Kery Rowden is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in central Austin, Texas who works with individual adults throughout the life course. Her clients have often reached high levels of achievement in academic, professional, or creative pursuits, but struggle to find lasting security and satisfaction in their success, or difficulty developing and maintaining relationships and fulfillment in daily life. Often, her clients’ struggles arise or intensify around times of transition - moving to the city, a new job or the loss of one, the beginning or ending of an important relationship - when established ways of operating in the world don’t seem to work, and old wounds start to produce new pain.
Kery’s approach is based on the idea that our experiences shape who we are, and the ways we perceive and operate in the world represent our very best efforts to get our needs met. Often our assumptions about the world, and our habitual responses to it, are out of our awareness and out of our control, so that we keep running to the same problems and the same disappointments without knowing why. Through careful attention to their here-and-now experience, Kery helps clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and a clearer picture of how their history affects their experience of today, helping clients to heal from old losses, develop their strengths, and increase their flexibility for crafting the future.
With a warm, open style, Kery approaches each client relationship with humility and respect, creating a safe environment for exploration and self-discovery. With over twenty-five years in business prior to becoming a therapist, Kery brings a unique perspective and appreciation for ways that career challenges can be drivers, or reflections, of difficulties in work and in love.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Kery also accepts Sendero IdealCare as insurance for sessions.
Years of Experience: 6 years
Kery Rowden, LCSW, Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Capital Area Counseling, Post-Graduate Counseling Intern, 2016 - 2018
UT Austin HealthPoint EAP, Clinical Social Work Intern, 2014 - 2015
Trinity Care Center, Social Services Intern, 2013 - 2014
High Tech and MedTech Industries, Finance and Administration Executive, 1987 - 2012
UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work, MSSW, 2015
UT Austin McCombs School of Business, BBA - Accounting, 1987