A diagnosis of cancer can impact a person in many ways. Counseling can help with the emotional part of healing.
Counseling can help you to cope better with the many difficulties you face, during and after your cancer diagnosis and treatment. It can help reduce the stress you face and improve your quality of life.
Counseling services can assist:
Anxiety and Stress
Pain and Illness
Grief and Loss
PTSD (associated with illness and pain)
Death and Dying
Meet Our Counselors
Kelly Inselmann, LCSW, C-IAYT, CGP
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Kelly Inselmann has integrated the practices of psychotherapy and kundalini yoga through her clinical social work for 20 years. She is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and has extensive training in addressing trauma, depression, and anxiety.
Kelly is certified at the highest level as a kundalini yoga teacher (500 hours) and is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT).
Kelly is the co-founder of the Yoga and Talk® Therapy model and has offered groups and workshops since 2002. She recently launched the innovative JoyBoots Sanctuary: An Online Weekly LIVE Connection for Cancer Survivors. Currently, she is collaborating on a research study with the University of Texas School of Nursing to measure the impact of meditation on cognitive function in breast cancer survivors.
Kelly is an 11 year cancer survivor and lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and daughter.
More information at: www.joybootsforcancersurvivors.com
6 Week Yoga and Talk® Therapy Group for Cancer Survivors
Begins April 4-May 9, 2019
Contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on the waiting list.
JoyBoots Sanctuary: Weekly Online LIVE Connection:
$27/month for online community which includes 4 weekly LIVE groups from the convenience of home (30-45 minutes each-recording available if you miss). Pilot program March-May. Join anytime.
Ellen Rohr M.Ed., LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
I support people experiencing a Cancer Diagnosis, Caretakers and Partners. I believe we all thrive on healthy connections with other people. Sometimes we need help repairing and facilitating our relationships. Sometimes we want to clarify what is working and not working in our lives. Maybe you need a space to decompress and vent or process conflicting feelings and emotions. I utilize aspects of cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, and creative endeavors (art, storytelling, music, and literature) to assist you.
A little bit about me:
I’ve spent my life learning, traveling, persevering and helping others. I had the privilege of growing up and “Air Force Brat” which allowed me the opportunity to live and travel in the United States and abroad. As an Educator and School Counselor, I continued to explore new places, cultures and people, living and working in both Germany and the USA. I am a caregiver as well as a Support System for a loved one with Cancer. This varied experience helps me bring my clients an open, accepting, judgement-free environment to explore their lives.
M.Ed.in Counseling Education- Arizona State University-Tempe, AZ
B.S. in Education W/ Minor in German-University of Texas –Austin, TX
More information about Ellen can be found at: www.rohrcounseling.com
Emily Schottman OD, FCOVD, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
***Emily is not accepting new clients at this time***
I am a mom, cancer-survivor, marriage-warrior & nerdy brain researcher. None of these things I have done on my own, so I am a big believer in your healing connections to others. I am honored to work with cancer survivors, caretakers and partners offering traditional “talk” therapy and evidence-based mind-body, aka visual-somatic or psychoneuroimmunology techniques (learn more at https://austinmentalwellness.com/services/). Sometimes our 1:1 work may include a warm welcome to your partner, family member or friend to better understand the ways that you can create positive change outside the counseling room.
I hold a Doctorate in Optometry (1996, Southern California), a Masters in Counseling (2014, St Edward’s University) and a Bachelors in Psychology (1992, UC Santa Barbara). I have done my own work in two very different careers, so you can benefit from my medical problem-solving mind & my ability to be fully present and empathetic with your ongoing cancer hassles (lions), ruminating thoughts (tigers), worries for recurrence (bears)...Oh My!
Beginning with Hospice volunteer work in 2001, I have been inspired by many clients and my own Myeloma journey, including stem cell transplant in 2011. I am interested in who you are beyond your fear that you “may have caused your cancer” and the meaningful lessons that can come from growing beyond your “new normal.” I help clients find clarity, balance and success in their lives including career change, improved life-work balance and staying well. I look forward to what we can do together for your unique goals.
“The hardest part of cancer for me is the emotional and mental parts, which directly impact my physical health. Learning to understand my experiences and coordinate with awesome holistic providers has made my life more meaningful, which is my goal for you.
You are not alone. You are not a failure. Your story is worth telling and I am listening.”
Emily Schottman, OD, FCOVD, LPC
Shannon Prescher LMSW, RYT- TIYT
Mind Body Integration Therapy & Illness Coaching
Mind Body Integrative Therapy
Mind Body Integrative Therapy is a unique blend of complimentary mindfulness based modalities, such as restorative yoga therapy, creative non-verbal expression and emotional processing that promotes a collage of healing and respite for an individual experiencing illness, pain, medical trauma, illness related anxiety, illness related depression or non-death loss. Mind Body Integrative Therapy works similar to that of a radio being “fine tuned”. When the mind and the body are in alignment an individual becomes increasingly effective at responding to their healing needs versus reactionary, avoiding, minimizing or dissociating. Mind Body Integrative Therapy works well alongside other modalities to encourage a holistic, whole person centered healing.
Mind Body Integrative Therapy:
Reduces anxiety related to feeling a lack of control around symptoms or pain.
Reduces fight/flight feedback loop which often causes bodily tension and increases pain.
Supports and empowers motivation for change through a strengths based approach.
Encourages self efficacy within illness experience.
Enhances and encourages coping strategies for managing symptoms and pain.
Illness /Pain Coaching
Illness and pain coaching supports individuals in awareness of behaviors that inadvertently increase unpleasant symptoms, pain, anxiety and/or depression often affiliated with illness.
Shannon is a mental health therapist and trauma informed yoga teacher who specializes in working with individuals managing cancer, auto-immune disorders, chronic pain and chronic illness. She is an advocate of mind-body integrative healing being an affordable and sustainable support for individuals whose lives are affected by illness or pain. She believes that proper preventive coping can decrease the likelihood of mental health related diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, and/or PTSD, as well as decrease exacerbation of ongoing mental health conditions. She not only acknowledges her work as a passion; she honors it as a calling to support the disenfranchised suffering of illness experienced within humanity.
Shannon has received her clinical training and experience as a fellow at M.D Anderson and Lighthouse Hospice. She later supported the collaborative development of Seton’s Chronic Disease program where she provided mental health support and behavioral therapy to individuals managing chronic illness. She continued to provide mental health support and behavioral health therapy to individuals managing chronic pain when she later transitioned to Austin Pain Associates. She has over 15 years of personal yoga experience, with 10 years of teaching experience, both private and class based, to individuals experiencing illness, cancer and/or pain. Shannon has seen first hand the healing benefits of a gentle restorative yoga practice and how it supports an individual in coping with symptoms, pain, anxiety, depression, trauma and loss.
Shannon currently continues her work as a therapist in a small clinical practice supporting individuals experiencing cancer, chronic illness, auto-immune disease and/or chronic pain. In 2019 Shannon founded The Rooted Self, a mind body integrated practice that offers a unique blending of mindfulness based modalities designed to promote a collage of healing and respite for individuals experiencing illness, pain, medical trauma, illness related anxiety, illness related depression and/or non-death loss.
When Shannon is not engaged in work she enjoys time with her partner in their North Austin home. As an advocate of self care, she can often be found lounging in a hammock sipping on a Topo Chico while reading a delicious book.