It all starts with you
Our work together simply begins with talking, so I can get to know you and how you talk about yourself and your life experiences. As we progress through sessions, I incorporate techniques from interpersonal neurobiology, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), family systems therapy, relational life therapy, somatic experiencing and mindfulness to teach you how to assess your own behaviors and triggers and learn how to reframe, reshape and integrate them in new ways. It’s an approach that transforms not just the way you think about things, but the “wiring” involved in how your brain functions.
I offer one-on-one counseling in traditional 50-minute and extended format sessions of 2-3 hours in duration. Sessions take place in my Central Austin office or via a secure telehealth platform. When appropriate, if you have a partner whose involvement may be relevant to our work and your growth, that person may be invited to take part in a limited number of sessions as needed.
Extended sessions allow us to take a deeper dive during our time together and to meet less frequently. We’re able to do work in two to three hours that would often take two to three months to accomplish. I also provide “homework” for you to do between sessions, which allows you to build on and integrate the work we do in-session.
Therapy intensives are 5 hours in duration. They provide a focused period for working on specific topics, and the integration of new learning while the brain is open and receptive.
Walk and Talk
Walking facilitates conversation, and walk-and-talk therapy sessions allow us to work through issues and concerns outdoors and side by side. This option can be combined with regular in-office sessions and therapy intensives. Sessions begin from my office in central Austin; I’m also available to meet at the location of your choosing for an additional fee.
Healing can be especially effective in a group setting. In addition to offering guidance and community support, you’ll benefit from seeing how others view their own issues and work through their concerns. Because participants typically have similar concerns in common, a group setting also provides a venue for broader understanding and acceptance.
As the group facilitator, I guide group discussion and provide insight and information for you to learn more about the science behind your thinking and effective techniques and tools for healing and growth.
Group counseling programs meet every other week for 8 to 10 weeks, and vary in topic and theme. See below for upcoming programs.
upcoming group programs
The Self Compassion Lab
The Self Compassion Lab is a 10 week group focused on building our intrinsic value through self-compassion practice, group work, and individual work. This will not be a traditional process therapy group but something of a hybrid between a workshop and experiential compassion lab. I believe in the power of community to change us. This would be a great fit for anyone who has been in therapy for a while and is ready to challenge themselves in some new and maybe awkward ways.
May 2 - September 26th
May 2, 2022
10 meetings; dates/times TBD
a group counseling program.