About Malka

Malka Profile Picture 2023What it’s like to work with me:

Everyday, we are gifted with the opportunity for a fresh start, a chance to rediscover our passions, purpose and a sense of belonging in this chaotic world.

Are you feeling stuck, knowing what you want but struggling to find the spark to ignite change? You are not alone. The journey can seem hazy when your mind is bombarded with emotions, thoughts, and memories, leaving you with little clarity or direction. You either shutdown or  find yourself in perpetual state of vigilance and fear.

I would be honored to support you as we work to uncover the tools you need to clear your path, to unearth the origins of your struggles. Together we can dismantle the barriers that have hindered your potential. With gentle guidance, I help you reconnect with the neglected parts of yourself that long for healing and the parts that have been impacted by adversity.

Creating a safe and comforting space for you is my top priority.

I aim for every client to feel truly seen and heard. Think of therapy as your sanctuary, not just because of the serene office space, but because here, you can experience a sense of liberation, embracing your true self, and disconnecting from the outside world for 50 precious minutes to delve into your inner world.

During our initial meeting, I will invite you to share your current struggles and goals at your own pace. I approach every story with compassion and curiosity. Typically, the first 2 to 3 sessions are dedicated to understanding your present situation, your childhood experiences, and other significant life events and relationships that have left their mark.

Once I grasp the essence of your life’s narrative, together, we embark on a journey of self-exploration. We will craft a map to prioritize the areas that require immediate attention, ensuring you find relief as soon as possible. Throughout our sessions, I encourage you to tune in to your body, as the tales of our lives are not just spoken but are also felt in our physical being.

My ultimate goal is for you to discover your own treasure chest, to experience a lighter sense of being, and to make room for joy, laughter, learning, and connection. I incorporate EMDR and various psychotherapy modalities, leveraging the power of the brain to process complex emotions and access your internal wisdom and resources.

About Me

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I am thrilled to be your partner on this journey.

I completed my master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University in 2007. Fascinated by the human brain and the impact of life experiences on the nervous system, I have worked in diverse settings, including mental health agencies, medical institutions, and private practices, supporting individuals dealing with a range of challenges such as grief, anger management, depression, anxiety, trauma, and much more.

Originally from Mexico, I have called Austin home since 1997. I relish returning to Mexico whenever possible, savoring the company of loved ones and indulging in the mouth-watering delicacies it offers.

In the past two years, I’ve delved deeper into exploring and adopting new healing modalities. I have attended immersive retreats in Mexico, emphasizing deep introspection and self-care, infusing some of these valuable lessons into my counseling practice.

I am thrilled to be your partner on this transformative journey. Let’s unlock the possibilities together and pave the way for your profound personal growth and well-being.

Malka is an EMDR Certified Therapist!

EMDR Certified Therapist