Joslyn Wilson Therapy Austin

Joslyn Wilson, LPC

she/her/hers

Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Change is scary. But it’s also a very important and necessary part of life, that leads to our happiest and proudest moments. Finding a therapist is typically one of those moments. So, congratulations! I’m so happy you’re here. 

We are all capable of creating a full and happy life. However, life tends to throw things at us that can make this pretty darn difficult. Anxiety, depression, genetics, trauma, bad relationships, even just plain bad luck… Sometimes it seems easier to “check out” emotionally and become an inactive player in our own lives. 

As a DBT-trained therapist, I believe our human emotional experience is vital. If our emotions weren’t necessary, they would’ve evolved out of us a long time ago! However, I often find that people are not taught how to effectively process or express emotions, leading to disconnection and a misunderstanding of self. When we disconnect from emotion, it’s hard to connect with self and others. This leads to us demonizing our feelings, and either trying to escape them or allowing them to swallow us whole. It’s like having two arms but only using one: we are stronger when we use both our logic and emotion. I believe in the power of approaching yourself with curiosity instead of judgement, and the intention to understand instead of fix. It is my goal to help you: explore your behavior patterns and tendencies, regulate emotion more effectively, befriend your discomfort so it doesn’t seem so scary, and take an active role in your life. 

My motto is “Come as you are.” While the counseling relationship is a unique one, I’m human just like you. Most of my clients find that I’m easy to relate to and very down-to-earth. I received my B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Texas, and my M.S. in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. I’m Texas born and raised and grew up on a farm surrounded by lots of dogs, cats, horses, donkeys and pigs. A few of my favorite things are 70’s rock and roll, outdoor trails, yoga, reading, watching Netflix, Thai food, and spending time with my partner. If you think we could work well together, please reach out!

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More about Joslyn

Area of Expertise

Creating Change and Happiness 

DBT and Existentialism 

Sense of Humor, Authentic, Relatable

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

North
Highland

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

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

Qualities

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

Contact Joslyn

512-201-4501 ext 259