About Kori

Hi! I’m Kori

Kori Stauffacher, LPC-Intern

Supervised by Celina McDonald, MA, LPC-S

 

*Evening/Weekend appointments available

 

Why My Clients Choose Me

Experiencing a trauma or a sexual assault can seriously impact a life. Especially for teens and young adults. Going through a tragedy at an early age can be overwhelming. In particular, abuse, relationship violence, and sexual harassment can cause you to believe awful things about yourself. Many survivors of a traumatic experience initially feel they are…

  • Broken
  • Tainted
  • Worthless
  • At fault
  • Destined for an unhappy and/or short life
  • Destined to always screw up so why even try?

These kinds of negative beliefs start impacting everything…the way you act, who you hang out with, how you do in school, your body, your soul, etc…

What you believe about yourself “drives the bus”.

Therapy is about identifying those negative beliefs and poking holes in them. It is about learning how to manage the overwhelming emotions that come with the memories. Therapy teaches you not only how to live with what happened, but empowers you to take back control. You get to decide the life that you want for yourself.

Why I Do This Work

When I was a teenager, I hit a rough spot myself. My parents did not know how to label what I was going through. They did not know how to help me. So, I ended up feeling confused, lost, and alone.

Once I started with a therapist of my own, I felt my life shift. Suddenly, there were words for what I was experiencing. Now, I understood that others had been through something similar and that there was help. This was such a powerful, life-changing experience for me, and I feel there is no greater gift you can give someone. So, I am honored every day to help people find their own life-changing shift.

Who I Help

          Teens & Young Adults

My greatest joy is working with teens and young adults. I just feel this time is such an important time in your life–a time when real healing and change is possible.

I have a strong interest in helping people develop a healthy relationship with themselves and their sexuality.

 

To this end, I lead a support group for high school girls who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. You can find out more information about current openings here.

 

Abuse and neglect can seriously damage how you see yourself in relationships. It can trigger behaviors that seem out of control or “crazy”.

Healing is about knowing who you are and what you need or want. It is about being able to say this to the people in your life and knowing how to protect yourself. Once you know how to do these things, intimacy becomes about connection and love. I believe everyone deserves this.

          Body Image

Additionally, I have a passion for working with body image and eating issues.

Growing up with a lot of criticism or experiencing a sexual trauma can make you dislike or even hate your own body. While sexual abuse does not cause eating disorders, a high percentage of people with eating disorders and/or body image issues were abused.

Controlling your body can feel like a way to get control back. And since there is so much emphasis in our society on weight, we can often trick ourselves into believing the eating disorder behaviors are actually good for us.

Counseling can help unravel all of this. We can work on building other coping strategies to help you heal the pain so that you can love the body you own.

 

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How I Help

If you’ve dealt with trauma, PTSD, awful memories, relationship problems or any other emotional issues, you are having a normal reaction to an abnormal event.

You can heal, and I can help.

We will work together to change your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors so that you can move on after a sexual trauma. One of the ways I work is using EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), which I have seen work quickly and effectively to bring about real & lasting positive changes.

If EMDR is not your cup of tea, no worries. I also am trained in a variety of other modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and more.

Hours

Sunday     3pm – 7pm CST
Monday     9:30am – 7pm CST

Rates

My rates are $95/hour for regular, 45-55-minute sessions.

As a proud Open Path Clinician, I offer a low sliding scale for a limited number of sessions.

Clients may use cash, check, credit, debit or their FSA/HSA (flexible spending) card for payment.

Insurance

I am considered an out-of-network provider for all insurances.

If you want to use your Out-of-Network benefits, a superbill (a form with all the information you need to provide to your insurance company) will be created monthly for you to submit for reimbursement. I am happy to walk you through this process, if needed.

Qualifications

  • Master of the Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Texas State University, Texas
  • Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern, Supervised by Celina McDonald, MA, LPC-S, Texas (#81296)
  • Specialized training in Eating Disorders
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained, 2018
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy trained

 

Living through sexual abuse or assault can be devastating, but with the right help, you can build your life back stronger than ever. Get started today.

 

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1101 Satellite View #501
Round Rock, TX 78665

hello@hopeforthejourney.org
512-400-4790

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