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.

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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How does therapy help alleviate anxiety?

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about simple techniques that can be used to alleviate anxiety and how therapy helps train your parasympathetic nervous system to relax.   Anxiety is a Defense Against Feelings Anxiety...

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How Does Therapy Work at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy?

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about what therapy looks like and how it's really about building a strong, healthy relationship with your therapist that can change the way you see yourself and the world. I’ve never been to...

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Why Do I Care so Much About What Other People Think?

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about why it is healthy to care about what other people think, as long as we have a way to properly grieve any hurt feelings and do not change solely based on external opinions.  ...

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Why Do I Feel so Exhausted? Who Am I?

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about why so many people feel exhausted and how to find and honor your authentic self.   I just feel exhausted in my life and I don't know why. How can therapy help me assess why I just...

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How do I bond with my baby as a new mother?

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about how to create the space for recovery after pregnancy and why slowing down helps us really bond with our newborn child.   Just You and the Baby It’s really important to spend some...

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Depression and Sadness: What’s the Difference?

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about properly grieving and letting sadness move through you versus the hopeless draining of energy brought on by depression.   It's Important to Feel Your Sadness Sadness is a really...

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Relating to Others in Therapy: The 4 Simple Defenses

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about the simple defenses, how to identify our go-to defense, and what that looks like in relationship with others.   4 Simple Defenses in Therapy: Fight, Flight, Freeze, and Friendly I...

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How to Show Vulnerability Without Feeling Needy

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about neediness and the differences between vulnerable and needy.   Needing People is Not Neediness A lot of my clients fear being needy and so they don’t open up and show their...

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What is Codependency? | Therapy in Austin, TX

Dr. Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about the difference between empathy and sympathy and how we can be with someone in a compassionate way without having to take on their pain or become codependent.   Understanding...

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Learning the Psychology of Pregnancy in Therapy | Austin, TX

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about how pregnancy can be the wonderful time of exploration where you learn to care for yourself and your child at the same time.   Pregnancy and Creative Life Pregnancy is such a rich...

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Using Therapy to Find a Romantic Partner | Austin, TX

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about why you don't have to be fully healed to get into a positive relationship and how being in therapy as you go into new relationships can be very beneficial.   Healing Can Happen...

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How Do I Stop Overeating? | Therapy in Austin, TX

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about overeating and how using a mindfulness practice can help one really savor and enjoy their food again.   Numbing Your Feelings by Overeating A lot of people use food, or...

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Marriage & Couples: How to Fight Productively | Austin, TX

Dr. Charlotte Howard, a psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about what healthy communication looks like and how to have a fight in a way that is enlivening and does not hurt your relationship or your heart.   Learning Closeness through...

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Will therapy help me find a romantic partner?

Charlotte Howard, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about how therapy can help you build the vulnerability, openness, and self-love that is attractive to potential romantic partners.   A Resistance to Love I have so many clients who are...

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Parental Therapy: Raising a Rebellious Teenager | Austin, TX

Dr. Charlotte Howard, a psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about the difficulties of raising a rebellious teenager and how we can find peace through compassionate action.   How do I manage a rebellious teen who is just all over the place...

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Parenting Advice: Raising a Defiant Child | Austin, TX

Dr. Charlotte Howard, a psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about avoiding a power struggle in parenting and the importance of being your authentic self as a parent and in the world in general.   What if you have a defiant child who...

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Parental Advice: When Your Child Throws a Tantrum

Dr. Charlotte Howard, a psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks with us about how to deal with a child who is throwing a tantrum and our role in soothing those big feelings.   Making Child Tantrums Stop A lot of people want to shut down their...

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Therapy for Better Sleep: Quick Tips to Sleep Well

Dr. Charlotte Howard, a psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about the importance of sleep and how we can softly speak to our unconscious, amongst other things, to induce a good night's sleep.   Don't Underestimate the Power of the...

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What My Ideal Therapy Client Looks Like | Austin, TX

Tori Olds, a therapist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, TX, talks about finding people who are ready to show up and do the work and why therapy has strengthened her belief in humanity.   Being Ready to Work I love working with people that are just ready to...

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