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.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
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
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions
Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others
Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience
Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.
Shlomit Kirsch is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 9 years
Self-Employed in Private Practice, Owner and Clinician, 2017 - Present
Capital OCD and Anxiety Practice, Full-time Psychologist, 2016 - 2017
Austin Child Guidance Center, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2014 - 2015
University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Predoctoral Resident, 2013 - 2014
The Wright Institute, Psy.D., 2014