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.

Loss of Friendship

Loss of Friendship

Friendship in adulthood isn't easy. According to a recent national survey by Cigna, 46% of people feel alone or left out, 43% feel their relationships are not meaningful, 25% feel like no one understands them, and 20% never get to feel close to others. If you feel...

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A Few Key Social Skills

A Few Key Social Skills

Dr. Daniel Wendler, therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy and author of ImproveYourSocialSkills.com explains how the core social skills of conversation and body language can help in your relationships, and shares easy strategies for improving those skills.

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Assertiveness

Assertiveness

Dr. Lauren David, psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy, discussing healthy communication.

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The Magic of Loving Yourself in Parenting Workshop

The Magic of Loving Yourself in Parenting Workshop

Saturday, Feb 22 from 4-6pm led by: Charlotte Howard, Ph.D., CGP and Sensei Jonathan Hewitt, Founder of Life Ki-Do Come learn: Simple & Practical Tools to nurture yourself while also nurturing your children How to Build a relationship with yourself as beautiful as...

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Our Experiential Approach to Therapy

Our Experiential Approach to Therapy

Tori Olds, PHD, is the training director and part owner of Deep Eddy Psychotherapy, one of the largest counseling centers in Austin, TX. She specializes in the integration of experiential approaches to therapy and teaches four weekly training groups on this topic. She...

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Making Decisions with Intuition Versus Logic

Making Decisions with Intuition Versus Logic

This clinical spotlight features Matt Halvorson, a Licensed Professional Counselor with Deep Eddy Psychotherapy. There are many choices to make each day.  Whether we are deciding something small, like what to eat for breakfast, or something large, like whether or not...

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Biology of Relationship Patterns & Attachment

Biology of Relationship Patterns & Attachment

Biology of Relationship Patterns & Attachment Post by Charlotte Howard, Ph.D. Relating to others is one of the most fundamental experiences that define what it is to be human.  Like eating, drinking, and finding safety, connecting with those around us is not only...

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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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