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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.

5 Reasons to be Proactive About Mental Health

5 Reasons to be Proactive About Mental Health

This week (April 2-8) is National Public Health Week! We wanted to share some information to raise awareness around the importance of mental health in addition to physical health! Here are 5 great reasons to be proactive about taking care of your mental health: 1....

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Three Keys to a Joyful Life

I just happened upon this article my sister (psychologist, Charlotte Howard) wrote a few years ago. It has some simple, but powerful, advice on how to build a happy life so I thought I would share! Three Keys to a Joyful Life A friend asked me, based on my experience...

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How does therapy work with the present moment?

Tori Olds, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about therapy in the present moment. Exploring the Present Moment with Therapy We are starting with the present. We are watching what they do with themselves and their emotions. What gets shut...

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What is somatic experiencing? | Austin, TX

 Tori Olds, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about somatic experiencing and how it is used to work with trauma and as a grounding practice to find balance. An Approach to Working with Trauma in Therapy Somatic experiencing was developed by...

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Falling In – a song by therapist Tori Olds

 Tori Olds, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, sings a song she wrote called "Falling In"   Lyrics: I'm still here and I'm still trying To fill my heart to stop the walling in So, I drop my fear and then I'm flying Toward the calling and the...

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Learning Self-Talk & Self-Soothing in Therapy | Austin, TX

Dr. Charlotte Howard, a psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about self-talk and self-soothing and how that plays into building deeper relationships with ourselves and the world around us.   Having a Relationship with Yourself We...

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Is Therapy Just an Excuse to Complain?

Dr. Charlotte Howard, a psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about the value that one finds in therapy and why looking at your pain is not complaining or navel-gazing but the route to sustainable healing.   Therapy is Not About Feeling...

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Therapy: How do we heal one another in a marriage?

Dr. Charlotte Howard, a psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about why it is healthy to find a couple's therapist sooner than later, even premarital counseling, when the relationship is wonderful, so that you have somewhere to turn should there...

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Marriage Counseling & Therapy: Does it work?

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about ways that we can look for subtle language and bids for attention from our partner, then respond to them to deepen and improve our relationships and marriage.   Secrets to a Happy...

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Group Therapy: What is it? Is it a good fit for me?

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about group therapy and how it can catapult the insights you have about yourself by giving you authentic, real-time feedback in a safe space.   What is Group Therapy in Austin, TX?...

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Feeling Your Feelings in Therapy

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about why feeling your feelings is more than just a "woo-woo" technique; it actually allows us how to rewire the way neural webs in the brain fire, giving us the experience of healing....

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Therapy and Learning to Love Yourself

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about learning to love yourself and how it starts by learning to be a good parent to yourself.   Healing the Wounds from Childhood We naturally love ourselves if we got what we needed...

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Therapy Can Lead to More Motivation

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about motivation and procrastination and how, often times, the best medicine is to find others who will support you, while learning to love yourself.   Q: I’m just totally unmotivated...

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Can Therapy Cure Boredom & Help Us Dive Deeper?

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about one of the reasons we can start to feel bored with life and how to infuse our day-to-day with new, rich experiences. Using Therapy to Dive in Deeper Boredom is a sign that we need to...

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Is marriage counseling or therapy really effective?

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about marriage counseling and how therapy, right now, before things are at a fever pitch, can help right the ship long before it ever starts sinking in a relationship   The...

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Finding the Right Therapist in Austin, TX

Dr. Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about things to look for when you're choosing a therapist and questions to ask before you jump into what can become a life-long relationship.   Finding a Therapist Choosing a...

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How Does Therapy Teach Me to Relax?

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about relaxation and keys to learning how to relax through therapy.   Making the Space to Relax Relaxation is really about making the space to relax. If we’re under threat and there’s a...

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