Katie Malinski, LCSW-S

Katie is the founder of Crestview Counseling and an Austin-based parenting coach and clinical social worker. With over 20 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 KatieMalinski.com.

Andy Davis, LMSW

Andy is a veteran of the Air Force and works with couples, parents, and adolescents. Additionally, Andy works with men in a variety of issues such as marriage, masculinity, and fatherhood and works with clients in matters related to loss and grief. Andy is trained as a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) therapist and teaches skills in mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance. Andy also uses Motivational Interviewing to coach clients in a non-judgmental manner towards finding their own internal motivation for making change.
Andy practices under the direct supervision of Tammy Linseinsen, LCSW.
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Tammy Linseisen, ACSW, LCSW-S

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 www.centralaustinpsychotherapy.com.

You can contact Tammy at 512-431-0014

Julia Hoke, Ph.D., LSSP

Julia is a child psychologist with more than 18 years of experience working with children and families. During her five years providing services in public schools, she discovered a passion for working with tweens, teens, and parents. Julia specializes in therapy with adolescents (ages 10 and up) who are experiencing anxiety and related difficulties, such as OCD or tic disorders. Drawing on her extensive training and experience with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), she helps adolescents and parents understand anxiety, face fears, and unlearn anxious patterns of behavior. Her active approach is engaging, even for adolescents who are reluctant to participate in therapy. Julia recognizes the importance of involving parents as coaches and cheerleaders to build on and reinforce what adolescents are learning in therapy. Her commitment to working with parents also extends to her parent consultation work. As a therapist certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), she leans on this framework to provide parent consultation focused on strengthening connections, enhancing communication, and managing challenging behaviors. Julia also works with children and families affected by trauma and is certified in Trauma-Focused CBT.

Julia has worked at the Austin Child Guidance Center for more than 10 years and has served as the Director of Psychological Services since 2011. In this role, Julia oversees psychological assessment and clinical training, provides therapy and assessment services, and serves as a clinical supervisor.

You can contact Julia at 512.200.3604.

Paula Passanisi, LCSW

Paula is an intersectional feminist psychotherapist, whose mission is to help adults of all racial backgrounds and gender identities find and feel confidence, which she believes happens when these two qualities are practiced simultaneously: self-compassion and kindness toward others. She starts this process in the therapy room, by creating a space that feels safe for her clients to experience compassion in their thoughts and feelings. Paula’s specialties are: self-confidence, life transitions, and depression/anxiety.  She uses an eclectic mix of healing modalities, weaving together mindfulness and radical self-acceptance with cultural-competence and feminist psychoanalytic theory. Paula believes that each person brings a multi-faceted expression of their true selves to therapy that can be unlocked with trust, kindness, and the acknowledgment of one’s right to self-determination and self-efficacy.  Paula holds a Masters degree from Smith College School for Social Work, where she was trained to develop and implement her commitment to anti-racism in her clinical work and in her life, which continues to inform and evolve in her practice.

For more information about Paula’s practice, visit www.paulapassanisi.com

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.