Dr. Claudia Cardenas

I am a multi-lingual, multi-cultural clinical psychologist and I want to help you reach your goals and live the life you want to live. Whether you seek support to address depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties or to increase stability for yourself and/or your family, I am here to help.

How I Can Help

Psychological Evaluations

Psychological Evaluations

Cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral evaluations for children, adolescents and adults.

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Individual therapy to help alleviate distress & develop strategies for facing life’s challenges.

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Consultation / Supervision

Consultation / Supervision

Consultation for employers, therapists and attorneys, as well as supervision for pre-licensure clinicians.

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Immigration Services

Immigration Services

Therapy tailored to address challenges triggered by immigration & evaluations for individuals submitting USICS petitions.

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My Experience

Obtained PsyD
International Presentation
Director of Counseling at DVCC
World Travel
Founded AIC
Graduated William James College with PsyD in Clinical Psychology & MA in Professional Psychology.
Presented at the Interamerican Congress of Psychology in Medellin, Colombia.
Became Director of Counseling and EsperanzCT at the DVCC in Connecticut.
Travelled around the world to learn about and experience cultures from around the globe.
Started Austin International Counseling to offer support to the Austin community.

What I Treat


  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Trauma/Abuse/PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Interpersonal Conflict
  • Immigration/Adjustment Difficulties
  • Stress and Lifestyle
  • Phase of Life Transitions
  • Immigration Evaluations
  • Cognitive/Intellectual Evaluations

Assessment & Evaluation


We can help clarify a diagnosis, identify what may be creating obstacles at work or understand what may be limiting engagement in relationships.


We can identify the roots of academic difficulties, problems interacting with other kids, or what’s causing conflict at home.


Immigration evaluations related to Extreme Hardship Waivers, U-Visa petitions and VAWA applications, among others.

Contact AIC

To learn more about Austin International Counseling, request
an appointment or request a consultation fill out the form or call tel: (857) 776-7042

From the blog

What’s New?

My Activity In The Press

@AIC_ATX Risks for Immigrant Kids’ Mental Health …ternationalcounselingtx.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/ris…
@AIC_ATX Want to be happy and successful? Try compassion @CNN cnn.it/2p54rxZ
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@AIC_ATX We all worry sometimes, so knowing how to manage worry is super important. If your worry is overwhelming you reach… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…
@AIC_ATX Interesting article about the mind-gut connection. Is your gut influencing your emotional state? shar.es/19A6nn via @quickdirtytips
@AIC_ATX A little levity this Friday as AIC joins Twitter. Enjoy! #austininternationalcounseling pic.twitter.com/y4Mh88NmF7
@AIC_ATX On "A day without immigrants" it's important to remember the toll that current immigration related events... youtu.be/KuWxMU3R4XM?a