Ilyse Kennedy

LMFT-Associate, LPC-Intern

We often allow our stories to define who we are. You can find the strength and resilience within your story to take back the narrative.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

My Background and Approach

I work with children and adult individuals, as well as couples and families. I take a collaborative and open-hearted approach to therapy. I stay curious and view you as the expert of your own life. My passions lie in helping those I see to resolve trauma, working with new parents--especially those struggling with perinatal mood disorders, helping children and adolescents to navigate the difficulties in growing up, as well as strengthening the parent-child bond. The basis for my work is in interpersonal neurobiology, attachment, and narrative therapy. Though I use these approaches as a foundation, I am creative and flexible in the therapy room. For my youngest clients, I'm trained in play therapy and use this approach to engage them in the therapy process. I am also trained in EMDR and Somatic Experiencing (Beginning I) to best navigate trauma. I commend you for taking this step in your journey and hope to help you thrive rather than simply survive.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am open-minded and come from a non-judgemental stance. I consider you the expert on your own life. I am LGBTQ+ positive and informed. I also keep an open mind and have completed trainings on how to best support those from diverse backgrounds. When working with individuals and couples, I am sex-positive and open to however your relationship may look. Whether you practice monogamy, polyamory, or anything in between, each relationship is different and you are the expert on the one(s) you are in. While passionate about serving many communities, I am especially passionate about serving those who are or were incarcerated. I have worked with girls and their incarcerated mothers for two years and acknowledge the special kind of grief felt by those affected by incarceration. I have seen the resilience within the girls and their mothers. I have also seen how honoring and strengthening the parent-child relationship, even through the hardship of incarceration, builds resilience and purpose.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 1 year of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $70 - 100/session


512-766-9702 Email Ilyse
5524 Bee Cave rd
Austin, TX 78746

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