Trauma and PTSD Therapists in Austin, TX

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Lauren Sinkar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78751
I strive to earn trust and form genuine relationships with folks who have experienced challenging transitions, trauma, and loss. I've been serving kiddos, adolescents, adults, and families in crisis since I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010.
I strive to earn trust and form genuine relationships with folks who have experienced challenging transitions, trauma, and loss. I've been serving kiddos, adolescents, adults, and families in crisis since I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010.
(512) 714-2730 View (512) 714-2730
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Morgun Custer
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task - when you are suffering, it can be especially difficult to make this decision. To find relief, you need to be able to connect with your provider, build trust, and explore who you are and your issues in a safe and understanding space. We might be a good fit if you are curious about yourself and want to learn more about how your mind and emotions work, particularly if your thoughts and feelings are interfering with your quality of life, or you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or have a history of trauma.
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting task - when you are suffering, it can be especially difficult to make this decision. To find relief, you need to be able to connect with your provider, build trust, and explore who you are and your issues in a safe and understanding space. We might be a good fit if you are curious about yourself and want to learn more about how your mind and emotions work, particularly if your thoughts and feelings are interfering with your quality of life, or you are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues or have a history of trauma.
(512) 234-4719 View (512) 234-4719
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Sheila Maglaris
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
Sometimes life can feel lonely, stuck and meaningless. We live in a world that encourages us to cut off from our feelings, from our sense of being truly alive. When we do this, we can begin to feel rigid, anxious, depressed and empty. I am passionate about helping adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem and relationship issues. My approach is to help you connect to your body and emotions in a way that helps you know yourself more deeply, feel more confident in your decisions. Using these methods, we can help, pull you out of depression & anxiety spirals.
Sometimes life can feel lonely, stuck and meaningless. We live in a world that encourages us to cut off from our feelings, from our sense of being truly alive. When we do this, we can begin to feel rigid, anxious, depressed and empty. I am passionate about helping adults with anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem and relationship issues. My approach is to help you connect to your body and emotions in a way that helps you know yourself more deeply, feel more confident in your decisions. Using these methods, we can help, pull you out of depression & anxiety spirals.
(512) 894-8126 View (512) 894-8126
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Sandra Mireles
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705  (Online Only)
I have been in the mental health field for the past 11 years. As a social worker I was drawn to this field because I love to help people heal and make positive changes in their lives. I am very passionate about helping teens and adults who may struggle with depression, anxiety or trauma through a collaborative approach to therapy. I believe in individualizing therapy to meet your unique needs.
I have been in the mental health field for the past 11 years. As a social worker I was drawn to this field because I love to help people heal and make positive changes in their lives. I am very passionate about helping teens and adults who may struggle with depression, anxiety or trauma through a collaborative approach to therapy. I believe in individualizing therapy to meet your unique needs.
(866) 738-3081 View (866) 738-3081
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Shannon Haragan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MFA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Waitlist for new clients
My clinical focus includes working with issues of trauma/PTSD, anxiety, managing stress, and developing healthy boundaries in all kinds of relationships.
NOTE: Currently full, but spots do open up over time. Feel free to inquire. Although my approach to counseling draws from a variety of models and approaches (including EMDR, interpersonal neurobiology, polyvagal and attachment theories), all are rooted in the fundamental principles of non-judgmental acceptance, authenticity, and experience. Beyond the exploration of old patterns of beliefs and behaviors, my focus is on helping clients find solutions. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to help my clients develop knowledge and tools that will facilitate sustained growth long after therapy has ended.
My clinical focus includes working with issues of trauma/PTSD, anxiety, managing stress, and developing healthy boundaries in all kinds of relationships.
NOTE: Currently full, but spots do open up over time. Feel free to inquire. Although my approach to counseling draws from a variety of models and approaches (including EMDR, interpersonal neurobiology, polyvagal and attachment theories), all are rooted in the fundamental principles of non-judgmental acceptance, authenticity, and experience. Beyond the exploration of old patterns of beliefs and behaviors, my focus is on helping clients find solutions. My ultimate goal as a therapist is to help my clients develop knowledge and tools that will facilitate sustained growth long after therapy has ended.
(737) 210-4819 View (737) 210-4819
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Wanda I Medina
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can be hard. Experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, the loss of a loved one or even a life’s transition (like job or relationship changes) can make you feel overwhelmed, stuck, or simply “frozen” without the ability to move forward. This can get in the way of your feeling happy, satisfied, having healthy relationships, or even reaching your full potential. If the above sounds like you, we should talk. Reach out to me to explore ways in how we can work together to help you move forward. I will provide you with a safe and confidential space to discuss your struggles without judgment.
