Susan Vichick-Johnson, LCSW
Susan tries to move through the world in peace&joy. Her intention is to create spaces of peace&joy so that you may have experiences that nourish your mind, heart and soul. Susan blends her training as a Certified McLean Meditation teacher, as a Certified Sound Practitioner and as a Psychotherapist in creating spaces for growth.
Susan hopes that by sharing the gift of meditation with others, that it will leave ripples of healing and peace in communities and the world. Susan practices at Sol Healing & Wellness Center in Northwest Austin (easily accessible from Cedar Park, Round Rock and Georgetown) and The Peace Box (central Austin).
Services Practiced at Sol:
Integrative Psychotherapy & Supervision
Integrative Sound Psychotherapy
Mindfulness & Meditation Guidance
Sound Bath Meditation for groups
- A psychotherapist who appreciates that clients do not always have the words to express trauma. Trauma and other experiences can become stuck in our bodies, Integrative Sound Psychotherapy is a nice compliment to psychotherapy. When I receive a referral forma therapist, the client and I have a Sound session, identify what came up during the session and then the client returns to the referring psychotherapist to process.
- Have been curious about meditation, but not certain how it would benefit you or how to start a practice
- Have been curious about sound healing, but not sure how it works or how it would benefit you
- Would like a sound session for your group
- Meditation for your group
Integrative Sound Psychotherapy melds the practices of psychotherapy, meditation & mindfulness and sound therapy into an overall therapeutic, healing and restorative experience. Blending talk psychotherapy with Sound Therapy and meditation further opens our minds, allowing for the curiosity to explore emotions and experiences, while settling the body so that we sit with the emotional discomfort of deep exploration.
There are many reasons to seek Integrative Sound Psychotherapy:
- relieve stress
- decrease anxiety & depression
- increase emotional & mental clarity
- release emotional tension
- boost the immune system
- enhance creativity
- create a deep sense of peace and relaxation
- promote happiness & wellbeing
- enhance interpersonal relationships
- support & understanding during life changes and transitions
- heal from the effects of trauma (sexual abuse, violence, post-traumatic stress)
Integrative Sound Psychotherapy
Sometimes we cannot access feelings and experiences through talking. Integrative Sound Psychotherapy involves Sound Therapy and meditation to allow access to feelings and experiences, and talk psychotherapy to integrate these discoveries. Together we will partner to identify a pathway for growth and well-being.
Integrative Sound Therapy session is 75 minutes
Sound & Vibrational Therapy is a mindfulness practice, using the sound and vibrations of Himalayan Healing Bowls, encouraging deep relaxation as a means of healing the mind, body and spirit.
Experiences, feelings and stress (and their many manifestations) have the tendency to get stuck within our bodies, encouraging physical and emotional dis-ease. The vibrations created by playing the Healing Bowls move this energy through your body. The sounds of the Healing Bowls “singing” move brainwaves from active states to more relaxed states, promoting a deep sense of relaxation and peace. Experienced together, the sound & vibration encourage the energy to move through your mind and body, re-aligning your body, mind and soul for optimal emotional and physical health.
During a Sound Therapy session, you will lay on the massage table, fully clothed. Himalayan Healing Bowls are placed on and around your body. Using a felt mallet, the bowls are played and will “sing,” encouraging the sound and vibrations to travel from the crown of your head to the soles of your feet.
Sound Therapy session is 45-60 minutes
Meditation & Mindfulness:
Mindfulness is moving through our lives fully engaged in the present moment. When we are engaged in the present moment, we are aware of thoughts and feelings as they occur, which allows us to respond instead of reacting.
Meditation is the practice of being mindful. Meditation and Mindfulness give us the tools to train our brains to be more focused, engaged, less reactive and more fluid in our emotional states. We use both to cultivate presence in the present moment, creating rest for the mind and space to plant the seeds of life change.
Whether you are interested in beginning a meditation practice or deepening your existing meditation practice, we will design a meditation strategies and practice that works for you.
Meditation sessions can be individual or as a group.
Susan Vichick-Johnson, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. She is Certified McLean Meditation Institute meditation teacher and a Certified Sound Therapy Practioner