Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically-based approach that applies acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase your ability to build resilience. ACT clinicians use metaphor, paradox, and experiential exercises to help  clients learn how to make healthy contact with thoughts, feelings, memories, and physical sensations that may have been avoided before.

ACT is an action-oriented approach to counseling that draws from traditional behavior and cognitive therapies. Through exploration and exercises, clients learn how to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions. By learning that these deeper feelings are normal responses to certain situations, acceptance can be gained. Further, clients discover that even though these emotions may feel painful, they aren’t a roadblock to moving forward in life. Once this is understood, clients can commit to making needed changes in their behavior that align with their values and personal goals. Optimistic confidence is built.

ACT has been used effectively to help treat workplace stress, test anxiety, social anxiety disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, chronic pain, and substance abuse. To learn more about ACT, check out this site.

Mary Torkelson Therapy Austin

Life Transitions, Divorce, Co-Parenting

Anxiety and Depression

Solution-Focused, Compassionate, Strengths-Based

Robyn Strelitz Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Creative and Collaborative

Life Transitions, Strengths Based, and Skill Building

Compassionate Grief and Trauma Work

Sorry! Robyn is not accepting new clients at this time.
Rachel Carley Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

DBT skills, Strength-based, and CBT 

Self-Esteem, Self-care, and Mindfulness 

Anxiety, Depression, Neurodiversity, and Trauma


John  Orr Therapy Austin

Warm, Empathic, Strengths-based 

Life transitions, Exploring meaning, Self-compassion 

Highly sensitive persons, Anxiety, Loneliness


Alexandra Rosen Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety and Stress

Depression and Low Mood

Personal Growth

Sorry! Alex is not accepting new clients at this time.
Matthew Jernigan Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety & Stress, Depression, Trauma, Identity Formation

Collaborative, Relational, Authentic

Anti-Oppressive, Anti-Racist, LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Sex-Positive

Joslyn Wilson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Creating Change and Happiness 

DBT and Existentialism 

Sense of Humor, Authentic, Relatable

Krista Britton Therapy Austin

Addictions, Compulsive Behaviors, Codependency 

Stress, Anxiety, Depression 

Life Transitions, Career Transitions, Personal Growth


Catherine Ferguson-Mappus Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

EMDR, IFS, IPNB 

Addiction, Binge Eating 

Trauma, Chronic illness



Louise  Sawaki Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Troubled Childhood

Anxiety and Depression

Relationship Issues

Amber Behrens Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Person-Centered

Authentic, Warm, Relational Approach

Spirituality, Life Transitions, Healing Wounds

Keeley Arnecke Therapy Austin

Relationship/Communication Issues and Conflict Management 

Exploring Sex, Sexuality and Ethical Non-Monogamy 

Strengths-Based and Mindfulness Techniques


Glory Cassagnol Therapy Austin

Spiritual, Trauma-Informed, Culturally competent, and motivating National Certified Counselor 

Military/Veterans, Anxiety, Depression, and Personality Disorders, Crisis Intervention Strategies, & Cooccurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders 

Neurodivergent, Open & Realistic


Rachel Bono Therapy Austin

Person-centered, LGBTQIA+ Affirming 

Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Anxiety 

Relational, Accepting, Integrative


Alex Barshop Therapy Austin

Empathic, Warm, Neurodiversity Affirming, LGBTQIA+ Ally 

Holistic, Strengths-Based, Person-Centered

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, ADHD


Kathleen Cullather Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Warm, Wholehearted, and Non-Judgmental

Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression

Resilience, Humor, and Meaning-Making

Kenneth Walker Therapy Austin

Stress, Trauma-informed, Anxiety and Adjustment 

Mindfulness, Genuine, Authentic, Warm and Supportive 

LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Ally, Personal Growth and Culturally Sensitive


Taylor Mulmi Therapy Austin

Warm, Non-judgmental, Genuine 

Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Discovery 

Person-Centered, Mindfulness, ACT,  value and strength based, LGBTQIA+ Affirming


Mona  Amin Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Couples Issues Surrounding Family Life Cycle

Relationship With Self

Attachment, Safety, and Trust

Kara Allen Therapy Austin

Warm and accepting 

Curious and compassionate 

Anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, and LGBTQIA+ affirming 

Melanie Skyler Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Loss, Trauma

Neurobiology,Science of the Mind, Brain and Relationships

Military Service Members and Veterans

Colton Seggern Therapy Austin

Authentic, Curious, Compassionate

Anxiety, Depression, Self Acceptance

Lifelong Development, Identity Growth

Jordan  Weinert Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Trauma, Attachment Styles, and Life Transitions

Meaning, Spirituality, Anxiety

Holistic, Warm, and Collaborative

Morgan  Shingle Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Family of Origin Issues, Self-Acceptance, Healthy Boundaries 

Attachment Theory, Neurobiology, Mindfulness 

Person-Centered, Integrative, Long-term Healing

Sorry! Morgan is not accepting new clients at this time.
Abigail Lopez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Empathetic, Affirming, Humorous

Trauma-Informed, Healing From Hurtful Parenting, Social Anxiety

CBT, Person-Centered, Assertiveness Training

Ileana Gonzalez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety and Depression

Culturally Sensitive, Identity, Self-Esteem

Mindfulness, Relationship Issues

Daniel Edens Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Holistic and Person-Centered

Personal Growth and Self Identity

Warm and Accepting

Sorry! Daniel is not accepting new clients at this time.
Jana McCook Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Personal Growth and Life Transitions

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

Substance use and Relapse Prevention

Zachary Anglin Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-centered, Mindfulness, Warmth 

