Therapy Austin
Joslyn Wilson Therapy Austin

Joslyn Wilson, LPC

she/her/hers

Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed
Specialized in Emotion-Focused Therapy

Welcome to Therapy Austin! Thanks for checking out my page. 

I believe our human emotional experience is vital. Anger can tell us when a boundary is crossed, anxiety can tell us when we need more information, happiness can tell us when our needs are met… We’re often taught that some emotions are good, and some are bad. It’s easy to let ourselves have some feelings, but what happens when we have a “bad feeling”? To cope, we often adopt maladaptive patterns that are not conducive to a sustainable lifestyle or a healthy relationship with ourselves or others. 

Perhaps you hold others responsible for your feelings. Do you abandon your own needs to keep from upsetting others? Maybe you avoid your feelings and cope externally (like drinking or reckless behaviors). These are a few examples of unchecked, maladaptive coping mechanisms that can prevent growth and keep us stuck in survival mode. 

I believe in the power of approaching yourself with curiosity instead of judgement, and the intention to understand before you try to fix. An important part of changing our maladaptive patterns is to build insight into our tendencies and patterns that we typically ignore or find shameful… It is my goal to help you understand where these tendencies come from, and overtime replace them with more helpful ones. My therapeutic work is emotion-focused and heavily influenced by DBT. So, there will be an emphasis on: balancing emotion and logic, increasing tolerance for discomfort and distress, building self-compassion, improving emotional expression and communication, making connections between childhood/past experiences and their impact on adult life, and boundary-building. The areas I tend to work with most are: ADHD, depression, anxiety, autism, family-of-origin issues, and mood disorders.   

I’d describe myself as warm and down-to-earth, with an active sense of humor. I received my Master’s in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University and love what I do! When I’m not working, a few of my favorite things are 70’s rock ‘n’ roll, animals, being outdoors, reading mystery and horror, Thai food, and spending time with my partner and pets. If any part of my profile resonated with you, please reach out!

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More about Joslyn

Rates

Starts at $175/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

DBT-informed, Emotion-focused, Neurodiversity Affirming

Understanding and changing unhealthy patterns/behaviors

Sense of Humor, Authentic, Relatable

Specializations

Emotion-Focused Therapy

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
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Divorce
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
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
CBT oriented
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
Enjoys working with older adults
Schedule Openings

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

Mondays
Highland
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
10:00 am
Tuesdays
Highland
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
9:00 am
Fridays
North
(or Teletherapy)
50 min
10:00 am
Work with Joslyn
Additional Info

Contact Joslyn

512-201-4501 ext 259