Kery  Rowden

Kery Rowden

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Texas Waitlist Online
Austin Waitlist In-person
Updated October 17, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Kery Rowden is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in central Austin, Texas who works with individual adults throughout the life course. Her clients have often reached high levels of achievement in academic, professional, or creative pursuits, but struggle to find lasting security and satisfaction in their success, or difficulty developing and maintaining relationships and fulfillment in daily life. Often, her clients’ struggles arise or intensify around times of transition - moving to the city, a new job or the loss of one, the beginning or ending of an important relationship - when established ways of operating in the world don’t seem to work, and old wounds start to produce new pain.

Kery’s approach is based on the idea that our experiences shape who we are, and the ways we perceive and operate in the world represent our very best efforts to get our needs met. Often our assumptions about the world, and our habitual responses to it, are out of our awareness and out of our control, so that we keep running to the same problems and the same disappointments without knowing why. Through careful attention to their here-and-now experience, Kery helps clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and a clearer picture of how their history affects their experience of today, helping clients to heal from old losses, develop their strengths, and increase their flexibility for crafting the future.

With a warm, open style, Kery approaches each client relationship with humility and respect, creating a safe environment for exploration and self-discovery. With over twenty-five years in business prior to becoming a therapist, Kery brings a unique perspective and appreciation for ways that career challenges can be drivers, or reflections, of difficulties in work and in love.


Message to clients

When you are suffering, you need a trusted person to bear witness to your experience. A good therapy relationship is unlike any other, offering plenty of space for your unique perspective, and a feeling of being really heard and understood, sometimes for the first time. I will work collaboratively with you to make sense of your story with empathy, patience, and kindness. Working together, we will clarify what matters to you, what motivates you, and what's getting in the way of living your best life, so that you have more resources, more freedom, and more choice in responding to life's challenges.

My office is in the heart of Austin, near UT and downtown, and I also offer telehealth for Texas clients. I would be happy to talk with you.


Specialties

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

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

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

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Initial session: $150 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Kery also accepts Sendero IdealCare as insurance for sessions.


Location(s)

Austin practice
1215 Parkway, Ground Floor, Austin, Texas 78703
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri
  • Sat
  • Sun

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Kery Rowden, LCSW, Private Practice, 2018 - Present
Capital Area Counseling, Post-Graduate Counseling Intern, 2016 - 2018
UT Austin HealthPoint EAP, Clinical Social Work Intern, 2014 - 2015
Trinity Care Center, Social Services Intern, 2013 - 2014
High Tech and MedTech Industries, Finance and Administration Executive, 1987 - 2012

UT Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work, MSSW, 2015
UT Austin McCombs School of Business, BBA - Accounting, 1987


Licensure

Texas: 61596


Languages

English