Colleen Brunell (she/her)

Client-centered, age-appropriate therapy for children and teens which integrates play, expressive art techniques, and movement.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

I enjoy creating therapeutic alliances with children and teens struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, ADHD, and school stress and behavioral struggles. I also support the exploration and empowerment of children and teens who identify as LGBTQIA.

My Background and Approach

For over 15 years, my passion is to nurture growth and wellness in children and teens of all backgrounds and unique struggles. This passion sent me on a journey working with LGBTQIA Street Youth, survivors of inter partner violence, mental health residential treatment facilities for children and teens, as a Youth Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Peru, as a School Counselor for five years, and now as a therapist at Brunell Counseling, PLLC. As a School Counselor, I taught and developed Comprehensive Sexual Health, Social and Emotional Learning, Mindfulness, and Yoga. My therapeutic approach is a client-centered, strengths-based therapeutic alliance that is driven by empathy, compassion, and openness in a welcoming and safe environment. In a therapeutic relationship, we can build connections and foster healthy and healing relationships wherever a child, teen, and family may be in their present moment.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I welcome and support all families, including but not limited to people of all races, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, genders, sexual orientations, body sizes, and abilities. I commit to ongoing social justice, anti-oppression, and anti-discrimination trainings and education. I embrace neurodiversity and work with children and teens to unlock their brain's full potential; often calling our neurological differences, "our superpowers." Like any hero story, we must approach ourselves with curiosity and bravery. We must boldly try new ways to cope, fail sometimes, learn from setbacks, reflect, and keep growing.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80 - 125/session


(512) 387-7089 Email Colleen
4413 Spicewood Springs Rd #124
Austin, TX 78759

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