About

I am a psychotherapist in private practice in central Austin. I provide individual psychotherapy, couples counseling, and group therapy for young adults and adults. My focus is on issues of depression, anxiety, current and past trauma, crisis, loss and grief, relationship conflict, couples communication and improving intimacy.

Also I launched a podcast and blog platform: Therapist Uncensored with two other therapists from Austin. We explore relationships, mindfulness, sex, attachment, psychotherapy and parenting.

Additionally I lead on-going mixed gender psychotherapy groups for adults. 

I currently have spaces available in my Monday evening group 7:00 to 8:30. Please contact me for more information: 512-296-9039 or patty@pattyolwell.com. My office is in central Austin 2306 Lake Austin Boulevard.

Training

I earned my bachelor’s degree in international relations from the University of Minnesota, attended Boston University School of Business Management and graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin with a master’s degree in counseling. Additionally, I am a Level 2 Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) psychotherapist, as well as a Level 2 Gottman Couples psychotherapist and I am currently in a three year training program at The Center for Group Studies in New York. The Center trains psychotherapists to provide group therapy. I welcome any questions you might have about these approaches. Therefore, feel free to contact me.

Professional Organizations

Currently, I am on the board of Austin IN Connection, a group of professionals dedicated to promoting healthy relatioships and positive emotional development. I’m also a former board member of GAINS, the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies. Additionally I am a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society.

Background

What else might you want to know about me? I’ve worked in corporate America and also in the non-profit sector; I am one of six children; I have been married and divorced; I’ve also struggled with grief and lived through loss. Finally, I can be a friendly, non-judgmental partner on your journey.