Passionate about the benefits of outdoor counseling, also called Walk and Talk Therapy, I believe that in such an environment of growth, openness, and exploration clients can discover key insights into shaping the life they desire. I have the professional and life skills to help you work toward yours goals.
Group sessions provide an environment for clients to learn and refine skills for daily coping. They are designed to supplement individual therapy. DBT Skills groups are based upon Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.’s Psychosocial Training for individuals with behavioral, emotional and cognitive instability. The groups will consist of 6-8 people working together to explore 4 skills modules over a 9-12 month period.
"Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR Therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress." (from EMDR International, emdria.org)
Joel Wyrtzen, LPC
I live in Austin, TX with my family and seek to achieve the same life balance that I will support you in pursuing. I have been a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas since 2006. I entered the counseling field as a lay minister in 1999. I completed my undergraduate studies in Greek/Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin in 1998 and completed a Masters Degree in Counseling from Texas State University in 2006.
I have been employed in a variety of professional settings in my field, including inpatient psychiatric care at a private hospital, intensive outpatient group therapy, and career counseling at a university and workforce center. We will combine my diverse knowledge and skill set and your goals into crafting your treatment plan to ensure that you receive the best therapeutic practices for your situation.
Intensively Trained DBT Therapist
through Behavioral Tech
I am trained to practice as a Dialectical Behavior Therapist through Behavioral Tech as well as being part of a DBT Consult Team. I offer weekly DBT Group sessions, one for adults, and another for adolescents.
Certified EMDR Therapist
through EMDR International Association
I am a certified EMDR Therapist and utilize (EMDR Therapy) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy as an effective treatment of trauma.