Noor Zibdeh Therapy Austin

Noor Zibdeh, LMSW

“Will I ever be happy again?”

“My past is haunting me.”

“He/She does not love me anymore.”

“I cannot focus or concentrate.”

“I forgot who I am, and I just don’t like myself.”

“I feel so guilty that I can’t breathe.”

“I absolutely hate my job.”

These are just a few common phrases I have heard over the years throughout my career. While you might relate to some of these phrases, each of our stories are unique. Our personal lives and situations are all different due to our environment, experiences, and personal dynamics in the workplace, with friends, or at home. Culture, religion, bullying, and social media can also shape the way we approach and view life.

I know how absolutely frightening it can be to share intimate details or discuss repressed feelings to a stranger. Or to take a leap to make the changes you want in your life when you feel like you don’t even know where to begin. Perhaps therapy is not new to you at all. Maybe you have taken enough steps to feel like you have walked around this earth a couple of times. But I must tell you just how brave and strong you are to come here today. Yes, I can say this without even having met you!

Whether we are meeting one on one in-person or having a remote session, I open my doors to you with dignity, respect, non-judgment, warm, safety, and a genuine environment. Therapy can feel like a difficult expedition at times, but my goal is to make sure that you find that hidden treasure that is there within you. As a Chinese proverb says, “A gem is not polished without rubbing, nor a man perfected without trials.”

About me: I obtained my Master’s in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2009. My background has involved working in micro and macro settings. I have worked with victims of human trafficking and trauma, refugees both foreign and domestic, elders, people with dementia, and people with mental health and substance abuse concerns. I love working with individuals and couples. I have a strong passion for Mental Health Awareness and Anti-Bullying. Big fan of laughter, jokes, travel, movies, and music.

I cannot wait to meet you and I’m already excited about taking this journey together.

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More about Noor

Area of Expertise

Life Transitions and Personal Growth

Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use

Couple and Relationship Issues

Services

Individual Counseling

Locations

South Slaughter

Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

Focused on practicing skills
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Experienced in domestic violence
Familiar with substance abuse
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Gottman Method
Trauma-focused
Career counseling
Mindfulness modalities

Qualities

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 working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Specializing in couples counseling
Experienced in domestic violence
Familiar with substance abuse
Effective with high-conflict couples
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Gottman Marital Counseling
Familiar with military culture
Professional experience other than counseling
Spiritually sensitive
Trauma focused
Experienced in eating issues
Career counseling
Enjoys working with older adults
Mindfulness modalities
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Additional Info

Contact Noor

512-201-4501 ext 220