Barbara is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)* dedicated to helping people find truth and meaning in their lives, as well as relief from pain and anxiety. 

 

Barbara comes to the practice of psychotherapy in midlife, bringing significant life and work experience to the skills, education and compassion that make therapy meaningful. Before becoming a therapist, Barbara owned and operated a restaurant in the late 90's, had a career in Information Technology, and raised her family in Austin, Texas.  She has been practicing in Austin since 2013. 

 

EDUCATION

MA - Counseling, St. Edward's University (2010) 

BA - Liberal Arts (Classics), George Washington University (1990) 

​100+ hours of post-grad training in clinical hypnosis. 

Click here for a list of continuing education / training certs. 

Headshot of Barbara Nadalini Priesnitz

APPROACH & STYLE

My style tends to be engaged, non-judgmental, curious, challenging when necessary, and deeply compassionate. I am not a passive or quiet therapist. I am able to listen actively and carefully, and to honor my client's pace, boundaries and sense of readiness.  My approach is natural and contextual; I do not employ many structured techniques or branded methodologies. 

*Licensed by the State of Texas, #71515