How are you, really?

Licensed Professional Counselor #80925
Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

M.A. in Counseling Psychology
St. Edward’s University, 2018

B.A. Major In Psychology, Minor in Kinesiology
Texas A&M International University, 2015

My name is Alex Villarreal. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas. I’m currently based in Austin, TX — my office is located in the Hyde Park area. I also provide telehealth services for individuals residing in Texas.

I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from St. Edward’s University in 2018. I have worked in the mental health field for six years and started Real Path Psychotherapy in June of 2020. I have worked with community mental health in the non-profit sector, focusing on crisis services, criminal justice/mental health initiatives and leadership of clinical programs. Some of my work has included supervision and career development of mental health providers, provision of mental health training to law enforcement, and community-based crisis intervention.

My clinical work focuses on guiding clients through healing from sexual and religious trauma, complex childhood histories and complicated grief/loss. Other areas of focus often include stress-management, navigating relationships, improving self-esteem, sexuality or gender issues, complex family dynamics and mood disorders.

I am experiential and collaborative in my approach and adapt therapy to individual goals and needs. I often help clients learn about and connect with their nervous systems, as trauma is often held in the body. Some clients benefit from incorporating modalities such as Sandtray, EMDR, Parts Work/IFS and ETT in our work together.

Healing looks different for everyone. I may be a good fit for someone who is okay with gentle challenging, as I believe this important part of the clinical work helps clients reach their goals and live more fulfilling lives.

I invite you to connect with me for a free consultation to see if we are a good fit.

“Shame dies when stories are told in safe places.”

Body-Based Therapies

Internal Family Systems

Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)

Collaborative Family Therapy


“Parts” Work

Parent Consultation

Wellness Coaching

Expressive Therapies

Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)

Emotional Transformative Therapy