Shayna Barksdale

Owner Austin Therapy for Girls

LCSW-S, CDWF-Consultant, EMDR trained

Shayna Feldman Barksdale, LCSW is pretty much obsessed with her dogs, she now has three and you might find Ella and Bagel at the office from time to time. She also has a disco ball and glitter poster of Madonna in her office which represents her style of therapy, of integrating both dark and light.

Shayna values working with families and young adults and has been doing so since she was 23 when she graduated with her Master’s in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake, The Worden School of Social Work. Since then, she has worked in the foster care system, did the school social work thing, and created an amazing support system at EISD ( Eanes ISD) by writing 2 grants for the district. In 2012, she wanted to get back to clinical work and started Austin Therapy for Girls.

Her focus at ATFG is create and environment where girls and young women feel really heard and at the same time learn some valuable tools to get through some of the most challenging years.  Shayna’s therapeutic approach is based on the research and curriculums developed by Brené Brown and assisted in the development of the BOLD curricula for adolescents and young adults as well as a member of the national training team for the Daring Way™.  One of Shayna’s strengths is taking concepts and tools and making them accessible to children, teens, and young adults.


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