Claudette Lassandro, M.A., LMFT-A
B.S., Psychology and Brain Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
M.A., Professional Counseling, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
Concentration in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate License #204613
PREPARE / ENRICH Facilitator Certification
Certificate in Health and Behavioral Psychology
Claudette’s counseling journey first began during her years at Texas A&M University, where she played on the Women’s NCAA Soccer team. Through her experiences as a collegiate athlete, she was able to discover a purpose in encouraging and supporting others through adversity. Claudette realized that, regardless of the circumstance, our relationships with one another are powerful and healing gifts from God. After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Claudette pursued a Master’s in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Edward’s University in her hometown of Austin, Texas.
During her years in graduate school, Claudette worked as a Student Counselor at Capital Area Counseling, where she gained experience in working with individuals, couples, and families. Specifically, Claudette worked with young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, life transitions, and trauma, as well as couples and families seeking aid in healthier relational communication and conflict resolution. As a practicing therapist, Claudette found that a key piece of her work relied in a strong, compassionate therapeutic relationship.
Claudette’s other experiences involve group work with children and adolescents, which include positions as a faith-based counselor, grief support group facilitator, and athletics coach, in addition to a counseling support assistant at a child advocacy center. Through these experiences, Claudette learned the importance of creating a safe environment for vulnerable populations.
As a born and raised Austinite, Claudette is excited to serve the Austin community through her counseling profession and prays that she can assist individuals in the cultivation of an internal connection to themselves, and an external connection to those around them.
In her free time, Claudette enjoys spending quality time with loved ones, hosting game nights, exercising, drinking her morning cup of coffee, and rewatching her favorite shows and movies.