2018 - 2019 Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology Board of Directors

Jennifer Maund, LPC- Co-President

  Image of Jennifer Maund, Licensed Professional Counselor Jen Maund, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor currently in private practice in Westlake.  She works with individual adults using a psychoanalytic approach that focuses on the relationship between the therapist and the client.  Jen uses a psychoanalytic approach because she values the honest exploration into what lies beneath the surface to assist clients (and herself)  with the struggles and uncertainties of life.

Jen completed her Masters in Counseling from St. Edward’s University in 2014.  Jen also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Texas School of Law. 

Randy Frazier, PhD - Co-President

Randy Frazier, PhD is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Austin. He offers individual, couples, and group psychotherapy for adults and adolescents.

Randy also provides clinical supervision and consultations.

Randy received his PhD from the Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Texas, Austin, in 1991. Research interests were integrating Family Systems and Attachment Theory as they inform us on relationship development. Since graduating he worked at Austin Regional Clinic for seven years as a staff Psychologist until entering private practice in 1997. He has also served as Adjunct faculty to the University of Texas Counseling Psychology Program, teaching courses in Counseling Theory and Technique, Psychological Assessment, and Measurement and Evaluation. Randy has been attending ASPP meetings and studying various psychoanalytic perspectives since the early 1990’s.

Sara Hamilton, PsyD - Past President

Sara Hamilton, PsyD is a clinical psychologist working in private practice and as the lead psychotherapist at the Bariatric Counseling Center of San Antonio. She is a graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  Sara participated in the fellowship program at the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis and is a Division 39 scholar for the 2017-2018 year. Sara works primarily with adults from a relational psychodynamic perspective. 

Kery Rowden, LCSW - Treasurer


Sophie Abel, LCSW - Secretary

Sophie Abel, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Austin and offers individual and couples counseling for adults.  She specializes in working with attachment issues presenting in difficulties relating to self or to others from a psychodynamic framework.  She is a graduate of the University of Texas' Steve Hicks School of Social Work and brings to private practice a variety of prior experiences in community, hospital, and school settings.  She is also a member of the National Association of Social Workers and is serving as Austin Psychoanalytic's secretary for the 2018-2019 year.

Marianna Adler, PhD, FABP - Conference Chair

Marianna Adler, Ph.D., is a psychoanalyst/psychologist in private practice offering psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for adults, as well as consultation and supervision to mental health practitioners. She is currently a faculty member and a Training and Supervising Analyst at the Center For Psychoanalytic Studies (CFPS) in Houston and Austin.  She has previously presented papers at ASPP and at the Houston Psychoanalytic Society on such topics as psychoanalytic ethics, mourning, shame, Lacan, Bion and film (Mysterious Skin).  Her paper, The Blank Page: Writing and its Inhibitions was published in the Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis.  Another paper, Bion and the Analytic Attitude, was the lead article in the Division 39 Round Robin publication.  Besides teaching at the Center For Psychoanalytic Studies (CFPS), Dr. Adler has served as President, Ethics Chair and Faculty Chair of CFPS.  She has also in the past served as President of ASPP and as Education and Training Chair of ASPP.  

Melissa McNelly, LPC - Monthly Meeting Chair

Melissa McNelly, MA, PA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in AustinMelissa McNelly, M.A., P.A., L.P.C., is a psychotherapist in private practice in central Austin. Melissa works with adolescents, adults and couples from an attachment perspective. She is an active member of the American Psychological Association and has been a member of ASPP for 9 years.

Ryan Parker, LCSW - Mentorship Chair

Ryan Parker professional headshot.jpgRyan Parker, LCSW is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in private practice in Austin, TX. She specializes in work with young children, child-parent dyads, parent consultation, couples therapy, and adult psychotherapy. Ryan is a graduate of the Infant Parent Mental Health Post-Graduate Fellowship Program founded by Kristie Brandt and Ed Tronick. Ryan is the current Mentorship Chair of Austin Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and services as the Education and Training Co-Chair of Division 39’s Section IX, Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility. Ryan is in private practice in Austin, TX.

Tara Chivukula, LCSW - Member at Large

Tara Chivukula, LCSW is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Austin, TX. Tara specializes in work with individuals and couples around cross-cultural/multi-cultural issues, race, identity, intergenerational conflict and adoption. She is a graduate of the Columbia School of Social Work and completed analytic training at the Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis, Inc (MIPP). Tara recently joined the board of the ASPP. She holds licenses in both New York and Texas and maintains a full-time practice in Austin and part-time practice in NY. 


Dylan Davies, LPC, LMFT - Member at Large

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