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Nic Dahlberg

Nic Dahlberg, LPC

Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (MA), Texas State University

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Texas

William C Hogg Building (WCH) 2.224

(512) 232-9247

Office Hours: Monday 11 a.m. to noon & Wednesday 2 to 3 p.m.

Below is a video that will provide you with a chance to hear more about the CARE program from your college CARE counselor.

Nic Dahlberg (pronouns: he/him) is a Counselor in the Counselors in Academic Residence (CARE) Program, a program that provides mental health services in academic offices to facilitate students' academic and life goals. He provides clinical services students in the College of Natural Sciences and is also available to provide prevention and outreach and consultation services to CNS faculty and staff. He is passionate about working within CNS and has an interest for working with the college’s motivated and analytical students.

Areas of professional interest include trauma, overcoming mental health challenges, identity exploration, multiculturalism, and living a meaningful life. Nic works from a client-centered model that incudes interventions and framework from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) with a strong emphasis on identity exploration, finding meaning, and accepting difficult emotions. He enjoys working with young adults in order to help them shape their lives to find purpose and meaning that is fulfilling and affirming.

CARE Clinical Services

  • Students are primarily referred by CNS staff or faculty member. Students interested in learning more about resources to support their mental health can contact Nic directly.
  • Nic will assess student needs and offer appropriate services (e.g. short-term counseling, resources and referrals, crisis intervention, and groups)

Trainings and Workshops

  • Offered to students and staff
  • Topics vary (e.g. stress management, test anxiety, assisting student in distress, perfectionism, procrastination)

Consultation

  • Available to consult one-on-one and in meetings/groups. Please contact Nic for more information.
Andrea Ortega, LCSW-S

Andrea Ortega, LCSW-S

Master of Social Work (MSW), University of Michigan

Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor (LCSW-S), Texas

William C Hogg Building (WCH) 2.214

512-471-7162

Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday 1 to 2 p.m.

Below is a video that will provide you with a chance to hear more about the CARE program from your college CARE counselor.

Andrea Ortega (pronouns: she/her) is a Counselor in the Counselors in Academic Residence (CARE) Program, a program that provides mental health services in academic offices to facilitate students' academic and life goals. She provides clinical services students in the College of Natural Sciences and is also available to provide prevention and outreach and consultation services to CNS faculty and staff. She is passionate about working within CNS and has an affinity for working with the college’s inquisitive and analytical students.

Areas of professional interest include trauma, mental health and technology, advocacy around multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusivity, mindfulness, and the interpersonal effects of family dynamics and experiences. Andrea works from an eclectic model that incudes interventions and framework from CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) with a strong emphasis on advocacy and collaboration. She enjoys working with millennials and first-generation students and has an adept understanding of acculturation and multi-generational issues.

CARE Clinical Services

  • Students are primarily referred by CNS staff or faculty member. Students interested in learning more about resources to support their mental health can contact Andrea directly.
  • Andrea will assess student needs and offer appropriate services (e.g. short-term counseling, resources and referrals, crisis intervention, and groups)

Trainings and Workshops

  • Offered to students and staff
  • Topics vary (e.g. stress management, test anxiety, assisting student in distress, perfectionism, procrastination)

Consultation

  • Available to consult one-on-one and in meetings/groups. Please contact Andrea for more information.
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