Sometimes life can be hard. Experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, the loss of a loved one or even a life’s transition (like job or relationship changes) can make you feel overwhelmed, stuck, or simply “frozen” without the ability to move forward. This can get in the way of your feeling happy, satisfied, having healthy relationships, or even reaching your full potential. If the above sounds like you, we should talk. Reach out to me to explore ways in how we can work together to help you move forward. I will provide you with a safe and confidential space to discuss your struggles without judgment.
(512) 957-2681 View (512) 957-2681
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Kimberly Vered Shashoua
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Kimberly has seen the power of learning more about and accepting the messy, complicated parts of ourselves. Kimberly specializes in trauma work, to help people find the strength inside themselves. She is also a Health at Every Size (HAES)-aligned provider, helping people find pleasure in physical goals without body shame. Kimberly has shared her passion in a variety of settings, ranging from working in inpatient psychiatric hospitals, providing therapy to incarcerated populations, to presenting at the Game Developer’s Conference.
Kimberly has seen the power of learning more about and accepting the messy, complicated parts of ourselves. Kimberly specializes in trauma work, to help people find the strength inside themselves. She is also a Health at Every Size (HAES)-aligned provider, helping people find pleasure in physical goals without body shame. Kimberly has shared her passion in a variety of settings, ranging from working in inpatient psychiatric hospitals, providing therapy to incarcerated populations, to presenting at the Game Developer’s Conference.
(737) 259-7527 View (737) 259-7527
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Cassia Helena
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CIT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm here to be your ally through life's ups and downs, helping you carve out the life you truly desire. I believe that your inner strength is the key to achieving your dreams. With my background in assisting those dealing with trauma/PTSD, panic attacks, and anxiety, I specialize in helping you shed self-doubt, boost your self-esteem, resolve that inner critic, and tackle any relationship challenges head-on. I'm all about getting to the root of the problem so we can find real solutions together. Plus, I'm a big believer in daily self-care habits to bring more happiness and wellness into your life.
Hi, I'm here to be your ally through life's ups and downs, helping you carve out the life you truly desire. I believe that your inner strength is the key to achieving your dreams. With my background in assisting those dealing with trauma/PTSD, panic attacks, and anxiety, I specialize in helping you shed self-doubt, boost your self-esteem, resolve that inner critic, and tackle any relationship challenges head-on. I'm all about getting to the root of the problem so we can find real solutions together. Plus, I'm a big believer in daily self-care habits to bring more happiness and wellness into your life.
(512) 675-6675 View (512) 675-6675
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Chantal Pierre
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, CTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78715  (Online Only)
My work integrates trauma theory, mindfulness and somatic psychology.
I am a licensed social worker and contemplative psychotherapist practicing in Texas. I specialize in helping people return to themselves through understanding and attuning to their nervous systems, while rediscovering the wisdom inherent in their own bodies so that they may fully realize their own purpose and have a better sense of belonging. My philosophy centers around the understanding that a client is always the expert of their own life. It emphasizes the importance of witnessing and supporting the client's personal journey, with the overall aim to assist you in improving the quality of your life and your relationships.
My work integrates trauma theory, mindfulness and somatic psychology.
I am a licensed social worker and contemplative psychotherapist practicing in Texas. I specialize in helping people return to themselves through understanding and attuning to their nervous systems, while rediscovering the wisdom inherent in their own bodies so that they may fully realize their own purpose and have a better sense of belonging. My philosophy centers around the understanding that a client is always the expert of their own life. It emphasizes the importance of witnessing and supporting the client's personal journey, with the overall aim to assist you in improving the quality of your life and your relationships.
(512) 957-3561 View (512) 957-3561
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Arielle Sokoll-Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78741
I'm a Level Two Certified Complex Trauma Professional and trained in both EMDR and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy and find both extremely helpful for a variety of issues and needs.
Congratulations on taking the first step to a more authentic, self-compassionate, and healed YOU. I work with my clients in a warm, comfortable, inviting, and non-judgmental environment. I like to provide a space where clients feel comfortable processing difficult emotions so they can leave the session feeling a greater sense of resilience, confidence, and happiness. I primarily specialize in grief/loss/bereavement and trauma/PTSD. I also have extensive experience and training in eating disorders, LGBTQ+, domestic violence and sexual violence, depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal struggles, and life transitions.
I'm a Level Two Certified Complex Trauma Professional and trained in both EMDR and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy and find both extremely helpful for a variety of issues and needs.
Congratulations on taking the first step to a more authentic, self-compassionate, and healed YOU. I work with my clients in a warm, comfortable, inviting, and non-judgmental environment. I like to provide a space where clients feel comfortable processing difficult emotions so they can leave the session feeling a greater sense of resilience, confidence, and happiness. I primarily specialize in grief/loss/bereavement and trauma/PTSD. I also have extensive experience and training in eating disorders, LGBTQ+, domestic violence and sexual violence, depression, anxiety, relationship and interpersonal struggles, and life transitions.
