Staff

Jaime Telfeyan, LPC-S, NCC

Executive Director, Non-voting Board Member [email protected]

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of West Alabama – Livingston. I have lived in Austin since November of 2005 and will likely never leave the wonderful state of Texas! My passion and life’s work has always been in advocating for and supporting those in need of mental health services. I will continue to lend my voice and strength to that cause here at CAC. I am moved and inspired by the amazing team I have the honor to work along side while doing so. I hope to see you (YES YOU) around Austin at the many fantastic fundraisers CAC will be having to ensure that every single individual, couple, and family that needs services with us is able to receive them!

When I’m not at CAC I can be found in North Austin with my extraordinary twin daughters doing all kinds of fun and creative things! In my free time I enjoy running, reading, movies and all things chocolate! I live my life as an adventure and find a reason to share a laugh and a smile every day!

Doc Davis, LPC Intern, NCC, CCMHC

Director of Operations

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I received my bachelor’s in psychology, with a minor in education, and my master’s in clinical counseling. I have spent the entirety of my practicum and academic internships at CAC, and I am also completing my postgraduate work here. The lessons learned, the support I have received, and the beautiful people I have met along my pre-grad and post-grad journey have inspired me to become part of the CAC staff.
Though my path through the mental health field started in 1990 with addiction recovery and then crisis stabilization/management, I have become grounded in mindfulness therapies with an interesting hint of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy thrown into the mix. Once my licensure is complete, I have interest in using my education minor to supervise interns, helping them find their path as others helped me find mine.
If you ever want to swing by and introduce yourself, you can find me at CAC working with clients to complete my licensure hours, setting up the next CAC Movie Night event, or tending to some minor IT issues, drawing on my education, experience and my hobbies to bring my whole self to the role. I look forward to meeting you!

Blu Mendoza-Staats, MA, CST, LMFT-S

Clinical Director

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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Supervisor and a Certified Sex Therapist. My expertise is in trauma, sex, and couples counseling. I am trained in EMDR, Gottman therapy , and EFT. I have also worked with collaborative family law practices.

I specialize in working with men and women who are concerned about their relationships or sex life. I’ve helped many clients dealing with a difficult breakup or struggling to stay together find hope and strength in a time of pain.  I am happy to work with individuals and/or couples who want to improve their quality of life ​and foster fulfilling relationships.
 

I graduated from the Masters in Counseling program at St. Edward’s in 2011. I have spent a majority of my career building my private practice. While doing so, I discovered a love for shepherding counselor trainees and new professionals through the process of becoming fully-licensed clinicians.  Currently, I am working on my dissertation for a PhD. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Texas Tech University, graduating in late 2019.  

Maureen Havelka, LCSW-S

Clinical Partner

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Twelve years of practicing social work has given me experience working with: people in the Queer/LGBT community, people struggling with gender identity or who are in the process of transitioning as well as members of the polyamorous and kink communities. I hold a special place in my heart for working with those who are experiencing terminal illness and/or grief and loss. I currently run a full time private counseling practice that has a DBT focus and is trauma informed working with individuals who are 14+ years old.  My social work professional history includes work in an inpatient medical hospital as a medical social worker, intake admissions for psychiatric hospitalizations in the ER, as well as ER social work, utilization review for mental health insurance and working for an LGBT community center’s homeless youth program. I also have had experience working with chronically homeless adults and working  with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and hate crimes.

 

Dheva Liebman, BS

Intake Coordinator

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I was born and raised in a suburb just outside of Boston, MA and moved to Austin a little over seven years ago. I received my bachelor’s in Psychology from UMASS Amherst and am currently pursuing my master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Antioch University, and will graduate Spring 2019! I have the privilege of both seeing clients as a pre-graduate intern and working in the scheduling office here at CAC. Over the last 15 years I have worked in several different social services positions, including case manager for dual and triple diagnosis populations, special education middle school teacher, office manager for an acupuncture and wellness clinic, and childcare provider. I enjoy counseling adults from all walks of life, though have a particular passion for working with the LGBTQ+ community and individuals who are exploring their gender identity. I am committed to serving as a compassionate sounding board and guide for my clients while they navigate through many of life’s challenges.

Heather Hammock, MFT Track

Intake Coordinator

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During my twenty-four years in the Austin area I have enjoyed a diverse career path—English and Latin teacher, stay-at-home wife/mom, v.p. of operations for a small non-profit, bookkeeper, payroll expert, legal assistant.  Since 2001, I’ve also volunteered with an organization that serves those who serve others around the world.  I love how these various experiences have connected me to people and how they’ve prepared me for becoming a marriage and family therapist.I am completely smitten with CAC—I love the culture of diversity, the heart for serving the community, the balance between joy and seriousness over the business of helping people heal. I count my time as a pre-grad intern here (2018-2019) one of the most enriching of my life and am thrilled to be working as a scheduling coordinator while I’m working on becoming a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.

Jackie Marquez, BS

Reception

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I was born and raised in El Paso, TX. I graduated with my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Park University in 2018. Soon after I moved to Austin, TX and have fallen in love with this place! I enjoy Austin’s scenery, hiking, and all the dog friendly places. I started working with Capital Area Counseling in the summer of 2018. I love meeting and interacting with all of our clients and watching them benefit with the services we provide. I am so grateful to work in a fun and caring environment, where I learn something new every day!

Patrick Carrig, BA

Reception 

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I, Patrick, am the newest addition to the CAC family and I know they could not be more thrilled to be graced with my presence. I’ve studied anthropology and evolutionary biology at UT and am now pursuing a masters in clinical psychology. I enjoys cats, podcasts, gardening and assisting those in need find and access affordable mental health counseling. My cat has two different colored eyes.