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About Us

Transformative Trauma Healing

Our Story

The history behind Onyx Counseling and Wellness Center 

Onyx Counseling and Wellness Center was founded by Courtney Loyola, MA, LPC to focus on total healing from trauma. Onyx Counseling and Wellness Center's mission is to approach trauma from a multi dimensional approach, allowing for healing of the mind, body and spirit. Often trauma therapy can lack in it's ability to treat the root causes of our patterns, relationships, etc. Onyx Counseling and Wellness Center prides itself on a holistic approach, leaving no stone unturned. Each client can leave therapy knowing they have all the tools they need to break the cycles of the past. This approach to therapy is holistic, collective and inclusive. 

Courtney Loyola, through working in multiple different therapeutic settings, discovered that trauma has a substantial impact on the development, wiring and chemical make up of the brain. She observed how this impacts the nervous system, core beliefs about self and the world, and behaviors. Often a persons behavior becomes the focus of therapy and narrows the focus too much to create lasting change. She realized that a more complex 'root' based perspective is needed to allow for total wellness. Total wellness is when a person no longer recreates experiences of their past and changes the patterns of their life. 

A South Austin Wellness Clinic 

Onyx Counseling and Wellness Center is a different type of center, focusing on total wellness and healing from trauma. Each therapist is a trauma specialist, offering different approaches to healing. The approaches are: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Shadow Work, Emotionally Focused, Psychodynamic, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Solution Focused.Our wellness clinic prides itself on getting to the 'root' cause of your issues and believes that healing from trauma comes from healing that part of yourself. Our therapists specialize in specific trauma to provide quality treatment to our clients. See our 'meet the team' page to learn more about each therapist and their specializations. The specializations include: narcissistic abuse recovery, dissociation, complex trauma, narcissistic parent recovery, post traumatic growth, trauma, anxiety, depression, healthy relationship building, and breaking patterns. 

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