Hi! Welcome to Discovery Counseling Austin.
Have you ever wondered how things could be different if you just had a little more help? A guide? An expert by your side?
Finding your way through life is challenging and sometimes we all need a wise guide...a sidekick for the journey.
In 2004 when I (Sara) moved back to my hometown - Austin - I noticed a need for affordable, solution-focused counseling services.
I envisioned a counseling practice to help people on their self-discovery journey - a place where clients could feel safe to explore aspects of their experiences that are "in the way" of having a vibrant life. A place where anyone could get affordable counseling with providers who embodied compassion and wisdom.
It took me 12 years to build the vision and in 2017, I gathered an amazing team to open Discovery Counseling Austin.
We all have our own path and each of our team members has come to the work of counseling through their own life's journey. We are all dedicated to the work of Discovery Counseling because we want to see people succeed at this tricky adventure of life.
Setting out on the adventure of self-discovery can be intimidating and having a safe place to explore your goals is critical to finding fulfillment in the path of life.
Whether you are coming with mental health concerns (anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorder...) or seeking clarity in life's challenges (transitions, academics, parenting, stress, self-doubt, unhelpful coping behaviors...), our team is equipped for the journey of discovery, growth and change. Each of our team members come to this work with a passion for guiding clients toward exploration, action and healing.
Some unique aspects of the Discovery counseling team:
We have a diverse group of clinicians with varied expertise and experience. When you are seeking someone to be your guide, we are here to help you with many counseling tools in our toolbox. Some of the specialties represented on our team are...
- Certified Eating Disorder Specialist given by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP).
- Spiritually Sensitive Counseling
- Couples Counseling
- Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs)
- Alcohol and Substance Use - Recovery Support
- Child development based interventions
- Parent coaching and guidance
- Attachment-based conceptualization
- Interpersonal Nuerobiology
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Trauma-informed treatment
- Diversity Aware and Inclusive