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None of us at Therapy Austin blog for a living, but every once in a while we like to compose an offering that serves to inform, uplift, remind or resource you. Enjoy!

Taking Charge: How to Stop Stress from Ruling Your Life
In the fast-paced world we live in, stress has become an inevitable part of daily life for many people. From demanding work schedules to personal responsibilities, the pressures we face can often feel overwhelming. However, allowing stress to rule our lives can have detrimental effects on our mental and physical well-being. At Therapy Austin, we believe that it’s essential to take proactive steps to manage stress and regain control over our lives. In this blog post, we’ll explore som...
Now Serving Austin's Adolescents: Our Doors Are Open!
Exciting news! We’re thrilled to announce that our counseling services are now open to adolescents in Austin, ages 13-17. At Therapy Austin, we believe in providing modern, compassionate support to individuals of all ages, and we’re excited to extend our services to the young people in our community. Navigating the teenage years can be challenging, with its unique set of joys, struggles, and uncertainties. That’s why we’ve assembled a team of local, experienced, and diver...
What to Expect in Your First Therapy Session
Embarking on a journey towards mental well-being is a courageous step, and your first therapy session marks the beginning of this transformative process. At Therapy Austin, we understand that starting therapy can feel daunting, but we’re here to guide you through every step of the way. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through what to expect in your very first therapy session, so that you can feel empowered, and excited, to enter that therapy room! Building Rapport Your initial thera...
A Guide to Finding the Right Therapist for You
Embarking on the journey of therapy is a courageous step toward self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. Choosing the right therapist is a crucial aspect of this journey, as the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor in the effectiveness of the process. In this blog post, we will explore the many things you might consider to help you find the perfect therapist for your unique needs! Define Your Goals: Begin by clarifying your reasons for seeking therapy. Whether it’s ma...
Self-Care: Dare to Care for Yourself
In a world that sometimes feels determined to suck the life force right out of you, caring for yourself can be a truly radical and incredible act.  We are asked to give so much of ourselves to our jobs, our partners, our families and children, and often all that’s left for us are the scraps.  I hope that this blog post will show you that self care is accessible, in some way, to everyone.  Here at Therapy Austin we work hard to create routines of self care with our clients so that eventually they...
January is Mental Health Awareness Month!
As we step into the new year, it’s essential to recognize the importance of mental health and well-being. January is not only a time for setting intentions and fresh starts but also an opportune moment to raise awareness about mental health. At Therapy Austin, we believe that fostering a supportive environment for mental health is crucial, and January serves as a perfect platform to initiate conversations, break stigmas, and encourage self-care practices. Why January? January can be a diff...
Embracing Intentions: A Mindful Approach to Personal Growth in the New Year
As we usher in another year, the air is filled with the promise of new beginnings and the age-old tradition of setting resolutions. However, we invite you to consider a more mindful approach to personal growth by shifting the focus from resolutions to intentions. In this blog post, we’ll explore the differences between the two and how embracing intentions can lead to more meaningful and sustainable positive changes in your life. The Pitfalls of Resolutions: Resolutions often come with a se...
What’s all this buzz about “EMDR”?
In the vast landscape of therapeutic interventions, one approach has gained considerable recognition for its efficacy in treating trauma and related conditions: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, commonly known as EMDR. This innovative therapy is transforming lives by providing a unique and effective method for processing distressing memories. In this blog post, we will explore the essence of EMDR and identify the individuals who can benefit the most from this therapeutic technique. ...
Celebrating Neurodiversity & Understanding ADHD
At Therapy Austin, we celebrate neurodiversity, including the individuals worldwide who have been diagnosed with ADHD. Our commitment is to provide education, support, and therapeutic guidance for those living with ADHD and for the community at large.  Despite its prevalence, ADHD remains misunderstood by many. Like many in this field, we choose to see it as merely one of many brain types. Here at Therapy Austin, we prefer a non-pathologizing and strengths-based approach to neurodivergence. What...
Recognizing and Responding to Domestic Violence: A Guide to Support and Safety
Domestic violence (DV), often referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV), is a grave and pervasive issue that affects millions of individuals, transcending age, gender, socioeconomic status, and culture. Understanding its signs and knowing how to respond can make a world of difference to someone trapped in a harmful situation. In this post, we at Therapy Austin aim to provide insights and resources for recognizing and assisting those impacted by domestic violence. Spotting the Signs of Domes...
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