Trauma Focused Therapists in Austin, TX

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Photo of Wendy Copeland LMFT-S, Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
Wendy Copeland LMFT-S
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S
Verified
17 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Also, I am a certified TF (trauma focused) CBT therapist helping survivors to process their past.
Acceptance. Hope. Healing. I have been practicing 14 years but over 22 years serving youth/families in various settings (ministry, teaching, coaching, leadership development, and mental health). I see couples, adults, and teens; I specialize in serving those struggling with body image, eating disorders, low self esteem, and survivors of trauma/sexual assault. My passion is helping clients make peace with their bodies/food and find healing from relational hurts/ past trauma. Also happy to integrate religion or talk past hurts. If you think you may benefit from therapy, please don't delay! www.wendycopeland.com
Also, I am a certified TF (trauma focused) CBT therapist helping survivors to process their past.
Acceptance. Hope. Healing. I have been practicing 14 years but over 22 years serving youth/families in various settings (ministry, teaching, coaching, leadership development, and mental health). I see couples, adults, and teens; I specialize in serving those struggling with body image, eating disorders, low self esteem, and survivors of trauma/sexual assault. My passion is helping clients make peace with their bodies/food and find healing from relational hurts/ past trauma. Also happy to integrate religion or talk past hurts. If you think you may benefit from therapy, please don't delay! www.wendycopeland.com
(737) 234-9978 x101 View (737) 234-9978 x101
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Damaris (Bilingual) Rodriguez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78705
Damaris draws heavily from her training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Are you having trouble letting go of painful and unhelpful thinking patterns? Feeling a sense of ‘now what’? What about debilitating anxious feelings? Are you ready to explore/process how past trauma(s) may be impacting your life? Perhaps you are experiencing stress or difficult transitions. Whether you’re battling depression, feeling anxious, experiencing conflict, or dealing with symptoms from trauma, Damaris will provide a safe space to help support and guide you toward your personal goals.
Damaris draws heavily from her training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).
Are you having trouble letting go of painful and unhelpful thinking patterns? Feeling a sense of ‘now what’? What about debilitating anxious feelings? Are you ready to explore/process how past trauma(s) may be impacting your life? Perhaps you are experiencing stress or difficult transitions. Whether you’re battling depression, feeling anxious, experiencing conflict, or dealing with symptoms from trauma, Damaris will provide a safe space to help support and guide you toward your personal goals.
(512) 559-1496 View (512) 559-1496
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Jonathan Malley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
I strive to offer a safe, affirming, and nonjudgmental space where we can build on existing strengths while adding to the skills and tools you already have. In this way, while building a mutual understanding, we can find the best pace for you to take steps that can lead to growth. I often provide useful tools and exercises for you to use in between sessions. I enjoy helping you to expand your most important resources that will strengthen your capacity to achieve the growth you desire. I find it meaningful to help clients better understand their inherent value and self-worth. I enjoy providing an inclusive environment for all.
I strive to offer a safe, affirming, and nonjudgmental space where we can build on existing strengths while adding to the skills and tools you already have. In this way, while building a mutual understanding, we can find the best pace for you to take steps that can lead to growth. I often provide useful tools and exercises for you to use in between sessions. I enjoy helping you to expand your most important resources that will strengthen your capacity to achieve the growth you desire. I find it meaningful to help clients better understand their inherent value and self-worth. I enjoy providing an inclusive environment for all.
(737) 250-6090 View (737) 250-6090
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Jinji Willingham
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78704
Has distress, trauma, or a major transition disrupted your nervous system, or caused anxiety or depression? Is emotional dysregulation negatively impacting the relationships you care about the most? If you're experiencing PTSD, relationship challenges, grief, depression, caregiver fatigue, or anxiety of what lies ahead for you and your loved ones, I can help you settle emotional distress, restore equilibrium, and develop beneficial coping skills to support personal well-being and healthier relationships. I really believe that help begins by reaching out, and I'm glad you're here! Call or text me for a free consultation.
Has distress, trauma, or a major transition disrupted your nervous system, or caused anxiety or depression? Is emotional dysregulation negatively impacting the relationships you care about the most? If you're experiencing PTSD, relationship challenges, grief, depression, caregiver fatigue, or anxiety of what lies ahead for you and your loved ones, I can help you settle emotional distress, restore equilibrium, and develop beneficial coping skills to support personal well-being and healthier relationships. I really believe that help begins by reaching out, and I'm glad you're here! Call or text me for a free consultation.
(737) 204-5960 View (737) 204-5960
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Shaywanna Harris-Pierre
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78714  (Online Only)
I provide trauma focused therapy to individuals, couples, and families experiencing chronic stress.
