Therapy Austin
Alex Barshop Therapy Austin

Alex Barshop, LMSW

he/him/his

Supervised by Tamera Linseisen, LCSW-S

Senior Counselor
Specialized in ADHD

“There is no standard normal. Normal is subjective. There are seven billion versions of normal on this planet.” - Matt Haig


Hello and welcome! Whether you are new to therapy or returning, know that you are not alone in your situation. Maybe you’re dealing with anxiety, relationship difficulties, a recent loss, or another difficult life transition. If you’re here, then you’ve chosen to take your first step on a journey of self-discovery and growth. Deciding to seek help is difficult and I want to personally congratulate you for your strength and courage. 

Therapy is a process that requires tailoring to each unique individual. My therapy style is best described as eclectic and person-centered in that I take into account and explore all aspects of your life. In our time together I hope to create a safe, warm and inviting environment that fosters positivity and curiosity toward change you want to see in your life. We will collaborate together to find solutions and ensure you leave our sessions feeling empowered and understood. Throughout our work, you can expect regular check-ins about strategies we implement to modify my approach around what best suits you. 

As someone with late-diagnosed ADHD who has been on their own therapeutic journey, I understand many of the unique difficulties that come with neurodiversity. Many adults with ADHD struggle due to lack of awareness, education, and social stigma that comes with a label. If you are interested in exploring further, I would love to chat with you about ADHD norms as we help you attain a better sense of personal control and self-awareness. I can provide knowledge and resources while having the added benefit of understanding what it’s like to live with an ADHD brain. 

I moved to Austin seven years ago and have gained experience over that time working with adults, couples, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings including therapy practices, high schools, and juvenile detention centers. I have also worked with clients on a wide variety of issues such as trauma, interpersonal conflicts, family dynamics, relationship difficulties, life transitions, depression, anxiety, and more. Outside of Therapy Austin you can catch me climbing with friends, paddle-boarding, painting, cooking, jogging, or relaxing with my orange tabby cat Peaches! I also love exploring cool places around Austin with my partner. 

If you are interested in working together, please feel free to reach out to me by phone at 512-201-4501 ext 315 or by filling out the appointment request form on our website.

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More about Alex

Rates

Starts at $125/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Empathic, Warm, Neurodiversity Affirming, LGBTQIA+ Ally 

Holistic, Strengths-Based, Person-Centered

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADHD


Specializations

ADHD

Services

Individual Counseling
Adolescent Counseling

Locations

South Slaughter
Offsite

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Perfectionism
Substance Use
Loneliness/Isolation
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Relationship to Food/Body
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Spirituality
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Conflict Resolution
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Parenting
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Troublesome Behaviors
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Imposter Syndrome
Issues Related to Oppression
Non-Monogamy/Polyamory
Identity Development/Exploration
Development Trauma
Chronic Illness
Academic Pressure
Bullying
Relationship to Social Media

Techniques & Experience

Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
Mindfulness modalities
Career counseling
Familiar with substance abuse
Trauma-focused
Integrates art therapies
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Experienced in domestic violence
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Practices from an anti-racist lens
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
Gottman Method
IFS (Parts work)

Qualities

Warm & caring
Friendly & direct
Calm & slow-paced
Youthful
Active sense of humor
Enjoys working with young adults
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Anxiety alleviation experience
Familiar with military culture
Enjoys working with older adults
Spiritually sensitive
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Professional experience other than counseling
Nonjudgmental
Identity Affirming
Patient
Social Media Savvy
Schedule Openings

If you would like to request a specific time, click on a schedule opening below.

Mondays
Teletherapy
50 min
6:00 pm
Tuesdays
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
Wednesdays
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
2:00 pm
Thursdays
Teletherapy
50 min
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
Sundays
10:00 am
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Tamara Broome Linseisen, LCSW-S, ACSW
1704 W. Koenig Lane
Austin, TX 78756

512/431-0014

Contact Alex

512-201-4501 ext 315