A Passion for Therapy in Austin, TX

Deep Eddy Psychotherapy:

A Passion for Therapy in Austin, TX

Drs. Jev and Sydnor Sikes built 508 Deep Eddy and transferred their private psychology practices there in 1984. For the Sikes, it was the beginning of an era of study and growth in which they invested whole-heartedly in their training in individual and group psychotherapy and led study groups to pass on what they learned. They brought top psychologists from around the world to train and build the Austin psychological community.

A Family Practice

Visiting experts in the field became close friends and would stay at their home. Many long dinner discussions on psychological topics sparked an interest in the field in the Sikes’ two young daughters, Charlotte and Tori. In 2005, Dr. Charlotte Howard joined the practice, bringing her incredible capacity for compassion and nurturance to the practice. In 2008, Dr. Tori Olds and her husband, Dr. Glenn Olds, joined in with their shared passion for mindfulness, creativity, and deep internal exploration. The five were thrilled to build on the Sikes’ existing Austin psychology practice (30 years old at that point) to become a family group psychology practice–Deep Eddy Psychotherapy.

Expanding in Talent, Gifts, and Kindness

Jev, Sydnor, Charlotte, Tori, and Glenn, were all 5 highly invested in both training and community.  The vision of creating a highly-skilled group of therapists who could complement each other’s work and collaborate as a team quickly emerged.  We became excited to bring talented therapists into our practice, practitioners whom we felt could help meet our clients’ needs and whose gifts and kindness support the excellent psychological service and family feeling of Deep Eddy Psychotherapy. Our three Central Austin locations now house over 50 fabulous psychologists and therapists with a variety of specialties and our cutting-edge postdoctoral training program.  We lead over 20 psychotherapy groups a week for clients and have over five training or consultation groups a week for therapists and psychologists to consult and improve our care.

Our office staff went from a solo-team of Lydia Hardwick, who had been with us for 18 years already at that point, to a team of 5 who are an integral part of the magic that happens here and lovingly walk clients through scheduling, billing and insurance, and other logistical needs.

Please contact us with any questions you may have, and we look forward to meeting you, or feel free to go through our video library, where we answer the top questions we get asked about therapy and counseling!