Our Values

Deep Eddy Psychotherapy is a place of healing, growth, and transformation.  

We strive to better ourselves and live more in accordance with our values.

We acknowledge that our humanity makes us imperfect.  We recognize that we do not always live up to our own expectations.  Nonetheless, we aspire to be more, do better, and further the change we hope to see in the world.  

These are some of our primary values:

Connectedness and Community

The best part about working at Deep Eddy is the sense of belonging, community, and connectedness our team shares. We believe that the more we can rely on and take care of one another, the better we will be at taking care of our clients. We foster a culture of collaboration, iron sharpening iron, and playfulness through multiple spaces for training and social connection. Deep Eddy’s clinical directors, leads, and supervisors ensure that everyone feels seen and no one falls through the cracks. We celebrate our achievements together, learn from our challenges, and grow as a team united in a common vision and passion for making Texas better.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our community is a vibrant mosaic of identities, beliefs, and abilities. Each person at Deep Eddy contributes unique talents, skills, and perspectives to create a beautiful, harmonious whole. We want every member of our community to not only feel included, but valued and empowered. However, we recognize the harsh reality of injustices that BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized communities face every day. We acknowledge the harm and neglect that our field of psychology and counseling has inflicted on these communities. We are committed to doing the work, both internally and externally, to change that. We understand the severity and impact of minority stress and racial trauma, and we seek to provide care and healing for those who suffer from them. We recognize that the mission of dismantling oppressive, limiting systems calls for each of us to be willing to change and grow, especially those in positions of privilege. 

Training and Growth

The day a mental health professional says “I’ve learned all I need to know” is the day they should retire. We believe that, whether you are a student or a seasoned clinician, all of us have room to grow. Our practice invests in hosting dozens of weekly consultation groups, bimonthly companywide CE credit trainings, and a selection of depth-oriented, specialized closed group series to help our therapists go beyond the surface. We also run three different training programs – practicum, doctoral internship, and postdoctoral fellowship – as our way to give back to the field and prepare the next generation of transformational healers.

Deep Healing and Compassion

“Deep” is in our name for two main reasons. One, our community was born with our first location on Deep Eddy Avenue, near the Deep Eddy Pool in Austin. The Deep Eddy Pool is the oldest swimming pool in Texas, naturally sourced by the Colorado River, and a place of nostalgic memory for many in our community. Second, we believe that true healing and transformation in therapy comes from going beyond the surface. Deep Eddy is more than just a name – it is a commitment to high-quality, compassionate, evidence-based care that dives deep into your inner world and gives you the healing you deserve. 

Other things we care about:

  • Taking care of the environment and minimizing harm to our planet
  • Access to education and information for all, especially regarding psychological science
  • Peace, harmony, and an end to violence and warfare
  • The inherent worth of each human life and the journey we take together 
  • Love for people of all walks of life, worldviews, faiths, identities, and beliefs

Do you share our values?  Consider joining the community.

Follow this link to learn about what it’s like to work at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy and how to apply.