Female Therapists in North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX

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Marianne S. Stout
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Would you consider yourself to be an anxious person? Do you suffer from panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic worry (GAD) or OCD? My name is Dr. Marianne Stout and I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I am a warm, empathic therapist and use heavily research supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches. Please feel free to call or email me at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin to see if my approach would be a good fit for your needs.
Would you consider yourself to be an anxious person? Do you suffer from panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic worry (GAD) or OCD? My name is Dr. Marianne Stout and I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). I am a warm, empathic therapist and use heavily research supported Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches. Please feel free to call or email me at the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin to see if my approach would be a good fit for your needs.
(512) 436-3225 View (512) 436-3225
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Rachael Cayton Barden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
To others, you seem to have it all together, but the pain of your past and future colliding keeps you up at night. Past injuries have a continual hold on you and influence your most important relationships. Acting in line with your heart does not seem possible when you're caught in these patterns. You are stuck, but things can change. Loving yourself and appreciating each moment is an attainable goal, and one that I can help you reach. Through our conversations, you will gain a better understanding of yourself and your beginnings and start to feel more peace within your life and relationships.
To others, you seem to have it all together, but the pain of your past and future colliding keeps you up at night. Past injuries have a continual hold on you and influence your most important relationships. Acting in line with your heart does not seem possible when you're caught in these patterns. You are stuck, but things can change. Loving yourself and appreciating each moment is an attainable goal, and one that I can help you reach. Through our conversations, you will gain a better understanding of yourself and your beginnings and start to feel more peace within your life and relationships.
(512) 865-5061 View (512) 865-5061
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Anne Joseph
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Do you struggle with anxiety, panic, worry, trauma, intrusive thoughts, school difficulties or uncontrollable stress? I am here to help. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, school/social related issues and ADHD. I also provide parent coaching and support. Additionally, I am a LPC- Supervisor and welcome opportunities to provide supervision to LPC- Associates. My goal for all my clients is to help them feel better but also give them the tools to manage their thoughts and feelings in healthy and constructive ways.
Do you struggle with anxiety, panic, worry, trauma, intrusive thoughts, school difficulties or uncontrollable stress? I am here to help. I specialize in working with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, school/social related issues and ADHD. I also provide parent coaching and support. Additionally, I am a LPC- Supervisor and welcome opportunities to provide supervision to LPC- Associates. My goal for all my clients is to help them feel better but also give them the tools to manage their thoughts and feelings in healthy and constructive ways.
(737) 214-1036 x7 View (737) 214-1036 x7
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Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Anxiety protects you from harm and motivates you to succeed. Anxiety is problematic, however, when it becomes out of proportion to the situation and interferes with your life. Often the strategies you use to cope with your anxiety--such as avoidance--make it worse. The treatment that we provide is geared toward interrupting this vicious cycle by helping you gradually face your fears and build your confidence in a collaborative and supportive environment. We utilize a flexible cognitive-behavioral approach which incorporates mindfulness, cognitive techniques, and exposure-based interventions.
Anxiety protects you from harm and motivates you to succeed. Anxiety is problematic, however, when it becomes out of proportion to the situation and interferes with your life. Often the strategies you use to cope with your anxiety--such as avoidance--make it worse. The treatment that we provide is geared toward interrupting this vicious cycle by helping you gradually face your fears and build your confidence in a collaborative and supportive environment. We utilize a flexible cognitive-behavioral approach which incorporates mindfulness, cognitive techniques, and exposure-based interventions.
(512) 649-0027 View (512) 649-0027
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Christie Wilke
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Christie works with children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her specialties include phobias, selective mutism, autism, and dealing with traumatic experiences, as well as anxiety, depression and other emotional issues.
Christie works with children, adolescents, and adults. Some of her specialties include phobias, selective mutism, autism, and dealing with traumatic experiences, as well as anxiety, depression and other emotional issues.
(512) 553-6811 View (512) 553-6811
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Emily Rose Kindschi
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Perhaps you are coming to therapy wanting to “feel better,” and have gotten stuck in the understandable patterns of trying to get rid of different distressing symptoms. And yet, as most of us who have repeatedly tried and eventually realized, these internal experiences are not easily controlled. Thus, I view therapy as actually “getting better at feeling”—whatever those internal experiences may be—in service of working through and disentangling from them. In changing your relationship with these internal experiences, as well as adjusting your responses to them, you can break out of the cycles that are no longer working for you.
