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Shlomit Kirsch(She/Her/Hers)

Psychologist, PsyD
Anxiety -Adolescent mental health-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Social anxiety-Identity development-Adjustment difficulties & disorders-

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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

Welcome! I know how daunting it can be to select a therapist and start this process in general, and I commend you for taking this important step for your child or yourself. I love working with older children, teens and adults who may be struggling with depression, anxiety, phobias, self-esteem issues or relationship difficulties. I strive to provide a warm and safe environment in which we can explore, process, and deeply understand your experience, identify treatment goals and learn new strategies for coping with difficulties. My ultimate goal is to promote personal growth and help you or your child internalize our work so that you have the tools to overcome future obstacles in addition to the current ones.

If it sounds like I may be a good fit for you or your family, I welcome you to request a free phone consultation so that we can learn more about each other and determine next steps.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, Predoctoral Resident
Austin Child Guidance Center, Postdoctoral Fellow
Capital OCD and Anxiety Practice, Full-time Psychologist
Self-Employed in Private Practice, Owner and Clinician

The Wright Institute, Psy.D., 2014


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English, Hebrew


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.


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Shlomit Kirsch is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$190 (50min)
  • Initial session:$200 (60min)
  • Shorter ongoing session$140 (30min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • As needed

Client testimonials

"It was productive and a good fit right off the bat."
- Zencare client June 2023
"My weekly appointments with Shlomit the past month have been exceptional. I look forward to each visit and leave energized and ready to tackle the week. We have covered many aspects of my life and she is able to follow and give me useful feedback and guidance. Along the way, she is helping me learn to communicate in ways that are more accessible to people in my life."
- Zencare client June 2023