Sometimes our experiences become overwhelming and impact our ability to connect and be fully present in our relationships. As a therapist trained in family systems, trauma, and financial therapy, I am passionate about helping my clients improve their relationships with themselves, their loved ones, and money. I support and empower my individual, couple, and family clients by embarking with them on a journey of discovery to explore how small changes in patterns of thought and behaviors may be helpful in alleviating them from feeling stuck or unfulfilled in their relationships.
I provide trauma focused therapy to individuals, couples, and families experiencing chronic stress.
Sometimes our experiences become overwhelming and impact our ability to connect and be fully present in our relationships. As a therapist trained in family systems, trauma, and financial therapy, I am passionate about helping my clients improve their relationships with themselves, their loved ones, and money. I support and empower my individual, couple, and family clients by embarking with them on a journey of discovery to explore how small changes in patterns of thought and behaviors may be helpful in alleviating them from feeling stuck or unfulfilled in their relationships.
(512) 595-7432 View (512) 595-7432
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Elaine Fife
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78756
My counseling approach centers around empowerment, confidence, and self-love. I consider it my mission to aid those looking to reclaim themselves and their power. I take an intuitive approach to counseling that focuses on using the mind-body connection to deepen awareness and connection. I combine Internal Family Systems, somatic and trauma focused therapies, and solution-focused approaches to help you build a full relationship with yourself rather than just analyze your pain. We will use this in the present moment as we cultivate curiosity and find the best solutions for you.
My counseling approach centers around empowerment, confidence, and self-love. I consider it my mission to aid those looking to reclaim themselves and their power. I take an intuitive approach to counseling that focuses on using the mind-body connection to deepen awareness and connection. I combine Internal Family Systems, somatic and trauma focused therapies, and solution-focused approaches to help you build a full relationship with yourself rather than just analyze your pain. We will use this in the present moment as we cultivate curiosity and find the best solutions for you.
(512) 229-0137 View (512) 229-0137
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Kate Sheddan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
I work from the belief that the human body and mind work together and constantly strive to find an inner peace and balance through self-healing. My role as a counselor is to help you create self-awareness, to facilitate the healing process, and to support you on your journey to finding your inner peace and life satisfaction. I enjoy working with adults, couples, and adolescents, addressing a wide range of challenges. 
I work from the belief that the human body and mind work together and constantly strive to find an inner peace and balance through self-healing. My role as a counselor is to help you create self-awareness, to facilitate the healing process, and to support you on your journey to finding your inner peace and life satisfaction. I enjoy working with adults, couples, and adolescents, addressing a wide range of challenges. 
(737) 210-4120 View (737) 210-4120
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Guadalupe Drazkowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78752  (Online Only)
I strive on building therapeutic relationships that enhance the individuals therapeutic journey. I focus on listening to the individuals needs and assessing their strengths and areas of improvement. I have been working in the social work field for 15 years in different capacities. I have worked in mental health, substance abuse, foster care, child protective and trauma focused centers for victims of crime. I want to be part of someones change and assist them in becoming the best version of themselves. We all have stressors/worries that can be made more manageable with a lending ear and healthy coping techniques.
I strive on building therapeutic relationships that enhance the individuals therapeutic journey. I focus on listening to the individuals needs and assessing their strengths and areas of improvement. I have been working in the social work field for 15 years in different capacities. I have worked in mental health, substance abuse, foster care, child protective and trauma focused centers for victims of crime. I want to be part of someones change and assist them in becoming the best version of themselves. We all have stressors/worries that can be made more manageable with a lending ear and healthy coping techniques.
(737) 201-9502 x1 View (737) 201-9502 x1
Photo of Marla Sanderson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
Marla Sanderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist and supervisor for associates, I strive to always be honest with my clients, open to feedback, and work collaboratively. It is my focus to assist you in reaching the goals that YOU want to achieve. We will work in a collaborative manner to create goals and design a pathway to change. I will challenge you to enact this change and guide you through the process in a supportive manner. For Parents of Children and Teens: Trauma, ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression can play havoc with your child's ability to thrive and be happy, affect grades, and lower cognitive abilities and emotion regulation. I am here to help.
As a therapist and supervisor for associates, I strive to always be honest with my clients, open to feedback, and work collaboratively. It is my focus to assist you in reaching the goals that YOU want to achieve. We will work in a collaborative manner to create goals and design a pathway to change. I will challenge you to enact this change and guide you through the process in a supportive manner. For Parents of Children and Teens: Trauma, ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression can play havoc with your child's ability to thrive and be happy, affect grades, and lower cognitive abilities and emotion regulation. I am here to help.
