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JP Cardenas, LPC-Associate
Supervised by Melody Palmer - Arizola LPC-S

Works with: 

  • Eating Disorders 

  • Intuitive Eating 

  • HAES Aligned 

  • Fat Liberation 

  • Anti-Racist

  • LGBTQ+ 

  • BIPOC 

  • Identity Issues

  • Sex Positive 

  • Kink/Poly Friendly 

  • Depression 

  • Anxiety



  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Person Centered

  • Strength Based 

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Reality Therapy

Therapist in Austin Texas offering in person and virtual sessions

Hello Everyone and Welcome! My name is JP, They/Them, and I am a Queer, Genderqueer (Non-binary), Mexican American, Plus Sized Licensed Professional Counselor Associate supervised by Melody Palmer-Arizola, Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ adolescents (12+) and adults on anything related to sexuality, gender, sex, identity, and LGBTQ+ BIPOC issues. 



I participated in my own therapy when I was a teenager. I struggled with my sexuality and dealt with depression and anxiety because of it. I felt alone and afraid and like no one understood what I was going through. Luckily, one of my school counselors noticed something was wrong with me and they reached out, provided a helping hand, and put me in group therapy.


Group therapy is where I learned I was not alone, and others were struggling with their sexuality and gender, as well, and that everything was going to be okay! This was the first step in self-acceptance and self-love! I have continued to participate in my own therapy, so I can continue to accept and love myself as the person I am meant to be! It hasn't been an easy journey, but I know that I am worth it! 


I share my story because I believe in the power of storytelling. I believe that by sharing our stories we can connect on a deeper level, build healthy relationships, and support each as we go through life! Tell me, what is your story? If you are struggling with your identity, exploring your identity, or coming out for the first time, let me walk through that with you! You don't have to do it alone! 


I take a holistic approach towards health, healing, and happiness! I want to help you understand what is going on in your body just as much as what is going on in your mind! When we work on taking care of your mind and body, we see better overall results! Whether you come to me to talk about your identity, depression, life transitions/stressors or relational issues, we are going to take care of you as a whole! It is time to put you first because YOU MATTER!


If you feel like I may be a good fit for you or your adolescent, please feel free to reach out to me at (512) 524-3796 and we can set up a free 15-minute consultation to explore if we would be a good fit for each other! 


Session Fee: $130 

Sliding Scale Fee Available

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  • Immediate availability

  • Response within 24 hours, usually same day

  • Evening and weekend availability 

  • In person and virtual sessions

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Please reach out to me via email through the contact form or call or text my direct number.