My name is Caitlin DeWeese and I am licensed by the state of Texas as a Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate, supervised by Brittany Whallen LPC-S, LMFT-S. My license number is 86838.
I graduated from Baylor University in 2011 with a degree in education and Spanish and am a former middle and high school Spanish educator. I began seeing clients in 2020 and graduated from Texas State University in 2021 with a degree in Professional Counseling. I opened Live Better Austin in 2022.
I offer online and in-person therapy in Texas to adults over the age of 18. In-person services are conducted in Austin.
In middle school I got into punk and emo music, and being apart of this community seriously impacted who I am today! The ideas of community, mutual aid, and questioning of authority all show up in my work as a therapist. I help clients examine all the systems we exist in, and help them also question the things we’ve been taught.
I am direct, honest, skills-oriented, irreverent, motivating, questioning, and challenging. I use techniques from CBT, ACT, DBT, and more. I often incorporate self-compassion and mindfulness skills. I keep my style open and flexible in order to best meet the needs of my clients. Expect laughing, cussing, and deep thoughts in my sessions. Be prepared to do homework between sessions- this could be journaling, reading, or just practicing a new behavior or habit.
I work hard to advocate for and live a life that reflects my beliefs about social justice and equality. I recognize my privileges and am happy to have the hard conversations with my clients. I am ally to pretty much anyone you can think of and am also happy to have that chat if you need to sus me out. I work with clients of all races, religions, and identities. I am a non-religious therapist and encourage clients to explore their own spirituality.
You can read more about the communities I support here.
Personal Storywith Mental Health
To keep it simple, I’m a therapist because therapy changed my own life. I’ve experienced anxiety since the age of 6, and didn’t receive treatment for it until I was 19 after a breakdown in college. Since then, I’ve spent years working with different therapists, all with different styles, to understand and develop insight of my own. I still battle anxiety and panic, but the quality of my life would not be what it is without the strong therapeutic support I’ve had a long the way.
I spend my time going to shows with my partner, hanging around thrift stores, reading wayyyy too many fantasy romance books, and trying to snuggle my cat, who is mean. I wish I had pink hair and I was Fred Durst for Halloween once.