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Joslyn Ridgely, LPC
she/her/hers
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in Emotion-Focused Therapy

Welcome to Therapy Austin! Thanks for checking out my page. 

I believe our human emotional experience is vital. Anger can tell us when a boundary is crossed, anxiety can tell us when we need more information, happiness can tell us when our needs are met… We’re often taught that some emotions are good, and some are bad. It’s easy to let ourselves have some feelings, but what happens when we have a “bad feeling”? To cope, we often adopt maladaptive patterns that are not conducive to a sustainable lifestyle or a healthy relationship with ourselves or others. 

Perhaps you hold others responsible for your feelings. Do you abandon your own needs to keep from upsetting others? Maybe you avoid your feelings and cope externally (like drinking or reckless behaviors). These are a few examples of unchecked, maladaptive coping mechanisms that can prevent growth and keep us stuck in survival mode. 

I believe in the power of approaching yourself with curiosity instead of judgement, and the intention to understand before you try to fix. An important part of changing our maladaptive patterns is to build insight into our tendencies and patterns that we typically ignore or find shameful… It is my goal to help you understand where these tendencies come from, and overtime replace them with more helpful ones. My therapeutic work is emotion-focused and heavily influenced by DBT. So, there will be an emphasis on: balancing emotion and logic, increasing tolerance for discomfort and distress, building self-compassion, improving emotional expression and communication, making connections between childhood/past experiences and their impact on adult life, and boundary-building. The areas I tend to work with most are: ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, family-of-origin issues, and mood disorders.   

I’d describe myself as warm and down-to-earth, with an active sense of humor. I received my Master’s in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University and love what I do! When I’m not working, a few of my favorite things are 70’s rock ‘n’ roll, animals, being outdoors, reading mystery and horror, Thai food, and spending time with my partner and pets. If any part of my profile resonated with you, please reach out!

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MORE ABOUT Joslyn

Rates

Starts at $175/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

DBT-informed, Emotion-focused, Neurodiversity Affirming

Understanding and changing unhealthy patterns/behaviors

Sense of Humor, Authentic, Relatable

Specializations

Emotion-Focused Therapy

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

Highland
North

Works With

Academic Pressure
Affair Recovery
Anger Management
Anxiety & Stress
Bullying
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Death & Dying
Depression/Low Mood
Development Trauma
Divorce
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
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Phobias
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Relationship to Social Media
Social Skills Development
Spirituality
Substance Use
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

Anxiety alleviation experience
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
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
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Familiar with military culture
Familiar with substance abuse
Fatherly
Focused on practicing skills
Friendly & direct
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Identity Affirming
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Mindfulness modalities
Motherly
Nonjudgmental
Patient
Professional experience other than counseling
Social Media Savvy
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Spiritually sensitive
Trauma focused
Warm & caring
Youthful

ADDITIONAL INFO

Clinical Supervision

Contact Joslyn

512-201-4501 ext 259

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