Positive Psychology Therapists in Austin, TX

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Photo of Mycah Miller, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in Austin, TX
Mycah Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705
The desire to feel understood, seen, and connected is universal, yet we live in a time where satisfying, intimate connections seem rare. Specializing in relationship issues and trauma, I utilize attachment theory, positive psychology, and systems theories (IFS, RLT, EFT) to address your concerns. I can empower you with tools that help you foster strong and trusting relationships - not only with others, but also with yourself. Having a background in physical health, I like to incorporate mindfulness and somatic exercises into therapy, emphasizing the mind-body connection.
The desire to feel understood, seen, and connected is universal, yet we live in a time where satisfying, intimate connections seem rare. Specializing in relationship issues and trauma, I utilize attachment theory, positive psychology, and systems theories (IFS, RLT, EFT) to address your concerns. I can empower you with tools that help you foster strong and trusting relationships - not only with others, but also with yourself. Having a background in physical health, I like to incorporate mindfulness and somatic exercises into therapy, emphasizing the mind-body connection.
(512) 729-3018 View (512) 729-3018
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Erin Schovanec
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, R-DMT
Verified
Austin, TX 78747
Erin's clinical approach is solution-focused, person-centered, with the utilization of positive psychology and cognitive behavioral techniques.
Erin Schovanec is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and dance/movement therapist who has 16 years of experience as an expressive and creative mental health professional. Erin’s clinical experience has ranged in various treatment settings including outpatient therapy, Treatment Foster Care, and residential treatment. She has served children, adolescents, and adults experiencing symptoms related to attachment, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse.
Erin's clinical approach is solution-focused, person-centered, with the utilization of positive psychology and cognitive behavioral techniques.
Erin Schovanec is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and dance/movement therapist who has 16 years of experience as an expressive and creative mental health professional. Erin’s clinical experience has ranged in various treatment settings including outpatient therapy, Treatment Foster Care, and residential treatment. She has served children, adolescents, and adults experiencing symptoms related to attachment, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance abuse.
(512) 641-5847 View (512) 641-5847
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Orlando F. DeLeon, MSSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
I provide a compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental environment to help you begin the path to healing and self-discovery. My approach to therapy values your unique needs and abilities and I'll work with you to establish goals that are attainable. My style has been described as warm, authentic, thoughtful, and goal oriented. I am practical and results oriented, while remaining grounded in evidenced based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivation Interviewing Therapy, and dash of Psychoanalytical approach.
I provide a compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental environment to help you begin the path to healing and self-discovery. My approach to therapy values your unique needs and abilities and I'll work with you to establish goals that are attainable. My style has been described as warm, authentic, thoughtful, and goal oriented. I am practical and results oriented, while remaining grounded in evidenced based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivation Interviewing Therapy, and dash of Psychoanalytical approach.
(512) 714-2927 View (512) 714-2927
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Veronica Turullols-Gonzalez
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78745
My goal is to provide you with a space to process the difficult things but also empower you so that you leave each session feeling a little more whole than the last. Within this safe space your needs come first, judgment will never be placed on you, you can be your true genuine self, and you get to choose what you want out of your treatment. My approach to therapy is warm, empathetic, and strengths based. I utilize several different modalities to best meet individuals needs but almost always incorporate some form of positive psychology and/or mindfulness to strengthen neuro-connections in the brain that influence positive thinking..
My goal is to provide you with a space to process the difficult things but also empower you so that you leave each session feeling a little more whole than the last. Within this safe space your needs come first, judgment will never be placed on you, you can be your true genuine self, and you get to choose what you want out of your treatment. My approach to therapy is warm, empathetic, and strengths based. I utilize several different modalities to best meet individuals needs but almost always incorporate some form of positive psychology and/or mindfulness to strengthen neuro-connections in the brain that influence positive thinking..
