I'm a counselor and yoga instructor who has worked in community mental health, schools, and outpatient care in Australia, East Texas and Central Texas. Although I've received training in areas such as trauma, anxiety, and play therapy, to me ensuring we're a good fit is most important.
This work begins and ends with connection.
We know that taking the step to ask for help can be pretty intimidating. Our mission is to create a safe space to find help and healing so you can embrace everything that makes you... you, quirks and all!
You are the expert in the room and know more than anyone else what you and your family need. Our promise is to honor that expertise and self determination through a compassionate & kind connection that will hopefully bring not only insight, but a little humor along this journey.
We all struggle with challenges in our lives. Our role is to support you, reflect and help you explore meaning, and to give you tools to better navigate these challenges with grace and authenticity. For some this can include incorporating CBT, DBT, EMDR or elements of yoga & mindfulness. Others prefer to stay away from handouts & activities and to talk through their concerns. Regardless of your preference, you can expect genuineness, humor and compassion in our approach.
At this time we are not offering any play therapy for children under the age of 7. For kids 7+ we'll be offering structured play therapy, yoga, and sandtray therapy along with parent consultations. Our approach blends mindfulness, somatic interventions, and tools from CBT to help children learn tools to regulate their emotions, increase their frustration tolerance and to more effectively communicate their needs with others.
You can reach out via phone or email to make first contact, but your counselor will want to talk to you over the phone prior to scheduling for you or your child to ensure it's a good fit for your needs
We'll send you some brief intake paperwork to complete before the session. (If you have a custody agreement or guardianship paperwork, bring a copy of that as well).
You can find our location listed below and we're hard to miss, there's a big sign that says "Quirk Yoga" on the side. Feel free to park in the grass anywhere there's an open spot. If there are already cars parked, you can park next to them.
If the patio is empty, then feel free to grab a chair under the trees and relax before your appointment. If you see the grey privacy screen drawn, there may be an outdoor session so please wait in your car until it's time for your appointment.
We'll start by reviewing some policies and touching base with any questions you may have. Then we'll ask you questions about your past and current concerns to get a better picture of how you're doing and to make treatment recommendations. If there's anything you don't want to talk about, just tell your us and we won't go there. Remember you're in the driver's seat. At the end of session, we'll discuss a plan for ongoing appointments or other recommendations and schedule & collect your payment information to keep on file for future sessions .
Before your next appointment, we'll verify insurance and let you know if there are any questions or concerns. When you come in, we'll get started on what you want to work on and go from there. At the end of each appointment we'll collect copays & schedule for the next session. For play therapy sessions, it's important that caregivers not leave during their child's appointment.
Fees for self-pay individuals or those without insurance
First appointment with all clients. During this appointment we may discuss possible diagnoses and work together to determine a plan for treatment (the work we do together)
This includes individual adults or adolescents and play therapy for children
Please see below for in-network insurance plans. For those with out-of-network plans, see the self-pay rates above. If you lose or change insurance plans, you will be responsible for the fees as listed above
ALL FEES ARE DUE AT TIME OF SERVICE. They can be paid via cash, card or check. There are no additional fees for incorporating yoga into counseling & therapy.
Please contact us with questions.
11810 Menchaca Road, Austin, Texas 78748, United States
11:30 am – 07:00 pm
Mon: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tues: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wed: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thur: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 10:30 am - noon