Joslyn Wilson, LPC
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-informed 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!
Would you like to talk to someone directly about counseling? Call us at (512) 201-4501 ext. 1.
Phone calls are answered Monday through Friday, 1pm-4pm.
Area of Expertise
DBT-informed, Emotion-focused, Neurodiversity Affirming
Understanding and changing unhealthy patterns/behaviors
Sense of Humor, Authentic, Relatable