Ilyse Kennedy


Ilyse Kennedy


Not Accepting New Clients
Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 78789
Secondary Credential: LMFT - 203089


6609 Manchaca rd
Austin, Texas 78745

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My Approach to Helping

We often let our stories define us. With help, you can redefine your story to better fit the narrative of the life you would like to live. You may have minimized the weight you have carried around. I want to acknowledge and commend you for taking this step to lift some of the weight off your shoulders.

I take a collaborative approach to therapy, tailoring to what each person needs. I take an empathic, curious, and non-judgemental approach. Whether you are dealing with current stressors and are looking to release stress using talk therapy or have dealt with past traumas and are ready to dive deep with EMDR, I can help.

My passion for therapy began with doing my own work and seeing how therapy has helped me at various points in my life. I have been on the other side of the couch and seen first hand how therapy can change your life. I am passionate about helping others see beyond that which holds you back.

I create a safe space to share your story and allow you to thrive because you deserve not only to survive but to thrive.

More Info About My Practice

I work with children as young as 4, teens, adolescents, and adults. I engage the youngest kids I work with in play therapy and take further creative approaches wth teens and adolescents. No matter the age group, I remain flexible and collaborative.

I work with adult individuals as well as couples and families. Whether you are struggling with communication or are experiencing a crisis in the relationship, I want to work with you to strengthen your bond.

Call or e-mail me today to schedule an initial 15-minute consultation to see if we might be a good fit.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I specialize in helping to work through trauma. Whether the trauma was a one-time event or occurred repeatedly, it can have a lasting and debilitating effect on your life. I want to alleviate the effect trauma has had on your life. I want to instill hope that you can move past trauma and allow it to fade into the background of your life.

I am also passionate about working with new moms. Whether you're struggling to adjust to this new stage of life or believe you may be experiencing a perinatal mood disorder, I can help you find the joys of motherhood. You may wonder why the stress of motherhood seems to outweigh the joy or why this new stage of life doesn't feel as happy for you as it seems for others. There is joy to be found once you begin to explore what is holding you back. I offer telemental health services as a convenience for new moms as I know it is stressful to leave the house with a newborn.

Other specialties include helping those experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, major life changes, relationship difficulties, and more.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)

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