Lisa Daughters (she/her)

LPC

HAES-aligned fat-positive, LGBTQIA+ allied, social justice informed Expressive Arts Therapist

Counselor in Austin, TX

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

Fat folx, LGBTQIA+ community, grief/loss, fertility struggles and pregnancy loss, relationship challenges, family dynamics - these are all near and dear to me. I'm a great fit for people who've been to therapy before (maybe many times) but feel the need to dig deeper.

My Background and Approach

I’ve been serving clients as a professional counselor for 11 years, working with a variety of settings and concerns. I work from a person-centered approach, using humor, mindfulness, and acceptance as tools of healing and transformation. I am LGBTQIA+ affirming, Health At Every Size (HAES)-informed, and social justice aligned. I believe in the need to broaden our view from seeing individual struggles as collective, moving towards solutions that foster interdependence and equity. I approach counseling as a co-creation, and I consider my role to be an insightful companion through the process. I trust the inherent wholeness of each individual. I have specific training in Expressive Arts Therapy, which utilizes art-making as therapeutic. Artistic experience is not required to benefit from this type of counseling, and this is always optional.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I'm strongly anti-diet and diet-culture. I'm involved in the fat liberation movement. And it's impossible to talk about body politics without talking about racism, misogyny, and ableism. I'm anti-capitalist, and anti-racist. I love animals and spent years before becoming a therapist working with animals. I believe current social and economic structures have stripped our sense of community and our emotional experiences have been villainized and pathologized to the point that mental health is a growing challenge. I think it's a disservice to focus only on individual health without also addressing community. I don't believe in the paternalistic dynamic that I've seen in the mental health world, and I think to do my work well I have to be continually learning.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Optum
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Friday
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Languages: English

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