Dr. Julie Hsu
Offers virtual services
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Mental Health Professional
Austin, Texas
9 years of experience
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About me

Hi, I am Dr. Julie Hsu. I am a licensed psychologist practicing in Austin, Texas. Currently, I am providing therapy services exclusively through video/telehealth. My specialities include ADHD, anxiety, and perfectionism. I enjoy supporting clients through transitions, including new parenthood. I also have a passion for working with women of color/global majority, Asian-Americans, and children of immigrants. My experience working with clients has affirmed that each person has inherent strengths and wisdom. I believe people are naturally oriented towards connection and growth. They just need the right space to affirm who they really are and imagine new possibilities. It’s an honor to be a part of the journey. My practice is culturally affirming and responsive. I am committed to ongoing anti-oppression learning, growth, and humility. Therapy with me is validating, grounding, and insightful. My vibe is gentle and nurturing, which I believe arises naturally from my respect and care for my clients. I’m down-to-earth and approachable. I use evidence-based practices and teach practical skills to empower clients. I believe change happens when we develop the ability to listen to what we need in the moment, with compassion. From there, awareness begins to blossom, as we start feeling more connected to ourselves and others. My specialties include: transition to parenthood, including postpartum anxiety; positive parenting support; wellness, balance, and self-compassion; work stress and burnout; anxiety, perfectionism, and overachievers; Asian-Americans, women of color/global majority, and children of immigrants; skills-based therapy for adult ADHD; and young adults and quarter-life crisis. I accept Lyra Healthcare and Modern Healthcare EAP. I am a Psypact provider and can provide telehealth across several different states, including: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia/DC, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Virginia.

Education

PhD, Licensed Psychologist (2014)

Credentials
PhD
Specialties
Anxiety Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Building Healthy Communication Mental Health Mindfulness Parenting Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Postpartum Adjustment Psychotherapy Self-Compassion Telehealth
Languages

English

Service introduction

Transition to Parenthood I enjoy working with new parents and have a specialty in postpartum anxiety. For many, the transition to parenthood can be exhausting, wonderful, and overwhelming, all at once. As you provide care for your little one(s), you deserve and need a space for yourself to rest and reflect on this new chapter in your life. Pregnancy-related and postpartum anxiety is a common concern that deserves treatment and support. Unfortunately, perinatal anxiety often goes untreated, and new parents suffer unnecessarily, feeling constantly worried or stressed. For other parents, things just feel out of balance, tiring, and chaotic. You are not alone, and I would be honored to be part of your village. Feeling overwhelmed? Parenting doesn’t come with a handbook! Or I guess it does, in the form of endless information in numerous books, blogs, websites, and unsolicited advice. This leaves parents feeling confused, conflicted, and overwhelmed. What is the right thing to do? You take your job as a parent seriously, and you want to do right by your child. I know. It’s tough. We love our kids so much. And it’s hard and confusing at times. The truth is, each child is so different, each parent is so different, and each parent-child relationship is so different. This means that there is not one parenting answer that will work for everyone, and there’s not one right way to parent. The good news is that there are many ways for you to connect with your child, become the type of parent you aspire to be, and instill important values like compassion and perseverance. You don’t have to figure it out alone. I have extensive training and specialized knowledge in various parenting approaches for numerous concerns, which makes me uniquely suited to support you in figuring out what works best for you and your family. I’m also a mom myself, and I will not judge you. None of us are perfect, and we are all doing our best! I particularly enjoy providing guidance for parents of toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary-aged children. My parenting philosophy is less focused on short-term behavioral compliance and more focused on emotional awareness, connection, and developmental needs of the child. I also ask parents to examine their own emotions and behaviors and how they can better regulate themselves in order to support their child. The approaches I use gently guide children to become more cooperative and respectful within the context of being allowed to express their feelings in a safe way. Children also learn to tune into their own emotions, behaviors, and needs, while learning to care about others as well. If it is appropriate for your family, I can also provide parent-child therapeutic support to learn skills live in session (via telehealth). I have training in the Nurtured Heart Approach, developmentally appropriate practices/positive guidance, and specialized programs for children with different abilities. My experiences include extensive experience providing child/family therapy and parenting consultation in child guidance and school settings, assessment and therapy for children as young as 2.5 years old with developmental and emotional differences, and classroom training in Positive Guidance with typically developing children at The University of Texas Child and Family Lab School.