ASHLYN SIMMONS, LMSW

SUPERVISED BY MARY LYNN MARINUCCI, LCSW

“When we deny the story, it defines us. When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.” Brené Brown

About Me

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Welcome to Therapy Austin!

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that you’re taking the first step in getting the support you need. We can’t get through life alone, and you deserve the support you need to reach your goals. Confronting the past or fears about the future may seem impossible, overwhelming, and terrifying. However, it can be comforting to know that you do not have to go through this alone. We will work together to overcome challenges, manage emotions, confront past traumas, and create a vision for the future.

Many people have found that through therapy, they were able to become more connected with themselves and develop a better understanding of their own emotions, needs, impulses, and desires. We will explore the relationships between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors; together we will determine where you have the most control and power over your choices. Using individualized therapy interventions, I work with my clients to better understand their story and how it affects their current behaviors and emotions. With a better understanding of ourselves, we have the chance to strengthen our relationships and connections with others.

I value the relationship between therapist and client, and I strive to always be professional, trustworthy, and compassionate. My clients can expect that I will listen to their story and needs from a nonjudgmental, strengths-based perspective. In return, I hope that my clients will practice the skills discussed in our sessions, as that is where true change occurs.

I have received training in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) which are two of the most helpful therapeutic interventions for confronting traumatic experiences and reclaiming the past. I am also experienced in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy which incorporates new coping skills and methods for managing emotions in healthy manners. In my practice, I use a systems-approach to help my clients identify other factors that could be influencing their ability to live their life to the fullest. I specialize in Anxiety, Trauma/PTSD, Depression, self-esteem and relationships issues, and family therapy services.

I earned a Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) degree from the University of Arkansas in 2016. In 2017, I earned a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) degree also from the University of Arkansas. Most recently, I worked as a therapist at a residential treatment facility for adolescents in the foster care system in Kansas City, Missouri. I am now a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of Texas specializing in individual and family therapy services.

Outside of Therapy Austin, I enjoy exploring new cities and parks. I love hiking, biking, and staying active outdoors. I also enjoy reading compelling novels and memoirs and listening to comedy specials.

If you are interested in working together, you can reach out to me at 512/201-4501, ext. 217, or by completing an online request form.

Contact

Call Ashlyn at 512/201-4501, ext. 217

Locations

Annex, North