Meet simone reed

About Me...

As a person and therapist, I cherish each opportunity I have to interact with and support people from all backgrounds. I am a passionate supporter of all identities, and find value in honoring unique worldviews.  

My practice is most influenced by experiential, emotionally-focused therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), dialectical behavioral therapy, family systems, and strength-based therapy models. This means I value the importance of relationships and recognize how they impact clients’ experiences. I also believe in the innate power my clients possess, and work with them to recognize and utilize their personal strengths in order to achieve their goals.

I specialize in working with the following presenting issues:

·         Stress Management

·         Anxiety

·         Depression

·         Issues related to queer identities

·         Marriage/Relationship distress

·         Family Conflict

·         Coping Skills

·         "Over-Thinking"

·         Victims of Abuse

·         Parenting

·         Life Transitions

·         Communication

·         Divorce

·         Productivity

·         Self-Esteem


As our sessions will not be focused on me, of course, I would like to share a little about who I am. I believe it is healthy to know a bit about the therapist you will be sharing the delicate aspects of your life with.

About me Professionally
  • I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas (license #202911).

  • I graduated with a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University in New York.

  • I earned a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Addiction Studies, also at Syracuse University.

  • I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook ‘em!

  • At UT Austin, I developed my unique minor titled Marriage and Divorce.

About me Personally
  • I first moved to Austin to attend UT as an undergrad  and have fallen in love with the city ever since. 

  • I strive to maintain a balanced lifestyle by exercising, eating healthily, and relaxing regularly.

  • I enjoy watching the NBA (Go, Golden State!), dancing, and traveling.   

  • The thing I enjoy most is hanging out with my family and making them laugh. 

  • I married my UT sweetheart! \m/

Training and Workshops Attended:

  • New Telemental Health Practices: Ethics, Rules and Clinical Considerations

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy with Sue Johnson: Attachment-based Interventions for Couples in Crisis

  • Working with Transgender and Non-Binary Youth 

  • Uniting Yoga, Meditation, and Psychotherapy

  • Christians and LGBTQ+ Affirmation

  • Internal Family Systems Model 101 Series

  • HIPAA for Therapists

  • Financial Divorce Planning

  • Addressing Relationship Violence in a Mental Health Setting

  • Teaching Parenting the Positive Discipline Way

Well, that’s me!  If you are seeking extra support and guidance through a challenging situation, I look forward to working with you and learning about your experiences. I offer you my full presence, focus, and compassion throughout our work together. You may contact me at 512-347-4855 or for scheduling or additional questions. I look forward to hearing from you!