Counseling Central Austin offers individual counseling for adults (18+). Counseling can be focused on either general mental health, career counseling or both. 

Individual  Psychotherapy: 

(General Mental Health) 

Gabrielle's approach as a therapist is to collaboratively explore your thoughts, beliefs and life experiences to help you gain greater self-knowledge and enable you to live a more satisfying life.  She will work to get to know you, and together you will explore the origins of any issues and negative symptoms, and delve into what works best for you when it comes to coping in a positive way.  Gabrielle's method of working involves understanding and empowering a person as a whole, by learning the inner workings of one’s thoughts and beliefs, and how those beliefs create the pervasive patterns that get in the way of contentment and experiencing life to the fullest.

Whether you are in the midst of a life struggle that you are trying to navigate or not necessarily in crisis but looking to improve your general quality of life and well-being, Gabrielle believes that psychotherapy will help you live a more authentic and conscious life and have a deeper connection to yourself and others.  

Areas of focus can include (but are not limited to):

  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Self-esteem
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Self-compassion
  • College Transitions/Coping
  • Family Dynamics
  • Sexuality
  • Women's issues
  • Stage-of-life Issues

Career Counseling:

Career Counseling is a process that will help you to know and understand yourself and the world of work in order to make the best career, educational, and life decisions for you. Gabrielle passionately believes that career satisfaction and life satisfaction are strongly intertwined and therefore she looks at emotional, environmental, cultural and individual factors when helping you identify your career goals.  

Career development is a lifelong process, meaning that throughout your life you will change, situations will change, and you will continually have to make career and life decisions. The goal of Career Counseling is to not only help you make the decisions you need to make now, but to give you the knowledge and skills you need to make future career and life decisions. 

Areas of focus can include (but are not limited to):

  • Career Exploration
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Career Goal Identification
  • Identification of skills and abilities
  • Networking Skills
  • Job Application Materials (Resume Writing, Cover Letters)
  • Interview Skills
  • Austin-Specific Job Search
  • Career Assessments (* extra fee for specific assessments)
  • Career Transitions
  • Job Offer, Promotion and Salary Negotiations
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Self-Care in an Unhealthy Work Environment
  • Management Skills
  • Corporate Communication


Specialty Communication Coach: MBA+ Leadership Program

If you are a current University of Texas, McCombs School of Business MBA student, you are eligible to receive up to 8 sessions with Gabrielle Zandan (4 per semester) through the MBA+ Leadership Program.  Please contact Gabrielle  directly at 512-417-7086, or the MBA+ Program for more information.