(512) 515-9577 View (512) 515-9577
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Dixon J. Parnell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
I work with trauma recovery, anxiety and depression, and any way that religion or faith may show up.
I approach my life's work humbly, even reverently, with deep sensitivity for what's got you even coming to see someone like me in the first place. I get that, really I do. And I'd love to help. I fit best with people who are okay with ambiguity and can "let the questions breathe," as we work on whatever has brought us together. I am able to see clients in Texas in person or virtually when you are in Arkansas.
I work with trauma recovery, anxiety and depression, and any way that religion or faith may show up.
I approach my life's work humbly, even reverently, with deep sensitivity for what's got you even coming to see someone like me in the first place. I get that, really I do. And I'd love to help. I fit best with people who are okay with ambiguity and can "let the questions breathe," as we work on whatever has brought us together. I am able to see clients in Texas in person or virtually when you are in Arkansas.
(512) 887-5098 View (512) 887-5098
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Katie Copeland
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, MFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
I am specialized/credentialed in anxiety and trauma and often work with clients who suffer from depression, difficulty with relationships, familial issues, work-related distress, identity issues/changes or are going through major life transitions.
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that we all have untapped resilience and an innate ability to learn, grow, and heal. My role as your therapist is to provide a safe space and work together to find and unlock your internal resources and address the barriers that are getting in the way of you living the life you truly desire.
I am specialized/credentialed in anxiety and trauma and often work with clients who suffer from depression, difficulty with relationships, familial issues, work-related distress, identity issues/changes or are going through major life transitions.
My approach to therapy is grounded in the belief that we all have untapped resilience and an innate ability to learn, grow, and heal. My role as your therapist is to provide a safe space and work together to find and unlock your internal resources and address the barriers that are getting in the way of you living the life you truly desire.
(512) 641-8138 View (512) 641-8138
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Tina Alexander
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
My work is grounded in a relational and multicultural approach that incorporates trauma-informed principles, relational-cultural theory, as well as neurobiology.
My role is to guide, support and challenge you in your personal growth and healing. I am a Black, neurodivergent, larger bodied woman & a former D1 college athlete. I believe that aspects of these intersectional identities contribute to my warm, encouraging, collaborative style. I work to create an environment that fosters vulnerability operating from an evidence-based, harm reduction framework. I often see those working through grief/loss, life transitions, coping with the stressors of a job or sport, navigating trauma and/or, racial stressors, body image, eating patterns, focus, and in general are looking to get out of their head.
My work is grounded in a relational and multicultural approach that incorporates trauma-informed principles, relational-cultural theory, as well as neurobiology.
My role is to guide, support and challenge you in your personal growth and healing. I am a Black, neurodivergent, larger bodied woman & a former D1 college athlete. I believe that aspects of these intersectional identities contribute to my warm, encouraging, collaborative style. I work to create an environment that fosters vulnerability operating from an evidence-based, harm reduction framework. I often see those working through grief/loss, life transitions, coping with the stressors of a job or sport, navigating trauma and/or, racial stressors, body image, eating patterns, focus, and in general are looking to get out of their head.
(512) 890-0828 View (512) 890-0828
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Micki O'Brien
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78703  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Expertise: loss/grief about death or life changes; young adult development; graduate school stress; pregnancy/postpartum; relationships; parenting; workplace stress; communication/assertiveness; hypnosis; assault /trauma recovery; eating disorders; survivors of dysfunctional families concerning: addiction, abuse, trauma, death, suicide, mental illness; recovery support for illness and addiction (if in treatment).
For help with alleviating anxiety and depression, promoting personal growth and increasing your well-being, I incorporate cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and family systems approaches. I offer a support/challenge style to encourage self-exploration of your present life and past history in order to overcome emotional pain and trauma, develop self-acceptance, and increase empowerment in your life. Practicing internal kindness, communication skills and mindfulness techniques are a focus of my counseling sessions because I believe they have a positive impact on your self-worth and relationships. I enjoy working with women and men, as well as couples and groups.
Expertise: loss/grief about death or life changes; young adult development; graduate school stress; pregnancy/postpartum; relationships; parenting; workplace stress; communication/assertiveness; hypnosis; assault /trauma recovery; eating disorders; survivors of dysfunctional families concerning: addiction, abuse, trauma, death, suicide, mental illness; recovery support for illness and addiction (if in treatment).
For help with alleviating anxiety and depression, promoting personal growth and increasing your well-being, I incorporate cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness and family systems approaches. I offer a support/challenge style to encourage self-exploration of your present life and past history in order to overcome emotional pain and trauma, develop self-acceptance, and increase empowerment in your life. Practicing internal kindness, communication skills and mindfulness techniques are a focus of my counseling sessions because I believe they have a positive impact on your self-worth and relationships. I enjoy working with women and men, as well as couples and groups.