(512) 982-0788 View (512) 982-0788
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Angel Bierce
LPC Intern
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750  (Online Only)
For the past seven years, I've been a dedicated advocate for marginalized groups such as children, LGBTQ+ folks, trauma survivors, and all socioeconomic statuses. In my various experiences ranging from peer advocate for trans and other LGBTQ youth, preschool teacher, and neuropsychological testing coordinator, I aim to help and empower people through a diverse set of needs. I enjoy using a person-centered, trauma-informed, holistic approach in all I do. "Everyone is experiencing their own reality and trying their best to live within it. I'm just here to help them through it!"
For the past seven years, I've been a dedicated advocate for marginalized groups such as children, LGBTQ+ folks, trauma survivors, and all socioeconomic statuses. In my various experiences ranging from peer advocate for trans and other LGBTQ youth, preschool teacher, and neuropsychological testing coordinator, I aim to help and empower people through a diverse set of needs. I enjoy using a person-centered, trauma-informed, holistic approach in all I do. "Everyone is experiencing their own reality and trying their best to live within it. I'm just here to help them through it!"
(512) 489-9602 View (512) 489-9602
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Tameka Thompson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
As we try to conquer life's ups and downs and attempt to figure out who we are; we run into roadblocks. Life is about struggles, barriers, and journeys; sometimes we face things that seem too hard to overcome. Just know, that you don't have to do this alone, part of being strong is asking for help or guidance. People deal with depression, anxiety, and trauma, which makes us who we are. The most significant part of the struggle is fighting our own internal demons. It's time to take hold of what you want and fight for yourself.
As we try to conquer life's ups and downs and attempt to figure out who we are; we run into roadblocks. Life is about struggles, barriers, and journeys; sometimes we face things that seem too hard to overcome. Just know, that you don't have to do this alone, part of being strong is asking for help or guidance. People deal with depression, anxiety, and trauma, which makes us who we are. The most significant part of the struggle is fighting our own internal demons. It's time to take hold of what you want and fight for yourself.
(512) 842-4225 View (512) 842-4225
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Austin RODBT
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78701
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and psychotherapist, my approach is a client-centered in order to provide a welcoming, collaborative and empathic environment for clients to gain skills to enjoy their life. I specialize in Radically Open DBT (RODBT), an evidenced-based treatment targeting over-control coping that is linked to social isolation, poor interpersonal functioning, hyper-perfectionism, rigidity, risk aversion, lack of emotional expression, and difficult to treat mental health problems such as obsessive compulsive disorder, restrictive eating disorders, and treatment resistant anxiety and/or depression.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and psychotherapist, my approach is a client-centered in order to provide a welcoming, collaborative and empathic environment for clients to gain skills to enjoy their life. I specialize in Radically Open DBT (RODBT), an evidenced-based treatment targeting over-control coping that is linked to social isolation, poor interpersonal functioning, hyper-perfectionism, rigidity, risk aversion, lack of emotional expression, and difficult to treat mental health problems such as obsessive compulsive disorder, restrictive eating disorders, and treatment resistant anxiety and/or depression.
(512) 640-0868 View (512) 640-0868
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Elvia Islas
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Elvia Islas and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker. I have 2 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and military Veterans both in inpatient settings, as well as in environmental settings.
Hello, my name is Elvia Islas and I am a Licensed Master Social Worker. I have 2 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and military Veterans both in inpatient settings, as well as in environmental settings.
(737) 302-5843 View (737) 302-5843
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Ash Compton
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC, EMDR
Verified
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
A trauma-focused, relational Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in depth and existential traditions. I work together with clients to create and reach goals and commit to them inquisitively. We will employ myriad methods, including visual, expressive, and somatic modalities to enhance coping skills, make meaning, and foster change- all with a gentle, open approach. I work well with persons undergoing stress, anxiety, depression, existential concerns, and unease. We will together build a compassionate and curious container to undertake this work. It is an honor to work with you to reveal a more vibrant, resilient self.
A trauma-focused, relational Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in depth and existential traditions. I work together with clients to create and reach goals and commit to them inquisitively. We will employ myriad methods, including visual, expressive, and somatic modalities to enhance coping skills, make meaning, and foster change- all with a gentle, open approach. I work well with persons undergoing stress, anxiety, depression, existential concerns, and unease. We will together build a compassionate and curious container to undertake this work. It is an honor to work with you to reveal a more vibrant, resilient self.