(512) 886-7414 View (512) 886-7414
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Natalie H Brunelle-Tran
LPC Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723
My counseling approach centers the client through compassionate presence and I draw from a mix of humanistic orientation, multicultural counseling, career counseling, feminist theory, relational-cultural theory, Internal Family Systems, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, spirituality, creativity, mindfulness, and trauma-informed theory.
Finding the right therapist can be difficult, maybe you have asked yourself questions like “will they “get” me?”, “do they know what it’s like to feel torn in multiple directions?” Or maybe, if you are anything like me, you have asked yourself “is there something wrong with me?”, “where are the therapists that look, even vaguely, like me?” As a half-Asian, bicultural woman of color, I’m passionate about supporting others who live at the intersection of multiple identities.
My counseling approach centers the client through compassionate presence and I draw from a mix of humanistic orientation, multicultural counseling, career counseling, feminist theory, relational-cultural theory, Internal Family Systems, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, spirituality, creativity, mindfulness, and trauma-informed theory.
Finding the right therapist can be difficult, maybe you have asked yourself questions like “will they “get” me?”, “do they know what it’s like to feel torn in multiple directions?” Or maybe, if you are anything like me, you have asked yourself “is there something wrong with me?”, “where are the therapists that look, even vaguely, like me?” As a half-Asian, bicultural woman of color, I’m passionate about supporting others who live at the intersection of multiple identities.
(512) 877-6682 View (512) 877-6682
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Mary M. Clarkson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78744  (Online Only)
I utilize techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Positive Psychology, and other modalities to assist my clients.
I work with adults who want to improve their coping skills to manage mental health symptoms better. I enjoy working with clients interested in gaining information on their mental health diagnoses and symptoms. Please book an appointment with me for individuals looking for a counselor who will set realistic goals, expectations, and helpful information. I can be found on Headway (TX clients), and Grow Therapy (GA & TX clients). I offer virtual sessions on Saturdays & Sundays ONLY.
I utilize techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Positive Psychology, and other modalities to assist my clients.
I work with adults who want to improve their coping skills to manage mental health symptoms better. I enjoy working with clients interested in gaining information on their mental health diagnoses and symptoms. Please book an appointment with me for individuals looking for a counselor who will set realistic goals, expectations, and helpful information. I can be found on Headway (TX clients), and Grow Therapy (GA & TX clients). I offer virtual sessions on Saturdays & Sundays ONLY.
(512) 883-1983 View (512) 883-1983
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Dr. Marina Caldwell and Associates, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Austin, TX 78731
I offer executive career and personal development coaching and career testing using evidence based positive psychology methods that focus on habits and behavior.
Time is our most valuable commodity. I work with individuals and couples to support them in making growth choices. This enhances their time wherever it is spent, such as in relationships, career, with family, or enjoying hobbies and recreation. I offer psychotherapy or executive coaching. My career and personal development services take into account the changes ahead for most industries as they incorporate new technologies such as A.I and robotics, and the effects of this on the individual’s career path and decisions. I also offer career testing for ages 14 and up. Email is the fastest way to reach me.
I offer executive career and personal development coaching and career testing using evidence based positive psychology methods that focus on habits and behavior.
Time is our most valuable commodity. I work with individuals and couples to support them in making growth choices. This enhances their time wherever it is spent, such as in relationships, career, with family, or enjoying hobbies and recreation. I offer psychotherapy or executive coaching. My career and personal development services take into account the changes ahead for most industries as they incorporate new technologies such as A.I and robotics, and the effects of this on the individual’s career path and decisions. I also offer career testing for ages 14 and up. Email is the fastest way to reach me.
(512) 887-5304 View (512) 887-5304
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Dianna Lynn Collier
MA, LSSP, CPPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
I am a Certified Positive Psychology Coach & Licensed Specialist in School Psychology specializing in life, family and career coaching.
