Therapy Austin
Heather Geier Therapy Austin

Heather Geier, LMSW

she/her/hers

Supervised by Mayan Herman, LCSW-S

"We do not learn from experience... we learn from reflecting on experience." - John Dewey

Hello and welcome. Whether you’re considering therapy for the first time or are an old pro in a therapeutic setting, I’m so glad that you’re taking this meaningful step for yourself. Taking this leap requires strength; strength that we can build on in our sessions together. I’ve learned from experience that finding the right therapist who fits your needs and personality is critical to actually achieving your emotional goals. 

That being said, you may be wondering what to expect out of a therapy session. Here are the commitments I make to you: 

1. You will be welcomed by someone who is calm, open-minded, and able to meet you in whatever state of mind you are experiencing that day.   

2. Your experience here will be tailored to your unique situation. Patience and flexibility are foundational elements of my practice. But most importantly… 

3. Our space is a place for you to feel safe and heard. You’re the expert of your life; I’m just here to help you navigate it. 

I begin all of my therapeutic relationships with these commitments because they are the building blocks of a trusting partnership, which is key to achieving progress. 

1. I’ve formed my therapeutic approach from a diversity of experiences and an ongoing commitment to learning, which has included: 12 years working with individuals, families, and couples on issues including grief and loss, anxiety and depression, trauma, chronic illness, life transitions, and caregiver stress. 

2. A blending of cognitive-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and mindfulness modalities. 

3. Obtaining my Master in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. 

4. A constant and deliberate examination of my own biases and identity. 

In my life outside therapy, I strive for the same balance I encourage in those I work with. For me, this means spending time in nature, playing board games with friends, practicing mindfulness and meditation, reading on patios, cooking nourishing meals, and enjoying all the art shows, music, and comedy Austin has to offer. 

If you’re ready to work together towards balance and achieving your emotional goals, please contact me at 512-201-4501 x 353 or schedule through the Therapy Austin website.

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More about Heather

Rates

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

Area of Expertise

Open-minded, warm, and direct 

Person-centered, trauma-informed, and collaborative approach 

Grief and loss, anxiety, depression, chronic illness, life transitions


Services

Individual Counseling
Couples Counseling

Locations

South Slaughter

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

ACT - Values Based Therapy
CBT oriented
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Mindfulness modalities
Trauma-focused
Anxiety alleviation experience
Focused on practicing skills
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
Gottman Method
Practices from an anti-racist lens
DBT trained/informed
Effective with high-conflict couples

Qualities

Youthful
Friendly & direct
Enjoys working with midlife adults
Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Enjoys working with older adults
Enjoys working with young adults
Active sense of humor
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Spiritually sensitive
Schedule Openings
To find out what openings Heather has currently, please submit a request and specify Heather Geier in the comment box
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Mayan Herman, LPC-S     

303 Camp Craft Road Suite 300       

Austin, TX 78746


512/520-0964

Contact Heather

512-201-4501 ext 353