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Mary Margaret "Maggie" Behle, LCSW-S
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in Somatic Experiencing
Sorry! Mary Margaret is not accepting new clients at this time.

Therapy is like looking at a map; together we will talk about where you have been and where you are now, and then work together to figure out the best path to get you where you want to be. When we carefully hold our past experiences with compassion and curiosity, the painful parts of our history can lead to the most rewarding experiences in our future. Participating in therapy is an admirable and transformative experience. The rewards of this work can be a deep understanding of ourselves and our loved ones that can lead to compassion, empathy, empowerment, and life satisfaction.       

Inspired by somatic experiencing, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and parts work, I like to explore with clients, seeking out areas for growth and comfort. By experiencing your thoughts, emotions, behaviors, physical sensations, and memories in the safety of our shared space, we can work together to unlock past trauma and increase a sense of ease and contentment. I am dedicated to building a trusting and caring relationship that is free of judgment so that therapy can be healing, expansive, and even fun.    

Before becoming a therapist, I worked as a magazine editor, an English and writing teacher, and an assistant adjunct professor of American literature. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Mills College, a Master of Arts in English from Portland State University, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. I have worked extensively with LGBTQIA+ individuals and families, people coping with grief and loss, people exploring intergenerational trauma, and individuals in life transitions. I am deeply committed to anti-racism and anti-oppressive work and implement diversity, equity and inclusion in my individual work and as a community member. Outside of the office, I am an animal lover and have three rescue dogs I adore  snuggling with on the couch or playing with in my yard. I enjoy the arts and music and love working with artists. I am also passionate about traveling to new places with my partner and kids.    

The joy I experience in this work is getting to spend time with people genuinely invested in living the lives they want and being the individuals, friends, workers, partners, or parents they long to be. 

If you are interested in working together, please give me a call at 512/201-4501, ext. 189, or email me at maggie@therapyaustin.com.

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MORE ABOUT Mary Margaret

Rates

Starts at $175/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Introspective Growth and Life Transitions 

Intergenerational and Attachment Healing 

Identity Exploration and Boundary Formation


Specializations

Somatic Experiencing

Services

Couples Counseling
Family Therapy
Groups & Classes
Individual Counseling

Locations

South Banister

Works With

Adoption
Anxiety & Stress
Career Transitions
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Communication Issues
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
Issues Related to Oppression
Issues with Parents
Life Transitions
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Parenting
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Premarital Issues
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Trauma
Troubled Childhood

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
IFS (Parts work)
Mindfulness modalities
Practices from an anti-racist lens
SE (Somatic Experiencing)
Trauma-focused

Qualities

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
Decades of life experience
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Experienced in eating issues
Experienced in raising children
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Friendly & direct
Identity Affirming
Integrates art therapies
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Mindfulness modalities
Motherly
Nonjudgmental
Patient
Professional experience other than counseling
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Spiritually sensitive
Trauma focused
Warm & caring

ADDITIONAL INFO

Clinical Supervision

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512-201-4501 ext 189

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