Counselor Biographies Round Rock
Kathy Gissler, LPC
Kathy believes that everyone can find joy and fulfillment in their life, and approaches counseling from an optimistic outlook. She specializes in helping couples work through difficulties in their relationships, and emerge healthier and stronger. She also enjoys helping individuals find their internal strength to face the obstacles in their life, to make healthy choices, and to thrive in what ever situation they find themselves.
Kathy Gissler has over 15 years of counseling experience, and holds a Master’s degree in Human Development Counseling from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and a Bachelor’s degree in education from Illinois State University.
In addition to working with couples, Kathy also works individually with adults and older teens on a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, and grief. She also offers Christian counseling. Kathy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, and is also licensed to practice in Illinois.
Mario Gonzalez, LPC
Mario specializes in empowering clients to build up their self esteem and learn new ways to look at their lives through a mentally healthy lens. He also excels in building healthy relationships, remaining authentic, and providing a safe environment to learn to maintain a healthy way of living.
Mario specializes in the following: Self esteem, LGBT issues, anger management, couples counseling, adults, family counseling, divorce issues, depression, and experiential counseling.
Mario J. Gonzalez, LPC graduated with a Masters degree in Family in Community Counseling from Argosy University – Dallas and a Bachelors Degree from University of Houston in Psychology. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with over 5 years of experience. He provides individual, couples and family counseling to adults and has a background in community counseling and a mental behavioral hospital setting.
Jessie Trofe, LPC
Jessie strives to create a secure environment to assist clients in processing emotions and creating lasting change. She specializes in working with tweens, adolescents and adults who are struggling with life transitions, grief and loss issues, trauma, anxiety, depression, substance abuse issues and living a purposeful life. Jessie uses methods that tap into the limbic system (the emotional brain), where problematic patterns are formed, and helps clients re-discover their strength and ability to live a healthier, happier life.
Jessie graduated with a Masters in Professional Counseling from Texas State University and earned a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Texas Lutheran University. She is a licensed professional counselor with over eight years of counseling experience.
Jessie is also passionate about expressing herself as a singer/songwriter and has completed the 200 hour Hatha Flow yoga training at Yoga Yoga. She uses the healing power of music and movement with interested clients to process and express emotions in meaningful way.
Suzanne Bartholomew, LCSW
Suzanne builds the therapeutic relationship on the foundation of unconditional positive regard. It is her experience that one of the most powerful things a therapist can do is listen to a person’s story and provide an experience of compassion and empathy. Suzanne looks at addressing emotional pain that individuals carry either consciously or unconsciously. Suzanne believes that people are capable of healing and moving forward in life by eliminating distress. Suzanne specialties include the following: Substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.
Suzanne Bartholomew, LCSW graduated with a Masters degree in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors Degree from Vanderbilt University in Cognitive Studies. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. She provides individual and family counseling to adults and adolescents.