Heather S. Newby, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in central Austin. She is passionate about helping her clients build and maintain healthy relationships, starting with the one they have with themselves. She loves working with women and couples with complex family or relationship histories to process through relationship transitions and life stressors including illness, grief, and trauma. Heather is trained in Dynamic Enriched Experiential Psychotherapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Brainspotting, and continues to build her experience and practice from an attachment-based perspective. www.EsteemAustinCounseling.com
Christy Reeder, PhD is a clinical psychologist in private practice. Her work is focused on helping people heal from traumatic experiences, and she especially enjoys working with people interested in how their attachment history impacts their relationship with their child or partner. Drawing from attachment-theory, interpersonal neurobiology, Somatic Experiencing®, and EMDR, Dr. Reeder helps her clients experience a healing environment that directly transforms the ways in which they relate to themselves and others. Dr. Reeder joined AINC’s Board of Directors in 2018 and currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Programming Committee. www.christyreeder.com
Marissa Rivera, LPC is a psychotherapist in private practice, with experience in residential treatment and school settings. Her clinical focus includes helping adults and adolescents thrive in the midst of life transitions, whether it be the loss of a loved one or shifting identities and perspectives over the course of development. In addition to her work in grief and loss, Marissa also enjoys guiding clients to transform their experiences with anxiety. Her practice is influenced by interpersonal neurobiology, existentialism, and attachment theories. Marissa is passionate about shifting society’s conversations about mental health, community, and our relationships with ourselves. She currently serves as AINC’s Secretary and Co-Chair of the Communications Committee. www.ola-wellness.com
Kim Schaefer, LPC, SEP is an integrative psychotherapist and experienced yoga instructor who works with couples and individuals at IPNB Psychotherapy of Austin. Kim is well versed in interpersonal neurobiology and the latest attachment theory research. She uses techniques gleaned from extensive training in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, and Integrative Restoration (mindfulness) with heart-centered attunement. Additionally, Kim has trained in Terry Real’s Relational Life Therapy and Non-Violent Communication and has studied Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy. Her clinical focus includes relationship stress and couple counseling, life transitions, grief and loss, and trauma recovery. Kim is a long-time yogi and meditator who is thrilled to serve on the board of Austin IN Connection. www.purebalanceaustin.com
Elizabeth Weber, LPC, LMFT-Associate has experience in counseling adolescents, couples, families, and adults. She received her Master’s degree in Counseling from St. Edward’s University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University-College Station. Elizabeth has worked with a variety of populations and mental health concerns, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions, relationship issues, relationship building/enrichment, and parent-child dynamics. She has collaborative approach that is influenced most by Interpersonal Neurobiology, the work of the “Daring Way” approach by Brene Brown, training from Gottman Levels 1/2/3, Trauma Informed Care, Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She has volunteered as Conference Committee member of the Texas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy for the last 4 years. She is currently in private practice in Austin at Therapy Time, PLLC. https://www.therapytimeaustin.com/
Austin IN Connection is currently looking for new board members to join our incredible, hard-working team and we are asking for your help in finding them!
Our volunteer board members work together to further our mission of growing a community of Interpersonal Neurobiology and attachment science mental health professionals in the greater Austin community.
AINC encourages board members who identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQ+ to apply. Click here for more information!