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 in Stevens Point and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the University of West Alabama in 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!

Richard Wallace, LCSW-S, MBA

Clinical Partner

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I am an LCSW, Approved Clinical Social Work Supervisor and have worked with children, teens, adults and families for over 30 years in a variety of settings.  My clinical training included psychodynamic and existential psychotherapy as well as a structural and strategic approach when working with families.  My training sites included the Robert B. Green Hospital and the San Antonio Health Science Center’s psychiatry services.  My focus on children, adolescence and families developed at the San Antonio Children’s Center, a psychiatric hospital for children and adolescence.  The Center was also a training facility for the Health Science Center/Medical School where I provided clinical services and designed inpatient and outpatient behavioral health programs.  I have managed state and national managed care accounts for Medicaid and Commercial behavioral health benefits and I am in full time private practice working with all age groups, couples and families in Austin, Texas. 

Gus Rodriguez, LPC-S

Clinical Partner

Gus is currently out on medical leave and will return to us as soon as all is well. 

 

Blu Mendoza-Staats, LMFT-S

Clinical Partner

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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.  

Lindsey Lucius, LCSW-S

Clinical Partner

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As a Clinical Partner here at CAC, I love providing support to our wonderful group of pre and post grad therapists. 

I graduated with my MSSW in 2011 from the UT Austin School of Social work.  I’ve studied and trained in EMDR and my approach is highly influenced by attachment theory,  self-compassion, parts work, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). I believe the therapy room offers a framework to connect with yourself, work through difficult emotions, and unveil the answers within you. Every behavior, feeling, and thought process serves, or served at one time, a very important function. If you can gently begin to access and listen to the hurt, the scared, the shamed or the protective parts of you, you can find what they need. This is the place of hope and shift.

I came to be a therapist through being highly interested in people and how they become the way they are. Once I was in graduate school and learning about trauma and attachment, I realized I had some years in therapy ahead of me. While unintentional, finding this work opened me up for my own healing and I am so grateful for it. I’ve lived in Austin most of my life. I identify as a Highly Sensitive Person, and a people lover (although, still an introvert!).  In 2017, I became a Mom. I enjoy learning, dancing, and spending time with my daughter and my partner.

Dheva Liebman, BS

Scheduler

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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.

Duff Stoneson, BA

Scheduler 

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I completed my BA in Psychology at Texas State in 2003, and will be completing my Master’s in May of 2019. In addition to seeing clients as a pre-graduate intern, I also work for Capital Area in the scheduling office. In the fifteen or so years between my BA and now, I worked in software as a project manager, and that experience has helped me see where we can tweak the way we do things to work more effectively. As a clinician, I’m interested in mindfulness, the impact of social systems and inequality on well-being, and the links between emerging neuroscience and healing practices from global wisdom traditions.

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. 

 

Kate Harris

Intern Coordinator

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I am the Intern Coordinator at CAC. I am also full time student finishing my B.A. in Psychology with a double concentration in Social Psychology and Mental Health. I was formerly an interesting person however currently I have no hobbies or personal interests as I have no free time in which to pursue them. I anticipates that at some point after graduate school I may once again engage with the outside world.

I collect stray animals and have three cats and two dogs in addition to the several stray neighborhood cats and one large possum that calls my garage home.