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counseling services

Therapy, evolved

As a licensed clinical therapist, I offer relational therapy rooted in neuroscience to help you experience greater personal freedom and fulfillment through a renewed relationship with yourself and others. I work primarily with women and men in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, offering individual and group counseling from my central Austin office.

Areas of Specialization

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Dating
  • Trauma
  • Friendship
  • Codependency
  • Career Change
  • Life Transition

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.

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counseling formats

One-on-One Counseling

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

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.

Group counseling

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

Women's Self-Compassion Based Mindfulness Workshop Spring Series

Facilitated by Morgan Lindsey, Ph.D. & Katie Dillingham, LPC

Workshop Series takes place in-person, from 5:30pm - 7pm

Monday, April 3rd

Wednesday, April 12th

Monday, April 17th

Registration fee covers entire series: $275

Early Registration Discount if Signed up by March 30th - $225 - covers entire series

1503 West Koenig Lane
Austin, Texas 78757

Attend our self-compassion based mindfulness workshop!

This workshop is designed to help individuals develop a kinder and more compassionate relationship with themselves. Through mindfulness practices, small and large group sharing, and education we will build the energy and awareness required to foster a warm, kind, and fiercely powerful attention to our thoughts and feelings.  In a non-judgmental manner we will work with what it means to treat ourselves with the same kindness and care that we would offer to a good friend.

By incorporating self-compassion into our mindfulness practice, mindful relating and how we talk to ourselves we can increase our capacity for resilience, reduce stress and anxiety, and cultivate a greater sense of well-being and agency in our lives.

Join us on this journey towards self-discovery and growth as we explore the power of self-compassion and mindfulness.

Why is self-compassion useful?

Self-compassion is useful because it allows individuals to be kind and understanding towards themselves in times of difficulty, which can lead to improved emotional well-being and mental health. Deepening our capacity for self-compassion involves recognizing and accepting one's own suffering, rather than harsh self-criticism and negativity. This means the more ways we can intervene with our own inner-critic in ways that are honoring towards our emotional inner worlds and outer life goals, the better we can feel and the more skillfully we can develop our life and relationships in alignment with what matters most. This can increase resilience and reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Furthermore, self-compassion has been shown to enhance motivation, improve relationships, and promote personal growth.

About Katie & Morgan - Your Facilitators

Katie and Morgan met while attending their masters program for counseling at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. They immediately connected over coffee while discussing the power of open-heartedness, self-acceptance, connection, friendship and meaningful work. Both disheartened by the over-identification of pathology in the mental health field, Katie and Morgan immersed themselves in trainings and professional development that nurtured an understanding of the neurobiology of the mind, heart, body, and the science and wisdom of what healing really is and what practical practices and skills help long-lasting healing to occur.

In this workshop we bring a collaboration of our therapy skills in service of you living from a place of both tender self-compassion and fierce empowerment.


April 3rd, 12th and 17th

April 3, 2023



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a group counseling program.


The duration of therapy is wholly individual. Because long-format sessions allow us to do more in one session, clients often find they benefit from just one session a month, or one session every few months. The choice to continue or return to counseling is entirely yours, and the duration is dependent on your individual needs and what you’re working on.

Getting started

I offer a free 10-minute consultation session to help us find out if we’re a good fit. If we decide to move forward together, we’ll determine the format that works best for your needs and schedule.

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