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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.

Ashlyn Simmons Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Authentic, Relational, and Trauma-Informed 

EMDR, DBT, and Family Therapy 

Identity Affirming and Supportive


Mona  Amin Therapy Austin

Couples Issues Surrounding Family Life Cycle

Relationship With Self

Attachment, Safety, and Trust

Sorry! Mona is not accepting new clients at this time.
Madeleine Brunk Therapy Austin

Trauma-Informed, Anti-Oppressive Practice

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodivergence affirming

Disability and Chronic Illness

Miguel Martinez Therapy Austin

Humanistic & Holistic 

Cognitive Patterns & Perspectives 

Anxiety, Trauma, & Depression


Megan Hunter Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-Centered, Integrative, and Authentic

Depression, Anxiety, and Stress

Trauma, Resiliency, Self-Compassion

Sorry! Megan is not accepting new clients at this time.
Lisa  Arronge Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Grief Life Transitions

Culturally Sensitive, LBGTQ+ Ally, Accepting

Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Acceptance, DBT

Sorry! Lisa is not accepting new clients at this time.
Georges Jiho Kim Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Depression & Anxiety

Life & Career Transitions

Childhood Trauma

Krystal Green Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Identity and Self-Esteem Development

Anxiety, Depression, Disordered Eating

Career and Life Transitions

Sorry! Winter is not accepting new clients at this time.
Mary Margaret Behle Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Relationships Issues

Personal Growth

Life Transitions

Sorry! Maggie is not accepting new clients at this time.
Zachary Anglin Therapy Austin

Person-centered, Mindfulness, Warmth 

Relationships and Identity 

Substance Use and Compulsive Behaviors


Heather  Thiel Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Nonjudgmental, Caring

Anxiety/Depression Coping

CBT and Mindfulness

Sally  Mayo Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Personal Growth

Grief and Loss

Divorce Recovery

Mia Pastel Therapy Austin

Person-Centered, Holistic, Trauma-Informed

Trauma, Religion/Spirituality, Identity, LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Warmth, Humor, Authenticity, Acceptance

Sorry! Mia is not accepting new clients at this time.
Evelina Matveyev Therapy Austin

Warm and Accepting 

Anxiety and Depression, Sex and Sexuality, Chronic Illness 

Trauma Informed, LGBTQIA+, and Neurodivergence Affirming

Julia Shirar Therapy Austin

Trauma-Informed, Dissociation, Anxiety

Person-Centered, Culturally Sensitive, and Accepting

Creativity Therapy, Somatically-Informed, Dream Work

Daniel Edens Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Holistic and Person-Centered

Personal Growth and Self Identity

Warm and Accepting

Victoria Elizarde Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Stress, Low Mood, and Depression

Self-Compassion, Resiliency, and Personal Growth

Authentic, Relational, and Accepting

Vanessa Gill Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Shame, Anxiety, and Loss

Interpersonal and Relationship Issues

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Skills

Sorry! Vanessa is not accepting new clients at this time.
Alice Kelly Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Trauma-Informed, EMDR Trained
Familial and Relational Issues, Communication Issues, Trauma
Client-centered, Collaborative, Empathetic, Non-Judgmental
Jeanelle  Turner Therapy Austin

Open-Minded, Supportive, Compassionate, Fun

Stress, Trauma, Anxiety and Depression

Coping Skills, Communication, CBT, Solution Focused

Anne Johnson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Autism, Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Disabilities

Trauma and Crisis (EMDR Trained)

Relationship Issues

Sorry! Anne 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


Bradley  Watson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem

Life Purpose and Direction

Grief and Loss

Rachel Carley Therapy Austin

DBT skills, Strength-based, and CBT 

Self-Esteem, Self-care, and Mindfulness 

Anxiety, Depression, Neurodiversity, and Trauma


Jana McCook Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Personal Growth and Life Transitions

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

Substance use and Relapse Prevention

Asha Ramkumar Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Life Transitions, Relationships, Painful Experiences

Stress, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Identity

Non-Judgemental, Culturally Sensitive, LGBTQIA+ Ally

Sorry! Asha is not accepting new clients at this time.
Susan Hilton Therapy Austin

Certified Grief Counselor, Loss, Anxiety and Depression

EMDR and Advanced Mindfulness

Parenting and Relationship Issues, Attachment Theory

Stephen  Waller-De La Rosa Therapy Austin

Life Transitions, Anxiety, Spirituality

Autism, Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities

Integrative, Strengths-Based, Depth-Oriented

Kathleen Cullather Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Warm, Wholehearted, and Non-Judgmental

Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression

Resilience, Humor, and Meaning-Making

Sorry! Katie is not accepting new clients at this time.
Matthew Jernigan Therapy Austin

Anxiety & Stress, Depression, Trauma, Identity Formation

Collaborative, Relational, Authentic

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

Amber Keith Therapy Austin

Trauma, Crisis, and DBT Skills

Couples (Traditional and Open)

LGBTQ+

Sorry! Amber is not accepting new clients at this time.
Amber Behrens Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-Centered

Authentic, Warm, Relational Approach

Spirituality, Life Transitions, Healing Wounds

Ileana Gonzalez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety and Depression

Culturally Sensitive, Identity, Self-Esteem

Mindfulness, Relationship Issues

Adam Jimenez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Domestic Violence Prevention, Relational Challenges, Anger and Trauma 

Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Stress Management, and Anxiety

Shame, Loss, and Taming the Inner Critic


Sorry! Adam is not accepting new clients at this time.
Abigail Lopez Therapy Austin

Empathetic, Affirming, Humorous

Trauma-Informed, Healing From Hurtful Parenting, Social Anxiety

CBT, Person-Centered, Assertiveness Training

Alexandra Hale Therapy Austin

Person-Centered, Open-Minded, Integrative

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

Mind-Body, Dream Work, Depth Psychology

Jonathan McNutt Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Skills

Safe, Calm, Compassionate

Sorry! Jonathan is not accepting new clients at this time.
Mary Torkelson Therapy Austin

Life Transitions, Divorce, Co-Parenting

Anxiety and Depression

Solution-Focused, Compassionate, Strengths-Based

Louise  Sawaki Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Troubled Childhood

Anxiety and Depression

Relationship Issues

Katia Husemann Olivares Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Bilingual

Grief and Loss

Life Transitions and Relationship Issues

Kathryn Reynolds Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Autism, Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Disabilities (ADD)

EMDR and Anxiety

Life Transitions

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

Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Healthy Boundaries

Identity Affirming, Radical Self Acceptance, Mindfulness

Person-Centered, DBT, Existentialism

Alexandra Rosen Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety and Stress

Depression and Low Mood

Personal Growth

Sorry! Alex is not accepting new clients at this time.
Colette Henricks Therapy Austin

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Anxiety, Perfectionism, Low Self-Worth

Exploring Meaning and Purpose

Joslyn Wilson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Creating Change and Happiness 

DBT and Existentialism 

Sense of Humor, Authentic, Relatable

Sorry! Joslyn is not accepting new clients at this time.
Jordan  Weinert Therapy Austin

Trauma, Attachment Styles, and Life Transitions

Meaning, Spirituality, Anxiety

Holistic, Warm, and Collaborative

Sorry! Jordan is not accepting new clients at this time.
Melanie Skyler Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Loss, Trauma

Neurobiology,Science of the Mind, Brain and Relationships

Military Service Members and Veterans

Miranda Dooley Therapy Austin

Silence Inner Critic

Anxiety and Depression

Life Purpose and Direction

Sorry! Miranda is not accepting new clients at this time.

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