Blog

Welcome! Our goal with this blog is to tap into the rich clinical knowledge of our team in order to provide high quality, curated content that is useful to both clients and therapists. Some articles such as those in our “Therapy 101” series are more introductory and aimed at people who are considering or are new to therapy. Others like our “Deep Eddy Discussions” series dive deeper into a topic and may be more relevant to therapists or experienced clients. We hope that this blog will serve as a valuable resource for enriching your therapy experience here at Deep Eddy.

New! Assessments for Businesses and Executive Leaders

New! Assessments for Businesses and Executive Leaders

Deep Eddy Psychotherapy is thrilled to announce our newest service: Assessments for Businesses and Executive Leaders. Whether you run a small business or a large company, our psychologists can provide you with the insights you need to succeed. Curious about what the...

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Overcoming Screen Exhaustion

Overcoming Screen Exhaustion

If you have been feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or otherwise sick of virtual meetings, you are not alone.  Recent studies have begun to examine the effects of virtual meeting and screen fatigue, recently called "Zoom Gloom" by folks on social media. ...

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Regret

Regret

Regret feels bad because it comes with a sense of personal failure, is often visible to those around us, and is accompanied by self-blame, shame and sometimes guilt. Studies show that regret is a common emotion, 70% of adults having a significant sense of regret....

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Ask a Therapist:  Using Psychology to Treat Feeding Disorders

Ask a Therapist: Using Psychology to Treat Feeding Disorders

Insights from Dr. Katie Fahrner Katie Fahrner, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Alliant University California School of Professional Psychology and her master's in Developmental Psychology from San Francisco State University. Dr. Fahrner joined...

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What to Do When You Are Anxious About Seeing a Therapist

What to Do When You Are Anxious About Seeing a Therapist

By Lauryn Williams   It’s common to have anxiety about therapy.  As a long-time therapy client, therapy still makes me anxious from time to time.  The thoughts and fears about what it means to see a therapist, what you’ll talk about, and what you might discover...

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Can’t Sleep?

Can’t Sleep?

https://youtu.be/BcnPy7rhtRk Dr. Kyler Shumway, a psychologist with Deep Eddy Psychotherapy, talks about learning how to sleep better using the science of psychology. Deep Eddy Psychotherapy serves kids, teens, and adults here in Austin, Texas. We are a heart-centered...

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The 4 Biggest Myths About Self-Compassion

The 4 Biggest Myths About Self-Compassion

Self-compassion has been around for more than two thousand years - but most of us still don't want it. We put the needs of others above our own. We punish, criticize, and hate ourselves for our mistakes and foibles. And we hold ourselves to unrealistic standards, ones...

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Ask a Therapist: Myths about Masculinity and Mental Health

Ask a Therapist: Myths about Masculinity and Mental Health

Insights from Dr. Mike Balsan Mike Balsan, Ph.D., completed his undergraduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington DC, where he studied philosophy and psychology and completed his Ph.D. in counseling psychology at UT Austin.  Dr. Balsan joined Deep...

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3 Secrets for New Years Resolutions that Last

3 Secrets for New Years Resolutions that Last

https://youtu.be/TzfzXBcgdtU With the new year fast approaching, many people are looking ahead to things they'd want to change in their lives in 2021. Although some reject the idea of setting New Year's resolutions, research has found that those who do so are...

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Is Love Always the Answer?  Response from Dr. Kyler Shumway.

Is Love Always the Answer? Response from Dr. Kyler Shumway.

"Do we always need to love?" This question about love was posed to our team by one of our therapists after a deep discussion with one of their clients. To many, the answer to the question is simple. Some, like The Beatles, would argue yes, "All You Need Is Love." Love...

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Should I Try Teletherapy?

Should I Try Teletherapy?

https://youtu.be/xus1PXSLIS8 Is online therapy (or teletherapy) as good as in-person therapy? Deep Eddy Psychotherapy's Dr. Kyler Shumway is here with answers. Whether you are at home, at work, or simply too busy to commute to the therapy office, you can get the help...

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Ask a Therapist: Telling Your Story

Ask a Therapist: Telling Your Story

Insights from Matt Halvorson, LPC Matthew Halvorson, LPC, completed his graduate work at The University of Texas at Austin, and he completed his bachelor’s degree at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.  As a therapist, Matt is passionate about meeting people...

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Coping with Loneliness This Holiday Season

Coping with Loneliness This Holiday Season

https://youtu.be/StmdmUiiRFc You are not alone. Loneliness is a universal issue, and we see so much of it here in the United States.  Research from 2018 found that approximately 50% of American adults feel lonely, left out, and isolated.  More recent...

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