About Brandy Unger

Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, MS, NCC, LPC

Hi, I am Brandy Unger. I am a native Texan that took a short detour through Louisiana before making Austin my permanent home. I hold a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health and Juris Doctorate degree. I am a National Board-Certified Counselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and Louisiana. Prior to opening my practice in Austin, I worked in private practice in Louisiana with a focus on forensic psychology and as a Capital Mitigation Specialist in death penalty cases.

With unique dual professional degrees and licensure, I have specialized experience and training helping individuals, couples and families through major life changes, trauma, vicarious trauma, grief, loss, anxiety, and depression. My goal is to promote wellness – a positive, healthy balance encompassing all areas of life. People naturally strive towards growth, and my role is to support you in this. Let’s work together to build a life that feels more balanced, meaningful, and fulfilling.

Credentials:

  • Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors- Licensed Professional Counselor # 79887
  • National Board of Certified Counselors- Board Certified Counselor # 349061
  • State of Louisiana Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Examiners- Licensed Professional Counselor #6345

Education:

  • Master of Science, Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2014) – Loyola University-NO, New Orleans, LA (CACREP Accredited)
  • Juris Doctor, Law (2009)- Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Forensic Psychology- minor (2005), Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Associations:

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Texas Counseling Association
  • Capital of Texas Counseling Association
  • Texas Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Louisiana Counseling Association (LCA)