Stephanie Van Fossen (she/her)

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Psychotherapy for people ready to thrive.

Counselor in Austin, TX

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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

I'm glad you're here! What if you could live your life completely, happily, and confidently as your full, authentic self? Maybe it seems impossible when the things you thought you knew to live well aren’t working, and you're not sure how you fit in the world or if things can even change. It doesn't have to be that way. By reaching out, you’re already taking the first step toward the sense of self and connection you want.

My Background and Approach

My practice is allied with and focused on GSRD/LGBTQ+, sex/sex work/kink positive, and racial justice communities, and I am in the process of earning sex therapy certification through the Sexual Health Alliance which will be followed by AASECT certification. Using effective tools and insights, and centering your unique life experiences, we collaborate with compassion, candor, and humor to help you productively break down challenges, diffuse anger and anxiety, and cultivate the good in your life. I offer a secure, brave space to work with you in the context of your own life. From a neuroscience approach, with tools borrowed from Attachment theory, CBT, Existential therapy, and Narrative therapy, we tap into your strengths to empower you to have a more meaningful, satisfying, and authentic connection to your life. Of course, therapy isn't always comfortable. Sometimes, though, the hardest things to work on are the ones most worth the work. YOU are worth the investment.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I'm a Texas-born product of a former marine corps, liberal trans-woman and a conservative, southern school teacher who divorced when I was in grade school. Of course, that is a gross underrepresentation of the full spectrum of both their personhoods, but you get the picture. Just like you, I started out in this world steeped in my own family's culture as well as my community's social norms. As you might imagine, between Mom, Dad, and society, those values and expectations are all over the board, and often clashed. They still do. I tell you this because my origins and life experiences have allowed me to do some solid work to define and live according to my own values. I carry the privilege and related responsibility of a middle aged, cisgender, white lady. In addition to being an ally and anti-racist for intersectional social justice, I'm also a mother, a stepmother, a daughter, a sister, a partner, a friend, a gardener, and a cancer survivor.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Atheism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Rate: $175 - 200/session

Info

512-947-4120 Email Stephanie
Grand Oaks Office Condominiums
8700 Menchaca Rd. Ste. 402
Austin, TX 78748

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