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No matter what brings you to therapy, I work ​with you to identify and heal any barriers in ​your life today.

Trauma responses or parts of the fragmented self ​are often responsible for any negative beliefs or fears ​we hold about ourselves and the world around us. We ​all have purpose in this life; it’s time to heal and ​discover your best potential.

michelle Luna, ms, ​lmft, lcdc

Psychotherapist & Owner of Phases Therapy, pllc

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While gaining new understanding for the painful ​issue(s) that brought you to therapy, you will evolve ​with new insights, healing, and overall love for yourself!

It's a beautiful transformation and an honor to witness.

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Telehealth & In-Person Therapy!

For all inquiries, please fill out my contact formor email

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Phases Therapy, PLLC

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About Me

Licensed Marriage ​& Family Therapist ​(LMFT)

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Licensed Chemical ​Dependency Counselor ​(LCDC)

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EMDR Trained ​Therapist

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I completed my Master of Science in ​Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas ​Tech University in 2017, following a ​Bachelor of Science in Community, Family, ​and Addiction Sciences in 2015.

Upon relocating to Austin, I felt prepared ​for the next phase in my career. In 2021,

I established Phases Therapy, PLLC.

At each previous work ​experience, I also ​provided weekly family ​support programs; ​consisting of multi-family ​groups, family therapy ​sessions, education, & ​resources for loved ones ​to find community and ​support.

The majority of my experience is from ​working with those affected by ​substance use addiction, trauma, grief, ​and many other issues at various dual-​diagnosis treatment centers.

Additional experience is from a long-​term residential center for clients ​diagnosed with high-acuity psychiatric ​issues; such as personality disorders, ​schizophrenic disorders, and various ​psychotic disorders.

Lastly, I’m experienced in

Medical Family Therapy, working in ​hospital settings with adults, parents, ​& families battling terminal illnesses. ​I provided emotional support & tools ​to cope and adjust to major life ​transitions from medical situations.

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Common Trauma Symptoms

  • Depression, sadness, isolation
  • Difficulty functioning in daily life
  • Exaggerated startle response, feeling on edge
  • Anger/Difficulty controlling aggressive impulses
  • Hyperarousal/Hypervigilance
  • Sense of numbness toward life
  • Difficulty staying present with life or other ​dissociative responses
  • Shame, guilt, intense worry
  • Substance abuse
  • Difficulties being in public places/crowds
  • Involvement in high risk behaviors
  • Avoiding community activities
  • Marital/Family issues
  • Chronic illness, headaches, medically ​unexplained symptoms
  • Low energy
  • Negative self talk
  • Thoughts of ‘I’m a burden’ or ‘I am ​hopeless/Nothing will work for me’
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Grief & Loss

Grief & Loss

Addiction & ​Recovery

Addiction & ​Recovery

Clinical Specialities

I take a holistic perspective to health care with research-​based holistic healing. My therapeutic practice makes space ​for clients interested in integrating elements of philosophy ​and spiritualism, while ensuring a comprehensive and ​evidence-based approach to your wellbeing.

I’m focused on the overall, long-term health of individuals ​as they heal and evolve.

  • ADHD
  • Autoimmune Diseases (Emotional/Mental ​Impacts)
  • Anxiety and/or Panic Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder I & II
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Identity Development
  • Major Life Transitions
  • Near Death Experiences/Transformative ​Experiences
  • Maternal Mental Health (Prenatal & ​Postpartum)
  • Issues with Relationships
  • Religious Trauma
  • Spiritual Development or Awakening
  • Terminal or Chronic Illnesses (or Caregivers)
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My Approach

Approach to ​Therapy

I utilize a blend of therapeutic modalities & interventions ​such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and ​Reprocessing); Interpersonal Neurobiology; Somatic ​Integration and Processing (SIP); Emotionally-Focused ​Therapy (EFT- an attachment-based approach); ​Psychoanalytic Therapy; and IFS (Internal Family ​Systems). All which encompass my theoretical ​framework and approach to therapy.

There is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to therapy.

We are all wonderfully unique, which I honor with ​individualized treatment for each client. I help ​people work through trauma, grief, addictions, and ​more, as apart of healing the fragmented self.

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Parts of a whole are ​interconnected and they cannot ​be understood without reference ​to the whole. The whole is ​greater than the sum

of its parts.”

Systems Therapist

As a systems therapist, my approach goes beyond ​the conventional focus on the individual to ​consider the significance of individuals in primary ​relationship networks like dating/marriage, family, ​career, and identities, and so on. By addressing all ​internal and external parts of self, I can view the ​individual holistically, to assess and treat mental ​and emotional challenges more effectively.

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In-Network Insurance Plans

Private Pay Fees


  • Aetna
  • Aetna CVS Health
  • All Savers (UHC)
  • Allegiance
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Christian Brothers Services
  • Cigna
  • Cigna EAP + Enhanced EAP ​(Confide)
  • Daniel H. Cook ​Administrators
  • **GEHA - Aetna
  • Health Plans Inc
  • Health Scope
  • Meritain
  • Nippon
  • Optum
  • Optum EAP+Premium EAP
  • Oscar
  • Oxford
  • Paragon Benefits
  • Professional Benefit Administrators
  • S&S Healthcare Strategies
  • Southwest Service Administrators
  • Surest (Formerly Bind)
  • Tall Tree Administrators
  • Trustmark
  • Trustmark Small Business
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • UHC Student Resources
  • UnitedHealthCare-ONEX
  • UnitedHealthcare Global
  • UMR
  • Wellfleet Group, LLC

**GEHA -Aetna is not currently accepted UNLESS the plan includes mental ​health benefits managed by United Healthcare Shared Services.

Individual Therapy: $140

  • Intake/Psychiatric Diagnostic ​Evaluation (First Session)
  • All following individual sessions ​will remain the same fee.
  • All sessions are 50 minutes

Couples & Family Therapy: $170

  • All members must be present ​for each session.

As a standard ​practice, I verify ​every client's ​insurance coverage ​and provide your ​copay responsibility ​before our first ​session.

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Throughout my career, I have compiled a ​comprehensive list of helpful resources that I have ​provided for clients. As a supplement to your ​therapeutic journey, resources can be invaluable in ​locating support, communities, educational materials, ​media, and more!

This collection remains a work in progress. I ​regularly make updates to stay on top of new ​resources to ensure the lists remain current.

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Please, feel free to email me if you know ​of any resources you believe would be a ​valuable addition to these lists.

I would love to hear from you!

Please note,

these resources are not a ​substitute for a licensed ​mental health professional.

Last Update: 02/2024

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(Preferred contact method with ​quickest response)

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Monday to Friday

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Mon-Thurs: Telehealth

Friday: In-Person


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(361) 449-0868

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2802 Manor Rd

Austin, TX 78722

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