4131 Spicewood Springs Rd, Suite M-2
Austin, TX 78759

Our Therapists

pearl martinez, lmft

I am a Bilingual, EMDR trained, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. My passion centers on serving the Austin community and acting as a driving force for positive change. My professional experience includes individual, family, couple and group therapy in various therapeutic settings; including in-home, private practice, non-profit organizations, community agencies, schools and alternative educational programs, drug treatment facilities and organizations operated by the Juvenile Justice System.  My goal is always to provide my clients with a safe and nurturing environment that promotes insight, resilience and healing.  I strive to be a holder of hope in their lives and work to empower them to find the light in every obstacle they face.

ABOUT chuck...

My heart breaks every time I see couples who are stuck and running out of hope. "What's going on?" "The world says we're supposed to be okay being alone, but I feel miserable and alone." "What happened to us?" "How did we get here?" "We were never supposed to be those ‘other couples’."

Relationships can become painful and unsettling. And disappointing. The good news is relationship injuries can be repaired. And, you can have the hopes and dreams you’ve long since dismissed as a pleasant fantasy. I’ve been divorced, and I’ve been almost divorced after 17 years. Divorce taught me what life feels like at its worst. Near divorce taught me how to actually be married. And it led me to return to school to study relationships. Emotionally-Focused Therapy is my proven, evidence-based framework for working with couples. I’ve watched it work in real couples!

My education, life-experience, and relational lens give me a practical insight into relationships and how awful it can feel when they're not working. My goal in session is to create a safe, judgment-free space that values and gives voice to each individual in the room. I'm currently taking new clients, so Let's Talk!

Life is comprised of a wide arrange of experiences and emotions.  We experience joy, heartache, laughter, tears, happiness, loneliness, successes, and losses just to name a few.

Whatever you are experiencing in your own life - you don't have to go through it alone.  That's why we are here!

Brittany Neece and Associates LLC

I have always been interested in the field of psychology and attempting to learn more about why people think, act, and feel the way they do.  Every single person is unique, and views the world based on his/her unique experiences and perceptions.  This is why I tailor therapy treatment to meet the needs and characteristics of each client in attempt to provide the best therapy experience possible for each person.  I aim towards creating a warm, empathic, and safe environment based on a judgment-free relationship of trust and compassion for all my clients.

I take great pride in the unique and valuable skill set that I have as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and believe that my knowledge and experience about relationships and family systems is a personal strength that has allowed me to be successful in identifying and treating not only the individual needs of my client’s but extend into the underlying relational needs that individual counseling alone would not explore. I am confident in my skills in treating trauma, attachment, family-of-origin and systemic issues that impact children and adolescents who are at-risk, on probation and/or experiencing behavioral or mental health concerns. I strive to assist my clients in developing long-term and sustainable solutions that will not only improve and benefit their individual lives but also benefit the entire family system. 

My involvement within our community also includes serving as an advocate for trauma informed services, volunteering as an eating disorder activist and motivational speaker. I utilize my voice to address the stigma and misunderstandings associated with eating disorders as well as educate and provide a more realistic perspective of the pain and struggles faced by those living with these devastating diseases.

Brittany Neece & Associates, LLC has recruited highly trained Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Associates and Licensed Professional Counselor Interns receiving clinical supervision with Brittany Neece.  This means that your work with an associate also allows you to benefit from the expertise of the supervisor.  Interns and Associates have graduate degrees and licenses to practice counseling within the state of TX.  The couns  Please take a look at the Therapist Bios and feel free to contact them for more information about scheduling an appointment.  We have offices conveniently located in northwest Austin and in Georgetown.


counseling ASSOCIATES

jill "soffia" kivikko, lmft-a

Emily kipp-wright, lpc-intern

ABOUT soffia...

