Associates

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Kara Hartzell, LCSW

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Trinity University
  • Master of Education in Administration, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Science in Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin
  • EMDR Basic Training
  • National Association of Social Workers, Member

Kara Hartzell, LCSW, has lived in many parts of the country but having lived in Austin for 17 of the last 20 years she now considers Austin home. Prior to entering the field of Social Work, Kara worked extensively with college students and guided them through their transition to college life. When Kara entered the field of Social Work she began working as a geriatric case manager and assisted individuals and families transition from living independently to successfully navigating the changes that often accompany growing older and the sense of loss that often occurs during this time. Kara also worked at a local Hospice and provided grief and loss therapy to individuals and families. As a Social Worker and therapist, Kara hopes to create a safe and supportive therapy environment for clients experiencing life's transitions and the grief, loss and trauma that often accompanies these transitions.

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Carly Bassett, LCSW

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Relations, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Science in Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • EMDR Level 1 Trained
  • Completed Level 1 & Level 2 Training in Gottman Method ​Couples Therapy
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW), Member

Carly Bassett, LCSW has been a Social Worker in the Austin area since 2008. While earning her Master's in Clinical Social Work, she provided individual counseling to faculty and staff at The University of Texas Work/Life Services & EAP. She has 7 years of experience in hospice and end-of-life care, providing grief & loss therapy to children and adults. Much of her work has been focused on supporting people recover from loss and trauma, and she utilizes EMDR therapy as one approach to treatment. Additionally, she offers support to couples seeking therapy by using The Gottman Method. Carly honors the uniqueness of each individual and works with clients to meet their needs throughout the healing process