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Ellen Fencl Therapy Austin

Ellen Fencl, LPC Associate

Supervised by Britney Watson, LPC-S

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin


Hello there! I’m Ellen. In my experience, suffering can feel unbearable, confusing, and isolating. It’s hard to imagine where to start, or what healing even looks like. 

If you feel stuck, uncertain, or blocked creatively- I offer a safe and judgment-free space for self-expression and exploration. I believe therapy can help us heal from painful experiences, simply by being heard, witnessed, and validated. From there, therapy can help us move forward, and create a healthy connection to one’s self. 

I have a degree in Art Therapy, and like to incorporate expressive art into sessions, when it would benefit and be of interest to the client. Art has always been my passion. Before I had ever heard of Art Therapy, I was using self-expression as a way to cope, self-soothe, and gain self-awareness. 

In my internships during graduate school, I was able to work with different populations in a wide range of settings. I have worked with young children, adolescents, adults, groups, and couples. I gained my experience while living in Santa Fe, NM, working at the Tierra Nueva Counseling Center, Behavior Change Institute, and Boys and Girls Club of Santa Fe. 

I moved to Austin in the fall of 2018, got married, and had two kids; which has slightly delayed starting my counseling career. Adjusting to motherhood is a whole thing! That being said, I welcome mothers, parents, and caregivers to reach out to me… I see you, I am with you, it’s not easy!

I welcome all to reach out, especially if it sounds like we might be a good fit. You don’t have to be a parent or have an interest in art. I will be honored to listen, learn, and reflect back to you. I believe clients are the experts on their own lives, and hold the keys to healing. I just offer assistance along the way!


More about Ellen

Area of Expertise

Artistic, playful, creative, warm, funny, accepting 

Art therapy! self-expression, creative vision, imagination, and inspiration 

Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss


Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

South Slaughter
Offsite

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Integrates art therapies
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Trauma-focused
Career counseling
Mindfulness modalities
DBT friendly
Anxiety alleviation experience
CBT oriented
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy

Qualities

Warm & caring
Youthful
Active sense of humor
Experienced in raising children
LGBTQ friendly
Spiritually sensitive
Professional experience other than counseling
Enjoys working with older adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
Enjoys treating young adults
Decades of life experience
Friendly & direct
Calm & slow-paced
Motherly
Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Britney Watson, LPC-S

2110 W Slaughter Ln, Ste 107 #773

Austin, Texas 78748

512/703-0855

Contact Ellen

512-201-4501 ext 296
Work with Ellen

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    1415 W. 51st St, #1
    Austin, TX 78756
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    8500 Shoal Creek Bldg. 4 #202
    Austin, TX 78757
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    505 E Huntland Drive, #320
    Austin, TX 78752
  • 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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