Tips for Finding an Actually Affirming Therapist for LGBTQIA+ Folks

By Jourdan Bartels, LPC Associate Supervised by: Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT Competent, affirming mental health care is crucial for the LGBTQIA+ community, who experience higher rates of mental health struggles […]

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Gender Affirming Care as a Therapist

By Paige Rocker, LPC Associate Supervised by Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT What first comes to mind when you hear “Gender affirming therapist?” What does it mean to you? I remember […]

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Boundaries: Home for the Holidays

By Jourdan Bartels, LPC Associate Supervised by Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT For many of us, the holiday season is often filled with so many emotions: joy, love, gratitude, stress, grief, […]

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The True Cost: Money and Mental Health

Money is a complicated topic, and money issues are so prevalent that for many it can feel like an unavoidable part of life. Whether you are a therapist or a […]

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Is a support group the same as therapy?

Support Groups Versus Group Therapy-Which is Right for You? When you begin considering options to improve your mental and emotional well-being, there are many options available, meaning there is something […]

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Meet the Associates

Hello there! We’re so glad you’ve landed on our website. Today we are excited to introduce the current group of LPC-associates that are part of Luminary Counseling PLLC. Instead of […]

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Meet Owner and Clinical Director, Jennifer Williams Buffalo MA, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC

Luminary Counseling, PLLC is owned and operated by our fearless leader, Clinical Director and Owner, Jennifer Williams Buffalo MA, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC. Beginning her education as a pre-law student at […]

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Is Burnout the “new normal?”

Your alarm is blaring, and you think to yourself, “there is no way it’s morning; I just fell asleep, and I am still exhausted!” Another day is starting, and the […]

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How I got Over My Fear of Writing a Blog Post—And you can too

I titled this in the past tense, thinking hopefully that writing about it as if happened will make it happen—we’ll see if that proves true.  The truth is, I am […]

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Quarter Life Crisis-to-Quest: You Decide

On a personal invitation, we are thrilled to work with guest blogger Nikki Rampick.  Read below as Nikki Shares about the Quarter Life Crisis-to-Quest and addresses this important and often […]

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The Truth About Lost-Cost Counseling

Finding affordable and high-quality counseling can be a tricky business.  I estimate that the average cost for therapy is Austin ranges from about $100-$200 per 45 to 50-minute session.

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Finding a Therapist is EXHAUSTING

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you know that when it comes to finding a therapist, THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!  In a market as saturated as Austin with therapists, how can […]

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