Meet Your Therapist
- National Association of Social Work (NASW)
- Positive Discipline
- Supervisor Roundtable
- Psychology Today
Betsy Fredrickson, LCSW
I have lived in Austin, Texas since 2001 and have worked with children, adolescents and families as a clinical social worker for almost 20 years. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Texas and am a Board approved Clinical Supervisor. I received my Masters in Social Work from St. Louis University.
Being in Private Practice in Austin, Texas since 2009 has allowed me to focus my work primarily with teens. I was drawn to this population because of the transitional nature of this stage of development. They are not yet adults but having to navigate a world where their choices can impact them into adulthood. I love working with parents too and developed this love after becoming a parent myself. I enjoy seeing the growth of families as they work together and develop their full potential.
Prior to starting my private practice, I was the guidance counselor at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin, Texas for six years. At St. Michael’s, I worked collaboratively with students who were struggling with challenges such as:
- Poor academic performance
- Social pressures/friendship
Prior to moving to Austin, Texas, I worked for Johns Hopkins in the Community Psychiatry division where I supervised mobile treatment therapists and also worked in a school setting in the inner city. The children and adolescents were primarily at risk of psychiatric hospitalization due to overwhelming life situations and mental health problems. I provided:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
My approach to therapy is:
Making sure that confidentiality is maintained at the highest level. Having a wide breadth of experience has shaped me into the person I am today and has given me the empathy and passion to help others help themselves. I am confident that working together will get the positive results any family desires. I hope to have the opportunity to work with your family.
Why Choose Betsy
Do you want a therapist who “gets” teens?
- She specializes in working with teens.
- She loves this age group.
- She can easily engage “difficult” teens.
Do you want to improve your connection with your teen?
- Do you need support communicating with your teen?
- Do you need reassurance your teen will be ok?
- Do you need someone to listen to you?
Do you think you want to come to therapy?
- Do you need support because you are feeling anxious or depressed?
- Have your grades dropped and you are worried about them?
- Are you feeling like you don’t have any friends?