Penelope Frohlich, Ph.D.
Phone: (512) 329-0951 ext. 107
Fax: (512) 329-0231
Hello, and welcome to my webpage.
I am a clinical psychologist practicing in the Austin area, offering individual psychotherapy, couples therapy, and sex therapy to adult clients.
Main Areas of Interest and Expertise
I enjoy working with a wide range of clients; however, my main areas of expertise include:
Treatment Orientation & Psychotherapy Style
My style is warm, supportive, and direct, and I encourage serious discussion as well as moments of levity and humor. I use cognitive-behavioral, psychoanalytic, and family system treatment approaches. Cognitive-behavioral therapy involves identifying beliefs, thoughts, and behaviors that may be contributing to current problems, and developing more flexible, adaptive, and satisfying solutions. Psychoanalytic therapy involves considering early influential experiences with family, friends, or romantic relationships that may be affecting ongoing issues. Family systems theory views couples and families as an emotional unit and takes into account the emotional interdependence of each member of the couple or family.
Training & Experience
I received my doctoral training at the University of Texas at Austin Female Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory. I interned at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital in San Antonio where I counseled male and female veterans with depression, anxiety, spinal cord injuries, sexual and combat-related post traumatic stress disorder, and sexual dysfunction. I worked as a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin and Concordia University at Austin, and have published eight peer reviewed articles and chapters on sexuality.
University of Texas at Austin, B.A., Psychology
University of Texas at Austin, M.A., Clinical Psychology
University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
Clients can be reimbursed for my services as an out-of-network provider for any insurance with a PPO option. If you have any questions about whether your insurance will pay for my services, please see the Using Insurance section of this website, or contact me directly.