Author: Priscilla Elliott, MA, LPC
Priscilla Elliott is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in south Austin. She owns and provides psychotherapy at Courage Counseling, PLLC. While specializing in helping clients who are struggling with trauma, trichotillomania, and/or skin picking disorder; she also supports many in life transitions, anxiety, and depression. Call now for help: 512-673-3987

Group therapy is when about 3-12 clients, who do not know each other outside of the therapy setting, meet weekly with a therapist to participate in a therapeutic experience that is designed for individual enrichment. Group therapy can address issues …

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I am not a “smoke and mirrors” therapist. I like to understand and help my client understand what is happening in their brain, bodies, and relationships both psychologically and physiologically. We start with simplified versions of the nervous system anatomy …

Your Nervous System- Trauma, Anxiety, and Relationships Read More »

Meditation and mindfulness do not come easy to everyone. Unfortunately, those who need it the most are frequently the very people who struggle with it the most. Our symptoms, bodily pains, and mental chatter become such a distraction that we …

Junk Drawer Guide to Meditation Read More »

Guest Post by Ariel Taylor – a writer and mental health advocate. TrichStop.com Many people are completely unaware of this condition called trichotillomania that affects two to three percent of Americans. But if you are aware of the condition of …

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Skin Picking Disorder, also called Excoriation Disorder or Dermatillomania, is not a problem of the skin as much as it impacts the skin. It is not uncommon for those struggling with skin picking to pick at general medical type skin …

13 Skin Care Tips for Skin Picking Disorder Read More »

I am frequently asked about how clients may use the benefits of Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy in their everyday lives. These may be to provide comfort or healing in between therapy sessions or as part of a self help efforts. …

8 Self Help Tips from Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy Read More »

When trying to get control of skin picking disorder (Excoriation disorder), hair pulling disorder (trichotillomania), and other body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), there tends to be a lot of discussion about fidgets. But are they the cure? Do they help? …

Think Outside of the Fidget Box Read More »

Moving on Up! Courage Counseling is moving right after Thanksgiving. Don’t worry, we aren’t going far! We will be in the same building, just a new suite upstairs. To get there, look for the stairwell closest to the front door …

Moving on November 29, 2015! Read More »

This fall I am starting the 2nd cohort of my group for people who struggle with body focused repetitive behaviors (bfrbs) such as hair pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking disorder. Members will get a free copy of the work book I …

New BFRB Group Starts Sept 17! Sign up today! Read More »

This week I had the honor of receiving the new title of Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and can finally put 3 more letters behind my name, SEP. While other trauma informed psychotherapists know what this means, I realize that most of the general …

SEP? What is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner? Trauma Treatment Read More »

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