“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”
                                                                              
Anais Nin                                                                                                              

DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY COUNSELING OF AUSTIN
 KAREN HAMPTON, LCSW

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MY APPROACH

                                                                          karen@depressionanxietycounselingaustin.com
 

Have you ever noticed how our most vivid memories often have a strong emotional component attached to them?  Memories recalled may make us smile fondly, quietly chuckle, or roar with laughter in shared recognition with others.  Why is that?  Could it be that the initial feelings experienced in connection with the event were so strong that they left an indelible impression on us; that impression being in the form of a memory?

       Essential lessons about love, safety, trust, relationships, and our own  
      self- worth are learned and embedded deep within when we experience
      and re-experience powerful emotions in our most significant
      relationships.
  Sometimes, however, these  lessons have the unfortunate effect of
        dampening or crushing our spirits, obscuring our view of ourselves and the world
        around us.  This, in turn, makes it difficult for us to see and hold onto who we are; to
        know what makes us unique and special.

        It is my belief that change, healing, and growth occur when one is
      given the opportunity for new emotional experiences to occur while in
      relationship with a caring and compassionate other.
  These emotional
        experiences reach in and touch not just our heads (as with an intellectual
                                                                                                            understanding), but our hearts as well.

If you think that we might be a good fit, please feel free to call (512) 339-1694, text, or email me karen@depressionanxietycounselingaustin.com for more information or to schedule a therapy appointment.

  When you are in therapy with me I invite you to:

               
            -   Share with me what’s in your heart

            -   Together move through the sometimes murky darkness 
                       of fear, sadness, shame, anger or the unknown

            -   Recognize the humanity, awe, and
                       
beauty within you

            -   Create loving, mutually fulfilling
relationships

            -   Embrace and c
elebrate life


                                   

     I have found Accelerated Experiential- Dynamic Psychotherapy, AEDP, to be  a good fit with my own personal philosophy and style.  
     In AEDP, the therapist strives to create a relationship based on safety, caring, trust, and mutual respect.  This allows for exploration,
    curiosity, emotional expression, clarity, healing, and growth to occur.


    
                         My own style is warm and engaging.  I am genuine, affirming,
                   nurturing, and offer a calm and soothing presence.
  Sometimes I
                         will pick up on something (a thought, feeling, perception, or behavior, for  
                         example) that I think may be  interfering with your goals, but of which you
                         may not be fully aware.  At those times, I will share my perspective with you
                         so that we might explore and better understand what is happening and why. 
                         I will not leave you alone to deal with your uncomfortable
                   and/or painful feelings, such as sadness, anger, shame, fear or joy.
              
      I am compassionate and not afraid of big, intense feelings, nor the closeness
                         that often develops as a result of feelings shared on such a deeply personal level.
                         I have a sincere appreciation and respect for the courage that it takes to honestly
                         look at yourself and be vulnerable with another.  I am privileged to share in and
                         be a part of your healing and your growth.




                     If I sound like someone with whom you might like to work, please feel free to give
                     me a call (512) 339-1694, text, or email me
                     
karen@depressionanxietycounselingaustin.com to discuss your situation
                     or to set up a therapy appointment.








                           Depression and Anxiety Counseling of Austin serves the online community, as well as communities in Central Texas, including:
                    Austin, Cedar Park, Leander, Round Rock, Liberty Hill, Georgetown, Lake Travis, Lago Vista, Lakeway, Jonestown, Dripping Springs,
                                                                                            Pflugerville, Wells Branch, Hutto, Taylor, Manor
.

                   I provide Individual Counseling and Psychotherapy for Adults, Seniors, Young Adults.  Help with Depression, Anxiety, Grief and Loss,
                                    Stress, Panic, Relationships, Parenting, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Anger Management, Personal Growth
.



                                                                                                                               Karen Hampton, LCSW
                                                                                                                                12741 Research Blvd.
                                                                                                                              Building 300, Suite 300
                                                                                                                                  Austin, TX  78759 
             
                                                                                                                 Phone (512) 339-1694