Fall Updates at Austin & Houston Therapy for Girls

ATFG/HTFG current staff

What’s Happening At ATFG & HTFG This Fall!

We wanted to send out an update on our practice and also tell you about our fall groups in both Austin and Houston. We have expanded our services in both locations, Kelly Dunn, LCSW in Austin and Lauren Saporito, LPC, LMFT in Houston have switched from part time to full time therapists. Wakelyn Malitz, LPC-I, R-DMT, has become our new office manager and sliding scale therapist for adults, in Austin.
Kelly and I have known each other since working together at Hill Country Middle School and share a mutual passion for helping students of all ages and TCU football. Kelly’s core belief is to build authentic connection with each client so that they are fully supported in achieving their goals! Kelly looks forward to expanding her time at ATFG!
Wakelyn has joined ATFG as our full time office manager and while she is finishing up her clinical hours for her full license she will be offering reduced fee services for adult women. Her passion lies in supporting females in finding their true vibrancy! She is excited to have joined the Austin Therapy for Girls team and to share expressive arts and body focused therapy with women 18 and older!
Lauren and I met in 2013 while in training for the Brené Brown Shame Resilience work and have developed a practice in Houston together. Check out more about Houston fall groups here.

Art Journaling Based on The Gifts of Imperfection

Join ATFG for an 8/10 week art journaling group based on The Gifts of Imperfection by Dr. Brené Brown. One of our most popular groups, space limited to only 8 participants. The group will use creative projects to explore such topics as:

  • Developing self-compassion
  • Letting go of anxiety
  • Awareness of unhealthy ways of coping with feeling
  • Learning relaxation and mindfulness tools
  • Practicing friendships skills

2016 Fall/Spring Sessions:
5th & 6th grade : Mondays from 5:30-6:30 October 10th-December 12th
7th & 8th grade Tuesdays from 5:00-6:15 October 4th-December 6th
9th-11th grade Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 October 5th-December 7th
7th & 8th grade Tuesdays from 5:00-6:15
8th & 9th grade Tuesdays from 6:30-7:45
10th-12th grade Wednesdays from 6:00-7:20

Girl’s Cinematherapy Group

ATFG will take clips of current popular movies such as Inside Out, Finding Dory, The Secret Life of Pets and classics such as The Lion King, Wizard of Oz and Star Wars discuss aspects of being a good friend, managing anxiety and stress, positive body image, communicating feeling in a healthy manner and develop a support system in a fun and innovative way. (MOVIES WILL CHANGE BASED ON AGE AND MATURITY LEVEL)
4th & 5th grade: Mondays starting October 10th from 4:00-5:00
As always we add groups based on referrals so please contact us if you have questions or requests!

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