Stephanie Van Fossen (she/her)

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Psychotherapy for people ready to thrive.

Counselor in Austin, TX

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

What if your sense of self and your relationships could be better, with confidence, joy, and authenticity? It's hard to imagine when the things you thought you knew to live well aren’t working, and life is taking all kinds of unexpected turns. Doing the right thing and being a good person have always been important to you, but maybe it feels like it’s not enough. If you find yourself feeling stuck, worried, misunderstood, angry, confused, or isolated, I want to help. Call me.

My Background and Approach

From an approach that centers on your experiences and strengths, and with the use of proven, effective tools and insights, we collaborate with compassion, candor, and humor to help you 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 neuroscience approach, with tools borrowed from Attachment theory, CBT, and Narrative therapy, we tap into your strengths and wisdom to break habits that no longer serve you, develop new ones that do, and empower you to have a more meaningful 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 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: 8 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 175/session


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

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