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Amber Behrens, LPC
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in EMDR

Welcome! I know it can be daunting to find a counselor; it truly is a healthy step forward. I applaud you for taking that step and seeking a counselor who is best suited for you. When you’re carrying a heavy load, sharing that with someone in a safe environment can provide immense healing. I aim to create a place of comfort and compassion, a judgement-free zone where you can let your guard down and know you will be accepted. Therapy creates a trusting relationship that allows you the freedom to be open about the struggles you are facing. This is your path to walk, and I will walk alongside you, helping you gently process emotions and see yourself more clearly in order to create change. You do not have to do it alone.

I received my Master’s in Counseling from St. Edward’s University and my Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Texas (Hook ‘em!). My previous experience was at Seton Behavioral Health, leading outpatient groups. I enjoy working with clients experiencing life transitions, especially senior adults and young people. I am also passionate about spiritual growth, relationships, family dynamics and recovery from depression and anxiety.

I am a native Austinite and live at home with my husband and our boys. We love going on adventures, hiking and exploring, and doing anything physical since they have a lot of energy to burn! I love being involved in my community through my sons’ school, my church and our neighborhood.

I believe we all have a story worth telling, including the harder, messier parts, and I hope to be a soft landing place to hear it.

If you are interested in working with me, please reach out by phone at 512/201-4501, ext. 233

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MORE ABOUT Amber

Rates

Starts at $150/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Person-Centered

Authentic, Warm, Relational Approach

Spirituality, Life Transitions, Healing Wounds

Specializations

EMDR

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

Central Annex
Highland
North

Works With

Affair Recovery
Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Divorce
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Grief & Loss
Identity Development/Exploration
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Parenting
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Premarital Issues
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Spirituality
Substance Use
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
CBT oriented
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
EMDR
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Integrates art therapies
Mindfulness modalities
SE (Somatic Experiencing)
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Trauma-focused

Qualities

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Career counseling
CBT oriented
Decades of life experience
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Experienced in raising children
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Friendly & direct
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Integrates art therapies
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Motherly
Professional experience other than counseling
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Spiritually sensitive
Warm & caring
Youthful

ADDITIONAL INFO

Clinical Supervision

Contact Amber

512-201-4501 ext 233

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