Sara Riesner, MA, LPC-A
Supervised by Dr. Roxanna Ramirez, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Successful therapy depends on the therapist's ability to connect with the client, understand their goals, adapt to their needs, and cultivate a safe, secure space in which to foster emotional awareness and personal growth. I strive to tailor every aspect of my integrative therapeutic approach to provide the individual, couple, or family with an experience that fully embraces these principles.
I enjoy working with children, adolescents, and adults. I embrace a multilingual as well as multicultural therapeutic space and I am deeply passionate about empowering individuals. While I am here to guide you through the process, this is your process, and I want to aid you in finding your strengths so that you can be in charge of your journey.
Starting therapy can be intimidating and overwhelming. Please call me for an initial phone consultation where we can discuss any concerns or questions you might have, as well as assess client-therapist fit. I am offering tele-video sessions during this time. I am looking forward to hearing from you and being part of your journey.
I am a native spaniard who moved to Austin in 2005. I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. I then, went on to get my Mental Health Counseling and Wellness Masters from NYU Steinhardt. I currently reside and practice in Texas.
Trauma Focus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for Traumatized Children
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Mastering Waiver Evaluations
In my integrative approach I utilize modalities such as person-centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Attachment theories, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Emotional Focus Therapy (EFT), and cultural sensitive approaches amongst others. I also provide Hardship Waiver Evaluations, and Cancelation of Removal Evaluations.
We provide services for children, teenagers, and adults. We pride ourselves on offering a safe, welcoming space in which you can explore, process, and grow. Our areas of specialty are:
Anxiety and mood disorders (i.e., depression)
Phobias and OCD
Adjustment disorders, stress management, and life transitions.
Trauma, grief, and divorce
We offer a broad range of support for parents at various stages of their journey, from transitioning into parenthood, to understanding and coping with a temperament mismatch between parent and child, to the inevitable changes and transitions brought on by adolescence.
At Multicultural Therapy, we strive to help you understand your child's experiences and to recognize the role you play in your child's struggles so that you and your child can nurture and enjoy a stronger bond with one another.
During our time together you and your partner will develop a broader perspective with an emphasis on learning how to listen to each other's needs as well as honoring your needs as individuals. Our goal is to aid you in understanding what triggers and dynamics are at play in your relationship and to foster healthy communication. We want you to leave with an effective set of tools and techniques, empowering you to overcome any new challenges that might arise post therapy.
Welcome to our Immigration Evaluation section. We provide Clinical Evaluations, including evaluation for Extreme Hardship Waivers and Cancelation of Removal. We provide services in English and Spanish, and we work with adults as well as children.
An Immigration Evaluation is a report prepared by a qualified clinician following a comprehensive assessment. This report serves as a valuable resource for your immigration attorney to support your case. We understand the challenges and hardships that come with the immigration process. We conduct thorough evaluations so you can provide the necessary documentation for your case. We are committed to helping you build a strong foundation for your immigration journey.
Extreme Hardship Waivers
At Multicultural Therapy we believe families belong together. Extreme Hardship Evaluations can help strengthen your immigration case. We will carefully evaluate your circumstances and provide a comprehensive report highlighting the hardships that separation or relocation would bring upon you. We will work closely with you to ensure that your story is effectively communicated.
Cancelation of Removal
Our Cancelation of Removal service is designed to assist individuals who are facing deportation proceedings. We understand the fear and uncertainty that comes with the possibility of being separated from your loved ones. We will work with you to ensure your whole story is told, and you can present a strong case for cancelation of removal.
The cost for the entire evaluation service is $1050, which encompasses the clinical interview (2-3 meetings totaling 4-6 hours),
communicating with your lawyer, and the delivery of a comprehensive report within two weeks from our last meeting. Expedited services are available for an additional fee; please consult with us if expedited service is required. Furthermore, we provide payment plans; please feel free to discuss this option with us if you are interested in taking advantage of it.
New mothers support group - It takes a village
Thursdays 6 - 7:30pm
Stress management group for teens
Thursdays 6 - 7:30pm
Emotional Regulation Workshop
January 16th 2023
Thursdays 6 - 7:30pm
Unleashing Your Potential through Effective Goal Setting
July 29th 2023
Location and Fees
Multicultural Therapy is mostly virtual with limited in person availability. Multicultural Therapy is located in Texas.
Sessions are $150 for 50 minutes. I can accommodate reduce rates based on availability. Please, inquire about group or workshop pricing and availability if interested.
Call for a free 15 minute consultation.