Relationships and Identity 

Substance Use and Compulsive Behaviors


Sorry! Zack is not accepting new clients at this time.
Emma Denning Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

ADHD specialized, sense of humor, warm and direct 

Gender and neurodiversity affirming 

People-pleasing and Perfectionism, life-long trauma, holistic and long-term healing


Anne Johnson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Autism, Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Disabilities

Trauma and Crisis (EMDR Trained)

Relationship Issues

Asha Ramkumar Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transitions, Relationships, Painful Experiences

Stress, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Identity

Non-Judgemental, Culturally Sensitive, LGBTQIA+ Ally

Amanda Gonzalez Richardson Therapy Austin

Genuine 

Open 

Passionate


Sally  Mayo Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Personal Growth

Grief and Loss

Divorce Recovery

Sorry! Sally is not accepting new clients at this time.
Courtney Alexander Therapy Austin

Strengths-based Focused, Person Centered, and Affirming 

Depression and Anxiety 

LGBTQIA+ Ally, Trauma-informed


Kayla Chauvin Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Warm, Relational, Holistic 

Perfectionism, Relationship Issues, Recovery from Emotionally Unavailable Parents 

Boundary Setting, Religious Trauma, Queer-Related Life Transitions

Katherine Collier Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Grief and Loss

Family of Origin

Trauma-Informed

Jennifer Herz Therapy Austin

Direct, honest, caring 

Trauma-informed, Neurobiology nerd, CBT 

Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions 

Miguel Martinez Therapy Austin

Humanistic & Holistic 

Cognitive Patterns & Perspectives 

Anxiety, Trauma, & Depression


Jason Pearce Therapy Austin

Genuine, Open-minded and Warm 

Substance use, Life Transitions, Personal Growth 

ACT, CBT, and Solution-Focused


Bradley  Watson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem

Life Purpose and Direction

Grief and Loss

Adam Jimenez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Domestic Violence Prevention, EMDR Trained and Trauma-Inform

Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Stress Management, and Anxiety

Shame, Loss, and Taming the Inner Critic

Ashlyn Simmons Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Authentic, Relational, and Trauma-Informed 

EMDR, DBT, and Family Therapy 

Identity Affirming and Supportive


Victoria Elizarde Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Anxiety, Stress, Low Mood, and Depression

Self-Compassion, Resiliency, and Personal Growth

Authentic, Relational, and Accepting

Madeleine Brunk Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Trauma-Informed, Anti-Oppressive Practice

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodivergence affirming

Disability and Chronic Illness

Georges Jiho Kim Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

EMDR, Specialized in Couples 

Decades of Life experiences 

Warm and Supportive 

Relationship and Communication Challenges 

Life Transitions & Career Exploration


Lindsay Burns Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Couples & Relationship Issues

Anxiety, Depression & Grief Counseling

Person-Centered Style, CBT, LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Allison Turner Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, Grief and Loss 

Couples and Individuals, Self-Esteem, Personal Growth, and Body Positivity 

Safe environment for all body types, cultural and religious beliefs, relationship types, and sexualities (LGBTQIA+ Affirming)


Micaela Hernandez Therapy Austin

Collaborative, Empathetic, Strengths based 

LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Culturally Sensitive, Identity Affirming 

Anxiety, Chronic/Lifelong Illness, Grief and Loss, Depression


Charity Vizcaino-Strand Therapy Austin

Person-Centered, Warm, Authentic, Affirming 

Personal growth/exploration, boundary setting, feminist, strengths-based approach to healing from sexual and domestic abuse, mind/body education 

Inner Child work, self-compassion, values, mindfulness


Ellen Fencl Therapy Austin

Artistic, playful, creative, warm, funny, accepting 

Art therapy! self-expression, creative vision, imagination, and inspiration 

Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss


Miranda Dooley Therapy Austin

Silence Inner Critic

Anxiety and Depression

Life Purpose and Direction

Molly Kazemi Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, Self-acceptance, Attachment 

Meaning making after loss, Relationship dynamics 

Identity affirming and Open


Alexandra Hale Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-Centered, Open-Minded, Integrative

Life Transitions, Personal Growth, Relationship Issues, Depression and Anxiety

Mind-Body, Trauma-Informed, Somatic Psychology

Heather  Thiel Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Nonjudgmental, Caring

Anxiety/Depression Coping

CBT and Mindfulness

Sorry! Heather is not accepting new clients at this time.
Courtney Caudill Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Compassionate and client centered

Depression, anxiety, family of origin issues, trauma informed care

Lgbtqia+ & POC affirming, sex positive and women issue focused for ALL women

Evelina Matveyev Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Warm and Accepting 

Anxiety & Depression, Trauma, Chronic Illness 

EMDR Trained, LGBTQIA + and Neurodivergence Affirming


Sorry! Eve is not accepting new clients at this time.
Julia Shirar Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Trauma-Informed, Dissociation, Anxiety

Person-Centered, Culturally Sensitive, and Accepting

Creativity Therapy, Somatically-Informed, Dream Work

Kimberly Lacorte Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Art Therapist, Creative Expression Trauma-Informed, Culturally Sensitive LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Grief and Loss

Sorry! Kim is not accepting new clients at this time.
Winona Rapose Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship/Attachment Issues. 

Person-Centered, CBT-Based, ACT-Based 

Empathetic, Relational, Holistic


Jeanelle  Turner Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Open-Minded, Supportive, Compassionate, Fun

Stress, Trauma, Anxiety and Depression

Coping Skills, Communication, CBT, Solution Focused

Stephen  Waller-De La Rosa Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Life Transitions, Anxiety, Spirituality

Autism, Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities

Integrative, Strengths-Based, Depth-Oriented

Elisha Wynn Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transitions 

Grief and Loss 

Spirituality


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