Elizabeth Owen O'Brien, MA, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin
I specialize in working with clients in life transitions and those seeking deeper meaning. Therapeutic goals include gaining self-awareness and emotional intelligence, maintaining healthy boundaries, practicing reciprocity in relationships, reframing life obstacles as opportunities for growth, and assuming personal responsibility-all in the service of becoming more authentic. I function as a kind of "gentle mirror." Since humans are "wired to connect," I especially support those who are seeking insight into why their relationships aren't working well. Finally, I support clients in addressing repressed shame, which can manifest as depression and anxiety.
My practice is influenced by Attachment Theory; the Humanistic, "person-centered" model of Carl Rogers; Erik Erikson's developmental stages; Family Systems Theory; and Existential therapy, particularly the work of Viktor Frankl. Supporting clients in developing emotional intelligence, and taking personal responsibility, is critical to my work.
I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), for clients suffering from both primary and secondary trauma. I am also an LPC-Supervisor. At Austin Counseling Center, we offer LPC counseling interns a counseling office in which to begin their private practices, under our umbrella.
Call or Email Elizabeth Owen O'Brien for a free phone consultation now - (512) 649-0108


  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • School: St. Edwards' University
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • License No. and State: 64575 Supervisor Texas


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $170
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Ascension/Seton SmartHealth plan
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: EMDRIA / EMDR Basic Training
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • License No. and State: LPC-Supervisor Tx State Bd of Examiners of Prof Counselors


  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Women in Transition


  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mid-life issues, menopausal women
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Writing therapy; walk-and talk-therapy


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017
Elizabeth Owen O'Brien, MA, LPC-S, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin

Elizabeth Owen O'Brien

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S