Perhaps you are coming to therapy wanting to “feel better,” and have gotten stuck in the understandable patterns of trying to get rid of different distressing symptoms. And yet, as most of us who have repeatedly tried and eventually realized, these internal experiences are not easily controlled. Thus, I view therapy as actually “getting better at feeling”—whatever those internal experiences may be—in service of working through and disentangling from them. In changing your relationship with these internal experiences, as well as adjusting your responses to them, you can break out of the cycles that are no longer working for you.
(512) 883-5614 x808 View (512) 883-5614 x808
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Sharin Duffy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Hi there, my name is Sharin. First off, I’d like to say I am glad you are here. Deciding to explore options for talking with a counselor can be a big step. If you feel like where you are at right now is not where you would like to be, or maybe there are just so many feelings happening all at once, I can support you in finding a pathway to achieving your goals. Sometimes it is hard to even know what your goals are and I can help you to figure out what it is that you would like to accomplish.
Hi there, my name is Sharin. First off, I’d like to say I am glad you are here. Deciding to explore options for talking with a counselor can be a big step. If you feel like where you are at right now is not where you would like to be, or maybe there are just so many feelings happening all at once, I can support you in finding a pathway to achieving your goals. Sometimes it is hard to even know what your goals are and I can help you to figure out what it is that you would like to accomplish.
(737) 345-2842 x1 View (737) 345-2842 x1
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Amberlea Patrick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Discovering the Wisdom Within: Cultivating consciousness and tuning into presence-- I integrate spirituality into psychotherapy. These two pathways to healing are intimately connected, both offering important and necessary tools for deep healing and awakening. Psychotherapy employs tested processes to understand personality traits, events that create disturbance in our lives, and patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Spirituality offers us the ability to encourage loving kindness with all that we are. It teaches us to nurture and develop the inner observer, present moment awareness, non-judgment, and heart-centered thinking. Cultivating intimacy with all that we are--light and dark, high and low, superficial and deep.
Discovering the Wisdom Within: Cultivating consciousness and tuning into presence-- I integrate spirituality into psychotherapy. These two pathways to healing are intimately connected, both offering important and necessary tools for deep healing and awakening. Psychotherapy employs tested processes to understand personality traits, events that create disturbance in our lives, and patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Spirituality offers us the ability to encourage loving kindness with all that we are. It teaches us to nurture and develop the inner observer, present moment awareness, non-judgment, and heart-centered thinking. Cultivating intimacy with all that we are--light and dark, high and low, superficial and deep.
(512) 434-0937 View (512) 434-0937
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Jamie Shepherd
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling anxious or stuck? Are you seeking a safe place to process your feelings and learn new strategies to manage your emotions in this season? Or you are you looking to understand patterns, relational themes and unresolved issues in your history? Do you want to discover how your life experiences have imprinted on your heart and soul, and how you can break free from old patterns? Do you want new levels of freedom and peace in your life?
Are you feeling anxious or stuck? Are you seeking a safe place to process your feelings and learn new strategies to manage your emotions in this season? Or you are you looking to understand patterns, relational themes and unresolved issues in your history? Do you want to discover how your life experiences have imprinted on your heart and soul, and how you can break free from old patterns? Do you want new levels of freedom and peace in your life?
(512) 668-6075 View (512) 668-6075
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Mary Jane Holland
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, ADC, LCDC, ASAT, NCAC
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
My passion for over 30 years has been to help people explore, identify and deal with problematic or out of control behaviors and the effects in their lives and in the lives of loved ones. I have always believed that these excessive behaviors have served as one way for people to regulate their moods, their neurochemistry, and to cope with anxiety and fears. In other words, to change the way they feel. I enjoy helping people learn to manage stress and anxiety in new ways. I also love helping people improve their relationship with themselves and others and to develop a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.
