ABOUT US

Rick & Lesley

Rick and Lesley Bradstreet are devoted to studying the Enneagram and bringing it to life for others who are interested in knowing themselves at a deeper level and in growing personally and spiritually. We have found that the Enneagram has had a profound effect on our lives and our relationship.


Our vision is to create a growing community of people studying the Enneagram and using it for personal and spiritual growth, to understand themselves better, to improve relationships and to develop a deeper compassion for both themselves and others.

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Rick Bradstreet, PhD

Rick is a Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition through The Narrative Enneagram (TNE), founded by Helen Palmer and David Daniels, M.D. He is a member of the Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition (EANT) and has served on its Board of Directors.

Rick is also certified in Enneagram in Business with Ginger Lapid-Bogda, PhD,  and works with organizations in team building, leadership, communication and conflict resolution and other organization develop issues.

Rick is a psychologist whose career with the Austin Police Department (APD) spanned 25 years. He retired in 2004, and continues to work as a consultant for APD and other Austin-area departments. Rick offers private counseling in addition to teaching the Enneagram.

Rick is licensed as a Psychologist and as a Marriage & Family Therapist, and holds a law degree from Stanford University.

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Lesley Bradstreet

Lesley is a Certified Enneagram Teacher in The Narrative Enneagram (TNE), founded by Helen Palmer and David Daniels, M.D. She is a member of the Enneagram Association in the Narrative Tradition (EANT).

Lesley is also certified in Enneagram in Business with Ginger Lapid-Bogda, PhD,  and works with organizations in team building, leadership, communication and conflict resolution and other organization develop issues.

Lesley spent most of her career in marketing, business development and community relations. She retired as Vice President of Community Relations from Velocity Credit Union in 2006.

Lesley received her B.S. in Education from Northwest Missouri State University.

Our Sister Communities

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South Austin Enneagram Meetup

If you live south, and are looking for an Enneagram community closer to home, here is your opportunity to be part of a group south of the river. The group will be led by Abi Robins and Cat Donahue, two devoted Enneagram teachers, who are creating a solid community of Enneagram seekers. They meet the first Tuesday of each month.For information or to R.S.V.P. contact Abi at abirobins@gmail.com or Cat at  catclare@gmail.com 

Enneagram Teachers

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Abi Robins

Abi Robins is a yoga instructor and yoga therapist in the Austin area whose practice combines the tools of yoga with the insight of the  Enneagram.  She works with clients one-on-one, in small groups,  and through classes and workshops. Abi works to empower her clients to bring balance in their lives and their journey, and to their path of spiritual  transformation.

Abi is in the process of completing her training as a Certified Teacher in the Narrative Tradition. She is also co-founder and a leader of the South Austin Enneagram Meetup

You can find Abi at abirobinsyoga.com

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Karen Blanchette-Fuhr

After growing up outside Houston, Karen made her way to Austin for college, and settled into being a permanent Austinite. She earned her bachelor's degree at UT and a master's degree in Sociology from Texas State. She works as an analyst at the University of Texas. 

Karen is a Certified Enneagram Teacher in the Narrative Tradition. She is a co-founder and leader of the Young Adult Enneagram Community of Austin. She is passionate about sharing the Enneagram with others, and recently launched her own business, offering Enneagram workshops and typing interviews. She looks forward to adding personal coaching once her certification is complete.

You can reach Karen at karenblanchette@gmail.com

Enneagram Therapists

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Rick Bradstreet, Ph.D.

Rick has counseled individuals and couples in a University setting, a Police department, and in private practice. He finds that using the Enneagram in his practice empowers clients by giving them a tool to control their own changes. It also increases clients’ compassion and sense of humor about the suffering all humans impose on ourselves. Rick believes that self awareness and curiosity about dilemmas are important practices allowing us to stay grounded while engaging the present. 

