Meet simone reed
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
· Issues related to queer identities
· Marriage/Relationship distress
· Family Conflict
· Coping Skills
· Victims of Abuse
· Life Transitions
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 Associate in the state of Texas (license #202911), supervised by Nadia Bakir LMFT-S.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling or additional questions. I look forward to hearing from you!