About Kristin

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, Texas. In the therapy room, people experience me as relaxed, openhearted and open to laughter. 

Please contact me at 512-337-4941 for a free phone consultation or to set up an appointment.

For more information , please visit the About page. 


 Feeling stuck? Unheard? Isolated?

Counseling can help alleviate difficulties and stress through a process of self-discovery.

My name is Kristin Shanahan and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I support people in their desire to better understand themselves, often during times of depression, anxiety and life transitions. In a safe, nurturing environment, we explore and discover your patterns of behavior and how they may hinder you from living a meaningful life. 

Help is available for clients with the following issues:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Substance abuse
  • Inability to regulate emotions
  • General life issues (new career, move, parenting, etc)
  • Childhood trauma
  • Adolescents/Teenagers
  • Foster care system

Deciding to begin therapy can be a scary one. I work in a direct, yet compassionate way to help people understand themselves in a deeper way. When we can understand ourselves better, we are often times better equipped to make decisions that help steer us onto a path of a more fulfulling life!

Please contact me at (512) 337-4941 for more information or to set up an appointment. 


“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.”

- Brene Brown