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Alex Barshop, LMSW
he/him/his

Supervised by Tamera Linseisen, LCSW-S

Senior Counselor
Specialized in ADHD

“There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.” – Matt Haig


Hello and welcome! Whether you are new to therapy or returning, know that you are not alone. Maybe you’re dealing with anxiety, relationship difficulties, a recent loss, or tough life transition. If you’re here, then you’ve chosen to take your first step on a journey of self-discovery and growth. Deciding to seek help is difficult and I want to personally congratulate you for your strength and courage. 

Therapy is a process that requires tailoring to each unique individual. My therapy style is eclectic, collaborative, and person-centered: we will explore all aspects of your life and work together to find what’s most helpful for you. I use DBT and CBT skills to give my clients hands-on techniques that they can apply in the world. We will collaborate together to find solutions and ensure you leave our sessions feeling empowered and understood. 

As someone with late-diagnosed ADHD who has been on their own therapeutic journey, I understand many of the unique difficulties and trauma that can come with having an ADHD brain. Many adults with ADHD struggle due to lack of acceptance, education, and social stigma that comes with the label. If you are interested in exploring further, I would love to chat with you about ADHD and resources available to you, to help you attain personal control and self-awareness. 

I moved to Austin seven years ago and have worked with adults, couples, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings including therapy practices, high schools, and juvenile detention centers. I work with clients on a variety of issues, including: trauma, family dynamics, relationship difficulties, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and more. Outside of Therapy Austin you can catch me climbing with friends, paddle-boarding, painting, cooking, jogging, or relaxing with my orange tabby cat Peaches! I also love exploring cool places around Austin with my partner. 

If you are interested in working together, please feel free to reach out to me by phone at 512-201-4501 ext 315 or by filling out the appointment request form on our website.

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MORE ABOUT Alex

Rates

Starts at $150/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Empathic, Warm, Neurodiversity Affirming, LGBTQIA+ Ally 

Holistic, Strengths-Based, Person-Centered

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADHD


Specializations

ADHD

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

Offsite
South Slaughter

Works With

Academic Pressure
Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Bullying
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Grief & Loss
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Issues Related to Oppression
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Parenting
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Relationship to Social Media
Spirituality
Substance Use
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
Experienced in domestic violence
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Gottman Method
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Integrates art therapies
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Trauma-focused

Qualities

Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Familiar with military culture
Friendly & direct
Identity Affirming
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Nonjudgmental
Patient
Professional experience other than counseling
Social Media Savvy
Spiritually sensitive
Warm & caring
Youthful

ADDITIONAL INFO

Contact Tessa

512-201-4501 ext 315

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