PATRICK HARRIS

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Bilingual English/Spanish

Licensed Professional Counselor PhD Candidate

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My Hours:

South Office

Monday 3 pm - 9 pm

Tuesday 9 am- 2 pm 

Thursday 9 am- 2 pm 

Saturday 9 am - 2 pm

Contact Me:

patrick@austinstrongrbc.com
512-596-1221

How would you describe therapy with you?

I take a person-centered approach to counseling which emphasizes that you are the expert of your struggles, feelings, and emotions. I am passionate about helping you heal, not just finding ways to live with your symptoms. Using a person centered and collaborative approach we can identify and incorporate your functional strengths to help you take on whatever life throws at you. 

​My Passions and Specialties: ​

Through my PhD work, I have studied holistic health and mind-body medicine which enables me to incorporate unique mindfulness techniques to address a variety of issues that stem from struggles such as communication, stress, poor life balance, and chronic anxiety. My career has afforded me opportunities to work with all ages from infants to geriatric populations. I have extensive experience in crisis management and working with severe mental health disorders. My full range of specialties include:

  • Trauma

  • Stress

  • Healthy communication

  • Anger management

  • Work/life balance

  • Identity development

  • Sexual identity

  • Cultural identity

  • Depression

  • Low motivation

  • Anxiety

  • Social anxiety

  • Gender identity exploration

  • Therapeutic humor

  • Life dissatisfaction

 

My Personal Journey:

I am a survivor of a mass shooting, mental health educator, and PhD student studying mind-body medicine with an emphasis in integrated mental health. My specific interests are holistic healing and therapeutic humor. As a relative to someone who suffers from a severe mental illness, I have seen the journey it takes to heal. I have studied extensively under Dr Hunter “Patch” Adams to learn the importance of laughter and the role appropriately timed humor plays in our healing journey. I spend my down time presenting at conferences and workshops on the topic of mental health stigma and social acceptance of mental health interventions to reduce misrepresentation and misunderstandings of the mental health field. My career is built on my passion to help those in need find opportunities to heal rather than suppressing or avoiding their symptoms.