Are you an individual or a couple struggling with depression, anxiety, chronic health issues, or the continuing effects of past trauma? Are you feeling alone in your relationship or needing help with issues such as lack of intimacy, strained communication, or infidelity? Are you or your partner a highly sensitive person who frequently feels overwhelmed by sensory input?  Are you seeking deeper meaning in life or support to improve your self-confidence, health, productivity, creativity, or relationship?

If so, let's talk.  I can help.  My approach to therapy is holistic and integrates cutting-edge scientific knowledge about the nervous system with intuitive and experiential ways of knowing.  In working together, I custom-blend a set of tools that honors your unique needs and helps you feel motivated and supported while making the changes you seek.If you would like to find out more, let's talk.  Call to arrange a 30-minute consultation.  It's free and I truly look forward to meeting with you!

ABOUT sue...

Pain can sometimes immobilize us, making it difficult to sleep, eat, and function in the world.  Pain can also motivate us to reach out for help.
Sometimes, though, like a frog slowly boiling in water, we don’t notice that our world is getting smaller and smaller, and that we are barely living.   

Whatever the reason, if you have taken notice that you are struggling or stuck, this is a good sign! It may not feel good yet, but it can, if you lean into it. There is help. Let me help you take the first steps towards taking your life back.

I work with individuals and couples who want to strengthen their resilience muscles while navigating life’s many challenges:  relational trauma, aging, illness, addiction (yours or your spouses), job or family changes.  We begin wherever you are, creating safety and building trust in the sacred space between us. Using evidence-based practices, based in neuroscience and attachment theory, I work in collaboration with you to develop a strategy for living a more alive life.I invite you to call me for a free phone consultation.  I would love to hear from you.

sue nazar, lpc-intern

Relational Life Counseling
Round Rock, Texas 78665

Brittany Neece, LPc-s, lmft-s

chuck powers, lmft-a

ABOUT Emily...

Not one person’s journey or path is the same. We are each individuals and our experiences, perceptions, reactions, and feelings can be very different than those around us. If you are in a life transition, feeling lost, uncertain, or need someone to talk to I am here to support you. We all carry around our “stuff”, I can offer a place for you to set it down for a while, and we can look at it together. I will not give you advice or tell you what to do, what I will do is walk with you for a while until you are able to walk on your own again.

I am trained to support individuals, couples, children, teens, and the young at heart. I have worked for an agency, clinic, and psychiatric hospital. No struggle is too big or small. Please know that I am here and I look forward to meeting you when you are ready.

about Brittany...

about pearl...

I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.  I then went on to receive my Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from St. Edwards University, and have been in practice as a counselor for over 10 years.  I am actively licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Supervisor.  As well as providing direct therapy services, I also am a Texas state board-approved supervisor, which means I provide supervision and consultation to LPC-Interns, LMFT-Associates, and counseling students.  I also served as the Clinical Director for the Austin Center for Grief and Loss for over 5 years and have been involved with the center in various staff positions since 2011.

I have completed the Gottman Method Couples Therapy level 1 and 2 Training.  The Gottman Institute was founded by Dr. John and Julie Gottman to research relationships and share findings with mental health professionals on techniques used to restore relationships.  Additionally, I have been trained in the Prepare-Enrich Marriage and Premarital Counseling program.  I can provide a certificate upon completion of this program that entitles you to a discount on your state marriage license.  I am also a trained facilitator of the Nurturing Parenting/Co-Parenting Program.  This program is an evidence-based program developed from over 30 years of research regarding high conflict family environments.  Techniques and principles taught through the Nurturing Parenting program help parents learn how to parent in ways that decrease conflict or abuse and increase empathy and connection with their children. 

I have completed training and advanced-technique workshops in EMDR, which stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.  I have also completed training in EFT, which stands for Emotion-Freedom Technique.  Both EMDR and EFT have been significantly studied and researched with findings indicating that it can be incredibly effective for treatments regarding trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

4131 Spicewood Springs Rd, Suite M-2
Austin, TX 78759

106 East 16th Street
Georgetown, Texas 78626