Therapy Austin
Brittany Rettenmeier Therapy Austin

Brittany Rettenmeier, LPC Associate, NCC

she/her/hers

Supervised by Ellen Melton, LPC-S

Welcome! There are many reasons that we may find ourselves beginning or continuing therapy. Some have a clearly defined idea while others may experience a general sense of dissatisfaction. Whatever these reasons may be for you, I’m glad you’re here. Let’s explore where you’re at and what this process means to you. 

What is it like working with me?
As a person-centered therapist, my approach to sessions is warm, curious, and accepting. I value the therapeutic relationships I have with my clients and will prioritize understanding what safety and trust means to you throughout the process. I hold a supportive role in the “walk” of therapy. I will not get ahead of you nor fall behind, rather, I will walk alongside you as you hold the role of the expert in your own life. Along this walk, I hope to normalize that we are learners where we will progress, stand still, and fall back at times. All of which are normal, necessary, and can lead to better self-understanding if we open ourselves to the experience. 

What are the areas of focus/client issues I work with? 

Areas in which I have lived and clinical experience include: anxiety, depression, stress & burnout, life transition & adjustment, women’s issues, LGBTQ+ issues, and self-esteem & identity. Because our lives are rarely this clear-cut, I encourage conversation about all areas of importance and what you’re hoping to get from this experience. We will explore your current situation, recognize your strengths, and discover along the way what might be preventing you from using those to live a life that is true to you and your values. I also enjoy bringing in ideas from ACT and somatic experiencing when it feels appropriate. I encourage those I work with to take an active role in therapy in whatever way makes sense to them. 

Want to know more about me? 

As an INFJ and life-long existentialist, I found myself at St. Edward’s where I completed my masters in clinical mental health counseling. I try my best to practice appreciation for the challenges that exist in times of transition and bring many of these ideas into my sessions since we all are, to some extent, always transitioning in life. When I am not practicing, you might find me trying out different food spots, walking on trails, enjoying hobbies like hand needlework, listening to Spotify, and probably thinking too much about life because I am human, too. 

I look forward to meeting and getting to know you. Please reach out if you feel we would be a good fit!

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More about Brittany

Rates

Starts at $110/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Warm, Curious, and Accepting 

Anxiety, Depression, Stress & Burnout, Life Transitions 

LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Person-Centered, ACT


Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

Offsite
North
Central Main

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

IFS (Parts work)
Focused on practicing skills
CBT oriented
DBT trained/informed
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Mindfulness modalities
Career counseling
Trauma-focused
SE (Somatic Experiencing)
Practices from an anti-racist lens

Qualities

Lived experience/Identity affirming
Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Enjoys working with young adults
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Enjoys working with older adults
Spiritually sensitive
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Anxiety alleviation experience
Active sense of humor
Youthful
Friendly & direct
Schedule Openings

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

Mondays
Teletherapy
50 min
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
Wednesdays
Teletherapy
50 min
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Ellen Melton, PhD, LPC-S

3355 Bee Cave Rd, Ste 104

Austin, TX 78746

512/850-7191

Contact Brittany

512-201-4501 ext 340