Reach Rick at rbradstreet1944@gmail.com or 512-338-9907


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Teresa Gross, MA, LPC

Teresa is a therapist who enjoys empowering others to experience their true nature, work their edges, and embrace an authentic and whole-hearted way of being given her own commitment to personal growth. Her mindfulness-based approach to therapy coupled with the Enneagram not only invites greater self-awareness and a greater understanding of others, but also paves a path for positive change, peace of mind, and passionate living. As an enthusiastic student of the Enneagram since 2013, Teresa provides Enne-Mind coaching sessions that encompass an Enneagram typing interview and an introduction to mindfulness. 

If you have an interest in her services, please visit the Austin Mindfulness Center at
http://austinmindfulness.org/teresa-gross.html

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Cat Donahue, MA, LPC Intern, LMFT Associate Supervised by Tammy Fisher, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Cat is a therapist with Austin Relational Wellness but you might also call her an Enneagram enthusiast with a passion to help people become the best version of themselves. She works with individuals, couples and groups using a strengths-based approach to explore their true desires and ultimately live better lives. Cat knows from her own journey that the Enneagram promotes self-understanding, draws awareness to motivation, and helps people relate better with others. Visit the Austin Relational Wellness website for more information on her services. 

You can reach Cat at cat@austinrelationalwellness.com or at the Austin Relational Wellness website at www.austinrelationalwellness.com.

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Cheryl Alexander, LPC

Cheryl earned her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and her master's in School Psychology from Texas State University. She spent 13 years working in the law enforcement field  as a Deputy Sheriff/Correctional Officer; and 24 years in the education field, the last 16 as a school counselor. 

Cheryl now has a private counseling practice, and uses the  Enneagram, among other tools, in her counseling sessions. Cheryl's goal is to help people make safe and healthy choices, to gain self-awareness and understanding; and to develop resilience to cope with life's problems. She is currently in the process of completing her training as a Certified Enneagram Professional in the Narrative Tradition. 

You can reach Cheryl at cherylalexa@yahoo.com

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Amberlea Shelton, LPC

I am passionate about guiding people (and myself) toward a path of self-discovery, self-love, self-forgiveness, self-compassion, and self-acceptance. By embarking on this journey into the self, we find the freedom and courage to engage with others and with life in meaningful and honest ways. This gives us the ability to care for others without feeling drained of energy, to connect with the world from a place of joy, and to feel incredible in our own bodies. ​

I create a healing space for you to explore your deepest inner self. I create an environment, which allows you to claim your gifts and create a path to your highest passions and most joyful sense of being in the world.I have an exceptional knack for knowing what blocks a person must dismantle in order to be able to step into and embrace the life that is waiting for them. 

You can reach Amber at www.amberleashelton.com

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Elaine St. Marie, LPC

As a therapist, Eliane uses many tools to help her clients in understanding themselves deeply, but the Enneagram is her favorite tool, both for self-understanding and for understanding other important people in our lives. With understanding often comes compassion and forgiveness for ourselves and others. Elaine appreciates how the Enneagram allows for differing perspectives: no one is right or wrong . . . we just see things differently. She also appreciates the way it can help us to see a road map to getting to our best selves and an understanding of when we are acting in unhealthy ways.  Elaine uses the Enneagram for her own growth and in understanding the people in her life, as a practical, as well as a spiritual guide.

You can reach Elaine at elainestmarie@gmail.com.

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Cindy Austin, MS, LPC

I support people as they go through some of life’s tougher times. I do not “fix” anyone. I help people remember the truth about their worth and value and guide them as they practice living from that truth whether it’s for the first time or not. When we get afraid and empty, it is almost impossible to remember this by ourselves, and we need an experienced, knowledgable and loving ally to shine the light for us through the dark and confusing times.

Paying attention to life’s “wake up calls” and choosing to learn from them rather than spending a lifetime being a victim of them takes uncommon courage. But happiness–described as a profound sense of peace that does not come and go depending on external circumstances–is the ultimate reward!

I use the Enneagram in my private practice as well as a valuable tool in my online dating program, Deliberate Dating.


You can reach Cindy at http://austinempowered.com/