Justin Gardner LPC-S

Transformative Journeys: Growing Up, Waking Up, and Walking Your Unique Path

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in my practice.


I believe within all of us lies a deep wellspring of wisdom, guidance, and vitality. Yet, at certain times we encounter inner and outer obstacles which challenge our established methods of navigating our unique life's journey and obscure or confuse our connection to our inherent knowing of which way to proceed down our own path.


Many see these as moments of crisis, and indeed they often are experienced as such.  It is my lived experience, both in my own journey, and in my 15+ years of experience as a helping professional, that, for those so inclined, such moments also offer us opportunities for transformational growth.


Such moments can be doorways, not entirely unlike the fictional wardrobe in the Chronicles of Narnia, leading us on a journey of Self-discovery that can fundamentally shift who we know ourselves to be, and how we see and experience our interrelationship with the world around us. 


If you feel called on such an adventure of Self-discovery, I invite you to reach out via phone or email and schedule a conversation to explore how we might work together to support you in this particular stage of your journey. 


I see my role as one of walking alongside you, partially as an experienced guide of such journeys, providing maps, skills, and resources for the adventure, and partially as a midwife holding space and assisting a birthing from within you that has its own innate genius and directionality.

Services

Psychotherapy

Drawing on Mindfulness Meditation, Self Compassion, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment Theory, IFS, Trauma Informed Yoga, Shamanic practices, Jungian Depth Psychology, Ecotherapy, Existential Philosophy and Somatic and Experiential psychotherapies we will collaborate to help you find a clear and embodied connection with your own inner guidance and resources.


Learning to turn towards your authentic, immediate experiencing with respect and care, we begin to replace unconsciousness and self rejection with allowing a compassionate presence, facilitating your nervous and endocrine systems to realign and harmonize between that-which-is within and around you. 


Dis-ease is gradually replaced with ease and unconditional acceptance of your complexity, in all of its polarities, as you learn to take hold of response-ability for your experience and your behaviors and in creating the life for which you long.

Psychospiritual Integration

Our Spirit flows forth from the great Source, the Mystery, the Oneness of all things.

 

Our embodied Soul deeply enshrines the unique particularity of who we were born to be in this great dance of life.


Our Ego navigates the intersection of our inner and outer worlds, storing our history, assessing and judging our experiences, and developing patterned ways of relating to ourselves and the world around us.


As a result of serious and sustained spiritual practice, trauma and overwhelm, the use of psychedelics, or other forms of initiation, we may become aware of these different layers or aspects of our nature and struggle to weave a harmonious way of being-in-the-the-world that skillfully honors the different levels of reality that comprise the wholeness of who we already truly are.


Psychospiritual Integration services assist those dealing with such challenges to find their own authentic path, vision, and voice for embodying their unique gifts into the real world as it is.

Relationship as Mirror and Path

Relationship is at the heart of who we are and all we do. Some relationships are especially important to our sense of security, identity and direction in this one precious and finite lifetime. 


 I work with couples and moresomes in traditional exclusive marriages and in Polyamorous and other CNM or Open relationships to recognize and realize the growth opportunities inherent in the inevitable challenges, frictions and conflicts which arise within intimate partner connections.


When we recognize our experience of our partner(s) as a mirror for exploring important aspects of our relationship with ourselves, and we commit to the particularity of the path presented by the unique nature of the specific other(s) we have been drawn together with, we afford ourselves an extraordinary opportunity for healing and growth.


As a sex positive and kink aware professional, my work is inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, relationship configurations, and libido levels. I believe fully that personal and sexual sovereignty and consent create the necessary foundations for healthy intimate connection.

 

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Address

North / Central Austin Location:

4131 Spicewood Springs Road

Unit D3

Austin, TX 78759


South Austin Location:

Rivertree Therapy Services

3625 Manchaca Rd #202

Austin, TX 78704

Contact

Ph‚Äčone: 512.736.9166

Email: [email protected]