Mindfulness Techniques

Mindfulness is frequently used in meditation and certain kinds of therapy. Its benefits include lowering stress levels, reducing harmful ruminating, and protecting against depression and anxiety. Research even suggests that mindfulness can help people better cope with rejection and social isolation.

What is mindfulness, exactly? It is intentionally maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of yourself, your thoughts, emotions, sensations, through a gentle, friendly, curious lens. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention without judging. We drop notions of right or wrong. We just notice what is, the way a compassionate helper would. If our brain begins rehashing past stories or imagining future scenarios, the practice of mindfulness guides you to notice that’s happening, then to bring your attention back to noticing the current state of sensations or emotions.

Since the 1980’s, thousands of studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness. For more mindfulness resources and information see this site.

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Open-Minded, Warm, and Supportive

Couples—Relationship and Connection Issues

Healing Past Wounds and Personal Growth

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Anxiety and Stress

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Personal Growth

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Life Transitions 

Outliers & Underrepresented 

Relational Cultural Therapy


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Cultivating Self-Compassion, Self-Love, and Acceptance

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DBT skills, Strength-based, and CBT 

Self-Esteem, Self-care, and Mindfulness 

Anxiety, Depression, Neurodiversity, and Trauma


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Perfectionism, Relationship Issues, Recovery from Emotionally Unavailable Parents 

Boundary Setting, Religious Trauma, Queer-Related Life Transitions

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Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Relationship issues.

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Trauma-Informed, EMDR Trained
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Personal Growth and Life Transitions

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

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Depression and Anxiety 

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Trauma, Religion/Spirituality, Identity, LGBTQIA+ Affirming

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Addictions, Compulsive Behaviors, Codependency 

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Trauma-informed, CBT, Attachment & Trust 


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Relationships, communication, and love languages 

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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


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Disability and Chronic Illness

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Anxiety & Depression, Trauma, Chronic Illness 

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Couples and Family Issues 

Anxiety and Stress 

Culturally Sensitive


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Nonjudgmental

Becoming Unstuck, Self-Development

Bicultural

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Anxiety, Depression, Self Acceptance

Lifelong Development, Identity Growth

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Anti-Oppressive, Anti-Racist 

Trauma-Informed 

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Bowen Theory (Family Systems)

EMDR Trained

Bilingual (Spanish-English)

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Senior Counselor

Person-centered, Mindfulness, Warmth 

Relationships and Identity 

Substance Use and Compulsive Behaviors


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Relationship/Communication Issues and Conflict Management 

Exploring Sex, Sexuality and Ethical Non-Monogamy 

Strengths-Based and Mindfulness Techniques


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Warm, Non-judgmental, Genuine 

Anxiety, Depression, Personal Growth and Discovery 

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


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

Depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss


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Pandemic/Post-Pandemic Adjustment Difficulties 

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Board Certified Art Therapist 

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EMDR, DBT, and Family Therapy 

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Senior Counselor

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Family Relationships

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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


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Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem

Life Purpose and Direction

Grief and Loss

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Life transitions, Exploring meaning, Self-compassion 

Highly sensitive persons, Anxiety, Loneliness


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Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Anxiety 

Relational, Accepting, Integrative


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EMDR, IFS, IPNB 

Addiction, Binge Eating 

Trauma, Chronic illness



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Stress, Trauma-informed, Anxiety and Adjustment 

Mindfulness, Genuine, Authentic, Warm and Supportive 

LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Ally, Personal Growth and Culturally Sensitive


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Collaborative, Empathetic, Strengths based 

LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Culturally Sensitive, Identity Affirming 

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


Courtney  Vujcich Therapy Austin

Relationships, Interpersonal Issues, Healthy Boundaries

Grief and Loss, Life Transitions

Anxiety, Depression, Stress

Amanda Gonzalez Richardson Therapy Austin

Genuine 

Open 

Passionate


Gina Rodriguez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Generalized and Social Anxiety, Perfectionism, Overcoming Self-Doubt 

Healing Relational and Attachment Wounds 

Combines Practical Tools With Insight-Building Strategies


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Sally  Mayo Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Personal Growth

Grief and Loss

Divorce Recovery

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Morgan  Shingle Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Family of Origin Issues, Self-Acceptance, Healthy Boundaries 

Attachment Theory, Neurobiology, Mindfulness 

Person-Centered, Integrative, Long-term Healing

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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


Kelsey Eidson Therapy Austin

Embodied, Relational, Trauma-Informed 

Neurobiology, Somatic Psychology, Expressive Arts 

Holistic & Long-Term Healing, Intra- & Interpersonal Challenges


Winona Rapose Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, and Relationship/Attachment Issues. 

Person-Centered, CBT-Based, ACT-Based 

Empathetic, Relational, Holistic


Abigail Lopez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Empathetic, Affirming, Humorous

Trauma-Informed, Healing From Hurtful Parenting, Social Anxiety

CBT, Person-Centered, Assertiveness Training

Lindsay Burns Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Couples & Relationship Issues

Anxiety, Depression & Grief Counseling

Person-Centered Style, CBT, LGBTQIA+ Affirming

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


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Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Life Transitions, Relationships, Painful Experiences

Stress, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Identity

Non-Judgemental, Culturally Sensitive, LGBTQIA+ Ally

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Senior Counselor
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Feminist, Social Justice-Oriented

LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Authentic, Person-Centered, and Strengths-Based Relational Counseling

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Genuine, sense of humor, compassionate 

Trauma-informed, addiction recovery, athletic success 

Life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief and loss


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Anxiety, Depression, Self-acceptance, Attachment 

Meaning making after loss, Relationship dynamics 

Identity affirming and Open


Miranda Dooley Therapy Austin

Silence Inner Critic

Anxiety and Depression

Life Purpose and Direction

Elizabeth Duffey Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Couples and Relationship Issues

Chemical and Behavioral Addiction

Life Transitions

Ussama Taha Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Affirming 

EMDR Trained and Trauma-Informed 

Relationship and Family Challenges

Joslyn Wilson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Creating Change and Happiness 

DBT and Existentialism 

Sense of Humor, Authentic, Relatable

Jordan  Weinert Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Trauma, Attachment Styles, and Life Transitions

Meaning, Spirituality, Anxiety

Holistic, Warm, and Collaborative

Kelly Pajares Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
Fully Licensed

Grief and Loss

EMDR

Communication Issues

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Warm, Trauma-informed, Collaborative, Humor, Empowerment 

Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, Stress, Grief & Loss 

Life transitions, Healthy Boundaries & Relationships, Self-Compassion


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Kara Allen Therapy Austin

Warm and accepting 

Curious and compassionate 

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

Aayeh Falahat Therapy Austin

Person-Centered & Trauma-Informed Care 

Multicultural Identity, Attachment Wounds, Inner Child Healing 

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodiversity Affirming


Anne Bradley Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor
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Family of Origin Issues

Anxiety and Stress

Life Transitions

Adriana Quintero Celestino Therapy Austin

Strength Based, Collaborative, Trauma-Informed 

Life Transitions, Relational Issues, Addictive Behavior 

Mindfulness, Self-Acceptance, Self-Compassion


Andrew Gregory Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Self-discovery, self-acceptance 

Sandtray Therapy 

Career Transitions


Melanie Skyler Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Loss, Trauma

Neurobiology,Science of the Mind, Brain and Relationships

Military Service Members and Veterans

Jennifer Herz Therapy Austin

Direct, honest, caring 

Trauma-informed, Neurobiology nerd, CBT 

Anxiety, Depression, Life transitions 

Kelci Ellis Therapy Austin

Trauma 

Anxiety 

Depression


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