My passion for over 30 years has been to help people explore, identify and deal with problematic or out of control behaviors and the effects in their lives and in the lives of loved ones. I have always believed that these excessive behaviors have served as one way for people to regulate their moods, their neurochemistry, and to cope with anxiety and fears. In other words, to change the way they feel. I enjoy helping people learn to manage stress and anxiety in new ways. I also love helping people improve their relationship with themselves and others and to develop a deeper sense of meaning and purpose.
(844) 955-3009 View (844) 955-3009
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Katherine Sweet Swinney
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Waitlist for new clients
Hello! (Unfortunately I currently have a waitlist for new clients; feel free to reach out to discuss future availability.) I specialize in working with adults and couples who are experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety, grief, disconnection, and depression. My goals are to create a space where you can feel a renewed sense of balance and to give you specific tools and strategies that promote wellness. For couples, I prioritize connection and communication.
Hello! (Unfortunately I currently have a waitlist for new clients; feel free to reach out to discuss future availability.) I specialize in working with adults and couples who are experiencing symptoms of stress, anxiety, grief, disconnection, and depression. My goals are to create a space where you can feel a renewed sense of balance and to give you specific tools and strategies that promote wellness. For couples, I prioritize connection and communication.
(512) 598-4254 View (512) 598-4254
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Christine C Leyva
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Have you always been an anxious person but lately it’s getting kind of out of hand? You were able to manage it before but now it’s taking over every thought? Are you unable to do things you used to do with ease, such as fly, drive, leave the house, go to the store? Are you riddled with persistent thoughts that you find scary or unwanted, but you can’t get rid of them no matter how hard you try? Do you find that you are always fighting fires, leaving no fuel left for yourself? Are you confident in other areas but find that your relationships always seem to leave you feeling bad about yourself?
Have you always been an anxious person but lately it’s getting kind of out of hand? You were able to manage it before but now it’s taking over every thought? Are you unable to do things you used to do with ease, such as fly, drive, leave the house, go to the store? Are you riddled with persistent thoughts that you find scary or unwanted, but you can’t get rid of them no matter how hard you try? Do you find that you are always fighting fires, leaving no fuel left for yourself? Are you confident in other areas but find that your relationships always seem to leave you feeling bad about yourself?
(737) 345-4701 View (737) 345-4701
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Rachel Saffer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with children, adolescents and teens from the ages of 4-18. My specialties are grief and loss, anxiety, social skills, and depression. I use a variety of treatment modalities including: child-centered play therapy, sandtray, expressive arts, EMDR and yoga/mindfulness. Play helps kids make sense of their world so they can process their feelings in a non-verbal way so that they don't have to carry them inside their bodies. Kids yoga has been shown to increase focus, self-esteem, and reduce anxiety in all aspects of their lives.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker working with children, adolescents and teens from the ages of 4-18. My specialties are grief and loss, anxiety, social skills, and depression. I use a variety of treatment modalities including: child-centered play therapy, sandtray, expressive arts, EMDR and yoga/mindfulness. Play helps kids make sense of their world so they can process their feelings in a non-verbal way so that they don't have to carry them inside their bodies. Kids yoga has been shown to increase focus, self-esteem, and reduce anxiety in all aspects of their lives.
(737) 227-0724 View (737) 227-0724
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Gurjit Kaur
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
I love working with couples who want to work on communication, creating better understanding, managing conflict, developing a more deeper relationship, and infidelity/affair recovery.
I love working with couples who want to work on communication, creating better understanding, managing conflict, developing a more deeper relationship, and infidelity/affair recovery.
(737) 345-2802 x1 View (737) 345-2802 x1
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Claire Palmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, RYT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
Now offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy! I help young professionals change the way they relate to painful thoughts & emotions so they can live a life that is guided by their values rather than their fears. You might feel like life is mostly going okay. You might compare yourself to others and think “I shouldn’t be complaining” and yet you keep getting stuck in this painful cycle and you’re sick of it! You could be struggling with internal criticism, connecting with others, unresolved feelings from the past or paralyzing anxiety about the future. If so, schedule a free 15 minute consultation now to learn more.