(512) 865-4677 View (512) 865-4677
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Kellen Von Houser
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with adult survivors of narcissistic, borderline, or antisocial (psychopathic) parents. I also work with people struggling with partners who have these disorders. As a result of this work, I am also skilled in working with trauma. I can help you learn to live without fear, understand your emotions better, and manage your trauma symptoms instead of the managing you. Life is too short to live in fear, to be continually overwhelmed by your emotions, or to be stuck in toxic relationships. I can help you find your way out.
I specialize in working with adult survivors of narcissistic, borderline, or antisocial (psychopathic) parents. I also work with people struggling with partners who have these disorders. As a result of this work, I am also skilled in working with trauma. I can help you learn to live without fear, understand your emotions better, and manage your trauma symptoms instead of the managing you. Life is too short to live in fear, to be continually overwhelmed by your emotions, or to be stuck in toxic relationships. I can help you find your way out.
(737) 204-8856 View (737) 204-8856
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Mycah Miller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified 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 relationships 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 relationships 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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Jessica Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78704
Attachment wounds, life transitions, grief and loss can bring painful emotions, and we will work on healthy coping skills and problem solving strategies to manage stress, anxiety, depression, complex PTSD and process grief.
My passion is to come alongside clients on the journey into their true potential. This may involve correcting negative beliefs formed in the past such as "unlovable, unworthy, never enough" and learning to cope with feelings of discomfort, loneliness, and overwhelmed. Helping adult children of addicted and dysfunctional families find their way into deeper meaningful connections while letting go of codependent behaviors and building boundaries remains close to my heart. I believe clients of all stages, gender, background, nationality, and sexual identity deserve hope and healing and feel honored to journey with you.
Attachment wounds, life transitions, grief and loss can bring painful emotions, and we will work on healthy coping skills and problem solving strategies to manage stress, anxiety, depression, complex PTSD and process grief.
My passion is to come alongside clients on the journey into their true potential. This may involve correcting negative beliefs formed in the past such as "unlovable, unworthy, never enough" and learning to cope with feelings of discomfort, loneliness, and overwhelmed. Helping adult children of addicted and dysfunctional families find their way into deeper meaningful connections while letting go of codependent behaviors and building boundaries remains close to my heart. I believe clients of all stages, gender, background, nationality, and sexual identity deserve hope and healing and feel honored to journey with you.
(737) 373-2875 View (737) 373-2875
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Lester Kaplan Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCSW-C, DCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78748
Practice is based on client needs. Experience helping people with trauma and Complex PTSD, anxiety and marital issues. Certified in telehealth treatment. Have provided clinical consultation and have provided clinical supervision for clinicians for three decades.
Practice is based on client needs. Experience helping people with trauma and Complex PTSD, anxiety and marital issues. Certified in telehealth treatment. Have provided clinical consultation and have provided clinical supervision for clinicians for three decades.
(512) 722-7078 View (512) 722-7078
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Ellen Pace
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT, LPC, LCDC, EMDR
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78703
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or difficulty in relationships? Have you tried therapy, but not gotten the results you desire? The cause could be unresolved trauma that is blocking your ability to move forward. Our past can contaminate the present, which causes our future to replicate our past, leaving one stuck. Do you and your partner struggle discussing issues, feel disconnected, or are drifting apart? The failure to communicate is the greatest cause of marital problems. Using Gottman Couples Therapy, I will help you learn effective skills to manage conflict and find new meaning in your relationships.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or difficulty in relationships? Have you tried therapy, but not gotten the results you desire? The cause could be unresolved trauma that is blocking your ability to move forward. Our past can contaminate the present, which causes our future to replicate our past, leaving one stuck. Do you and your partner struggle discussing issues, feel disconnected, or are drifting apart? The failure to communicate is the greatest cause of marital problems. Using Gottman Couples Therapy, I will help you learn effective skills to manage conflict and find new meaning in your relationships.
(737) 210-4084 View (737) 210-4084
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Melissa Solano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78704  (Online Only)
Are you ready to overcome the past and get your life back? It is possible to find healing and get your life back. It is my goal to empower my clients to regain a sense of control over their lives and build resilience in the aftermath of trauma or difficult experiences. I tailor my interventions to meet the individual needs of each client and combine evidence-based practices with a person-centered approach. I am fluent in Spanish and English and I am passionate about working with the Latinx/e and Hispanic community.
Are you ready to overcome the past and get your life back? It is possible to find healing and get your life back. It is my goal to empower my clients to regain a sense of control over their lives and build resilience in the aftermath of trauma or difficult experiences. I tailor my interventions to meet the individual needs of each client and combine evidence-based practices with a person-centered approach. I am fluent in Spanish and English and I am passionate about working with the Latinx/e and Hispanic community.
(737) 348-0921 View (737) 348-0921