Dr. Shlomit Kirsch is a licensed psychologist with a private practiced based in Austin, Texas, where she welcomes older children, teens and adults who are seeking to create change in their lives. Many of her clients struggle with feeling misunderstood, unseen or under-appreciated by others and have subsequently developed a sense of worthlessness and being hard to love. Dr. Kirsch approaches treatment from a strength-based, compassionate lens and helps her clients understand and feel their pain within the safety of their relationship in order to heal and move through it.
Dr. Kirsch draws from several therapeutic orientations in her sessions in order to tailor the treatment to each individual client. She pulls from insight-oriented, skills-based and exposure-based approaches to help alleviate symptoms of distress, build self-awareness, find connection in relationships and gain tools to manage future distress. She also emphasizes self-compassion and helps her clients hone their ability to treat themselves with kindness and empathy.
Dr. Kirsch has a warm, nurturing and non-judgmental presence and often integrates metaphors and humor into her work. She believes in meeting her clients where they’re at and joining them in where they’d like to go, as she views every individual as the expert on themselves. She strives to be experienced as a safe place for clients to reveal their authentic selves, be seen and cared for in response, and experience healing and change.