Amber Behrens Therapy Austin

Amber Behrens, LPC

Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in EMDR

Welcome! I know it can be daunting to find a counselor; it truly is a healthy step forward. I applaud you for taking that step and seeking a counselor who is best suited for you. When you're carrying a heavy load, sharing that with someone in a safe environment can provide immense healing. I aim to create a place of comfort and compassion, a judgement-free zone where you can let your guard down and know you will be accepted. Therapy creates a trusting relationship that allows you the freedom to be open about the struggles you are facing. This is your path to walk, and I will walk alongside you, helping you gently process emotions and see yourself more clearly in order to create change. You do not have to do it alone.

I received my Master's in Counseling from St. Edward's University and my Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Texas (Hook ‘em!). My previous experience was at Seton Behavioral Health, leading outpatient groups. I enjoy working with clients experiencing life transitions, especially senior adults and young people. I am also passionate about spiritual growth, relationships, family dynamics and recovery from depression and anxiety.

I am a native Austinite and live at home with my husband and our boys. We love going on adventures, hiking and exploring, and doing anything physical since they have a lot of energy to burn! I love being involved in my community through my sons’ school, my church and our neighborhood.

I believe we all have a story worth telling, including the harder, messier parts, and I hope to be a soft landing place to hear it.

If you are interested in working with me, please reach out by phone at 512/201-4501, ext. 233

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More about Amber

Area of Expertise

Person-Centered

Authentic, Warm, Relational Approach

Spirituality, Life Transitions, Healing Wounds

Specializations

EMDR

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

North
Central Annex
Highland

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Substance Use
Relationship to Food/Body
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Low Self-Esteem
Spirituality
Life Transitions
Grief & Loss
Parenting
Issues with Parents
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Relationship Issues
Caregiver Fatigue
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Troubled Childhood
Loneliness/Isolation
Depression/Low Mood
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Personal Growth
Trauma
Troublesome Behaviors
Divorce
Death & Dying
Chronic Illness
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Anger Management
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression

Techniques & Experience

Integrates art therapies
Career counseling
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
CBT oriented
Familiar with substance abuse
Anxiety alleviation experience
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Focused on practicing skills

Qualities

Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Active sense of humor
Youthful
Enjoys working with young adults
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Decades of life experience
Experienced in raising children
Spiritually sensitive
Familiar with substance abuse
Professional experience other than counseling
Friendly & direct
Motherly
Anxiety alleviation experience
Focused on practicing skills
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Career counseling
Integrates art therapies
ACT - Values Based Therapy
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
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Additional Info

Contact Amber

512-201-4501 ext 233