Psychotherapy, Couples/Marriage and Family Counseling
I believe that counseling and therapy can help strengthen families, heal relationships, and promote personal growth. I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edwards' University and am licensed by the State of Texas as a professional counselor (LPC) and Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I see clients in a private office in Austin, Texas and provide coaching by phone and Skype to persons across the country. I welcome your call.
Dian will be here next week!
I'm excited to see her and deepen my NVC skills with her leading 3 events in Austin. We will have a 2hr intro to NVC on Tues., Feb., 4; a 2 day Professional Healer training Wed-Thurs Feb 5-6; and then a 2 day Non-violent Communication (NVC) workshop for the general public on Sat-Sun Feb. 8-9, 2020!
If you'd like your relationships to deepen -- with yourself, your partners, your families -- check out this workshop in Austin Feb. 8-9 led by someone I know and trust. NVC will help you create more trust and connection in your life!
For professional healers, therapists, social workers and healthcare providers, learn NVC to move through challenges with clients and patients!
workcollaboratively.com Do you see me? Most of us long to be fully authentic in our relationships. We want to be open and loved for who we are. Yet turning up with full honesty can be challenging and scary. (register here…
I'm co-hosting this Non-Violent Communication Training in March this year. Open to therapists, coaches, and interns!
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eventbrite.com At the basis of all healing and transformation is a person being deeply heard by another. In this two day immersion in Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication, a model developed by psychologist Marshall Rosenberg PhD and based on the work of Carl Rogers, we will experience first hand the profound im...
Come learn how to understand and express your feelings and needs wholesomely! Open to everyone!
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craigkern.com “Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread them under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dr...
"We wait in silence. In silence all our usual patterns assault us. Our patterns of control, addiction, negativity, tension, anger, and fear assert themselves. . . . Contemplation is not first of all consoling, which is why so many give up. Yes, the truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable." —Richard Rohr
Read his meditation "Watching the River" https://cac.org/watching-the-river-2016-05-10/
My friend Amita is a healer and psychotherapist in Hawaii.
amitaschmidt.com Spiritual survival methods for chronic pain, Lyme disease, and autoimmune illnesses.
www.scientificamerican.com The rate of global temperature rise mayhave hit a plateau, but a climate crisis still looms in the near future
Dr. Frank Anderson, psychiatrist and Internal Family Systems psychotherapist, joins Gay Maxwell, host of Keep Talking, to explain when and why a psychiatric ...
This is just marvelous!
vlocal.ca 57 famous classical tunes by 33 composers woven together . How many can you identify? Solution: Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K525 0:01 Haydn Symphony 94 "Surprise" II 0:01 Beethoven Symphony 9 IV (Ode to Joy) 0:06 Mendelssohn Wedding March in Midsummer Night's Dream, sec
Delaware is the easiest place in the world to set up an anonymous company.
Bad guys use anonymous companies to hide stolen money and commit crimes they are not held responsible for. #panamapapers
www.ted.com Anonymous companies protect corrupt individuals – from notorious drug cartel leaders to nefarious arms dealers – behind a shroud of mystery that makes it almost impossible to find and hold them responsible. But anti-corruption activist Charmian Gooch hopes to change all that. At TED2014, she shares…
Five reasons why architect Zaha Hadid was a badass.
Anything is possible if you imagine it.
What an incredible moment. Marka Danielle Rodgers became the first paraplegic to finish the 6.2 mile Cooper River Bridge Run today! Read her story: http://bit.ly/1X589iA.
internalfamilysystems.leadpages.co This is an overview of the role of the 'Self' in Internal Family Systems.
This is a great understanding of the physical sensations of trauma.
healingfromthefreeze.wordpress.com “Now, many people who don’t know a lot about trauma think that trauma has something to do with something that happened to you a long time ago. In fact, the past is the past and the only…
This is a great video about sexual consent. It's your right to give consent and you always can change your mind.
The UK explained sexual consent in the most British way possible.
The video is being used by Thames Valley Police courtesy of RockStarDinosaurPiratePrincess.com and Blue Seat Studios.
