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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.

Ashlyn Simmons Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Authentic, Relational, and Trauma-Informed 

EMDR, DBT, and Family Therapy 

Identity Affirming and Supportive

Jonathan McNutt Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Skills

Safe, Calm, Compassionate

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Melanie Dyer Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Feminist, Social Justice-Oriented

LGBTQIA+ Affirming

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

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Ileana Gonzalez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety and Depression

Culturally Sensitive, Identity, Self-Esteem

Mindfulness, Relationship Issues

Zachary Anglin Therapy Austin

Person-centered, Mindfulness, Warmth 

Relationships and Identity 

Substance Use and Compulsive Behaviors

Ryan Neugebauer Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Acceptance, and Flourishing 

Relational, Collaborative, and Integrative 

Authentic, Open-Minded, LGBTQ+ Affirming, and Humorous

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Louise  Sawaki Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Troubled Childhood

Anxiety and Depression

Relationship Issues

Carolyn Hilton Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Art Therapy

Anxiety and Stress

Trauma and Troubled Childhood

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Bradley  Watson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem

Life Purpose and Direction

Grief and Loss

Krystal Green Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Identity and Self-Esteem Development

Anxiety, Depression, Disordered Eating

Career and Life Transitions

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Abigail Lopez Therapy Austin

Empathetic, Affirming, Humorous

Trauma-Informed, Healing From Hurtful Parenting, Social Anxiety

CBT, Person-Centered, Assertiveness Training

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Grief and Loss

Family of Origin


Kelly Pajares Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Grief and Loss


Communication Issues

Rachel Carley Therapy Austin

DBT skills, Strength-based, and CBT 

Self-Esteem, Self-care, and Mindfulness 

Anxiety, Depression, Neurodiversity, and Trauma

Courtney Caudill Therapy Austin

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

Jana McCook Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Personal Growth and Life Transitions

Self-Compassion and Mindfulness

Substance use and Relapse Prevention

Kathryn Reynolds Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Autism, Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Disabilities (ADD)

EMDR and Anxiety

Life Transitions

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Elizabeth Duffey Therapy Austin

Couples and Relationship Issues

Chemical and Behavioral Addiction

Life Transitions

Kara Nassour Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression

Collaborative, Strength-Focused

LGBTQIA+ Affirming

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Warm and Accepting 

Anxiety and Depression, Sex and Sexuality, Chronic Illness 

Trauma Informed, LGBTQIA+, and Neurodivergence Affirming

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Relationship Challenges, Feeling Overwhelmed, Life Skills

Emotional Disconnection, Anxiety, Depression

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Senior Counselor

Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Healthy Boundaries

Identity Affirming, Radical Self Acceptance, Mindfulness

Person-Centered, DBT, Existentialism

Catherine Ferguson-Mappus Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

EMDR, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Eating disorders and bariatric surgery recovery

Poly/Kink and LGBTQIA+ affirming 

Relational, Warm, and Compassionate

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Cultivating Self-Compassion, Self-Love, and Acceptance

Developing Healthier Behaviors, Habits, and Relationships

Warm, Affirming, Authentic

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Life Transitions, Anxiety, Spirituality

Autism, Spectrum Disorders, Learning Disabilities

Integrative, Strengths-Based, Depth-Oriented

Ussama Taha Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Identity Affirming and Authentic

EMDR Trained and Trauma-Informed

Relationship and Family Challenges

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Trauma, Dissociation, and Anxiety

Disability and LGBTQQIA+ affirming

Strengths-Based, trauma-Informed, Mindfulness, CBT

Georges Jiho Kim Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Depression & Anxiety

Life & Career Transitions

Childhood Trauma

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Open-Minded, Supportive, Compassionate, Fun

Stress, Trauma, Anxiety and Depression

Coping Skills, Communication, CBT, Solution Focused

Asha Ramkumar Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Life Transitions, Relationships, Painful Experiences

Stress, Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Identity

Non-Judgemental, Culturally Sensitive, LGBTQIA+ Ally

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Colton Seggern Therapy Austin

Authentic, Curious, Compassionate

Anxiety, Depression, Self Acceptance

Lifelong Development, Identity Growth

Maria Spada Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Open-Minded, Warm, and Supportive

Couples—Relationship and Connection Issues

Healing Past Wounds and Personal Growth

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Kyoko Kamishima Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Healing Past Wounds, Changing Old Patterns

Releasing Shame/Self-Acceptance

Connection to Self/Others

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Megan Hunter Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Person-Centered, Integrative, and Authentic

Depression, Anxiety, and Stress

Trauma, Resiliency, Self-Compassion

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Susan Hilton Therapy Austin

Certified Grief Counselor, Loss, Anxiety and Depression

EMDR and Advanced Mindfulness

Parenting and Relationship Issues, Attachment Theory

Gina Rodriguez Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Generalized and Social Anxiety, Perfectionism, Overcoming Self-Doubt 

Couples Struggles, Healing Relational and Attachment Wounds 

Combines Practical Tools With Insight-Building Strategies

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Mary Margaret Behle Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Relationships Issues

Personal Growth

Life Transitions

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Trauma-Informed, Dissociation, Anxiety

Person-Centered, Culturally Sensitive, and Accepting

Creativity Therapy, Somatically-Informed, Dream Work

Heather  Thiel Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Nonjudgmental, Caring

Anxiety/Depression Coping

CBT and Mindfulness

Victoria Elizarde Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Stress, Low Mood, and Depression

Self-Compassion, Resiliency, and Personal Growth

Authentic, Relational, and Accepting

Joslyn Wilson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Creating Change and Happiness 

