Serena Messina

Psychologist, PhD, LP

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Serena Messina, PhD, LP, Psychologist in Austin
(512) 643-6694 Website

Serena Messina

Psychologist, PhD, LP


Location

Ren Psychological Services
1907 North Lamar Blvd
Ste 230
Austin, Texas 78705
(512) 643-6694
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

4007 Marathon Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78756
(512) 643-6694

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.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • School: University of Texas at Austin
  • Year Graduated: 2016
  • License No. and State: 37650 Texas

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $180
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: 37650 Texas Board of Examiners of Psychologists
  • Membership: American Psychologists Association / 25991002
  • Member Since: 2010

Location

Ren Psychological Services
1907 North Lamar Blvd
Ste 230
Austin, Texas 78705
(512) 643-6694
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

4007 Marathon Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78756
(512) 643-6694
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
Alternative Languages: Italian and Spanish
Age
  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

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

Professional Connections

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018
Serena Messina, PhD, LP, Psychologist in Austin

Serena Messina

Psychologist, PhD, LP