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Ashlyn Simmons Therapy Austin

Ashlyn Simmons, LMSW

she/her/hers

Supervised by Mary Lynn Marinucci, LCSW

Senior Counselor
Sorry! Ashlyn is not accepting new clients at this time.

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

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.

More about Ashlyn

Area of Expertise

Trauma-Informed

Anxiety, Trauma, and PTSD

Relationship and Family Issues

Services

Individual Counseling
Family Therapy

Locations

North
Central Annex
Offsite

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Trauma
Substance Abuse
Loneliness
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Struggles with Food/Eating
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Perfectionism
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Spirituality
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual expression
Questions about Gender
Parenting
Issues with Parents
Pregnancy/Postpartum
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Divorce
Domestic Violence
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
ADD/ADHD
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School

Techniques & Experience

Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
EMDR
Trauma-focused
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
Integrates art therapies
Familiar with substance abuse
Experienced in eating issues
Career counseling
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying

Qualities

Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Focused on practicing skills
Youthful
Active sense of humor
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys treating young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQ friendly
EMDR
Trauma focused
Spiritually sensitive
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
Integrates art therapies
Familiar with substance abuse
Experienced in eating issues
Career counseling
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Additional Info

Contact Ashlyn

512-201-4501 ext 217
Work with Ashlyn

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  • Main
    1415 W. 51st St, #1
    Austin, TX 78756
  • Annex
    5052 Burnet Rd.,#205
    Austin, TX 78756
  • North
    8500 Shoal Creek Bldg. 4 #202
    Austin, TX 78757
  • Banister Lane
    4009 Banister Lane, #430
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Slaughter Lane
    1213 W. Slaughter Lane, #130
    Austin, TX 78748
512-201-4501
Monday - Friday
6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 8pm

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