Morgan  Shingle Therapy Austin

Morgan Shingle, LMSW

she/her/hers

Supervised by Arlene Montgomery, LCSW

Senior Counselor
Specialized in Addiction and Recovery
Sorry! Morgan is not accepting new clients at this time.

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.” Pema Chodron

Hello and welcome. 

Perhaps you know why you are seeking therapy or maybe you’re not sure, but something just does not feel right. No matter why you have landed here, you are welcome and worthy of the support you are looking for. Speaking from personal experience, finding a therapist who you feel comfortable being yourself with is of the utmost importance. When I first started going to therapy, sitting down and facing myself felt incredibly vulnerable, but was made easier through the support of my therapist who was accepting, validating, and emotionally present. It is my hope to offer these qualities to you as well. 

My clinical orientation is eclectic. I use psychoanalytic theory for case conceptualization and often utilize principles from systems theory, feminist psychology, ecopsychology and depth psychology. I often enjoy discussing attachment theory and neurobiology with my clients, but also, and arguably more importantly, I will give you skills so that you can utilize the implications of these theories in your life. I also draw on my background as a Yoga teacher. Both modern trauma research and ancient wisdom traditions, such as Buddhism, see the mind and the body to be interwoven, so I often utilize mindfulness and a holistic treatment approach. Through the lens of Social Work, I am passionate about issues of social justice, diversity, and inclusivity. 

I take the approach of “starting where [we] are” (Pema Chodron), meaning that I encourage clients to embrace this moment exactly as it is while also striving for change. I am relational, nurturing, and direct. In my work with clients, the therapeutic relationship is the primary vehicle for change and so I promise to show up authentically. I am also a firm believer in using humor when appropriate because life feels stagnant without it. 

Areas I particularly enjoy working with are: trauma, anxiety, relationship insecurity, personality and mood disorders, family of origin issues, body image concerns, grief, and communication problems. I have a strong background supporting clients through various addictions and recovery and consider this my specialty. I especially love working with young adults and have a lot of experience in this area. 

On a personal note, I believe that every person has an inner light and truth that can be tapped into with practice and intention. You are the expert in your life and my role is to provide you with resources to help you access that  inner wisdom. My therapeutic lens is also reinforced by my belief that we are all more similar than we are different. I feel deeply moved by the therapeutic work I get to experience every day; seeing other people on a deep level and being a part of their growth is meaningful and motivating. 

I obtained my Bachelors in Psychology in 2014 from San Francisco State University and my Masters in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas. In my free time, I enjoy watercolor painting, reading, being outside and active, and pretending that my cat loves me as much as I love her. 

If any of this resonates with or intrigues you, please reach out. You do not have to do this alone. I look forward to meeting you where you are.


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More about Morgan

Area of Expertise

Family of Origin Issues, Self-Acceptance, Healthy Boundaries 

Attachment Theory, Neurobiology, Mindfulness 

Person-Centered, Integrative, Long-term Healing

Specializations

Addiction and Recovery

Services

Individual Counseling
Family Therapy
Couples Counseling
Groups & Classes

Locations

South Banister

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Trauma-focused
Familiar with substance abuse
HAES/Intuitive eating
CBT oriented
Mindfulness modalities
DBT trained/informed
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Integrates art therapies
Career counseling
IFS (Parts work)
Practices from an anti-racist lens

Qualities

Warm & caring
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Trauma focused
Spiritually sensitive
Familiar with substance abuse
Experienced in eating issues
Professional experience other than counseling
CBT oriented
Mindfulness modalities
DBT friendly
ACT - Values Based Therapy
Integrates art therapies
Focused on practicing skills
Calm & slow-paced
Career counseling
Motherly
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Arlene Montgomery, Ph.D., LCSW

1925 San Jacinto Blvd 3.104A

Austin, TX 78712-0358


512/480-8086

Contact Morgan

512-201-4501 ext 154