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.

3 Things to Do  When Politics Make You Feel Anxious

3 Things to Do When Politics Make You Feel Anxious

3 Things to Do When Politics Make You Feel Anxious  Clinician post by Dr. Kyler Shumway Postdoctoral Fellow, Deep Eddy Psychotherapy   Remember when politics were boring? These days, they’re all we talk about.  Unfortunately, we don’t seem to be talking about how...

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Your Issues Make Complete Sense!

Your Issues Make Complete Sense!

Your Issues Make Complete Sense! We all think of ourselves as a little crazy. But the truth is, we aren't! Our brain is guiding us to respond in ways that it actually learned (through experience!) are more likely to lead to our survival. So why are our choices...

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Live & Love the Real You!

Live & Love the Real You!

By: Charlotte Howard, Ph.D. As a Counseling Psychologist for the past 12 years, I have witnessed an epidemic of women not liking themselves.  They feel “not enough” even though they significantly contribute to those around them—keeping track of the needs of the many...

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Why Childhood Can Mess Us Up

Why Childhood Can Mess Us Up

Why Childhood Can Mess Us Up Why do therapists obsess about childhood? Why would experiences from so long ago still impact us today? The answer is pretty simple. It rests on the fact that our 'issues' are not actually defects; they are modes of responding that we...

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How to Know if Your Child Needs Therapy

How to Know if Your Child Needs Therapy

How to Know if Your Child Needs Therapy  Clinician post by Dr. Kyler Shumway Postdoctoral Fellow, Deep Eddy Psychotherapy Childhood should be about joy, hope, and adventure. Riding bikes with friends, chewing humongous wads of bubblegum, and Saturday morning...

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Clinical Spotlight Ft. Jev Sikes, Ph.D.

Clinical Spotlight Ft. Jev Sikes, Ph.D.

This clinical spotlight features Dr. Jev Sikes, Ph.D. one of the founders and cornerstones of Deep Eddy Psychotherapy and a leader in the Austin group therapy community for decades. In this video Dr. Jev Sikes talks about his practice philosophy and how he helps his...

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All the BuZzZzZ About Sleep!

All the BuZzZzZ About Sleep!

by Lauren David, Ph.D. When asked directly, most people would say that sleep is important. But why is it important? What does sleep do for us, exactly? How much sleep do we actually need? And if we’re having trouble sleeping, what are some ways to improve our sleep?...

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Women Reclaiming Our Bodies

Women Reclaiming Our Bodies

It has been a difficult, and for many women, painful, couple weeks politically. I thought it would be a good time for a quick reflection on a couple things we can do in our own lives to more fully own our own bodies and how they are treated and to make it easier for...

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Grounding: Tricks for Anxiety!

Grounding: Tricks for Anxiety!

Feeling overwhelmed due to feelings of anxiety and stress? How do we cope when life feels like its moving too fast and its causing us to panic or to lose control? In this episode of Therapy 101, Lisa Baker talks about some powerful in the moment techniques you can use...

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What is effective therapy?

What is effective therapy?

What kind of feelings and personal growth can you expect from an effective therapy session? Today in our Therapy 101 series, Dr. Tori Olds shares her thoughts on this and talks about the ways therapy can cause you to experience new and positive things through...

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Friend vs Therapist

Friend vs Therapist

A question we sometimes get from people who have never tried psychotherapy or might not understand it is: "How is working with a psychotherapist different than talking to a friend?" While healthy friendships often mean a give-and-take of emotional support, its...

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Being Honest with your Therapist

Being Honest with your Therapist

It can be a very difficult thing to talk to someone about some of the more private details of your emotions. However, it's important that you know that your therapy sessions are a place of comfort and free from judgement. In this episode of Therapy 101 Lisa Baker,...

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Introducing Lisa Baker, LCSW

Introducing Lisa Baker, LCSW

Meet Lisa Baker, one of Deep Eddy Psychotherapy's fantastic therapists and our new Practice Manager! This video will be the first of many introducing the many wonderful clinician's that work for DEP and some of the styles and techniques they use in their therapy...

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Therapist vs Psychologist

Therapist vs Psychologist

Have you ever wondered what the difference between a psychologist and a therapist is? Or maybe have been confused by all the titles you might see attached to licensed professionals like Ph.D, LPC, or LMFT? In this quick episode of Therapy 101 Dr. Tori Olds explains...

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What Training is Offered at DEP?

What Training is Offered at DEP?

Are you a therapist in Austin, Texas? Deep Eddy Psychotherapy offers Minding the Heart a 14 week training group led by Dr. Tori Olds and Dr. Sydnor Sikes. Minding the Heart covers topics like trauma work, mindfulness, nuerobiology and many others. The meetings are...

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Why Do We Feel Shame?

Why Do We Feel Shame?

Have you ever had trouble shaking the feeling of embarrassment over something in the past? In our first installment of Psychology 101, Dr. Tori Olds explains the origin of why human beings have these feelings of shame and the importance of giving yourself some...

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Three Questions to Ask Your Therapist

Three Questions to Ask Your Therapist

It’s important to remember that the intake session is a mutual interview to make sure that you and your therapist will be a good fit. Your therapist is likely to ask you many questions but it’s also your chance to ask your own questions. In this second episode of...

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How to Prepare for Your First Therapy Session

How to Prepare for Your First Therapy Session

Many people feel nervous for their first therapy appointment. It's hard to know what to expect and due to the extremely personal nature of counseling it can feel like a big leap of faith to open up to someone. It's important to remember all of these feelings are...

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Why Am I Bored with Life?

Why Am I Bored with Life?

Boredom often reflects some kind of disconnect from one’s life force.  When one’s needs are not met, one may come to expect disappointment and eventually give up and stop reaching out for what one really wants. And if we go so far as to disconnect from desire, we stop seeking in the world and experience loses its passion.

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Simple Ways to De-Stress

Simple Ways to De-Stress

We often get this million-dollar question: How can I relieve stress? Especially after a long workweek, it can be difficult to unwind. Here are two proven effective methods for destressing without needing to go out or spend money. Mindfulness One of the most researched...

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Procrastination and Change

Procrastination and Change

Change clearly happens from the inside out. We are often like Sisyphus, whose fate was to push the rock up the hill every day and it would roll back down at the end and he would start over for eternity. We want something, so we push the rock harder... but we...

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