Claudia Baskind, LCSW


My work as a therapist focuses on adults of any age who want to lessen their sense of “stuck-ness” and boost their sense of well-being. The therapeutic relationship can be a tremendous source of healing and relief from emotional distress. I work with you to create that relationship based on honesty, authenticity, support, and respect for you as the expert on yourself. For thirty years, my passion for social justice and healing has led me to work primarily within marginalized communities.
No matter what you bring for us to work on, from trauma to mental illness, from sexual health to chronic pain, trust that I will meet you where you are to collaborate with you with compassion and honesty, and without judgment, to help you get closer to where you want to be.

Mike Gibbs, LPC-S


Jim Jackson, DD, MS, LCDC

Care Manager, Therapist

Dr. Jim Jackson grew up in Los Angeles and San Francisco and like many people in Austin migrated to Austin to attend UT’s LBJ School of Public Affairs. Dr. Jackson is both a pastoral and chemical dependency counselor who is now in his 27th year in community mental health. He is both a teacher and a counselor in this field and feels that the issues we face will require well prepared professionals for the future and has worked very hard to put persons of color into the work.

Dr. Jackson has been involved in NAMI for years, was one of the people who brought Family Connections to Austin, served as Board Vice President of both the Central Texas Council on Alcoholismand Lifesteps the Williamson Co Council. He is a past TAAP President and a member of African American Behavioral Health in Austin.

In addition to a doctorate in Pastoral Care, he holds a Master’s degree n program management and a Bachelor’s in social Work and Sociology. His introduction to cognitive behavioral therapy was with Dr. Aaron Beck, his studies in DBT were under Dr. Perry Hoffman and Dr. Alan Kugler of NEABPD and Dr. Marsha Linehan of the University of Washington at Seattle.

His supportive family is made up of his wife Nora of nearly 36 years and his son John.

Adam Lenker, LPC-S


Guy Maddox, LCSW


coming soon…

Anna Lisa Conlin, LCSW, CYT

Therapist, Program Evaluator

Anna Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and brings over 10 years of social work experience to her roles at PLANCTX. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and has worked in a variety of direct services and social services administration settings and focused on those affected by chronic illness, mental illness, homelessness and poverty. She is also a certified yoga therapist and integrates the practices of yoga and mindfulness to her work with clients.