Karin Amador (She/Her/Ella)

MS, LPC-Associate, NCC

Hello and welcome!

I understand that finding the right therapist can be a daunting task, but I’m here to help make the process easier for you. My name is Karin (She/Her/Ella), and I’m a bilingual (English/Spanish) Licensed Professional Counselor Associate under the supervision of Jennifer Buffalo, MA, LPC-S, LMFT. With a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from A&M University-Central Texas and a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from UT Austin, I specialize in helping women and adolescents navigate life transitions, anxiety, self-esteem issues, depression, and stress.

As a first-generation Latina, I am committed to helping BIPOC access therapy. I support my clients in navigating societal pressures, generational trauma, relationship difficulties, and perfectionism. I believe that by addressing these challenges, clients can take steps toward healing and empowerment while honoring their unique backgrounds.

My approach to therapy is integrative, utilizing Person-Centered, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy to help my clients achieve their personal goals. I also incorporate mindfulness, self-compassion, psychoeducation, and art to support my clients in building self-awareness, healthy boundaries, and sustainable coping skills. My goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, and non-judgmental space where you can feel affirmed while exploring the way you think and feel, understanding how you experience life, and nurturing your relationships.

When I am not wearing my therapist hat, you can find me engaging in my favorite form of self-care, drinking a cup of tea with my massive Great Pyrenees, goofy Labrador, and sassy Shih Zu.

I’m passionate about helping you address the barriers hindering your personal growth and working collaboratively towards achieving a fulfilling life. If you think I could be a good fit for you, I invite you to contact me for a complimentary 30-minute consultation. Let’s begin this journey of self-discovery together and work towards managing what feels unmanageable.


  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Art Therapy
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Life Transitions and Adjustments
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Stress Management
  • Workplace Issues

Populations of Interest

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Multicultural/Minority Populations
  • Women
  • Individuals with Mood Disorders (e.g., Depression, Bipolar Disorder)
  • Individuals with Anxiety Disorders
  • Individuals with Career or Work-related Challenges
  • Individuals with Relationship Issues
  • Individuals with Self-Esteem Issues
  • Individuals with Academic or School-related Challenges
  • Individuals with Identity Issues (e.g., racial, ethnic, religious, sexual)


$100-$130 per 50-minute Individual Therapy

Delivery Method of Services and Languages Spoken

In-Person and Telehealth
Services in English and in Spanish

Favorite Quote, Movie, Book, or TV Show

“The most beautiful and profound way to change yourself is to accept yourself completely, as imperfect as you are.” -Maxime Lugacé

A Word from your Therapist

To become my client, you don’t need to have all the answers or know where to begin. I’m here to meet you where you are, and together we can figure it out together.

Educational and Work Background

In 2019, I earned my Bachelor of Science and Arts in Neuroscience from UT Austin. In 2022, I achieved a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from A&M University-Central Texas. Before joining Luminary, I underwent clinical training at community-based counseling centers, where I offered individual, couples, family, and group counseling services.

Hobbies or Personal Interests

When I am not in the office, I enjoy listening to true crime podcasts, baking pumpkin treats, watching movies, and exploring new coffee shops in town.

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.



Austin, TX

Scroll to Top