About Kori Stauffacher

*Online Therapy Appointments Available


Hi! I’m Kori Stauffacher, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor – Intern (ie. finishing up the first 3000 hours after licensure under supervision of Celina McDonald, LPC-S).

You are so brave to be considering counseling! It can be hard to know who to trust and who you will “click with”. Read on to see if I might be a good fit for you.

Why My Clients Choose Me As Their Anxiety & PTSD Therapist


Many of my clients have been hurt in the past or haven’t had the support they need to know where to turn. It can feel very vulnerable to open up to someone you’ve just met. So, I want to honor your experience and make sure you get the right fit.

I’m so glad you’re here. You deserve to have your story heard & believed.


What My Clients Say About Me As A Depression Therapist or Sexual Abuse Counselor


“Before I started counseling, I worried about whether or not the cost would be worth it. Now that I work with Kori, she is totally worth the rate and then some in my opinion.” ~Client A
“What really matters to me is my therapist being engaged. When Kori told me she was getting extra training weekly to help me with my problems, I felt so special and cared for. And each week I am amazed by how helpful it is.” ~Client B


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Why Seek PTSD Counseling At All?

To me, therapy is about change. Life can be hard sometimes. I’m here to help you release the feelings that get locked inside after difficult situations and to help you figure out how you want to move forward.

Feeling locked inside yourself or trapped by the things that have happened can be overwhelming. In particular, abuse, relationship violence, and sexual trauma can cause you to believe awful things about yourself. You might be struggling with feeling…

  • Alone
  • Controlled by the negative thoughts in your head
  • Unsure of yourself & others
  • Destined for an unhappy and/or short life
  • Worthless
  • Bound to always screw up

No one should have to be alone with anxiety and depression symptoms.

Kori Stauffacher Provides Online Therapy

Why I Love Being an Anxiety and Depression Therapist

When I was a teenager, I hit a rough spot myself. My parents didn’t 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.


At Hope For The Journey, we focus on treatment options that work. We specialize and hone our skills constantly so that you get top of the line treatment that gets you feeling better fast.


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Who I Help

Ready For Change

You are sick of feeling lonely and overwhelmed with nowhere to turn. You are ready to make a change, but unsure who can help. I understand. I know it’s hard to get started. In fact, that can easily be the hardest part.

I absolutely love being a part of the journey from scared and alone to alive and on fire. Watching my clients overcome negativity and live full, meaningful lives makes me smile every time. This is 100% possible for you, too!

Consider making an intake appointment to feel out the fit. You will make more progress more quickly once you feel heard and understood. If it turns out we aren’t completely in sync, I’ll help you find a better fit. My goal is to find what works for you.

Teens and Young Adults

It can be hard to feel stuck between being a kid and being an adult. You feel misunderstood a lot of the time. You have all these feelings and things you want to do. It can be confusing to navigate and hard to know who you want to be.

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

Let’s work together to move you away from the constant problems at school and work, fights with friends/family, and out of control emotions. That path only leads to more pain and misery, and it is not for you. Instead, learn to take control of your future. You are the one in charge. You just need the skills to take control.

Healthy Sexuality

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. You deserve this. Let’s get you started.

Body Image

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. As you build ways to cope,  you heal the pain, which lets you love the body you own.


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How I Help

PTSD Treatment Can Be Fun

Anxiety and Depression Therapy doesn’t have to be so serious & difficult all the time

especially when you find someone who gets you. I want to hear your story, help you understand yourself better, and get you living your best life.

  • Learn what works for you
  • Handle your emotions like a pro
  • Feel heard & understood
  • Clear out the past that is holding you back


One of the techniques I use is called EMDR (or Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), which works fast and effectively to bring about real & lasting positive changes. And yes, we can do EMDR online, also.

I also am trained in a variety of other modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and more.

Together, we will develop a plan, build on what works, and get you feeling better sooner rather than later. 


We will identify the negative beliefs driving the pain, difficulty with relationships, and poor choices. We will start poking holes in these beliefs while managing the emotions that come with hard memories attached to the negative beliefs.

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.


Monday     9:00am – 7:30pm CST

Tuesday     9:30am – 6:30pm CST

Wednesdays     9:00am – 6:00pm CST

Thursdays     8:00am – 11am CST


  • 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)
    • When a clinician is first licensed, the first 3000 hours are completed under supervision. Kori is finishing up these hours.
  • Specialized training in Eating Disorders
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained, 2018
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy trained
  • Currently involved in advanced training for complex trauma and dissociation.
  • Advanced training in online therapy.


Life can be hard, but with someone who believes in you and knows how to help, you can build yourself up stronger than ever.


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1101 Satellite View #501
Round Rock, TX 78665


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