Sydney Paver, Ph.D.
Phone: (512) 329-0951 ext 103
Fax: (512) 329-0231
Email: Send Email (first contact only)
I am a licensed psychologist in Austin, Texas, providing psychotherapy for individuals and couples who present with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship problems, chronic illness, and grief. - marital and premarital counseling- parenting, including becoming a parent for the first time- coping with chronic/catastrophic illness - grief and loss recovery- midlife transition issues for men and women- phase of life issues including empty nest and retirement- adult attention deficit disorder (ADD)- coping with learning disabilities- functioning with neuropsychological impairment- family of origin issues in addiction recovery- exploration of spiritual issues
Most people seek psychotherapy when they are in emotional distress. Therapy is a helpful and supportive path to self-understanding and self-acceptance. Through the therapeutic process, hurtful and confusing feelings are identified and resolved through safe, guided discussions. Similarly, harmful beliefs and attitudes are explored and rendered less powerful resulting in reduced anger, anxiety, despair and depression. As a result of therapy, people often feel more authentic in their relationships.
My personal style is warm and empathic but also direct. My therapeutic foundation is psychodynamic. However, I have experience and training in other therapeutic orientations and plan treatment according to each person’s needs.
Particular areas of interest and experience are:
Education and experience
1984: Doctorate University of Texas in Counseling Psychology
1982-1992: Austin Regional Clinic (a multi-specialty medical group) Therapist for children, couples, and individuals.
1992-present: private practice.
Multi-year study and supervision groups with the following areas of focus: family and couple systems, emotion focused therapy, System-oriented therapy, and psychoanalytic theory.
2011-Core training program in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy completed
If you think I might be able to help you or you want more information, please call or email.