Therapists 2018-08-01T21:12:08+00:00

katie-malinski-austin-therapy-office-north-crestview-counselingKatie Malinski, LCSW

Katie is the founder of Crestview Counseling and an Austin-based parenting coach and clinical social worker. With over 18 years’ experience, Katie helps parents see the key connections that help resolve family difficulties, strengthen the parent-child relationship, and get families back on balance and moving forward together. She also presents dynamic parenting workshops on a broad spectrum of topics, including managing difficult behavior in children, promoting self-esteem, parenting through divorce and communicating about sexuality.

Katie’s calling – and passion – is improving family lives by offering understanding, a fresh perspective and hope. Learn more about her approach, practice and workshops at

Melissa-Haney-Austin-Counseling-Therapy-OfficeMelissa Haney, LCSW

Melissa offers individual and couples therapy with an expertise in trauma recovery. She also facilitate groups, workshops, and intensive weekend retreats based on the research of Dr. Brene’ Brown. Melissa uses a variety of theories including Somatic Experiencing, AEDP, EMDR, and Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment Theory, and Shame Resilience Theory. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.

Melissa offers a highly personalized approach, tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

Contact Melissa at 512-746-1068

Elaine Cavazos, LCSW

Elaine is a dedicated therapist who enjoys working with her clients to establish a strong, relational connection that allows them to explore the issues they face and the  strengths and struggles they are experiencing at each stage of their lives. Elaine has developed her practice serving women who are experiencing perinatal mood disorders and adjusting to motherhood.  She has also helped many families who are struggling with feelings of grief and loss, including perinatal loss or stillbirth.  Elaine feels passionately about serving those who are grieving a loss or are struggling with a major life transition, such as divorce or becoming a parent.  Elaine is a highly respected leader in the field of maternal mental health and helps to facilitate trainings for other professionals interested in this particular field of practice.

For more information about Elaine’s practice, visit

You can reach Elaine at 512-537-4882

Tammy Linseisen, ACSW, LCSW

Tammy has been a therapist in Austin for more than twenty-five years. She enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families to find their life paths and heal their pain. Relationships, both past and present, impact how people see themselves and the world. Working together, Tammy helps clients heal from traumas, while deepening relationships and repairing ruptures that are causing hurt along the way. Not only is Tammy trained in child and adult attachment work, she has developed and taught a course on attachment at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. Tammy also has specialized training in family systems, relational-cultural and restorative practice approaches to therapeutic work.

In addition to therapy, Tammy has a passion for clinical supervision and consultation. She provides clinical supervision for up-and-coming social workers in the Austin community and she also is a board-approved clinical supervision trainer for the state of Texas. Tammy is a consultant to the United States Army Behavioral Health and a clinical associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work.

For more information about Tammy, visit

You can contact Tammy at 512-431-0014

Shelby Solomon, LMSW

Shelby is a compassionate, empathetic practitioner that works to build confidence in her clients and decrease internal distress. She has experience working with children who have a history of trauma, abuse and neglect, children and adolescents with behavioral and emotional regulation issues, grief and loss, adults with unresolved trauma, and parents who are looking to increase their relationship with their child. She is also experienced with children who are fostered and/or adopted from CPS custody, and play therapy.

Shelby practices under the direct supervision of Tammy Linsensen, LCSW.  For more information about Shelby’s practice, or to contact her, visit

You can reach Shelby at 802-578-6318.

Rikki Sierra, LCSW

Rikki creates a calm, safe environment for clients, and works from a strength-based perspective to empower clients. She has experience working with children, families, and young adults experiencing a variety of issues, including: history of trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, emotional regulation issues, personality disorders, and family conflict.

Rikki graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Master of Science in Social Work.

For more information about Rikki practice, or to contact her, visit, or you can call her at 512-934-0054.

Crestview Counseling is group of independently practicing therapists. Each therapist maintains his or her own licensure, policies, and medical records. Please contact each therapist individually with any questions.