CURRENTLY NOT TAKING NEW CLIENTS Helping weird people who have been through bad stuff build a life that feels authentic and meaningful.
Clinical Psychologist in Austin, TX
I have been teaching mindfulness for over a decade, first as a therapist and later also as a yoga teacher. It offers a strong foundation for all other therapeutic techniques. You don't have to take my word for it though, just consider trying it yourself.
I admit it, this is my favorite type of therapy. It is practical, doesn't require you to delve into your past if you don't want to, and it provides tools for dealing with the messiness of being a human with a mind and emotions. I have had intensive training in this type of therapy, and I've even taught other therapists how to do ACT.
Over the years, I have acquired extensive training in therapies for trauma, including Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Processing Therapy. ACT can also be very helpful for trauma. You get to decide the pace, and I'll make sure you have the coping skills you need while working through your experiences.
My entire career has been spent sitting with clients who have experienced trauma and helping them digest it and take steps toward healing. I have been trained in multiple types of therapy to treat PTSD, so I can tailor our work together to fit your individual style and needs.
Since 2003, I have worked in 4 different VA clinics with veterans ranging from the WWII and Korean era to veterans recently returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. In addition to combat trauma, I have also specialized in military sexual trauma (MST), at one point serving as the point of contact for information and training on MST for an entire VA region. In addition, I started the first support group for transgender veterans in the Central Texas VA Healthcare System.
Although I have had transgender friends since college, I first had training on working with transgender clients in 2003 while in graduate school. Since then, I have enjoyed helping support transgender and non-binary clients to find the tools they need to live more freely and cope with the issues that arise for all humans as well as the issues unique to the trans community.