Jo Eckler (they/them)


*Not currently accepting new clients* Helping weird people who've been through bad stuff build a life that feels authentic & meaningful.

Clinical Psychologist in Austin, TX

  • Individual

About My Clients

My ideal client is someone who wants to have more self-compassion, to feel less trapped by fear, to be more comfortable just being themselves, and is ready and willing to do the work. I tend to be a particularly good fit for non-binary clients, trauma survivors, artists/creatives, pagans, yogis, and veterans, but I have worked with clients from all walks of life and enjoy doing so. Many of my clients are the truth-tellers in their families who were told they were "too sensitive."

My Background and Approach

I have spent over a decade helping civilians and veterans build new lives after trauma. I have also helped clients with a wide variety of issues. In addition, I have worked with transgender and nonbinary/genderqueer/fluid clients in various stages of transition since 2003. My practice focuses heavily on mindfulness training because it is a foundation for all other work. Also, as a trained yoga teacher, if you are interested, I may also incorporate breathing techniques, mediation, or gentle movements to support your goals. My favorite type of therapy is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) because it combines mindfulness with tools to help make it easier to be a human with a mind and emotions in this world.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that therapy can be very helpful in giving us the tools we need to get through life, but it can't do it all. There are many things in the world that need to change, and I do what I can to help make those changes on a broader scale. For example, I offer single-session evaluations for letters for gender-affirming services on a pay-what-you-can basis because I know how important it is to be able to access accurate documentation and to be able to get gender-affirming procedures. I am also offering asynchronous message-based therapy through because it allows me to support more clients from all over Texas in a more affordable, convenient, and accessible way. I also continue to educate myself on how to be more actively anti-racist, and I support the Black Lives Matter movement.

I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Buddhism
  • Wicca/Paganism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 14 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $125 - 225/session


512-368-7784 Email Jo
Online only
Austin, TX 78704

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