Briana Gonzalez-Evans (She/Her/Hers)

LPC-Associate

Welcome! I’m Bri (she/her/hers). I am a licensed professional counselor associate under the supervision of Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT. I am dedicated to providing compassionate and effective therapy. My approach is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but I also integrate Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) techniques. For example, I might use CBT to address specific thought patterns, ACT to help you align your actions with your values, Mindfulness to increase self-awareness, Solution-Focused Therapy to set achievable goals, and IFS to explore internal conflicts. This allows me to tailor the best possible care for each individual.

As a child of an immigrant born and raised in the culturally rich Rio Grande Valley, I understand the complexities of cultural identity and the unique challenges that come with it. My personal and professional experiences have equipped me with a deep understanding and empathy for those navigating these challenges. I am committed to being an ally and affirming to the LGBTQ+ community, as well as to those in kink and poly/ethical non-monogamy relationships. Your session is a safe space where all identities and relationship structures are respected and valued.
I am trauma-informed, which means I strive to understand, recognize, and respond to the effects of all types of trauma. This affects my approach to therapy by ensuring I create an environment where you can feel safe and supported as you work through your experiences and by using techniques that are sensitive to the impact of trauma on your mental health. Your care is my priority. I am committed to fostering an open, non-judgmental environment that promotes a sense of safety and acceptance. My goal is to help you grow, learn, and heal in a supportive and nurturing space.
If you’re ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing, I’m here to support you every step of the way. Together, we can navigate life’s challenges and work towards a brighter, more fulfilling future!

Specializations

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Religious Trauma
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Stress Management

Populations of Interest

  • Adults
  • Aging Adults/Seniors
  • LGBTQ+ Individuals
  • Multicultural/Minority Populations
  • Diverse Relationship Structures (ex: Polyamory or ethical non-monogamy)
  • Individuals with Trauma and Abuse History
  • Individuals with Phobias
  • Individuals with Relationship Issues
  • Individuals with Body Image Concerns
  • Individuals with Identity Issues (e.g., racial, ethnic, religious, sexual)

Fees

$115-$135 for 50-minute Individual Counseling

Delivery Method of Services and Languages Spoken

Available in-person and via telehealth - English

Favorite Quote, Movie, Book, or TV Show

Favorite Movie: The Goonies (1985)

Favorite Quote: “Be curious, not judgmental.” – Ted Lasso

 

Educational and Work Background

In 2020, I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. In 2024, I achieved a Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. Before joining Luminary, I underwent clinical training at St. Edward’s Community Clinic and Capital Area Counseling, where I offered individual and couples services.

Hobbies or Personal Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy going to coffee shops, being in nature, and watching movies. I always end the day with a cuddle from my cats, Pepperoni and Stormie!

Make An Appointment

Fill out our form today for a free 30-minute face-to-face consultation from any of our therapists!
Call us at 512-657-7744 for more information.

Sign up for our Newsletter to Receive News and Updates

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

1-512-657-7744

contact@luminarycounseling.com

Austin, TX

Scroll to Top