Therapists

Robin Landers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker & one of the Founders of Connected Heart and Connected Heart Therapy.

Robin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She runs a thriving private practice in Austin, Tx. She has over 20 years’ experience working with individuals and couples, adolescents and adults. Robin began her career in mental health directly after undergraduate school, where she received her BA in psychology and went on to receive her Masters in Social Work. Prior to opening her private practice, Robin worked with adolescents in the juvenile justice system as an individual and group psychotherapist. She is a certified EMDR therapist registered with EMDRIA, an EMDR consultant who facilitates EMDR basic trainings, and is trained in Systems Centered Therapy and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.

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Wendy Byrd

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Counselor& one of the Founders of Connected Heart and Connected Heart Therapy.

Wendy Byrd is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Counselor. She maintains a successful private practice in Austin, Texas.

As an EMDRIA certified therapist and approved consultant, Wendy utilizes EMDR in her practice on a daily basis. Prior to opening her practice in 2007, she worked with adolescents and children in a residential treatment facility conducting individual and group psychotherapy.

She has presented at local and national conferences on integrating EMDR into couples therapy. As a facilitator for EMDR training she helps teach other therapist EMDR. Over the years Wendy has volunteered her time and experience serving on both local and national associations to support other support mental health professionals and the field.

Crystal Stiegemeyer

Licensed Professional Counselor

Crystal is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s Degree from St. Edward’s University. She loves to work with children, adolescent girls and young adult women. She utilizes a collaborative approach while offering modalities of both EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Crystal has a passion for connecting with teens and young adults to help increase self awareness, develop a better understanding of feelings and thoughts, and improve relationships.

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Mika Tjahja

Professional Counselor Associate supervised by Wen-Mei Chou, Ph.D., LMFT-S, LPC-S

Mika became a professional counselor to help people learn their worth. If you are feeling exhausted or hopeless living with your depression and anxiety, then she is eager to walk alongside you to help you find relief. Mika loves working with teenagers and adult women. 

Mika will help you recognize how your own thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors influence how effective you are in accomplishing your goals and influence the control you feel you have over your mind, body, and life. She will help you to establish or reestablish a connection with yourself and with others and to find meaning in life.

Mika’s approach to counseling includes a number of research-informed modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Integrative Neuroscience Psychology. 

Mika received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She has clinical experience working with depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, life transitions, relationship issues, communication issues, and religious trauma recovery.

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