(469) 848-4568 View (469) 848-4568
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Louis Haling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Austin, TX 78758  (Online Only)
I am an especially good fit for those who struggle with questions of meaning; anyone overburdened with feelings of guilt and shame; those who feel like they are outsiders or misfits; and creative and intellectual types. I counsel individuals experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, mood disorders such as Bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and other mental health conditions. I encourage you to express yourself authentically in session, and I welcome people of all identities, expressions, and backgrounds.
I am an especially good fit for those who struggle with questions of meaning; anyone overburdened with feelings of guilt and shame; those who feel like they are outsiders or misfits; and creative and intellectual types. I counsel individuals experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, mood disorders such as Bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and other mental health conditions. I encourage you to express yourself authentically in session, and I welcome people of all identities, expressions, and backgrounds.
(512) 714-3226 View (512) 714-3226
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Amy A Hays
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78729
I love helping people find their way, whether through traumatic experiences from the past or through current life stressors. For adolescents and adults who have experienced emotional trauma, I utilize trauma-focused approaches, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). There are a variety of approaches to therapy and together, we will explore which would be most beneficial to you as the client. I find that most people really enjoy the therapeutic experience and come out of it more self-assured and confident.
I love helping people find their way, whether through traumatic experiences from the past or through current life stressors. For adolescents and adults who have experienced emotional trauma, I utilize trauma-focused approaches, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). There are a variety of approaches to therapy and together, we will explore which would be most beneficial to you as the client. I find that most people really enjoy the therapeutic experience and come out of it more self-assured and confident.
(512) 861-6184 View (512) 861-6184
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Anna Escamilla
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Ph D, LCSW
Verified
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
Anna has many years experience with the migrant population and is fluent in Spanish. Trained in trauma-focused treatment with Bessel van der Kolk, Anna is here to support clients with these difficult struggles. Anna is also an ally to the GLBTQIA population and welcomes adults of all orientations.
Anna has many years experience with the migrant population and is fluent in Spanish. Trained in trauma-focused treatment with Bessel van der Kolk, Anna is here to support clients with these difficult struggles. Anna is also an ally to the GLBTQIA population and welcomes adults of all orientations.
(512) 488-6788 View (512) 488-6788
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Katherine Krenn Counseling LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Austin, TX 78745  (Online Only)
I am a licensed professional counselor, providing therapeutic services to individuals across Texas & Colorado. My therapeutic style can be best described as exploratory, affirming, warm, and creative - always with you at the center. I am passionate about supporting adolescents and young adults with significant life transitions, complicated family dynamics, neurodiversity, and trauma. I also love working with teachers, healthcare workers, recent college grads, and transplants who are adjusting to a new town or city.
I am a licensed professional counselor, providing therapeutic services to individuals across Texas & Colorado. My therapeutic style can be best described as exploratory, affirming, warm, and creative - always with you at the center. I am passionate about supporting adolescents and young adults with significant life transitions, complicated family dynamics, neurodiversity, and trauma. I also love working with teachers, healthcare workers, recent college grads, and transplants who are adjusting to a new town or city.
(512) 729-3352 View (512) 729-3352
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Lani Hartnett
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731
My name is Lani Hartnett (she/her/hers), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. The world can be an overwhelming place, especially when we feel alone. While I incorporate aspects of CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and trauma focused CBT into my practice, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the single most important factor in therapy. In order to create positive change, you must feel comfortable to explore your experiences and your feelings. Our relationship will serve as an example of how to be your most authentic self, embrace vulnerability, and set healthy boundaries.
My name is Lani Hartnett (she/her/hers), and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. The world can be an overwhelming place, especially when we feel alone. While I incorporate aspects of CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and trauma focused CBT into my practice, I believe that the therapeutic relationship is the single most important factor in therapy. In order to create positive change, you must feel comfortable to explore your experiences and your feelings. Our relationship will serve as an example of how to be your most authentic self, embrace vulnerability, and set healthy boundaries.
(512) 360-9334 View (512) 360-9334
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Morgan Rupe
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I believe we all have unique strengths that can help us navigate life’s challenges. Seeking out support through counseling is one way to re-discover and to cultivate those strengths. I work with adolescents and adults to assist them through life’s ups and downs. I am LGBTQ+ allied and affirming and I utilize a multicultural approach when working with clients. I welcome you to come as you are— I will meet you wherever you are at.
I believe we all have unique strengths that can help us navigate life’s challenges. Seeking out support through counseling is one way to re-discover and to cultivate those strengths. I work with adolescents and adults to assist them through life’s ups and downs. I am LGBTQ+ allied and affirming and I utilize a multicultural approach when working with clients. I welcome you to come as you are— I will meet you wherever you are at.
(737) 300-6467 View (737) 300-6467

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