IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin 



 4009 Banister Lane, Two Park Place, Suite 330  Austin, TX 78704

Sheila Bagir, LPC Intern

832-607-8970 | sheila@IPNBaustin.com


price for services: $125 per 50 minute session

Sliding scale available? yes


Attachment Oriented Psychotherapy
Internal Family Systems

The Guest House 

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice. meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes. because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.


How does talking to someone help?

I don’t believe just talking to someone helps, but talking to someone who is really going to be present with you. Talking to someone who will help slow you down so you can begin to understand yourself deeply and be in a better relationship with yourself. We heal in relationships, not in isolation. In order for healing to occur, we have to be in neurosceptive safety – this means we have to be with someone who is truly present with a nonjudgmental presence that has no agenda or idea of what should happen next except to just be there with us. This is really rare because in most of our relationships, we can be judged or told what we should do.  Feeling safe makes us more open and calms down the amygdala so that we can begin to explore and get really curious about our Self.


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

I really want to begin exploring what needs are not being met in a person’s life and I think this question helps get to that. Also, I am not a therapist who’s going to tell you what to do, I will make suggestions, but I believe therapy is a place where we are going to co-create solutions for you so you will be able to take ownership of your life.


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

I am not sure the best thing came from just one of my people, but from all. We live in a world where we learn to be our own worst critic and continually beat ourselves up. It can come from our family system, from society, from our protectors, but it’s our protector and we all have it – myself included. Through my people I have learned to honor this protector; understand it, accept it and give it gratitude instead of beating ourselves up for beating ourselves up. When we are able to create a better relationship with our critic instead of trying to change it, everything else falls into place. We are all inherently valuable and worthy of love.

 IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin |  4009 Banister Lane, Two Park Place, Suite 330  Austin, TX 78704  |  512-653-0564 | email