Austin  Sherman

Austin Sherman


Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMFT Master of Arts, MA Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Tahoe City Accepting In-person
Updated January 1, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Life purpose & meaning
  • Self-doubt
  • Adolescent mental health

Professional statement

Austin is a psychotherapist located in Tahoe City. She works with adults and adolescents many of whom are wanting to address symptoms of anxiety, ADD, trauma, life transitions, and feeling "stuck". Austin is particularly passionate about serving ADD, LGBTQ+, highly sensitive people, creatives, recent graduates and people navigating career challenges. She has advanced training mindfulness, somatic work, and coaching.

Austin uses Mindfulness, EMDR, CBT, Gestalt, Hakomi, Dreamwork, Somatics, Ecopsychology, and Systems thinking in her work. Using present moment experience and the therapeutic relationship - she blends pragmatic and solution oriented work with depth psychotherapy often time tuning into the body's intuitive wisdom. She will collaborate to find the routes that lead to greater joy, aliveness and meaning her clients lives. In session, Austin offers mindfulness, CBT, grounding, and somatic exercises to help deal with unhelpful thought patterns and to get the body more relaxed. This approach supports clients to feel more themselves, relaxed and present.

Austin's style is thoughtful, warm, and non-judgemental. When clients first start therapy, she will establish a strong relationship and comfortable environment where clients feel comfortable to explore all parts of their experience.

Austin received her MA from California Institute of Integral Studies. She has previous experience as a teacher and classroom counselor serving kids and adolescents with behavioral challenges. She was also a volunteer for Crisis Text Line, supporting individuals in crisis. Outside of private practice, she enjoys spending time in nature: hiking, skiing, river dipping, and working with horses. She believes nature and relationships are our most powerful teachers. Other sources of joy include: watching bad TV, hanging out with friends and family, cooking with her partner, and snuggling with her senior dog, Aggie. She offers nature-based sessions/walk and talk therapy to those near Tahoe City and Telehealth for anyone based in California.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Self-doubt - Exploring how self-doubt shows up in one’s life and the origins of this self-doubt; training oneself in self-esteem and confidence

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Austin Sherman is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1pm-7pm
  • Tue 1pm-7pm
  • Wed 8am-2pm
  • Thu 1pm-7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Tahoe City practice
700 North Lake Blvd, Suite M , Tahoe City, California 96145
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 1pm-7pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 1pm-7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Queer Mind Institute, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, 2021 - Present
The Children's Institute , Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, 2022 - 2023
Seneca Family of Agencies, Classroom Counselor , 2017 - 2019
Crisis Text Line, Crisis Counselor , 2017 - 2018

Sounds True, Certified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, 2023
Personal Transformation Institute, EMDR 1 Training , 2022
California Institute for Integral Studies, MA Integral Counseling Psychology, 2021


California: 127482