Now offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy! I help young professionals change the way they relate to painful thoughts & emotions so they can live a life that is guided by their values rather than their fears. You might feel like life is mostly going okay. You might compare yourself to others and think “I shouldn’t be complaining” and yet you keep getting stuck in this painful cycle and you’re sick of it! You could be struggling with internal criticism, connecting with others, unresolved feelings from the past or paralyzing anxiety about the future. If so, schedule a free 15 minute consultation now to learn more.
(512) 865-5270 View (512) 865-5270
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Kate Czar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
If you're ready to leave behind the overwhelm of all that's not serving you and move instead toward relief and a more value-driven life, let's get started. I'm here to support your quest toward improved mood, sense of self, psychological sturdiness, and active self-nourishment. I'm a strengths-based therapist specializing in working with anxiety, self-esteem/self-compassion/relationship to self, burnout, and stressful life transitions. I approach emotional health from a holistic lens with an understanding of the mind-body connection and earnest attention paid to cultural and identity factors.
If you're ready to leave behind the overwhelm of all that's not serving you and move instead toward relief and a more value-driven life, let's get started. I'm here to support your quest toward improved mood, sense of self, psychological sturdiness, and active self-nourishment. I'm a strengths-based therapist specializing in working with anxiety, self-esteem/self-compassion/relationship to self, burnout, and stressful life transitions. I approach emotional health from a holistic lens with an understanding of the mind-body connection and earnest attention paid to cultural and identity factors.
(737) 373-2368 View (737) 373-2368
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DeAnne Hart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
UPDATE: I am not accepting new clients at this time. Are you or your child feeling anxious? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Not sure where to turn? Life can be exciting, challenging, and sometimes scary. I would love to work with you or your child to find the positives in life, listening to each unique situation with compassion, understanding, and without judgement. Together we will create a plan to move forward and enjoy the moments.
UPDATE: I am not accepting new clients at this time. Are you or your child feeling anxious? Stressed? Overwhelmed? Not sure where to turn? Life can be exciting, challenging, and sometimes scary. I would love to work with you or your child to find the positives in life, listening to each unique situation with compassion, understanding, and without judgement. Together we will create a plan to move forward and enjoy the moments.
(512) 920-5664 View (512) 920-5664
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Emily Sasser Bray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
There are times in life when you may find yourself panicking, full of rage or tearful, or fighting with your partner without understanding why. Big life events such as becoming a parent, beginning and ending relationships and experiencing loss are times that can bring about many different feelings. You might be wondering how you can get through anxiety or depression, or conflict with loved ones. Negative thoughts can make the past, present and future a scary place. It won't always feel like this.
There are times in life when you may find yourself panicking, full of rage or tearful, or fighting with your partner without understanding why. Big life events such as becoming a parent, beginning and ending relationships and experiencing loss are times that can bring about many different feelings. You might be wondering how you can get through anxiety or depression, or conflict with loved ones. Negative thoughts can make the past, present and future a scary place. It won't always feel like this.
(512) 772-5311 View (512) 772-5311
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Bree McDaniel
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
It can be difficult to ask for help. Sometimes you're not sure if your situation necessarily qualifies for therapy. I believe it is okay to need support, to be vulnerable, or just want some time to reflect on what is going on for you. My role is to help my clients find this authentic place which ultimately leads to more comfort and peace. I consider it a privilege to have a client enter the office and be vulnerable enough to reach out for help.
It can be difficult to ask for help. Sometimes you're not sure if your situation necessarily qualifies for therapy. I believe it is okay to need support, to be vulnerable, or just want some time to reflect on what is going on for you. My role is to help my clients find this authentic place which ultimately leads to more comfort and peace. I consider it a privilege to have a client enter the office and be vulnerable enough to reach out for help.
(512) 412-3059 View (512) 412-3059
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Karen Habib
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Shoal Creek, Austin, TX 78757
I typically work with high functioning people trying to regain a sense of control over their lives. Depression, anxiety, as well as other difficulties stem from relational problems, both past and present, that when explored lead to symptom relief. This can be done in individual, group, or couples therapy.
I typically work with high functioning people trying to regain a sense of control over their lives. Depression, anxiety, as well as other difficulties stem from relational problems, both past and present, that when explored lead to symptom relief. This can be done in individual, group, or couples therapy.
(512) 782-0064 View (512) 782-0064

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Female Therapists

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.