Are you experiencing a challenging transition? Are you rethinking your career path or looking to re-craft your current role? Uncertain how to make changes that will provide greater meaning & joy in your life? Want to move forward on a big goal but not certain how? Let's connect and get started! As a certified positive psychology coach, I partner with clients to create meaningful goals & make positive changes by looking at client strengths, resources, values and past successes. We will create a map of your path to achieve your goals. My approach is solution focused & uses research based processes and tools to make change.
I am a Certified Positive Psychology Coach & Licensed Specialist in School Psychology specializing in life, family and career coaching.
Are you experiencing a challenging transition? Are you rethinking your career path or looking to re-craft your current role? Uncertain how to make changes that will provide greater meaning & joy in your life? Want to move forward on a big goal but not certain how? Let's connect and get started! As a certified positive psychology coach, I partner with clients to create meaningful goals & make positive changes by looking at client strengths, resources, values and past successes. We will create a map of your path to achieve your goals. My approach is solution focused & uses research based processes and tools to make change.
(737) 510-7571 View (737) 510-7571
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Aman Khrais
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LMSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78722
As a therapist, I lean heavily on therapeutic approaches related to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Trauma-Informed practices, and Mindfulness-Based interventions.
Hello! My name is Iaman (Pronounced, “Ah-mon”). By pursuing some extra help, you’ve already made the decision to take a pause for your healing. It is my passion and honor to assist you in addressing and understanding the challenges in your life. Together, we can establish effective coping strategies that feel the most right for you. There are many modes of treatment, however, I believe it’s necessary to modify treatment depending on each of my clients’ needs.
As a therapist, I lean heavily on therapeutic approaches related to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Trauma-Informed practices, and Mindfulness-Based interventions.
Hello! My name is Iaman (Pronounced, “Ah-mon”). By pursuing some extra help, you’ve already made the decision to take a pause for your healing. It is my passion and honor to assist you in addressing and understanding the challenges in your life. Together, we can establish effective coping strategies that feel the most right for you. There are many modes of treatment, however, I believe it’s necessary to modify treatment depending on each of my clients’ needs.
(737) 232-6675 View (737) 232-6675
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Alan Rivas (Bilingual)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704
I draw from a blend of methodologies including Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and a touch of philosophy to help you reconnect with your self-awareness, fostering a sense of clarity and purpose.
Feeling adrift or uncertain about your life's purpose? I specialize in providing guidance and support to adults who are grappling with anxiety and depression stemming from feeling stuck or directionless. My passion lies in aiding individuals who may be experiencing emotional turmoil because they haven't yet discovered their true calling.My primary objective is to assist you in navigating the layers of falsehoods, self-deceptions, and fears that seem to exert control over your life. Through this process, you'll gain the confidence to make decisions and embrace bold choices that lead to personal transformation.
I draw from a blend of methodologies including Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and a touch of philosophy to help you reconnect with your self-awareness, fostering a sense of clarity and purpose.
Feeling adrift or uncertain about your life's purpose? I specialize in providing guidance and support to adults who are grappling with anxiety and depression stemming from feeling stuck or directionless. My passion lies in aiding individuals who may be experiencing emotional turmoil because they haven't yet discovered their true calling.My primary objective is to assist you in navigating the layers of falsehoods, self-deceptions, and fears that seem to exert control over your life. Through this process, you'll gain the confidence to make decisions and embrace bold choices that lead to personal transformation.
(512) 865-5049 View (512) 865-5049
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David M. Wilson
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
Austin, TX 78760
I am a certified facilitator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and a specialist in positive psychology.
I believe that treatment should not simply focus on the problems in your life. Effective treatment should also identify what is working or could work and help you take that to the next level. I seek to empower people with the skills, insight, and wisdom to help themselves. I use a collaborative approach to help people increase awareness of where they have been, who they are now, and where they would like to take their future. I utilize evidenced-based treatments to ensure the highest level of efficacy while tailoring the treatments to the unique circumstances of each individual.
