About Mental Health Austin

Ashleigh Ross-Lind Therapy Experience

My clients and interns find that I am an empathetic listener, a keen observer, and a calming presence. Because of this, my therapy is very effective when combined with research based techniques and practical counseling experience.

It is vital to find a counselor that you feel comfortable with, that understands you, and that you feel connected to from the initial visit. Trust is one of the most important qualities that clients need to help bring growth and change, no matter their reason for seeking therapy. My office is a judgment-free zone so that you can feel totally free to explore your thoughts and express your feelings. I believe therapy only works when you process insights you have gleaned from the therapeutic relationship and apply them to a fresh, new perspective.

You will find that I am very approachable, easy to understand, provide evidence-based therapy, care deeply about helping you work through your struggles, and have years and years of experience with working with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, and grief.

Counseling is a unique opportunity for the therapist and the person seeking help to work toward resolution in a genuine, compassionate, and understanding environment. Research tells us that problem resolution is best approached from the use of specific techniques found in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Results matter, so if you’re going to spend your time and money, you should see a difference in your thought process, perspective and demeanor within just a few sessions. CBT combined with mindfulness techniques and unconditional positive regard help clients feel all problems can become life lessons from which we grow; they are not who we are. Additionally, I find that my training in other theoretical orientations adds depth to the therapeutic experience. These orientations include internal family systems (IFT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), and interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB).

I have been a licensed psychotherapist since 1998. In 2001, I received my license to supervise counselors in training. I have worked for years with adults and adolescents to help them overcome depression, understand grief and manage anxiety. Each day that a person trusts me with their inner pain, I grow as a therapist and learn more ways to help.

I hope you enjoy the ocean scene above on this page; it’s from my last trip to the beach. Being around water is so healing- it’s just one of many ways to escape, breathe, and begin again. I would love to help you find ways to calm your mind and heal your heart.

  • Credentials

Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors ~ 2001

Certified School Counselor by State Board for Educator Certification Texas Education Association ~ 1999

Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors ~ 1998

  • Internship

  • Austin Recovery Center
  • Austin Independent School District
  • Previous Employment

  • Round Rock Independent School District
  • Heart to Heart Hospice
  • Thrall Independent School District
  • LifeWorks
  • Education

  • Graduate School ~ 1996
    Texas State University
    San Marcos, Texas
  • Undergraduate School ~ 1994
    University of Texas
    Austin, Texas

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