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Sambavi Venkatesan(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Anxiety -College & graduate student mental health-Identity development- Life transitions-Perfectionism-Emotion regulation-
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Professional statement

Sambavi is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) based in Austin, Texas. She specializes in providing support to high school and college students and young adults, navigating the complexities of adulting and significant life transitions. Her clients are ready to unburden themselves from the weight of negative thoughts, anxiety, and self-doubt, which can cast shadows over their academic, professional, and personal aspirations.

Sambavi equips clients with practical tools to navigate these challenges effectively, allowing clients to feel confident in regulating emotions, reducing physical symptoms of anxiety and stress, and building more positive thoughts about themselves and their reality. She draws from a diverse toolkit of therapeutic modalities, including Relational-Cultural Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Restorative Practices.

Her therapeutic style is marked by warmth, an emphasis on building strong relationships, cultural sensitivity, and a focus on solution-oriented counseling. She strives to be an anti-racist and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist and is dedicated to offering decolonized mental health services that honor the strengths and identities of each individual.

Sambavi holds a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The George Washington University and completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Marketing at The University Of Texas at Austin.

Message to clients

Hi, I'm Sambavi (pronounced samba like the dance + vee). I'm so glad you're here, and I applaud you in taking this first brave step toward growth and healing. If you're ready for a positive change, I invite you to learn more about me and my services and schedule a free, initial consultation. I will be honored to support you in your journey!

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

The George Washington University, MA, 2018
The University of Texas at Austin, BA, BBA, 2013


Texas: 80740




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

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

Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • GEHA
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$150 (50min)

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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