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observe. reflect. reframe. integrate.

It all starts with you

These days, most of us are pretty good at talking about our issues and concerns. Between social media channels and self-development trends, we get a lot of practice. Even so, we still find ourselves dealing with persistent issues – the ones rooted in limiting beliefs, trauma, and relationship and family struggles.

When you already know how to talk about your problems, understanding how your brain actually works can help you understand why you’re struggling. When you know why your brain does what it does, you can take steps to create change for the better.

As a licensed clinical therapist, I provide relational therapy rooted in neuroscience to help you experience greater personal freedom and fulfillment through a renewed relationship with yourself and others.

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an evolved approach to therapy

In my Austin, TX, office, I provide a supportive and welcoming environment for active engagement. I’m known for being open and honest, compassionate and straightforward. I also believe that a blended approach to therapy can get you where you want to go more efficiently. That’s why I focus on long-format sessions that give space for experiential learning and time to integrate the work we do together. It’s an approach that leads to transformative healing.

areas of specialization

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Dating
  • Trauma
  • Friendship
  • Codependency
  • Career Change
  • Life Transition
  • Quarter-Life Crisis
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Relational Therapy meets neuroscience

Relationships are essential to our emotional well-being. From our earliest days to the present moment, our past and current relationships help shape who we are. As a relational therapist, my goal is to help you feel comfortable in your relationship with yourself and others. Whether you’re experiencing challenges in a partnership or going through a big life transition, I’ll help you unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Through an integrated process of self-observation, you’ll learn to assess your own behaviors and triggers and how to reframe and integrate them in new ways. This approach optimizes the neuroplasticity of the brain and your ability to create change.

Through a process of self-observation, you’ll learn to assess your own behaviors and triggers and how to reframe, reshape and integrate them in new ways, using interventions that actually change the patterning in your brain. This process transforms not just the way you think about things, but the “wiring” involved in how your brain functions. It’s an approach that optimizes neuroplasticity and your inherent ability to create lasting change.

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who i work with

My clients are self-aware people. They’re intelligent, successful, creative women and men in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. They have a lot going on, and most have looked to exercise, meditation, yoga and self-help techniques for clarity and balance. But even while they find those tools useful, they only go so far. When the same persistent issues keep surfacing, that’s when you know therapy can help. I work with my clients by helping them deepen their understanding of how their brain affects their perceptions and experiences.

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Katie Dillingham

licensed professional counselor

I began my career as a therapist working with adults and teens in counseling centers in Austin, TX, before opening my private practice in 2015. In working with my clinical supervisor, Julian Taylor Shore, I was introduced to the field of interpersonal neurobiology, which I’ve integrated into my practice as a relational therapist. As a voracious reader, I love diving into the research and translating academic findings into relatable tools and techniques that allow us to improve our everyday lives.

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