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Morgan Shingle, LCSW
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in Addiction and Recovery
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“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” Pema Chodron

Hello and welcome. 

Perhaps you know why you are seeking therapy or maybe you’re not sure, but something just does not feel right. No matter why you have landed here, you are welcome and worthy of the support you are looking for. Speaking from personal experience, finding a therapist who you feel comfortable being yourself with is of the utmost importance. When I first started going to therapy, sitting down and facing myself felt incredibly vulnerable, but was made easier through the support of my therapist who was accepting, validating, and emotionally present. It is my hope to offer these qualities to you as well. 

My clinical orientation is eclectic. I use psychoanalytic theory for case conceptualization and often utilize principles from systems theory, feminist psychology, ecopsychology and depth psychology. I often enjoy discussing attachment theory and neurobiology with my clients, but also, and arguably more importantly, I will give you skills so that you can utilize the implications of these theories in your life. I also draw on my background as a Yoga teacher. Both modern trauma research and ancient wisdom traditions, such as Buddhism, see the mind and the body to be interwoven, so I often utilize mindfulness and a holistic treatment approach. Through the lens of Social Work, I am passionate about issues of social justice, diversity, and inclusivity. 

I take the approach of “starting where [we] are” (Pema Chodron), meaning that I encourage clients to embrace this moment exactly as it is while also striving for change. I am relational, nurturing, and direct. In my work with clients, the therapeutic relationship is the primary vehicle for change and so I promise to show up authentically. I am also a firm believer in using humor when appropriate because life feels stagnant without it. 

Areas I particularly enjoy working with are: trauma, anxiety, relationship insecurity, personality and mood disorders, family of origin issues, body image concerns, grief, and communication problems. I have a strong background supporting clients through various addictions and recovery and consider this my specialty. I especially love working with young adults and have a lot of experience in this area. 

On a personal note, I believe that every person has an inner light and truth that can be tapped into with practice and intention. You are the expert in your life and my role is to provide you with resources to help you access that  inner wisdom. My therapeutic lens is also reinforced by my belief that we are all more similar than we are different. I feel deeply moved by the therapeutic work I get to experience every day; seeing other people on a deep level and being a part of their growth is meaningful and motivating. 

I obtained my Bachelors in Psychology in 2014 from San Francisco State University and my Masters in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas. In my free time, I enjoy watercolor painting, reading, being outside and active, and pretending that my cat loves me as much as I love her. 

If any of this resonates with or intrigues you, please reach out. You do not have to do this alone. I look forward to meeting you where you are.

Favorite Movie: The Princess Bride

Dream Vacation: Traveling to the most beautiful natural wonders- with zero budget, obviously. This is a dream, right?

Favorite Place in Austin: My couch with my puppy on my legs and my kitty on my lap

Favorite part about working at Therapy Austin: My colleagues and my clients- great people everywhere

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MORE ABOUT Morgan

Rates

Starts at $150/hr*

*Actual rates subject to
counsellor openings

Area of Expertise

Family of Origin Issues, Self-Acceptance, Healthy Boundaries 

Attachment Theory, Neurobiology, Mindfulness 

Person-Centered, Integrative, Long-term Healing

Specializations

Addiction and Recovery

Services

Adolescent Counseling
Couples Counseling
Family Therapy
Groups & Classes
Individual Counseling

Locations

Offsite
South Banister

Works With

Academic Pressure
Anxiety & Stress
Bullying
Career Transitions
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 with Parents
Life Transitions
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Premarital Issues
Problem Thoughts
Problems at School
Problems at Work
Relationship Issues
Relationship to Food/Body
Relationship to Social Media
Social Skills Development
Spirituality
Sports Performance
Substance Use
Trauma
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
Anxiety alleviation experience
Career counseling
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
Familiar with substance abuse
HAES/Intuitive eating
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
Integrates art therapies
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
Calm & slow-paced
Career counseling
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with young adults
Experienced in eating issues
Familiar with substance abuse
Focused on practicing skills
Friendly & direct
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Integrates art therapies
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Mindfulness modalities
Motherly
Professional experience other than counseling
Spiritually sensitive
Trauma focused
Warm & caring

ADDITIONAL INFO

Contact Tessa

512-201-4501 ext 154

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