MARY MARGARET “MAGGIE” BEHLE, LMSW

SUPERVISED BY AMANDA GANE, LCSW

About Me

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Sometimes the best way to get our bearings and understanding of a situation is to describe it to someone else who can help us see from a new perspective. Participating in therapy is an admirable and transformative experience. The rewards of therapy can be a deep understanding of self and our loved ones and a compassion for yourself and others that will expand empathy, empowerment and life satisfaction. Life is challenging. Therapy is a place where you can explore those challenges and grow from them. I am committed to being open-minded and curious about each individual’s life experience. Inspired by narrative therapy, attachment theory, and neurobiology, I like to explore with clients seeking out areas for growth and comfort. I am dedicated to building a trusting and caring relationship that is free of judgement, so that therapy can be healing, expansive, and even fun.

Before becoming a therapist, I worked as a magazine editor, a teacher of English and writing and as a professor of American literature. More recently I obtained a Master of Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. I have worked extensively with LGBTQ families, adults with ADHD, people with disabilities and people coping with grief and loss. Outside of the office, I am an animal lover and have three rescue dogs I love to take hiking around Austin. I have been in Austin for over ten years and have enjoyed growing my family alongside the city. The joy I take in being a therapist is that I get to spend time with people who are truly committed to living the lives they want and being the individuals, friends, workers, partners or parents they long to be. I find the therapeutic process empowering and appreciate taking part in it with clients.

If you are interested in working together please give me a call at 512/201-4501, ext. 189 or fill out an online request form.



Contact

Call Maggie at 512/201-4501, ext. 189

Locations

Main, Annex, North

Services

INDIVIDUAL, FAMILIES & INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS

Therapy for relationships can be critical in our life satisfaction and ability to achieve the goals and future we want for ourselves and our family. Every relationship experiences conflict, but what is important is how we learn from that conflict and work toward understanding and supporting one another. Rupture in relationships is unavoidable, but repairing those hard moments or missteps is how we become stronger and more compassionate people. I believe that all relationships are a site for growth and self-actualization and also often where our hardest emotions and past unwanted patterns emerge. It is easy to feel in a rut with a partner or stuck in a pattern that is inescapable. Therapy can be a great place for someone else to give fresh eyes to a situation and help a relationship move towards compassion, love and future goals.

I enjoy working with all types of relationships and have experience with people in open relationships, LGBTQ relationships, and relationships that faces difference. I also love working with parents facing unexpected challenges including adoption, fertility issues, family planning, identity or role changes and helping parents with children with disabilities or mental health diagnoses. Life is not always what we expect and desire, and neither are our relationships. I consider engaging in couples counseling or relationship therapy an act of love for everyone involved. I would be honored to help you enrich your relationship and be the partners or parents you envision.