vicki Padilla

Licensed Professional Counselor


My love for the therapeutic process began in a chair working as an administrator for the court system that specialized in domestic violence, veterans and human trafficking.  

It was my duty and responsibility to be present, knowledgeable and available for staff and the public.  

There was an importance in building trust in my daily connections with the people in an environment that produced anxiety, depression, suicide, alcohol and drug use due to the large volume of cases and type of work involved.

Therefore, I decided to gain the interpersonal skillset and further my education while working full time.  Learning about conflict resolution and working in groups strengthened my love and commitment in becoming a counselor.  


From 2010 until 2016, I enrolled at St. Edwards University and graduated with a Bachelors in Organizational Communication and a Masters in Counseling.

Where my love took shape was volunteering in the community as a mentor for children and teens through Austin Partners in Education and the Seedling Foundation.

In 2017, I became a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate.  My 3000 hours site experiences were through Capital Area Counseling, Sage Recovery and Wellness Center and Austin Counseling Center.

In March 2021, I became a fully licensed therapist and began my own private practice.  And now in 2022, I've expanded my practice as a Florida Telehealth Provider.  

I am trauma informed.

I am a person of color.

I am an inclusive therapist.


Your Therapy Experience

Clients usually are nervous, afraid or hesitant to begin therapy or have a first session.  The unknown and the uncertainty can be daunting.  There is this looming question of who is this person that I will reveal myself to?  The first session is your story and why you are seeking change.  The first 5 – 7 minutes, we will go over your information, Notice of Privacy Practices, confidentiality, scheduling, length of sessions, fees, risks of counseling and the therapeutic relationship.  We then move into your story and your idea of what you would like to see happen.  If we are a good fit, we will work collaboratively into the next sessions.


Schedule an Appointment Today!


At the end of the day, we can endure much more

 than we think we can.


-Frida Khalo



Vicki R. Padilla

Licensed Professional Counselor 

p: 512-827-8010



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