harley steenTherapy with me is based on a genuine, authentic connection. I believe the most powerful transformations happen in the context of an empathic, attuned relationship. It is through the therapeutic relationship that we may find the power to change, to heal, and to grow.

The possibility for change is within all of us. I know this first hand, and have witnessed countless others reach out and step into new ways of being. For some, therapy is about exploring what it means to be you, and how to thrive in your relationships, community, family, or career. For others, it’s a necessary opportunity to process loss, grief, and transition. At times, therapy is a place to sit with difficult decisions and contemplate change. In all of these cases, I am ready to hear you, exactly where you are, without judgment. I honor human diversity and all cultural experiences with empathy and respect.

I invite you to think of our work together as a partnership — therapy can be a collaborative effort to help you reach your goals. I offer authenticity, compassion, and engagement to adults ready to invest in the life they want. Whether you are an individual seeking one on one counseling, or a couple striving for a better relationship, I am your ally.

I specialize in working with:

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addiction and alcoholism
  • Couples Therapy
  • Emotional distress
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Self-harm
  • Anger problems
  • Relationship problems/issues/concerns
  • Life transitions
  • Midlife crises

One of my specialties is couples counseling. In our work together, you will have the opportunity to learn to identify the communication patterns that create pain and distance. I provide the space, time, and attention to help you discover the kind of relationship you long for.

In addition to treating individual adults and couples, I also facilitate weekly group therapy. My therapy groups intend to help you build better relationships by sharpening your social skills. These skills may include increasing emotional awareness, improving communication skills, learning to set appropriate boundaries, and gaining insight into behavior patterns.

I received Masters in Counseling Psychology from St. Edwards in 2017. I am also Program Director for PDAP Austin, an alternate peer group (APG) for teens and their families who are struggling with the effects of drugs and alcohol. In this capacity I have been working with youth, individuals, and families in the Austin area for over 7 years.

More recently, I worked with individuals, couples, and facilitated process psychotherapy groups at Capital Area Counseling. In years past I have ran a small record label for local bands, rebuilt vintage motorcycles, and worked in the local live music scene.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, riding motorcycles, the outdoors, and spending time with my girlfriend and delightfully playful and snuggly pit bull.