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Samantha Simms Therapy Austin

Samantha Simms, LPC Associate

Supervised by Janice Hurt, LPC

No matter the source of your trouble, walking a difficult path is made more bearable with a trusted confidant by your side. Whether you are feeling hopeless, overwhelmed, conflicted, grieving, trying to change yourself or your relationships, adjusting to difficult life transitions, healing from past hurts or trauma, exploring intersecting identities, or are learning to recognize your unique gifts and feel good about yourself exactly as you are, my job as a therapist is to travel this road with you, utilizing my skills and training to help you identify your innate strengths, and working alongside you to create the changes you want to see in your life.

My style is conversational and inviting, and I work to fully understand each individual, as presented, throughout our work together. I like to be actively engaged in the therapeutic process without being pushy or scripted, and approach sessions with a healthy dose of warmth, curiosity, and humor. The goals, pacing, and course of our work together are developed collaboratively with you, and each session is designed with your needs in mind. While I do make use of more structured or traditional techniques as a component of therapy, I find particular joy in using emotion-focused approaches and creating opportunities for growth through creative expression. What I’m saying is, we might do some unconventional stuff like create art or make sensory slime if you’re game for that sort of thing! I believe that a little fun can make a difficult task easier, and play can serve as a tool for communication, learning, and healing.

I hold a dual Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Marriage, Couple & Family Therapy from Stetson University in Florida, and have additional training working with domestic violence and trauma. I was born and raised in Texas and currently reside in Round Rock with my partner and our menagerie of pets. I love being a therapist and consider it an honor and a privilege to be a part of your journey.

I welcome people of all backgrounds and work with individuals, couples, and complex relationships. I have a particular affinity for working with the LGBTQIA+ community and neurodiversity. Please reach out to schedule your initial appointment by calling 512/201-4501, ext. 249, I look forward to meeting you!

More about Samantha

Area of Expertise

Warm, Curious, Compassionate

Strengths-based, Trauma-Informed Care

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodiversity Affirming


Individual Counseling



Works With

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

Techniques & Experience

Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Experienced in domestic violence
Specializing in couples counseling
DBT friendly
Effective with high-conflict couples
Gottman Method
Mindfulness modalities
Integrates art therapies
Anxiety alleviation experience


Warm & caring
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys treating young adults
LGBTQ friendly
Experienced in domestic violence
Spiritually sensitive
Trauma focused
Specializing in couples counseling
DBT friendly
Effective with high-conflict couples
Gottman Marital Counseling
Mindfulness modalities
Integrates art therapies
Anxiety alleviation experience
Calm & slow-paced
Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Janice Lee Hurt, LPC-S
1315 Sam Bass Circle, Ste. A 
Round Rock, TX 78681

Contact Samantha

512-201-4501 ext 249
Work with Samantha


  • 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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