Kim Schaefer, LPC, SEP

512-507-0233 | kim@IPNBaustin.com

 

price for services: $150 per 50 minute session

Sliding scale available? yes

 

LIST OF THERAPIES I PRACTICE:
Somatic Experiencing
Expressive Arts/ Sand Tray Therapy
Emotional Transformation Therapy
Parts work/ Inner Communities
EMDR

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

—LEONARD COHEN

How does talking to someone help?

Through deep connection we can feel heard, seen, and understood. When we feel connected and not alone we gather enough strength to change.Through acceptance in this deep connection we can realize we were never broken in the first place and all is okay, just as it is. I want to help myself know this more deeply and I want to help others know this more deeply. In therapy, we learn together and create more of these deep spaces of safety together. Our shared creation supports the freedom to forge a new and beautiful path.

 

What’s your go to first question for a client and why?

“What brings you joy?” I ask this question because I know that you’ve embarked on the therapeutic journey to work out the hard stuff. I want to get a feel for the “something differents” in your experience. We all contain multitudes, and I look forward to getting to know all your parts and helping you to see and accept them as they are. 

 

What’s best thing you ever learned from one of your people?

I learn something from each person I work with. I’ve been lucky to meet some of the most brave, resilient humans out there. I’m inspired by their perseverance and drive to thrive, even after experiencing the struggles of life. There’s a quote I used to recite before teaching yoga classes: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” I appreciate the human condition..the pain of it...the joy of it...the fact that we can’t feel any of it unless we accept feeling all of it. My clients have shown me that sometimes the hardest battle we fight is within ourselves. They’ve taught me that through grace and connections these battles can transform into a guesthouse where all are welcome.

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