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.

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 Eddy...

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3 Secrets for New Years Resolutions that Last

3 Secrets for New Years Resolutions that Last

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 significantly more likely to make...

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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?

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 and care you deserve through...

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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 in the...

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Coping with Loneliness This Holiday Season

Coping with Loneliness This Holiday Season

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 research, such as the large-scale survey...

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Ask a Therapist: Social Justice

Ask a Therapist: Social Justice

Insights from Uriel Navarrete, PsyD Dr. Uriel Navarrete completed his Doctor of Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles, and completed an APA-Accredited internship at the Texas State...

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How to Help your Child Succeed Academically in 2020

How to Help your Child Succeed Academically in 2020

Is your child struggling in school? Do they seem to be underperforming or unmotivated? Are you feeling stuck, frustrated, and unsure how to help? Deep Eddy Psychotherapy's Dr. Kyler Shumway is here with three tips for helping you and your child thrive this semester.

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Welcome to Deep Eddy Psychotherapy

Welcome to Deep Eddy Psychotherapy

Austin's center for Psychotherapy & Training for Over 30 years. Heart-centered work grounded in cutting edge science. Transformation is our expertise and our passion.

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How can I get this kid to talk to me?

How can I get this kid to talk to me?

Parents and therapists alike ask themselves this question.  Our attempts at helping kids and teens open up often make us feel like dentists pulling teeth.  We often barrage them with questions - How was your day?  What are you thinking about?  How...

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How Do You Work with Anger in Therapy?

How Do You Work with Anger in Therapy?

Tori Olds, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks to us about how anger can be a good thing, a source of life energy and how in therapy we learn to direct that energy towards something positive.

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Stressed and Anxious? How Therapy Teaches Us to Relax

Stressed and Anxious? How Therapy Teaches Us to Relax

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about relaxation and the how our nervous systems are actually more responsive when being regulated by anther person, adding to the value of a good therapist.

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Sympathy, Empathy, & Compassion During a Time of Upheaval

Sympathy, Empathy, & Compassion During a Time of Upheaval

During this time of incredible suffering and sacrifice on multiple fronts in this country and world-wide, how do we come together across the divisions, understand each other, and work together?  How do we bridge the gap between perspectives and heal the pain that...

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Applying Daily Practices for Growth to Unlearning Racism

I hardly know how to start processing the horrific reality of racism and brutality against Black people in America, and reflecting on practices that can help us tolerate and deepen the hard work ahead. I feel outraged, heartbroken, afraid, ashamed, guilty and...

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Open Letter to the Deep Eddy Psychotherapy Community

Dear Deep Eddy Psychotherapy Community, We join with you in grieving the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and many others who suffered the same plight.  We are deeply sad and angry about the social injustice, systemic racism, and oppression that...

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