About Anna Shaver LPC, LCDC-I
I completed my Master's in Counseling from the University of Houston in 2011. Previous experience at a psychiatric hospital, an outpatient assessment center, home-based therapy services, employee assistance program, psychologists' private practice and an early education center have provided me with a solid background in diverse counseling settings as well as diverse clientele, presenting issues, and therapeutic modalities.
During my internships and first years post-graduate, I primarily focused on working with children, adolescents and family and gained a solid mastery of child-centered play therapy and parenting skills. After my master's program I have worked with adults in a variety of settings including psychiatric hospital and an employee assistance program. I enjoy assisting others through their life challenges whether it be from life transitions, trauma, substance abuse, mood disorders, grief or self-improvement through an inner journey of self exploration. I fundamentally believe in growth and see that despite the tribulations in life, there is hope and fulfillment.
In my time outside of therapy, I am a ceramic artist where I use clay work as my own therapeutic practice. You can see my ceramic art website at www.evolvestoneware.com.
I also spend time outdoors taking advantage of the natural landscape of the hill country. I am married with 2 dogs and a cat and thus spend a lot of my time enjoying their company. I also take advantage of my days off to travel outside of Austin an internationally as much as possible. Below is a picture from Patagonia, Argentina from my honeymoon in 2018.
Licensed Professional Counselor
Texas License #70327
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor - I
Master's in Counseling, University of Houston, 2011
Bachelor's in Business Administration, St. Edward's University, 2008
Professional Specialized Training in:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Cognitive Processing Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Level 1 for Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Expressive Art Therapy
- Child-Centered Play Therapy
- Substance Abuse and recovery