Are you accepting new clients?
Yes, however, I have limited times available.
Do you work evenings and weekends?
I work Monday through Thursday.
Do you take insurance?
I do not accept insurance. However, I am happy to provide a superbill for insurance reimbursement.
Do you offer a sliding scale?
My sliding scale spots are currently full.
where are you located?
I am a Senior Clinician at IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin located in South Austin at 4009 Banister Lane.
Currently I am conducting all sessions via telehealth.
When will you be back in the office?
Sadly, that's still TBD.
I see you specialize in trauma. Do you use emdr?
I am EMDR trained, however, my preferred modality is IFS. I will also use Emotional Transformation Therapy,
which utilizes light, eye movement, and color when appropriate for a client. If you're specifically looking for an
EMDR therapist, here are some of my recommendations in Austin:
Adults of Unloving Parents (Attachment)
Brittany Fellwock, https://www.emdrtherapyaustin.com/
John Horton-Young, https://www.hortonyoungcounseling.com/
Mark Blockus, https://www.ipnbaustin.com/mark
EMDR & IFS for complex trauma
Wayne Baker, http://www.waynebakerlpc.com/home.html
question & answer
what is radical about deep healing?
what are your training experiences?
My longing for personal healing and my commitment to the wellbeing of my clients led me to pursue extensive post-graduate training. That means that I have a cohesive, scientifically-informed approach to healing. What's most important is how comfortable you feel talking to me. However, if you're interested in learning more about my academic and post-graduate training, read on:
Cedar Crest College, a woman's school in Pennsylvania, graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English and a concentration in creative writing.
St. Edward's University in Austin Texas, graduated summa cum laude with a master's degree in Counseling Psychology.
Internal Family Systems
14-day level 1 training
5-day level 2 Trauma & Neuroscience, 10-day Intimacy from the Inside Out trainings
Program Assistant for two 2019 Level 1 Trainings in Austin, Texas
Ongoing IFS consultation & therapy
3,000 hour post-graduate internship through IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin
2-day Brains in Session Training with Juliane Taylor Shore
1-day Tracking Neural Networks Training with Juliane Taylor Shore
Ongoing IPNB Intensive with author Bonnie Badenoch
Emotional Transformation Therapy (ETT)
Level 1: Basic Tools & Introduction to ETT
Level 2: Visual Brain Stimulation Using Light
Level 3: Specific Mental Health Diagnoses
Level 4: Somatic Disorders
Level 5: Spiritual Issues
4-Day attachment-based sand tray training with Marshall Lyles
4-Day sand tray experiential work shop with therapist and authors Bonnie Badenoch and Teresa Kestly
2 day workshop with creator Bruce Ecker
4-Day EMDRIA-approved EMDR training completed with required consultation
2-Day EMDRIA-approved Integrated Treatment of Chronic Pain and Health Conditions: Utilizing Advanced EMDR Approaches and Nervous System-Driven Skills with Gary Brothers
12-day Beginner Level
Mending Boundaries Ruptures 2-day experiential training with Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Jeanna Gomez
Ongoing consultation with Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Juliane Taylor Shore
The Work of Marshall Rosenberg
2017: 4-day training with Nonviolent Communication Certified Trainer Dian Killian
Relational Life Therapy
Level 1 online
Level 2 live with creator Terry Real
i live in south austin with my husband of 12 years and a little tribe of animals.
as a quarantine hobby, i recently started an instagram where i make vegan versions of bob's burgers.
I decided to become a therapist because I wanted to do work in service to others that also satisfied needs for learning and curiosity. Well, that's what I wrote on my graduate school application, anyway. While that still rings true today, I now understand that I had other motivations. Like every other person in a psychology class, I wanted to make sense of myself and I wanted to know if things could change for me.
When I started grad school, those motivations were buried beneath protective parts of me who thought that healing others would be a way to heal myself. Fortunately, as I worked through my own grief--first related to chronic pain then to my life-long feelings of depression and disconnection--I began to come into contact with my own story. I realized that therapists don't really heal people. They create enough safety for people to find their own voice and find healing within themselves. In her poem, The Journey, Mary Oliver writes,
There was a new voice
which you slowly
recognized as your own,
that kept you company
as you strode deeper and deeper
into the world,
determined to do
the only thing you could do --
determined to save
the only life that you could save.
I believe that we all have a clear voice inside that knows exactly who we are and what we need to save our own lives. I am here if you would like guidance and support on the journey to finding your clear voice.