About My Clients
I help clients navigate various challenges including relationships, career, and changes in their health status due to aging, illness or injury. I also coach clients seeking enhanced motivation to tackle behavioral changes related to work and health. I trained as a psychotherapist after a long career as a lawyer and enjoy helping clients focus on pragmatic goals as well as the philosophical challenges that life presents.
My Background and Approach
I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and received training in CBT from the Beck Institute in addition to my masters from UT. CBT is usually enhanced by other treatment modalities such as Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Positive Psychology delivered in the context of a warm, respectful, therapeutic relationship. My research interests include procrastination, health promotion, gifted/talented adults and financial therapy.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
My practice donates a percentage of profits to Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and the Flatwater Foundation. I completed my clinical training at LIVESTRONG. I am a past member of the Board of Directors at the Anti-Defamation League, Make A Wish, and the Leukemia/Lumphoma Society. I have volunteered in the past with the Austin Center for Grief & Loss, St. Jude, and St. Andrew's Episcopal School. I have been married 25 years and have college-aged children. More info at www.austincognitive.com