Bradley  Watson Therapy Austin

Bradley "Brad" Watson, LCSW

Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

What I value about therapy is the opportunity that exists when a person decides to take steps towards improving their life. I’m motivated to help others dig into the details of their own experience and expectations and square that with how they might feel disconnected from others and/or their community.

I believe that all people have a mental health, and that a person’s mental health needs attention. I believe that we are all built for strong, lasting relationships—with ourselves, others, and our communities—and thus I strive to help others work through feelings and thoughts of disconnection resulting in anxiety and/or depression. I am drawn to hearing the stories of others, and am inherently focused on listening and exploring those stories to find meaning and direction. My approach is to facilitate a therapist/client relationship that is built on trust, open and honest communication, and most importantly safety. My hope is that through open and honest communication my clients can discover more about themselves, those they care about and their environments, and can be empowered by these discoveries.

My therapeutic style is relational and partnership-based, meaning I seek to avoid the role of “expert” and seek to engage in the process of clients actualizing self-realization, self-determination and self-empowerment. For many of my clients the process of self-exploration and discovery is both exciting and scary; exhilarating and exhausting; rewarding and challenging. As a therapist my hope is that my clients won’t simply be prompted to change, but to grow. As a client once stated so accurately, “Change is bullshit. You can always change back. But growth… you can’t undo that.”

Through the process of exploration and discovery I believe that each of us can build resiliency and strategies for addressing the ups and downs in our relationships, and much of my work has been helping others discover a deeper understanding of themselves.

If you are interested in working with me, please reach out to me at 512/201-4501, ext. 205.

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More about Brad

Area of Expertise

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem

Life Purpose and Direction

Grief and Loss

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

South Slaughter

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

Anxiety alleviation experience
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Experienced in domestic violence
Trauma-focused
Familiar with substance abuse
CBT oriented
Mindfulness modalities
Career counseling
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
IFS (Parts work)
SE (Somatic Experiencing)

Qualities

Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Youthful
Active sense of humor
Decades of life experience
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
Experienced in raising children
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Experienced in domestic violence
Trauma focused
Spiritually sensitive
Professional experience other than counseling
Familiar with substance abuse
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
Career counseling
Familiar with military culture
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Enjoys working with older adults
Fatherly
Motherly
Warm & caring
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with midlife adults
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Additional Info

Contact Brad

512-201-4501 ext 205