I am a certified facilitator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and a specialist in positive psychology.
I believe that treatment should not simply focus on the problems in your life. Effective treatment should also identify what is working or could work and help you take that to the next level. I seek to empower people with the skills, insight, and wisdom to help themselves. I use a collaborative approach to help people increase awareness of where they have been, who they are now, and where they would like to take their future. I utilize evidenced-based treatments to ensure the highest level of efficacy while tailoring the treatments to the unique circumstances of each individual.
(512) 574-0922 View (512) 574-0922
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Sladja Redner
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
By integrating psychodynamic, Jungian, NARM, and existential approaches with spirituality and positive psychology, my intention is to help you build self-trust and autonomy, provide practical tools, as well as hold space for all parts of you.
Welcome! Maybe you long for a greater self-understanding, awareness, and freedom from self-defeating patterns. Talk therapy makes space for all of that. Being able to slow down, express yourself, and face your fears, desires, regrets, and hopes is a healing and liberating experience. I consider therapy to be an engaging and collaborative process towards greater understanding of yourself, connecting to self-acceptance, experiencing freedom to be your real self, and making self-honoring choices. Check out my website: www.innerbecoming.com and reach out to schedule a free video or phone consultation! I look forward to meeting you!
By integrating psychodynamic, Jungian, NARM, and existential approaches with spirituality and positive psychology, my intention is to help you build self-trust and autonomy, provide practical tools, as well as hold space for all parts of you.
Welcome! Maybe you long for a greater self-understanding, awareness, and freedom from self-defeating patterns. Talk therapy makes space for all of that. Being able to slow down, express yourself, and face your fears, desires, regrets, and hopes is a healing and liberating experience. I consider therapy to be an engaging and collaborative process towards greater understanding of yourself, connecting to self-acceptance, experiencing freedom to be your real self, and making self-honoring choices. Check out my website: www.innerbecoming.com and reach out to schedule a free video or phone consultation! I look forward to meeting you!
(512) 572-9033 View (512) 572-9033
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Tanner Noguess
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78748  (Online Only)
I base my practice on an integrative approach which uses tools drawn from sources such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, REBT, Multi-Modal Therapy, Mindfulness, and other useful "classical" orientations which are organized within a framework of Positive Psychology.
It's not about me, it's about you becoming the best you that you can be, overcoming whatever has been holding you back, and pursuing your dreams. If you're really interested in me though... I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with 29 years of experience in social services (14 years as an LPC), find fulfillment in helping others to become fulfilled, am a happily married father of two (boy and a girl), enjoy playing music, am a lifelong learner, and have benefited from the exposure gained by traveling the world.
I base my practice on an integrative approach which uses tools drawn from sources such as Motivational Interviewing, CBT, REBT, Multi-Modal Therapy, Mindfulness, and other useful "classical" orientations which are organized within a framework of Positive Psychology.
It's not about me, it's about you becoming the best you that you can be, overcoming whatever has been holding you back, and pursuing your dreams. If you're really interested in me though... I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) with 29 years of experience in social services (14 years as an LPC), find fulfillment in helping others to become fulfilled, am a happily married father of two (boy and a girl), enjoy playing music, am a lifelong learner, and have benefited from the exposure gained by traveling the world.
(512) 877-9147 View (512) 877-9147
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Marci Weinstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
I incorporate mindfulness, positive psychology, CBT, DBT and somatic experiencing in our work together.
I want each and every client I work with to feel safe and comfortable sharing their authentic self free from judgement. I am client-centered and my intervention strategies and treatment plans are catered to each individual. I have a very holistic approach to therapy and am committed to helping my clients create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I want each person I work with to feel like they are moving towards contentment and experiencing each day as a blessing, not a curse. Together we will discuss your concerns and feelings. I will join you on this path of life, deciphering what matters most and what needs to be let go of.
I incorporate mindfulness, positive psychology, CBT, DBT and somatic experiencing in our work together.
