Max  Casero

Max Casero

They/Them/Theirs

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Texas Accepting Online
East Sixth Accepting In-person
Updated January 27, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Trauma
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

Max Casero is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Austin, TX. They’re passionate about working with the LGBTQ community, as well as those with neurodiversity, and they work with teenagers, young adults, and adults as well as couples and families. Many of Max’s clients find themselves overwhelmed by emotions like anxiety, stress, or trauma reactions. They begin therapy as a way to process through what’s happening in their lives and find tools that can help them live comfortable, healthy lives.

Max’s approach to therapy draws from Restorative Practices, which empowers clients to hold themselves accountable for their actions. Clients also benefit from therapy approaches like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness therapy, narrative therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. They learn more about who they are, where they come from, and how they can better cope when feeling distressed. Max’s style is laid back, honest, and genuine. They use different approaches in sessions depending on the needs of their client.

Max earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. They previously worked in community mental health and in the school setting, where they supported the mental health of countless individuals and families to help them live authentic and comfortable lives.


Message to clients

Therapy is hard. You look at most therapist's websites and they're all trees and nature and the ocean and zen; you can practically hear the bees buzzing and feel a butterfly land on your nose. Calming and peaceful, and yes, that is the end goal of therapy - but it definitely isn't the journey.

My job as your therapist is to walk alongside you on your epic quest of personal growth: to listen when you've got a story to tell, to lend a hand when you need some support, to teach when you're ready to learn, to laugh when it's messy and that's all you can do, and to celebrate when you've climbed a mountain or slayed the dragon.

Some things that you can expect from me each session: safety and support, respect and trust, openness and honesty, transparency, my genuine self showing up each session, containment and validation for your big feelings, sitting in your discomfort when it's time to learn and grow, role play and practice, commitment to your goals and growth.

We will do work together, and it won't always be fun or easy. As a quote from one of my favorite movies goes, "it's the hard that makes it great." And at the end of the day, I promise you'll leave better and more whole then when you started.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Max Casero is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (53min)
  • Initial session: $200 (53min)
  • Couples sessions: $200 (53min)
  • Group sessions: $80 (53min)
  • Family sessions: $200 (53min)
  • 30 Minute Individual: $100 (30min)
  • 45 Minute Individual: $150 (45min)
  • 90 Minute Individual: $260 (90min)
  • 90 Minute Group: $100 (90min)
  • 90 Minute Couples: $260 (90min)
  • 90 Minute Family: $260 (90min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Submitting superbills for reimbursement is terrible and tedious, so let us take care of it for you. Prism provides complimentary out of network claims submission for all cash pay clients.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 3 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wed Noon - 3 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 5 pm
  • Fri No clients - admin
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

East Sixth practice
803 Lydia St., Austin, Texas 78702
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 3 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
  • Wed noon - 3 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 5 pm
  • Fri None - admin
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Prism Integrated Health, Owner & Director of Behavioral Health, 2016 - Present
Communities in Schools of Central Texas, Faculty Support Specialist, 2017 - 2018
Communities In Schools of Central Texas, Program Manager, 2013 - 2017
Ruth Ellis Center, Residential Manager, 2012 - 2013
Ruth Ellis Center, Curriculum Writer & Group Facilitator, 2011 - 2012

University of Michigan School of Social Work, MSW, 2011
Ohio Wesleyan University, BA, 2008


Licensure

Texas: 63208


Languages

English