Laura Scheindlin, LPC, LMT
Mind + Body Therapies
512.522.0233
Free Your Mind, Heal Your Body​​
Laura Scheindlin, LPC, LMT
My practice has developed over time from what I have experienced in my life as well as what has interested me over the years.  Through my own journey, I have come to realize how much the mind and body are connected.  One will always affect the other!  If one is in physical pain, that will affect the nervous system and could cause the fight or flight response and anxiety.  If one is feeling depressed, that can slow the body’s systems down and leave one feeling stuck or tired.  My passion of the mind/body connection led me to Myofascial Release.

My healing journey has been an interesting one. I learned a lot about myself through my own psychotherapy and going to therapy led me to Myofascial Release, but once I tried MFR and experienced tangible “letting go” I knew that by combining the two I could make headway much sooner with my clients. Having experienced my own physical and emotional trauma, I was very motivated to find anything that could help me heal. 

I lost the majority of my small intestines while pregnant with my second child.  Not only was that a physical trauma, but also it changed my world forever: my quality of life, how to cope and how to navigate the emotional aspect of the loss. I was constantly “bracing”- almost in a constant fight or flight.  I didn’t know how to let go or relax and I was anxious and depressed most of my days. I didn’t want to be in my body. Myofascial Release (MFR) helped me to let go of the bracing, the holding patterns, so I could live more peacefully.  It brought me back to my body. MFR has helped me heal and continues to heal my body, mind and spirit.  Once experiencing MFR for myself, I had such clarity about adding this modality to my practice. 

 I offer somatic psychotherapy: body-focused psychotherapy, the John Barnes’ method of Myofascial Release and processing the MFR experience to help integrate what the client has experienced in the session.  Healing is not just about linear and logical thinking-it is about feeling and experiencing.  The two modalities allow for both.
  
  • Worked with clients from age 7 to age 85 in both outpatient and inpatient settings
  • Started career treating patients with chronic pain and implemented a chronic pain management program
  • Extensive experience working with people in drug and alcohol rehab such as Phoenix House and Texas Star Recovery in both Outpatient and Inpatient settings.
  • Experience working with people with dual diagnoses
  • Master of Arts in Counseling (St. Edward's University)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (nine years in practice), license #67940
  • Licensed Massage Therapist (A New Beginning School of Massage), license #MT12920