Trauma Therapy

Reliable and Affordable Trauma Therapy in Austin, Texas area

Sometimes in life we experience overwhelming or distressing events. It can be hard to cope with life. 

Does this sound like you? 

Are you feeling overwhelmed and like life is out of control?

Do you have a hard time trusting others and feeling emotionally safe?

Have you been turned off by past therapy because it felt too overwhelming?

Do you have unhelpful patterns that keep repeating in your life?

There is a reason you are struggling. We can help you understand it.

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You had an experience that your mind and body is trying to make sense of. You need a safe and compassionate environment to work through it. At Relationships Matter Austin, we can help you make sense of what is going on. We understand what it is like to go through a challenging situation and feel confused and overwhelmed. We have licensed clinicians trained in trauma-informed therapy and your safety is our top priority.

In Traumatic or Distressing Situations, the Fight, Flight, or Freeze Response can get stuck

Life events can leave us feeling unsafe, powerless, and distressed

When a situation makes us feel unsafe, powerless, and distressed, it can cause us to get stuck emotionally. We can feel paralyzed or get triggered easily making daily life a real struggle.  

You may have experienced abuse as a child. Or you may have a history of depression or anxiety that has wreaked havoc on your life. Trauma-informed therapy can help in many different situations. Everyone’s response to challenging events is different. We understand and don’t want to add to the stress and shame you have experienced. We want you to have relief and an easier life where you can feel joy and peace.

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We can help you feel safe again through gentle and compassionate trauma therapy

Our licensed therapists use research based approaches to help you overcome the trauma and find relief. You developed ways of coping with the situation and they helped you survive. We understand that they may not be helping as they once did or may be time consuming and make life more frustrating.

We can help you work through the distress and develop more effective, healthy coping skills at a pace you’re comfortable with

We honor each person’s unique nervous system and go at a pace that works for you and does not overwhelm you. Our safe and gentle approach does not retraumatize you instead it lets you have control and feel empowered in the process. You have control of the process and we adjust the pace for you.


At Relationships Matter Austin, we specialize in EMDR and Somatic Experiencing to Help Heal Trauma

EMDR Therapy

EMDR is a unique, nontraditional form of psychotherapy designed to diminish negative feelings associated with memories of traumatic events. Unlike most forms of talk therapy, EMDR focuses less on the traumatic event itself and more on the disturbing emotions and symptoms that result from the event.

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing is an effective, body-centered therapy that restores your body’s natural ability to calm itself. Developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, this approach draws from many different disciplines to address the physiology of stress and trauma. Somatic Experiencing focuses on the responses that occur when someone experiences or remembers an overwhelming or traumatic event, in his or her body, rather than only through the thoughts or emotions connected to it.

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Safe, Gentle, and Effective Trauma Therapy in Austin, Texas area. Get Help and Overcome Your Distress. We Can Help You Heal the Hurt.

“Having my defenses down felt good. I didn’t realize how much energy it took to carry my armor. My wall of protection kept bad stuff out, but it also kept good stuff from coming in. Guarding my heart is important, but not at the expense of being known by people who love me.” -Shauna Hoey

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