Paula Passanisi (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I help people get clear with their emotions.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX


About My Clients

I work with - Adults of all genders and racial identities - People who are going through a life transition, depression, and/or anxiety - People who want or need to honor themselves more - People who are ready to be or are already on a healing path - People who seeking support with psychedelic integration

My Background and Approach

My therapeutic approach blends mindfulness-based techniques with self-compassion teachings (Kristen Neff, Chris Germer) with a profound respect for what the body is saying in the present moment. I’ve completed professional trainings in Mindfulness Based Therapy, and Self-Compassion Therapy, and Somatic Experiencing. Other methods I practice include psychodynamic theory, breath-work, and various forms of working with trauma and attachment. My way of working is supportive, compassionate, and aims to get at the root of things, so that you can navigate through life with grace and an increasing sense of wholeness. I firmly believe darkness needs to be integrated with lightness, and have many ways of working with the rough stuff, the shadow side, the unconscious, and unknown. What I can offer you is not just emotional clarity, but grounded, practical approaches—spiritual, emotional, and somatic—to your integrative work, along with intuitive, intelligent support.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that everyone can become their own healer, with awareness and intention. I think the main reason we experience mental health issues is so that we can become more conscious of feelings that we've ignored that need to be honored in our lives. Throughout my life, I've suffered from anxiety and depression. Through my own journey of healing with therapy, mindfulness and yoga practice, and plant medicine ceremonies, I learned to get curious about and trust my feelings, as when I could do that, I could connect with a much deeper sense of calm within myself and a new ability to enjoy life. I continue to grow more deeply connected to who I am, and the healing I've opened up to continues to unfold in really beautiful ways in my perspective and in my life. I want you to feel the same freedom that I experience every day. I don't discriminate against anyone. I am a part of the LGBTQ community. If you want to learn more about how I can help, shoot me a message.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 7 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 175/session


5125931679 Email Paula
1823 Fort View Road
Suite 208
Austin, TX 78704

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