DBT and Existentialism 

Sense of Humor, Authentic, Relatable

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Warm, Curious, Compassionate

Strengths-based, Trauma-Informed Care

LGBTQIA+ and Neurodiversity Affirming

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Person-Centered, Open-Minded, Integrative

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

Mind-Body, Dream Work, Depth Psychology

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Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Anxiety, Perfectionism, Low Self-Worth

Exploring Meaning and Purpose

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Senior Counselor


Grief and Loss

Life Transitions and Relationship Issues

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Trauma-informed, CBT, Attachment & Trust 

Life Transitions, Personal Growth, Stress Management, Family & Relationship Issues 

Collaborative, Modern, Warm, & Authentic

Melanie Skyler Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Loss, Trauma

Neurobiology,Science of the Mind, Brain and Relationships

Military Service Members and Veterans

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Senior Counselor

Couples and Relationship Issues

Pregnancy & Postpartum concerns Trauma & Attachment
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Warmth, Curiosity, Humor

Empathy, Connection, Insight

Attachment, Developmental, and Relational Trauma

Gurjit Kaur Therapy Austin

Couples and Family Issues 

Anxiety and Stress 

Culturally Sensitive

Mona  Amin Therapy Austin

Couples Issues Surrounding Family Life Cycle

Relationship With Self

Attachment, Safety, and Trust

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Isaac Gallegos Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

People-Pleasing, Social Anxiety, and Imposter Syndrome 

Pandemic/Post-Pandemic Adjustment Difficulties 

Existential and Identity Exploration

Brianna Hamlyn Therapy Austin

Domestic Violence, Relationship Abuse

Chronic Illness, Disordered Eating, HAES/IE

Feminist, Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based

Courtney  Vujcich Therapy Austin

Relationships, Interpersonal Issues, Healthy Boundaries

Grief and Loss, Life Transitions

Anxiety, Depression, Stress

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Irene Perez Therapy Austin

Bowen Theory (Family Systems)

EMDR Trained

Bilingual (Spanish-English)

Marcos Salinas Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Relationship issues.

Holistic, Strength Based, and Mindfulness

Accepting, Empathic, Relational

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Senior Counselor
Trauma-Informed, EMDR Trained
Familial and Relational Issues, Communication Issues, Trauma
Client-centered, Collaborative, Empathetic, Non-Judgmental
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Senior Counselor


Becoming Unstuck, Self-Development


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Trauma, Crisis, and DBT Skills

Couples (Traditional and Open)


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Kayla Chauvin Therapy Austin

Trauma-Informed Care, Strengths-based, and Harm Reduction

Substance Use, Domestic Abuse, and Suicidal Ideation

LBTQIA+ Affirming, Queer-Related Life Transitions

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Trauma-Informed, Culturally Sensitive

LGBTQIA+ Affirming, Grief and Loss

Art Therapy Trained, Creative Expression

Kathleen Cullather Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Warm, Wholehearted, and Non-Judgmental

Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression

Resilience, Humor, and Meaning-Making

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Daniella Catalfumo Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Board Certified Art Therapist

Integrated Multi-Modal Approach; Holistic and Long-Term Healing

Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Self-Esteem, Identity, Trauma

Lisa  Arronge Therapy Austin

Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Grief Life Transitions

Culturally Sensitive, LBGTQ+ Ally, Accepting

Cognitive Behavioral, Solution Focused, Acceptance, DBT

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Sally  Mayo Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Personal Growth

Grief and Loss

Divorce Recovery

Loren Grimes Therapy Austin

Relationship Issues


Self-Actualization and Expansion

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Daniel Edens Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Holistic and Person-Centered

Personal Growth and Self Identity

Warm and Accepting

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

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Monica Rosario Therapy Austin

Warm, Trauma-informed, Collaborative, Humor, Empowerment 

Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, Stress, Grief & Loss 

Life transitions, Healthy Boundaries & Relationships, Self-Compassion

Catherine Dilger Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Trauma Informed Care

Strengths-Based, Direct and Supportive

Non-Judgmental and Collaborative

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

Noor Zibdeh Therapy Austin

Life Transitions and Personal Growth

Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use

Couple and Relationship Issues

Alexandra Rosen Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety and Stress

Depression and Low Mood

Personal Growth

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Anne Bradley Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Family of Origin Issues

Anxiety and Stress

Life Transitions

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

Roxanne Watson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety and Stress

Depression and Low Mood

Relationship Issues

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Lindsay Burns Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Couples & Relationship Issues

Anxiety, Depression & Grief Counseling

Person-Centered Style, CBT, LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Mia Pastel Therapy Austin

Person-Centered, Holistic, Trauma-Informed

Trauma, Religion/Spirituality, Identity, LGBTQIA+ Affirming

Warmth, Humor, Authenticity, Acceptance

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Maria  Cordero Robinson Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Anxiety and Depression

Trauma-Informed, Culturally Sensitive

Mindfulness and Person-Centered

Matthew Jernigan Therapy Austin

Anxiety & Stress, Depression, Trauma, Identity Formation

Collaborative, Relational, Authentic

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

Jordan  Weinert Therapy Austin

Trauma, Attachment Styles, and Life Transitions

Meaning, Spirituality, Anxiety

Holistic, Warm, and Collaborative

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Miranda Dooley Therapy Austin

Silence Inner Critic

Anxiety and Depression

Life Purpose and Direction

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Andrew Gregory Therapy Austin

Patient, Warm, Curious

Self-Discovery, Self-Acceptance

Career Transitions

Vanessa Gill Therapy Austin
Senior Counselor

Shame, Anxiety, and Loss

Interpersonal and Relationship Issues

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Skills

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