Therapy Austin
Ashlyn Simmons Therapy Austin

Ashlyn Simmons, LCSW


Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in EMDR, Emotion-Focused Therapy

“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! 

We can’t get through life alone, and you deserve the support you need to reach your goals. Confronting the past or our fears about the future may seem overwhelming; however, it can be comforting to know that you do not have to go through this by yourself. 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 are able to connect with themselves and develop understanding of their own impulses and desires. We will explore the relationships between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and together determine where you have the most control over your choices. With a better understanding of ourselves, we have the chance to strengthen our relationships and connections with others. 

I have a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Arkansas, and before moving to Austin, I worked as a therapist at a residential treatment facility for adolescents in the foster care system in Kansas City, Missouri. I am trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). These therapeutic techniques help people get unstuck and incorporate coping skills to manage difficult situations. I often work with people experiencing anxiety, trauma/PTSD, depression, self-esteem, relationships issues, and for family therapy services. 

We will also consider your environment, support systems, and resources to help you identify other factors which could be influencing your ability to live your life to the fullest. In sessions we will reflect on how oppression and discrimination impact your mental health and wellbeing. I value the relationship between therapist and client, and I strive to always be down-to-earth, client-focused, and compassionate. My clients can expect that I will listen from a nonjudgmental, strengths-based perspective. 

Outside of Therapy Austin, I enjoy traveling to new cities and learning about the local culture and history. I love running, hiking, kayaking, and staying active outdoors. I have a personal goal of visiting every National Park! When I can’t be outside, you can find me watching a funny comedy special or reading a murder mystery novel. 

If you are interested in working together, you can reach out to me at 512/201-4501, ext. 217.

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More about Ashlyn


Starts at $175/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Authentic, Relational, and Trauma-Informed 

EMDR, DBT, and Family Therapy 

Identity Affirming and Supportive


Emotion-Focused Therapy


Individual Counseling
Family Therapy
Adolescent Counseling


Central Annex
TA Admin

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

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


Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Focused on practicing skills
Active sense of humor
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
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
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Familiar with military culture
Decades of life experience
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Social Media Savvy
Identity Affirming
Schedule Openings

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

(or Teletherapy)
50 min
2:00 pm
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
9:00 am
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
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Additional Info

Contact Ashlyn

512-201-4501 ext 217