I am a counselor committed to cultural sensitivity. I value diversity. My goal is to provide a safe, non-discriminatory, non-shaming space for authentic, mindful communication. I believe in the power of love, the wisdom of the heart, and each person’s ability to find their own truth.  With increased self-awareness you can pause to face your fears and disrupt avoidance cycles.  I believe that each of us shines from within. Grounded in love, my intent is to reduce suffering and to do no harm. Allow me to help you recognize and appreciate how you shine.

               Call 512-766-1736 or email cindi@wakeuptojoy.net for a free consultation 

Cindi Leveridge MA, LPC

About my training:

I earned my Masters of Arts in Counseling from the  Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas in 2009. Our program included studies focused on spirit in mental health.  My student practicum served caregivers of autistic children as well as the autistic children.

First year play therapy supervision/internship in Corpus Christi with very young children, preteens and adolescents. Year two Christian Counseling supervision/internship with adults, adolescents, couples, families,  and  geriatric group therapy. After completing my internship,  I stayed on as an employee of Diamond Health Care at Refugio Memorial Hospital providing geriatric group therapy. I also had a small private practice providing counseling services to children and adults in Rockport, Texas.

BS Secondary Science Education  The University of Texas at Austin 1983  Thirty years as an educator provided opportunities to work with diverse populations in a variety of settings including: public school education, educating incarcerated youth, virtual education for at-risk youth, job skills training for adults, adult community education and ESL for migrant farm workers.

Personal motivation, improved organization and higher quality communication are attainable skills necessary to get back on track academically.  I enjoy  working with people to learn to better manage their perceptions, feelings, and time.

Specialized Training

Play Therapy

Pastoral Counseling

Geriatric Group Counseling

Emotional Freedom Technique

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

Individual, Couples, Family Counseling

                  Call 512-766-1736 or email cindi@wakeuptojoy.net for a free consultation


Licensed by the State of Texas as a professional counselor, #69385.


Counselor office
Wake Up to Joy Counseling


Strength Based





Acceptance Commitment Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Brief  Therapy



I am a member of the American Counseling Association

The Association for Spiritual, Ethical, Religious, Values in Counseling

The  Association for Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender in Counseling.

I look forward to being of service.