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Images are Copyright ©2015 Blue Seat Studios.
The animation was created by RockStarDinosaurPiratePrincess and Blue Seat Studios. It is being used by police, not a creation by the police.
Wear Blue for Autism Awareness Day-- Saturday, April 2.
Blakey is a nursing dog. He's a guy but he nurses cheetahs. Go Blakely!
www.thestate.com An Australian shepherd dog has become a nanny to five cheetah cubs that recently lost their mother. The premature cubs were born via a rare C-section procedure.
Pope Francis rocks! He just so compassionate, humble, and he loves people so much.
www.washingtonpost.com The ritual was performed in the wake of a terrorist attack in Brussels, for which the Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
I didn't know anything about opposums really; this opened my eyes. They can induce a near coma which confuses predators. I misunderstood what "playing 'possum" really meant. Plus, they eat 5000 ticks a year!
North America's only marsupial is sadly underappreciated.
Here are some great tips about food: how to smart buy, how to manage food in a kitchen, how to donate to area food banks, and how to compost veggie scraps.
www.epa.gov Planning, prepping, and storing food can help your household waste less food.
The Hilton Los Angeles. 5.13.16
This is a great chance to see how powerful IFS therapy is with trauma. Dick is a great presenter and I highly recommend all LMFT, LPC therapists who are interested in this very relational and self-healing therapy to attend.
I'm very grateful to have Dick as a teacher and mentor. Thank you Dick, on behalf of myself and my clients.
Dick Schwartz at the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists on May 13
IFS: A New Paradigm for the Treatment of Trauma
Presented by: Richard Schwartz, PhD
Friday, May 13, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton Los Angeles
link for more info:
Details about the workshop.
In developing Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy, Schwartz recognized that trauma forces “parts” with in clients’ selves into extreme roles that clients don’t like in ways that resemble children in traumatized families. Schwartz applied systems thinking and family therapy technique to clients’ “internal families” to create an approach that safely navigates and transforms these traumatized inner worlds. In the process, clients access and lead their lives from what he calls their Self – a calm, compassionate, courageous inner essence that their parts come to trust.
This approach hailed by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, will transform clients’ lives as they learn to heal themselves. IFS offers therapists a new empowering understanding and treatment of what have been considered scary pathological processes like dissociation, panic attacks, resistance, and suicidality.
Richard Schwartz, PhD, began his career as a systemic family therapist and an academic, at the University of Illinois and at Northwestern University. Grounded in systems thinking, Dr. Schwartz developed the Internal Family Systems model (IFS) in response to clients’ descriptions of various parts within themselves. In 2000, he founded the Center for Self Leadership (www.selfleadership.org), which offers three levels of trainings and workshops in IFS for professionals and the general public, both in this country and abroad. A featured speaker for national professional organizations, Dr. Schwartz has published five books and over fifty articles about IFS.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Describe the IFS model and ways to integrate IFS into your clinical practice;
2) Identify and work with your clients’ parts;
3) Identify and demonstrate how to work with the clinician’s won parts;
4) Summarize an alternate view of symptoms and psychopathology, understanding that these are ways your clients are trying to protect themselves from emotional pain and psychological wounding;
5) Explain how IFS increases the therapist’s curious and compassionate self when working with difficult and challenging clients;
6) Demonstrate IFS-specific grounding techniques for healing, anxiety, substance abuse and trauma.
Fran Booth LICSW 978-475-3882
www.selfleadership.org IFS is a conceptual framework and practice for developing love for ourselves and each other
In celebration of Mister Rogers' life and legacy on his birthday, here is one of his most quintessential messages of kindness.
This reminds me of the golden rule.
www.goodnewsnetwork.org Two neuroscientists studied parts of the brain related to empathy and have decided that humans are hard-wired to be generous, rather than selfish.
My friend Juliane Taylor-Shore is a an established psychotherapist in Austin and she is an amazing neurobiologist. She's teaching IPNB in a 12 hr CEU training this June. I'll be there! See below:
LifeWork's mission to help our community and our youth at risk for violence and homelessness in Austin and beyond is so important. I recognize Mitch and Scurry in this picture at the National Summit on Youth Homelessness in Washington D.C. Great job guys!
