“For apart from inquiry, apart from the praxis, individuals cannot be truly human. Knowledge emerges only through invention and re-invention, through the restless, impatient, continuing, hopeful inquiry human beings pursue in the world, with the world, and with each other.” -Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed


I am cisgender, Houston born and raised in San Marcos, TX. I come from a working class family of mixed cultures-Ashkenazi Jews, French, German, Scottish and Russian.  My privileged education, training and experience give me the "know-how" in creating a dialogue of possibilities. However, you are the expert on you and your life.  I welcome all people to stigma-free counseling-LGBTQIA+, immigrants, quien habla español, neurodiverse; all faiths, nationalities, cultures and bodies.  I am a postmodern collaborative-dialogue practitioner and social-constructionist.  I am fortunate to be a part of an international community of mental health professionals, educators, dialogue practitioners and scholars who inform and influence my work.  I stay in practice with people and the world around me.  

  • Families, Adults, Couples, Youth 

  • Latin American Family Issues

  • Quien Habla Español

  • Stress, Mood, Irritability, Worry

  • Relationships, Family-of-Origin 

  • Social & Cultural Identity

  • Oppression & Stigma

  • Immigrants & Refugees

  • Grief & Loss

  • "Borderline Personality Disorder"

  • Withdrawal/Tapering from Psychiatric Medications

  • Video Counseling/Tele-therapy

  • Coaching and Consulting for Professionals 

  • Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA:  PhD Student of Community, Indigenous, Liberation & Ecopsychology

  • Alliant International University, Mexico City: MA in Counseling Psychology, Latin American Family Issues

  • University of Washington, Seattle: BA in Psychology; BA in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Texas #202168

I am trained in Collaborative Dialogical Postmodern Practices, Liberation & Decolonizing Psychologies, Family Systems and Latin American Family Issues.  I have worked in social services and counseling for 20 years in Austin, Houston, Seattle and Mexico City. Some organizations where I have worked are Lifeworks, Salvation Army (Tepito), Family Crisis Center, Presbyterian Children's Homes & Services, Family Violence Center, and Austin Child Guidance Center.  My work has focused on multicultural, marginalized populations; social & cultural identity; family issues and couples issues; people in crisis; people who experience disruptions in life due to stress, worry, mood, self-harm, suicidal ideation; "Borderline Personality Disorder"; domestic violence and structural violence.


1012 East 38th & 1/2 Street

Austin, TX 78751

Neighborhoods: Hancock, North Campus, North University, Cherrywood, Muller, Hyde Park, Windsor Park, Central Austin




Kristina Yarbrough, LMFT Counseling & Family Therapy
Austin Counseling Collective
1012 E 38th & 1/2 Street
Austin, TX 78751