Kristen Henshaw

MS, LPC, NCC

I offer a holistic counseling approach & EMDR for trauma recovery, dissociation (including DID), anxiety, and highly sensitive people.

Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

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Services
  • Individual

About My Clients

You are emotionally sensitive and intuitive, and connect deeply with others. Sometimes your sensitivity overwhelms you, and you find yourself avoiding people or situations. Sometimes, you even find yourself numb to the intensity of your emotional experiences. The people who were supposed to have loved and protected you the most, instead made you feel ashamed of your sensitive and intuitive gifts. They hurt you instead of protecting you. You long to find deep connection, balance and peace.

My Background and Approach

I am EMDRIA certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). I have also trained in Trauma Model therapy and Ego State therapy for the treatment of structural dissociation. I utilize mindfulness and grounding strategies, as well as attachment and existential theories. My passion is helping people find, reclaim, or create their own paths to meaning, connection, and self-confidence after surviving abuse (emotional, sexual, physical) or neglect (emotional, physical). I have a particular passion for helping survivors of narcissistic abuse, emotional neglect, gaslighting, chronic invalidation, and those struggling with dissociative disorders.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

After years of volunteer work addressing the needs of people struggling with the aftermath of extensive trauma histories and dissociative disorders, I became disheartened at the lack of resources available to help survivors heal. Trauma remains stuck in the body, and while many therapies address thoughts and behavioral symptoms, they often fall short of truly resolving the underlying causes of current problems. Without trauma resolution, symptoms often return. I remain passionate about helping people resolve past traumatic or distressing experiences, and move toward a healthy, balanced life free from shame, fear, anxiety, panic, self-destructive behaviors, suicidal thoughts, isolation, low self-worth, and detachment from self and others.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Rate: $120 - 150/session

Info

512-210-7138 Email Kristen
8700 Manchaca Road
Suite 801
Austin, TX 78748

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