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Gwendolyn Foehringer Therapy Austin

Gwendolyn Foehringer, LPC Associate


Supervised by Sarah Arnold, LPC-S

“It’s 90% mental.” Watmora Casey

Hey there! Glad you are here. You have already made a courageous step in your life’s journey by looking into therapy. Whatever may have brought you here, thank you for taking the time for yourself today, you deserve it. 

Every person has a unique journey, a lived experience that deserves respect. There is no one fix all approach to counseling; I believe that personalizing counseling to the individual or couple is the key to personal progress, whatever that definition may be for you. What I can offer is to shine some light on your path and help you navigate and reflect on your adventure. The techniques I gravitate to are Client-Centered, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative, and a collaborative approach. 

I moved to Austin, TX to be with the love of my life who I met playing World of Warcraft. I feel more at home in Austin than I ever have. I like to say it feels like a combination of my hometown and Chicago. I received my MA in Community Counseling from Loyola University Chicago and my undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

Social Justice is at the core of my personal belief system as well as the social justice lens I was trained with at Loyola. I am honored to serve our diverse community that I love here in Austin. I tend to work with adults dealing with anxiety, depression, and grief. I also have an interest in working with premarital couples to solidify their bond, talk through expectations, and work through past experiences that they do not want to bring onward. 

I hope to guide you to utilize your inner strengths to create your personal goals and strive to reach them. During guided self-reflection and processing of life events, people can gain the confidence to shape what is within their control to mold their future and feel grounded in the now. 

My previous experiences are as a crisis intervention counselor at a Chicago inner-city high school, and as a dance/swim instructor with the YMCA. These opportunities led me to work with clients that were facing anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, grief, or past abuse. Many of my clients were members of the LBGTQAI+ community navigating their identity. As part of my master's internship, I also coached the high school’s dance team overseen by The Boys and Girls Club. 

Furthermore, my previous experience as a member of the dance community (ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop) for over 20 years provided me with specialized skills to recognize and assist those suffering from disordered eating by facilitating body confidence, self-acceptance, and coping strategies. 

My passions in life beyond dance include playing video games, creating art, tinkering with fashion, and exploring Austin with my partner, especially coffee houses and eateries. 

It is pertinent for the client-therapist relationship to be strong so that therapy has the best chance of being beneficial. Feel free to reach out, I am happy to connect with you if you think we may be a good fit.

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More about Gwendolyn


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

Area of Expertise

Authentic, Person-Centered, Collaborative 

Mindfulness, Holistic, CBT, Narrative, LGBTQAI+ Affirming 

Anxiety, Depression, Disordered Eating, Perfectionism, Couples, and Life transitions


Individual Counseling


South Banister
Central Main
South Slaughter

Works With

Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues Related to Oppression
Premarital Issues
Anxiety & Stress
Low Self-Esteem
Relationship to Food/Body
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Relationship Issues
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
High Conflict Couple

Techniques & Experience

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


Friendly & direct
Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Active sense of humor
Decades of life experience
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Spiritually sensitive
Professional experience other than counseling
Enjoys working with older adults
Familiar with military culture
Schedule Openings
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Sarah Arnold, LPC-S

1406 Camp Craft Rd Ste 205

Austin, TX 78746


Contact Gwendolyn

512-201-4501 ext 333