I want each and every client I work with to feel safe and comfortable sharing their authentic self free from judgement. I am client-centered and my intervention strategies and treatment plans are catered to each individual. I have a very holistic approach to therapy and am committed to helping my clients create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I want each person I work with to feel like they are moving towards contentment and experiencing each day as a blessing, not a curse. Together we will discuss your concerns and feelings. I will join you on this path of life, deciphering what matters most and what needs to be let go of.
(737) 232-6028 View (737) 232-6028
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Keri Cooper
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78759
My name is Keri Cooper, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and LPC Supervisor with over 21 years of clinical experience working with older teens and adults who suffer from Anxiety, Stress, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, and Life Coaching issues. I use a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Positive Psychology, Client-Centered Therapy, Strength-Based, and Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT) during treatments with my clients. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to make positive changes and live their best life. It's a privilege to be a part of that journey.
My name is Keri Cooper, and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and LPC Supervisor with over 21 years of clinical experience working with older teens and adults who suffer from Anxiety, Stress, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, and Life Coaching issues. I use a mix of Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Positive Psychology, Client-Centered Therapy, Strength-Based, and Solution-Focused Brief (SFBT) during treatments with my clients. I believe everyone should have the opportunity to make positive changes and live their best life. It's a privilege to be a part of that journey.
(512) 359-8787 View (512) 359-8787
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Beth Myler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, JD
Verified
Austin, TX 78703  (Online Only)
CBT is usually enhanced by other treatment modalities such as Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Positive Psychology delivered in the context of a warm, respectful therapeutic relationship.
Accepting new clients in California and Texas. In addition to psychotherapy for anxiety and depression, I also provide counseling and coaching to clients managing change in their lives. I help clients navigate challenges presented by relationships, career, and changes in their health status due to aging, illness or injury. I trained as a psychotherapist after a long career as a lawyer and enjoy helping clients focus on pragmatic goals as well as developing insight and personal growth.
CBT is usually enhanced by other treatment modalities such as Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Positive Psychology delivered in the context of a warm, respectful therapeutic relationship.
Accepting new clients in California and Texas. In addition to psychotherapy for anxiety and depression, I also provide counseling and coaching to clients managing change in their lives. I help clients navigate challenges presented by relationships, career, and changes in their health status due to aging, illness or injury. I trained as a psychotherapist after a long career as a lawyer and enjoy helping clients focus on pragmatic goals as well as developing insight and personal growth.
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Kathryn Anjin Harper
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPCC
Verified
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral strategies, mindfulness, and positive psychology theory and techniques.
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Let’s sit together and explore all that weighs on you. I think of counseling as a form of mentoring. You have the answers in yourself. My role is to be your companion and guide in accessing your own wisdom and power. You are stronger and more creative than you know. Therapy is an experience where I stay completely present to you, and help you explore, heal, and grow.
My therapeutic approach combines cognitive-behavioral strategies, mindfulness, and positive psychology theory and techniques.
Are you feeling stuck in your life? Let’s sit together and explore all that weighs on you. I think of counseling as a form of mentoring. You have the answers in yourself. My role is to be your companion and guide in accessing your own wisdom and power. You are stronger and more creative than you know. Therapy is an experience where I stay completely present to you, and help you explore, heal, and grow.
(408) 542-0544 View (408) 542-0544
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Dr. Jacquelyn T Somach
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78717
Therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation and related practices, relaxation techniques, positive psychology, Jungian-based therapies, and Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), an evidence-based intervention used to treat trauma, PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, social phobia and other related disorders.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Within my practice I offer a supportive environment in which to explore, learn and grow. We all need a space in our life for the full expression of our thoughts and feelings. My intention is to provide a therapeutic relationship of respect and trust, and caring professional counseling designed to facilitate healing for adults, families and couples. I have experience in positive psychology, and the science of happiness and its application, in clinical practice for a holistic approach to health and well-being.
Therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation and related practices, relaxation techniques, positive psychology, Jungian-based therapies, and Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), an evidence-based intervention used to treat trauma, PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety, depression, social phobia and other related disorders.
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. Within my practice I offer a supportive environment in which to explore, learn and grow. We all need a space in our life for the full expression of our thoughts and feelings. My intention is to provide a therapeutic relationship of respect and trust, and caring professional counseling designed to facilitate healing for adults, families and couples. I have experience in positive psychology, and the science of happiness and its application, in clinical practice for a holistic approach to health and well-being.
(941) 584-4760 View (941) 584-4760
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Kristen Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
I prefer Solution Focused, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT.
Adulting is hard. Stress sucks. Anxiety and Depression seem to be passengers in the trip through life. The plague, Covid, has made these even more amplified....and being asked to go back into the office?! Seriously?! Have you ever felt like an outsider? Like, there can be a group of people talking and you are not part of the conversation. Are you part of the Neurodiverse/neurospicy community? Do you align with the LGBTQIA? Do you ever go to parties and hang out with the Cat? Dog? Well, then we might get along.
I prefer Solution Focused, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT.
Adulting is hard. Stress sucks. Anxiety and Depression seem to be passengers in the trip through life. The plague, Covid, has made these even more amplified....and being asked to go back into the office?! Seriously?! Have you ever felt like an outsider? Like, there can be a group of people talking and you are not part of the conversation. Are you part of the Neurodiverse/neurospicy community? Do you align with the LGBTQIA? Do you ever go to parties and hang out with the Cat? Dog? Well, then we might get along.
(469) 535-7308 View (469) 535-7308
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Katherine E Hunt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-I
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I am passionate about collaborating with clients to build meaningful lives and improve wellness. I specialize in group and individual therapy using various techniques to fulfill the needs that best fit the client. I take a Positive Psychology and Person Centered approach, allowing the client to direct their own self-discovery. Creativity is a main influence, allowing me to utilize art techniques, client-directed activities, behavioral approaches, and remain fluid to shape sessions. By encouraging, reflection, identifying what makes one happy, and showing unconditional support, allows me to understand individual needs.
I am passionate about collaborating with clients to build meaningful lives and improve wellness. I specialize in group and individual therapy using various techniques to fulfill the needs that best fit the client. I take a Positive Psychology and Person Centered approach, allowing the client to direct their own self-discovery. Creativity is a main influence, allowing me to utilize art techniques, client-directed activities, behavioral approaches, and remain fluid to shape sessions. By encouraging, reflection, identifying what makes one happy, and showing unconditional support, allows me to understand individual needs.
(281) 602-3613 View (281) 602-3613

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Positive Psychology Therapists

How does positive psychology therapy work?

Positive psychology therapy derives from the work of Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. He and others developed the field of positive psychology building on humanistic theory. Positive psychology therapy is similar to acceptance and commitment therapy, and it essentially quiets emotional distress through positivity, contentment, and well-being. This therapy does not reduce the individual to symptoms and conditions.

When do I know if I need treatment using positive psychology?

If an individual is overwhelmed by emotional distress and general negativity, they may feel trapped. A positive psychology therapist can help them view their emotions and behaviors differently, and approach life with a better understanding of their positive strengths. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from positive psychology therapy?

The patient may be asked to explore their signature strengths. The therapist will also ask the individual to talk about their goals, which should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Discussing negative experiences and symptoms is important, but so is the exploration of positive experiences. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more positive and fulfilling way. This therapy is proactive and may use forgiveness, gratitude, hope, and compassion to help reframe negativity.

Is positive psychology effective in therapy?

Positive psychology therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with eating disorders benefit from this type of intervention. This therapy encourages the person to reframe their distressed thoughts and move into healthier patterns of functioning. This therapy also aims to move an individual toward what works well in their life. Positive psychology therapy can elicit lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.