He/Him/HisLicensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPC-A Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Joey Sorenson is a therapist working primarily with clientele in Austin and Amarillo on issues related to anxiety, depression, career, relationships, and gay and lesbian issues. Though happy to work with a diverse range of clients, Joey specializes in helping young adults seeking renewed fulfillment in their work, love life, and mental as well as physical health. Joey’s clients are often successful professionals who find themselves stressed out or burnt out due to having put their own emotional and psychological needs on the backburner in the service of meeting and exceeding others’ expectations. Having previously been a successful software sales executive prior to his own career transition into counseling, Joey especially enjoys working with sales and marketing professionals and those working in the tech industry.
Joey has training from the Beck Institute in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), considered the gold standard treatment for depression and anxiety. Drawing upon this training, Joey collaborates with clients to identify their core values and goals as well as practical action items to facilitate alignment with them. Along the way, negative self-defeating beliefs and cognitive biases are identified and gently challenged. Sometimes, traumatic experiences or difficult memories can lead to a disconnect between a desire to pursue a goal, and the emotional or somatic reality of doing so. In such situations, Joey draws upon his training in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) to help facilitate the client’s calming of their nervous system, enabling them to obtain clarity on the situation and a fuller understanding of what they really want.
Having worked with over 140 clients, Joey has been honored to witness remarkable change and growth on the part of those he’s helped. He has immediate availability for in-person sessions in Amarillo and telehealth appointments in Austin and throughout Texas.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying career goals and implementing steps toward building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others
Joey Sorenson is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 3 years
LifeDynamic Counseling & Psychotherapy, Owner & Psychotherapist, 2022 - Present
Build Your Practice, Client Success Coach, 2022 - Present
Capital Area Counseling, Psychotherapy Intern, 2021 - 2021
Texas State University Office of Career Services, Career Counseling Intern, 2021 - 2021
ManagedMethods, Account Executive, 2018 - 2020
memoryBlue, Client Delivery Manager, 2015 - 2018
Amarillo National Bank, IT Network Associate, 2015 - 2015
Beck Insitute, Intro to CBT, CBT for Depression, CBT for Anxiety, 2022
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), EMDR Basic Training, 2022
St. Edward's University, Master of Arts in Counseling, 2021
University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts in Government and History, 2014