Serena Messina

Psychologist, PhD, LP

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Serena Messina

Psychologist, PhD, LP


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Messina Psychological Services
4007 Marathon Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 643-6694

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Do you feel overwhelmed by responsibilities and unable to enjoy relationships in your life? Do you find yourself always with unhealthy partners? Are you unhappy about the interactions you have with your child? Relationships difficulties are a major source of distress, but at the same time, relationships are what makes our life meaningful. Problems with relationships may be rooted in difficult experiences you had in the past, in current circumstances that prevent you from being present with your loved ones, and in difficulties adapting to changes in your life.
I am a psychologist with extensive experience doing research and working with clients with attachment issues. I combine evidence-based practices (i.e. CBT techniques) with a focus on the history of the relationships you had in your life and the way past experiences influence how you may interact with others today.
I completed two doctoral degrees in psychology, in Italy and in the United States. As an Italian immigrant and a clinician working with minorities, I comprehend the challenges of adapting to new environments and phases in life. I embrace a culturally sensitive approach and I am passionate about helping my clients develop the relationships they long for.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $180
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: University of Texas at Austin
  • Year Graduated: 2016
  • License and State: 37650 Texas

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Psychologists Association / 25991002
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Certificate: Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists / 37650
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Location

Messina Psychological Services
4007 Marathon Blvd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 643-6694
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Italian and Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Serena Messina, PhD, LP, Psychologist in Austin

Serena Messina

Psychologist, PhD, LP