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Julia Shirar Therapy Austin

Julia Shirar, LPC Associate

Supervised by Kalila Homann, LPC-S

Senior Counselor

Hello! Pleased to meet you here. 

These first steps of deciding to do therapy and then finding the right therapist can be pretty overwhelming. Keep on keeping on and trust your gut through this process. Thank you for visiting my page! 

My approach is rooted in the belief that no matter what a person has going on, there is an internal compass guiding them towards integration. I incorporate depth psychology, relational psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness modalities, existential therapy, and ACT. I also incorporate creative arts therapy, working with dreams, images, metaphor, and movement. 

My style is client-centered, warm, grounded, curious, humorous and authentic. I also challenge in moments that call for that extra push. 

My specializations include complex trauma, anxiety/depression, women’s issues, body image issues, healing from controlling or neglectful parents, dissociation/depersonalization, relationship issues, communication issues, cultural identity issues, identity exploration, grief/loss, and creativity blocks.   

I also work with a lot of artists, writers, creatives, researchers, therapists, and folks who grew up moving around a lot (military kids, Third Culture Kids, global nomads, etc). 

I have a Master’s in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. My clinical experience includes working with individual adults, couples, and children at Capital Area Counseling and Ojai Unified School District. 

In my free time, you might find me walking/hiking with my pups, riding bikes, painting, researching & reading, listening to podcasts, or finding refreshing waters to swim in! 

Thank you so much for visiting my page. If you would like to work together, call me at 512/201-4501, ext. 558. I will be delighted to hear from you and to start our therapy together.

More about Julia

Area of Expertise

Trauma-Informed, Dissociation, Anxiety

Person-Centered, Culturally Sensitive, and Accepting

Creativity Therapy, Somatically-Informed, Dream Work


Individual Counseling
Couples Counseling


South Slaughter

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Substance Abuse
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual expression
Questions about Gender
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Struggles with Food/Eating

Techniques & Experience

Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Familiar with substance abuse
Experienced in eating issues
DBT friendly
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
Career counseling
Integrates art therapies
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy


Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Focused on practicing skills
Active sense of humor
Decades of life experience
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys treating young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQ friendly
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Trauma focused
Spiritually sensitive
Professional experience other than counseling
Familiar with substance abuse
Experienced in eating issues
Effective with high-conflict couples
CBT oriented
DBT friendly
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
Career counseling
Familiar with military culture
Integrates art therapies
Enjoys working with older adults
Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Kalila Homann, LPC-S, BC-DMT
1310 S. 1st Street., Ste. 200 
Austin, TX 78704

Contact Julia

512-201-4501 ext 558
Work with Julia


  • Main
    1415 W. 51st St, #1
    Austin, TX 78756
  • North
    8500 Shoal Creek Bldg. 4 #202
    Austin, TX 78757
  • Highland
    505 E Huntland Drive, #320
    Austin, TX 78752
  • Banister Lane
    4009 Banister Lane, #430
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Slaughter Lane
    1213 W. Slaughter Lane, #130
    Austin, TX 78748
Monday - Friday
6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 8pm

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