Russell Kauitzsch, MS, LPC
Thank you for taking the time to visit me online! Making the decision to seek out therapy can be difficult, and searching for the right Austin counseling service can be a daunting task. It is important to find a locally based licensed Austin therapist who can customize your sessions to meet your individual needs. I always appreciate the opportunity to be that therapist for you!
Rest assured that you have discovered a top rated counselor in Austin that is truly dedicated to helping you achieve your developmental goals. You deserve to live the best life possible, and I want to make sure that the time you spend with us helps you to achieve that goal. Our specially trained Austin counselors are here to help you with many of the issues that can keep you from enjoying life as well as you could. We help with anxiety, stress, grief, trauma, depression, first responders, military and police, LGBTQ+ issues, sexual abuse and/or assault, marriage counseling and couples therapy. We have a wide range of services that provide you with the strength and skills to live a successful and happy life. Some of the approaches we use include talk therapy, EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), integrative therapy, and trauma informed treatments. Our office is located in a convenient Austin location, with easy access for Round Rock, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Buda, Kyle and Austin residents. We are proud to provide you with the best counseling services Austin has to offer. Our goal is to make our Austin therapy affordable to help everyone.
Sometimes all you need is an unbiased ear to hear your thoughts, validate you, challenge stuck points and and help you to sort through all the challenges life can bring. Individual counseling can be helpful in this way and can be useful in most any situation.
Some studies have indicated that people actively listen to other people somewhere between 20%-50% of the time during conversation. Life is getting busier by the day and finding time to have one on one conversations with your loved ones becomes more and more difficult. Having another person who cares about your thoughts and allows you to discover more about who you are can help you strengthen your own decision making skills and help you focus on the positive choices in your life. This in turn can help you become a better listener to others, as your own thoughts are no longer distracting you from the conversation.
Our Austin therapy specialists take many approaches to help you identify road blocks to your own happiness and well being. We take many standardized and creative approaches to your sessions. It is important that we communicate in a way that adapts to your way of thinking and being. This is sometimes referred to as integrative psychotherapy. It focuses on you, the unique and individual person that you are. Think of it as having a guide who is always there to support your growth and development. Sometimes the approach can be talk therapy, and sometimes it could include more scripted therapies like Cognitive Behavioral and Cognitive Processing Therapies. Other times we use trauma treatments such as EMDR to effectively treat mild to severe trauma.
Individual therapy can benefit many situations such as trauma, grief and loss, stress and anxiety, depression, teen anxiety and peer relationships, abuse, gender transitions, career stress and other life transitions and experiences. Reach out to us today with any questions you have!
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Our blog will give you insights into our special approach in helping you live your life to the fullest. Feel free to request any topics you would like discussed. At Kauitzsch Counseling of Austin, we look forward to having the opportunity to work with you and your loved ones in the near future.
How Counseling Helps
*You get to talk in a safe and confidential environment to address the personal things you may not want to share with others.
*You get to be heard!
*There is no judgement of you or the things you share with your counselor.
*Counselors have a vantage point of being outside of the issue and can see the big picture to help you process through something.
*Where you are feeling stuck, a counselor can help bring new perspective, motivation, understanding, and healing.
*Counselors help shed light on issues that may be invisible to you because they are such a "normal" part of life for you.
*A counselor can help you understand your past and how it has shaped the person you are today. This will allow for you to change what you don't like.
*Counselors can help process through trauma in a safe and healing manner.
*You get to use the counselor's office as a holding space for trauma, fear, worry, anxiety, depression, and other feelings so you do not have to carry them.
*A counselor can help identify patterns that are harmful and work with you to find ways to make changes.
*In counseling, you can regain a sense of control, happiness, and peace that might be missing in life.
*You can discover your own personal strength again.
*Couples can clear communication patterns in counseling and individuals can find their own voice.
*There can never be a guarantee to the outcome of counseling but people often show improvement. The length of treatment varies with the level of commitment of the client and topics being addressed.
The LGBTQ+ populations still faces many challenges. While much has improved and equality increases through time, even with setbacks, there is still anxiety, pressure, fear and even trauma in the community. Pride is central to feeling well and good about ourselves. People generally like to fit in and feel like they belong and sometimes that is hard to do in a heteronormative society. Being told you are different or treated differently can be very hurtful. Micro-aggressions tear at the fabric of belonging, inclusivity and acceptance.
No matter the letter that represents your population, everyone deserves happiness and love. Counseling can help relieve the stress and worry of coming out or help cope with any negative impact of unsupportive family or friends. Counseling with a professional psychotherapist can bolster self-esteem, reduce negative self talk, feed pride, help adjust to any issues that arise. Even the deepest hurt of hate crimes or thoughts, feeling or actions of suicide can be addressed in counseling to help heal the trauma and return to a happy and fulfilling life.
Don't let others tell you how to live. You are unique and special and the world needs to see what you have to offer. Don't forget, It Gets Better!
Military, Police and First Responders
Sometimes our jobs require more than an office cubicle and board meetings. Handling the unimaginable stress that comes with a military, police, fire, EMS or other first responder job takes a special set of skills. Our counselors of Austin are specially trained in this area. Learning the proper ways to process and handle the tragedies that you encounter in this line of work will help you to live a healthy functioning life. So many times we read tragic stories of our national heroes battling PTSD alone. There are people who understand and want to help you build effective coping skills. There is no shame in seeking counseling. We recognize the truly strong men and women who play such an important role in securing our safety, health and freedom.
Repeated and prolonged contact with traumatic situations can result in complex PTSD. This can put a cloud over your view of life and change the way you view your relationships with others. It is a serious implication of these high pressure jobs. Counseling with EMDR is a highly effective way to eliminate that vicarious and direct trauma experienced by first responders every day!
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Relationship, Marriage and Couples Counseling
If you have searched online for marriage counseling Austin, you may recognize there are some issues in your relationship that need to be worked through. Kauitzsch Counseling of Austin can help with marriage and relationship issues. Issues can rise as a result of change, growth, trauma, or simply just communication. Our therapists in Austin take the time to hear each person and facilitate conversation that will enable the couple to work with each other to resolve any communication or relationship issues.
Over time our lives change and sometimes relationships don't change with the time. Having an unbiased mediating counselor to help everyone reconnect, even with their busy lives, can sometimes be the one factor that brings back the magic in your relationship. No one, of course, can guarantee resolution in all situations, but a better understanding of everyone's feelings and needs can certainly add clarity to any decisions that need to be made and issues to be resolved.
Our Austin, TX counselors believe everyone should have a voice and work with respect to make sure all parties are heard. Sometimes perceptions of other people can impact our relationships. These can arise from insecurities, jealousy, anger, communication, detachment, misunderstanding, the ego, or simply from prioritizing time away from the relationship. it is important to clear the issues to genuinely build support within the family/relationship.