"There is a crack in everything; it's how the light gets in."

When you can't run, you crawl, and when you can't crawl, you find someone to carry you.

My Philosophy & Techniques

I start from the premise that many of us have emotional states that we have learned to suppress, or even ignore, and have not learned to express appropriately.

This behavior can, and does, affect all our relationships—family, friends, and workplace.

About Me

Hello, I’m Patricia Florence, MA, LCSW, CGP, and I have been practicing as a psychotherapist in Austin for over ten years.

I work with people of all ages and from all walks of life, and I believe at any age, we can learn something new or to realize a dream.  Change is not a theory.

Experienced, Caring Therapist

For those in Austin & the surrounding areas, seeking help with

  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Communication
  • Grief and Loss
  • GLBT Issues
  • Cultural Adjustment
  • Depression & Anxiety

You Are Unique – My Approach

I work with a wide variety of people, and because every person enters my office with a unique history and life, I draw from a variety of therapeutic techniques such as cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt, Modern Analysis, Object-Relations Theory, and AEDP.


Initial Telephone Consultation

I offer a free telephone consultation in order for us to decide whether or not to work together. Therapy is often a long-term relationship, thus it is critical to your therapeutic experience that our "fit" be a good one.

Often, people consult with a therapist because one or more of their relationships is in some kind of difficulty. Our work together is to help you identify the issues, the feelings you may be having (or not having) and take steps to move towards having the relationships with yourself and other people that are fulfilling and joyful.

I do not set the agenda for you, although I will work with you to set your goals for yourself. Your work with me is your own, at your pace. I see myself as a guide and facilitator to that process. I am not a silent partner, however. I will ask questions, and I will offer suggestions at times. Sometimes, I will bring your attention to patterns or connections that I notice. They are yours to consider.