Michelle DeMarco, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor, #64001
M.Ed. Counseling and Guidance,Texas State University, 2006
B.A. Language Arts; Elementary Certified, St. Edward's University, 1996
EMDR Trained, 2017
Growing up with my parents and three brothers in Tomball, Texas, my Catholic Faith has played a strong role in my life. After graduating from St. Edward's University I moved to Austin permanently, decided to get married and start a family. In 2001, we moved to Dripping Springs. After teaching for 6 years in Austin ISD, I decided to spend time with my two children as a stay-at-home mom as I earned my master's degree to become a school counselor from Texas State University. When my children started school, I returned to AISD as a counselor and soon after acquired my license as a professional counselor.
As a licensed professional counselor, I have the unique experience of seeing struggles through the lens of a school counselor, previous classroom teacher and mother. I understand families sometimes face problems and need someone to point them in the right direction. As parents, we don’t always have the answers. It’s reassuring to know we can reach out to a professional that understands how scary and overwhelming it can be when we don’t know how or are unable to help our child navigate problems. We’ve all been there. You are not alone.
• 2013-2014 Austin Independent School District Counselor of the Year
• 2016 AISD RAVE Award; 2015 RAVE Award
• Classroom Teacher – From 1997-2003
• 2003 Walmart Teacher of the Year
• 1999 Houston Elementary Teacher of the Year
Since 2006, I’ve worked with thousands of families as a school counselor assisting them move through a wide range of challenging situations:
Dealing with life struggles (academics, disabilities, illness, divorce, etc.)
Life transitions (teenage years, other changes in life circumstance)
Building healthy friendships/boundaries
My modalities of treatment include:
Sandtray Therapy and other Expressive Arts
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
Fees & Scheduling
FEES & SCHEDULING
Initial 1 hour consultation: $150
$125 for 50 minute session, 10 minutes for consultation, scheduling & notes
$200 for 60 minute family session (2 or more family members)
**No insurance accepted but can provide documentation for insurance reimbursement upon request
Weekdays and Saturdays by appointment only. Evening appointments available.
Telehealth appointments available
GOOD FAITH ESTIMATE: You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost. Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services. You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service. If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.
For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.