My name is Lavanya Shankar, Ph.D. I am a licensed psychologist in Austin, Texas who provides individual, couples and group psychotherapy to adults. I specialize in working with people with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles, grief and loss, and moving through difficult life transitions.

What typically underlies these concerns are difficulties in understanding and utilizing emotions. When we feel stuck in unhelpful patterns, it can limit personal growth and upset our relationships.  

My role is to help people unpack distress, identify wants and needs and overcome obstacles. I am skilled at perceiving emotional nuances and helping clients utilize their emotional life. Therapy with me is collaborative, supportive, safe and compassionate.

I work from a holistic perspective, meaning I integrate mind, body, relationships, and spirit. Together, we can examine how these different aspects affect your overall wellbeing. Regardless of what you’re going through now, you deserve to live a full life, and you can.

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If you’re ready to take the next step, please call 512-222-6946 for a free 15-minute phone consultation.

Lavanya Shankar, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in individual, couples and group therapy for a variety of mental health issues, including grief, trauma and more. She holds a doctorate in counseling psychology and a Masters in Education in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. She has worked in diverse environments and with people from all walks of life, including veterans, artists, children, students, and entrepreneurs. She has been helping adults in private practice since 2011. Her private practice is located in Austin, TX.