes in empowering clients to build up their self esteem and learn new ways to look at their lives through a mentally healthy lens. He also excels in building healthy relationships, remaining authentic, and providing a safe environment to learn to maintain a healthy way of living.

Mario specializes in the following: Self esteem, LGBT issues, anger management, couples counseling, adults, family counseling, divorce issues, depression, and experiential counseling.

Mario J. Gonzalez, LPC graduated with a Masters degree in Family in Community Counseling from Argosy University – Dallas and a Bachelors Degree from University of Houston in Psychology. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with over 5 years of experience. He provides individual, couples and family counseling to adults and has a background in community counseling and a mental behavioral hospital setting.


Dayle Malen, LCSW

Insurances Accepted: Aetna, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS,  Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO -ADULTS ONLY-(Does not accept clients with addiction, eating disorders or substance abuse)

Dayle’s goal is to provide a therapeutic environment that is both personal and warm. She is known to be validating and uplifting while addressing the most troublesome of issues. She assists her clients in finding their strengths in the most vulnerable of times and understands the value of acceptance. Dayle is known for her laughter and light-heartedness, yet genuine personality while always maintain her professionalism.

Her specialties include Anger Behavior Management, Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, LGBTQ issues, grief and life transitions. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and an Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Master Practitioner, she has assisted many who have dealt with the traumas of the recent floods, child abuse, family of origin issues, domestic violence and PTSD. Dayle does not specialize in substance abuse or dependency.

Dayle has over almost 25 years of clinical experience after having taught for 10 years as an elementary, middle and collegiate educator. She graduated from Louisiana State University with Bachelor and Master of Education degrees as well as a Master of Social Work degree. She is licensed in Texas and Louisiana. She has been a guest speaker for local, state and international organizations on topics such as ADHD, Anger Behavior Management and Learning Disabilities. Her workshops and seminars are well received and followed by many. In addition, Dayle has been a columnist for Child and Parent’s Magazines.

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Alyssandra Livingston-Shelburne, LPC, RPT

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna, Tricare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, United Health Care(Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: YES 

Aly has had extensive experience working with at-risk youth and those who have suffered from trauma in their early lives. She specializes in play therapy and is a Registered Play Therapist through the Association of Play Therapy. Furthermore, she is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention practitioner, an evidence-based treatment modality which focuses on the power of the relationship to help youth heal and grow.

As a therapist, Aly strives to build a therapeutic egalitarian relationship where she works with her clients in order to help resolve the issues one could be struggling with. Additionally, she is solution-focused and utilizes expressive modalities including sandtray and art therapy as well as mindfulness and empowerment strategies to help one positively grow and progress in their life.

Aly works with the following treatment issues as well: life adjustment, depression, child and adolescent counseling (kids 5 and up), anxiety, anger, trauma, LGBTQIA, family conflict, stress, as well as peer and family relationships.

2201 Double Creek Dr #1003, Round Rock, TX 78664, USA

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2301 Bagdad Road, Suite 404, Cedar Park, TX 78613
(512) 633-7839
2201 Double Creek Drive, Unit 1003, Round Rock, TX 78664
(512) 633-7839
1101 Satellite View, Suite 402, Round Rock, TX 78665
(512) 633-7839

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