Austin Counselor & Austin Therapist

Austin Marriage and Family Counselor Carolyn C. Martin, MS, LPC, LMFT

Carolyn C. Martin

5808 Balcones Dr, Ste 201
Austin, Texas 78731

As a therapist and counselor in Austin, Texas, I've been doing counseling and/or psychotherapy since 1986 and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT). This means I am licensed to do counseling and psychotherapy with anyone for any issue.

I see individuals for a wide range of counseling issues including depression, stress, and anxiety. I also see couples for relationship, premarital, marriage and post-divorce counseling. My areas of specialization are rape and sexual abuse, issues of infidelity/affairs/cheating, ADD/ADHD in marriage, and maintaining a happy, stable marriage after the birth of a child.

"Thank you for everything! --For helping me in so many meaningful and important ways. For sharing with me the gift of your wisdom and guidance. For encouraging me to grow, and for making a real difference in my life--THANK YOU." ~KM

My Approach to Counseling and Therapy

With over 25 years experience in the field of psychology, counseling and psychotherapy, I have come to believe that much of our unhappiness comes from "not knowing." Lack of information about how to have healthy relationships, how to cope with adversity, and how to survive and thrive in the world leads people down paths they never intended to go down. At worst, lack of knowledge can shatter our dreams and goals and deliver us to the door of saddness, desperation and hopelessness. At best, lack of knowledge can keep us from reaching our goals and cause us to feel unfulfilled, lonely, or lost. My goal is to help you find the knowledge you need to live a happy, fulfilling life and to make the changes necessary to have that life.

"I can't imagine where my wife and I would be without your help. I am forever grateful for your guidence. We are once again the kind of couple that makes others jealous." ~AD


Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

"Trust — It's the feeling of safeness you have with another human being."
- Stephen R. Covey

A Strong Educational and Professional Background

"I believe anyone coming into therapy needs to have confidence and
trust in their therapist's education, experience and credentials.
I was committed to attending a world-class university with a
competitive and comprehensive counseling program."

- Carolyn C. Martin

The History of Mariposa Psychotherapy Services


  • 1987 to 1989--M.S., Counseling & Human Services, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • 1986 to 1987--B.S., Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • 1974 to 1978--B.S., Curriculum & Instruction, Elementary with Kindergarten Endorsement, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
  • 1992--Mediation Training: 70 hours, General & Family
  • 1989 to the present--Workshops & Continuing Education: Over 400 hours

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Texas
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Texas
  • Certified Elementary Education Teacher, Texas

Work Experience

  • 1993 to the present--Private Practice, Austin, Texas
  • 1991 to 1994--Private Practice, Houston, Texas
  • 1990 to 1991--Psychotherapist & Case Manager, Forest Springs Hospital (Adolescent & Adult Unit), Houston, Texas
  • 1989 to 1991--to Case Manager, San Marcos Treatment Center, San Marcos, Texas
  • 1988-1989--Psychotherapist, Inpatient & Outpatient, Terry-Haag Clinic, Houston, Texas
  • 1987 to 1988--Academic Advisor & Education Curriculum Instructor, Texas A&M University
  • 1987 to 1989--Volunteer Counselor, Brazos Valley Rape Crisis Ctr., Bryan, Texas
  • 1992 to 1993--Volunteer Mediator, Montgomery County Dispute Resolution Center, Houston, Texas
  • 1978 to 1985--Kindergarten Teacher, Bryan ISD, Hearne ISD, Mumford ISD, Texas