Leaders from LifeWorks' residential programs were in DC this past week to attend the National Summit on Youth Homelessness.
This one-of-a-kind event focuses exclusively on how government agencies, policymakers, community leaders, services providers and other experts can partner together to #endyouthhomelessness. #nn4y2016
My friend Kelli runs this group and is a yogi and therapist. Yoga is great self care for yourself and happens within a very supportive group.
The ACE study was created to find links in rising obesity rates in America.
What the study found was that the primary factor in obesity was the chronicity and intensity of violence in a persons life. This was defined as:
Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Everyone has adverse childhood experiences, it is judged not by the act of violence but by the pain and adversity it causes a child.
IMHO, this research concludes that trauma and stress caused by violence accelerates chronic inflammatory conditions: obesity, heart diseases, diabetes, auto-immune hyper activity, arthritis, etc. These are degenerative diseases.
Exposure to violence as a child creates trauma and trauma untreated becomes trapped in the body and can makes a person very physically sick for life.
Trauma can be healed with therapy but many children have these adverse experiences and can never share due to intimidation and don't get help or are not heard.
We as a community have a duty to listen and lookout for our children.
Healing trauma in a child creates developmental possibilities a child could have were it not for chronic and intense experiences of adverse domestic violence. The same goes for adults. Trauma related psychotherapies can heal trapped trauma and provide transformative change in a person's life. Family therapy is particularly helpful.
Therefore we need to end violence in the home. And in the world.
And we need to treat adverse childhood experiences with the care and healing our children really need.
www.rwjf.org RWJF is part of a growing network of leaders working to increase awareness and understanding of the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the need to develop effective innovative interventions. Share our infographic.
New ways of regenerating neurons for my dad who has Parkinson's. "100 % increase in cell survival rates. "
Polymer scaffolding with stem cells.
www.eurekalert.org Scientists at Rutgers and Stanford universities have created a new technology that could someday help treat Parkinson's disease and other devastating brain-related conditions that affect millions of people. The technology -- a major innovation -- involves converting adult tissue-derived stem cells i…
Brene Brown...love her!!!
"Boundaries are simply what's ok and what's not ok"
Brené Brown on empathy, compassion and boundaries...
selfleadership.org IFS is a conceptual framework and practice for developing love for ourselves and each other
Foundation IFS version. Animated introduction to Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) for individuals or groups learning the model. Also, an initial guide t...
www.telegraph.co.uk There can be a lot of benefits to taking some time out of your day for an afternoon nap, research suggests
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Spain Sober Living is dedicated to supporting men in recovery and helping them discover renewed purpose in life through providing a safe and healthy environment for men to transition into an independent, sober lifestyle.
The Wild Hope Austin is a compassionate care organization. We are developing a mustang horse ranch to prevent, reach, and restore all those affected by sexual abuse, exploitation, and trafficking utilizing Equine Therapy Programs.
I am a therapist in Austin, Texas assisting teens, adults, and women going through fertility issues. I have twelve years of clinical experience as a L.P.C.
Licensed professional counselor and former school counselor/special education teacher working to provide children and adolescents with meaningful and practical counseling services. Visit http://cwelder.com/ for more information.
Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatry Please visit: www.DoctorTaylor.org
Hope and Healing After Trauma. Survivors of trauma often feel worried that they cannot share their experiences with others because it is too difficult to hear. When you are ready, I am here to hold hope for you as you begin your healing journey.
Mindfulness-Based Counseling and Education
Mindfulness-based counseling and skills-learning to help kids and families, connect, regulate emotions and develop peace of heart and mind for life.
Collaborative therapist with focus on you, your family, your relationships and the change you're searching for.
My passion is teaching people the skills they need to improve their relationships, build confidence, and find greater happiness and satisfaction in life.
Providing mental health care to individuals, couples, and families.
Klarisana's Austin location brings ketamine infusion therapy for the treatment of severe depression, PTSD, and chronic pain to Austin, Texas!