A Great Life Doesn’t Happen By Accident

Welcome to Designed Being, a therapy service dedicated to helping you design the life you want to live.At Designed Being, we believe that everyone has the power to create the life they value. Our experienced therapists offer personalized therapy sessions that help you discover your strengths, identify your values, and develop a plan to achieve your goals. We specialize in a range of areas, including stress management, anxiety, depression, burnout, perfectionism, relationships, and more.We offer online therapy sessions for your convenience, so you can receive the support you need from anywhere. Our mission is to help you design a life that brings you happiness, fulfillment, and peace of mind.So why wait? Schedule a session with us today and start designing a life where you are engaged, authentic, and full of vitality.

Design The Life You Want

Are you longing for change but not sure where to start?Are you looking for deeper relationships, either with yourself and your own wants and needs, or with others?All of us need help at some time during our lives. It is hard to see ourselves clearly and to move toward change by ourselves. Making an intentional plan is incrementally easier with the support of a well-trained other. Together, we’ll identify what’s working well, what is not, and where you’d like to be, and then we’ll design a life that is based on what you value yet flexible enough to handle the curve balls of life.


We specialize in a range of areas, including stress management, anxiety, depression, burnout, perfectionism, relationships, and more. We also offer online therapy sessions to residents of Texas and Washington.Our mission is to help you design a life that brings you contentment, fulfilment, and peace of mind.Schedule a session today and start designing the life you want to live.

Schedule a session

General inquiries & appointment requests may be submitted in the contact form or emailed to shawnbrossartlcsw@gmail.comI am also available by phone at 512.766.7689OFFICE HOURS vary Monday - Friday

Anxiety, Burnout & Perfectionism.

Anxiety, burnout, perfectionism, compassion fatigue - therapy to address the “shoulds” in your life.Do you find yourself putting other people’s needs over yours and having little time and effort left for yourself? Do you have a hard time saying no? Do you feel overwhelmed and irritable?I understand the unique challenges that many people face in today's society. The pressure to do it all, have it all, and be it all can leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and burnt out. Through therapy, I can help you gain a deeper understanding of your struggles and develop practical strategies to manage them. We'll work together to identify your anxieties, build resilience, and learn to prioritize yourself and the things you ultimately find important.My therapy approach is tailored to your individual needs and values. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, compassion fatigue, burnout, or perfectionism, I'm here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.Contact me today to schedule a session and take the first step towards a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Therapy for Women & Female Teens

WOMENDespite the immense progress of the last 40 years, women continue to struggle to be seen, heard, and recognized in many relationships, communities, and organizations.Many of us internalized negative messages about our self-worth, our bodies, our capabilities, our sexuality, our relationships, or our wants and needs as we have been reared, educated, and socialized.In our work together, we can identify and change these messages so that you can live a life aligned with your best self.

FEMALE TEENSLife can be so complicated, busy, and downright confusing for teens. Therapy can help teens deal with overwhelming thoughts, emotions, and situations so they can focus on what is important and valuable in their life.Not only do I remember how challenging my own teen years were, but I am also knee-deep in raising a teen myself. I can help create a safe space where teens can be who they are, say what they need, and move toward what matters most.

Grief & Loss

Loss can take many forms, from the death of a loved one to the end of a relationship, the loss of a job, or even the loss of a pet. Whatever the cause of your loss, we'll work together to explore your feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, or regret, and develop strategies to help you find closure and move forward.As a therapist, I offer a compassionate and non-judgmental space where you can explore your grief and loss at your own pace. I use evidence-based techniques to help you cope with your feelings and manage any symptoms of depression or anxiety that may arise during this process.If you're struggling with grief, loss, or death, know that you're not alone. Reach out today to schedule a session and take the first step towards healing and finding peace.

My rates

My rates are $150 per 50-minute session.You are able to pay with your debit or credit card or use your Health Savings Account or Flex Spending Account. I am not in-network with any insurance companies.I am happy to provide you with a super-bill to submit an out-of-network session reimbursement.Each person's insurance plan is different, so I am unable to advise you on reimbursement. Please speak with your insurance provider before setting an appointment if getting reimbursed is important to you.In compliance with the No Surprises Act that was enacted on January 1, 2022, all healthcare providers must notify clients of their rights and protections against “surprise billing.” This Act requires that we notify you of your federally protected rights to receive a notification when services are rendered by an out-of-network provider, if you are uninsured, or if you elect not to use your insurance.You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your therapy or counseling will cost. Click here for more information.

About me

Hi there! My name is Shawn and I’m so glad you found me.
I am a licensed therapist passionate about helping people live authentic, intentional, value-filled lives. Getting to what matters and figuring out what is standing in your way isn’t going to be easy, but I promise I’ll work hard with you and that we’ll even share a few laughs along the way. My style is pretty laid back but I still think it’s important to have structure in our work so you have a clear idea of what we are working on and where we are headed.
Our relationship is one of the most important factors for a positive outcome in therapy. This means I continuously work on connecting, communicating, and accepting what it’s like to be you with your experiences. I work hard to understand how culture, race, religion, spirituality, gender, and sexuality play a role in your life and decisions while holding gently that I can never truly understand get what it’s like to be you.

I have 20 years of experience working in mental health, healthcare, and business. I’ve been lucky enough to work in top organizations and hospitals (TIRR Memorial Hermann, Baylor, and PeaceHealth) across the country (Texas, Ohio, and Washington). I’ve worked and lived in small townships, medium-sized cities, and large metropolitan areas. During my early training I worked under renowned professionals (Brene Brown, Ph.D., Steward Yudolfsky, M.D. & Glen Gabbard, Ph.D.) among many others who contributed to my development. I have since settled into areas that work well with my style, are evidence-based, and produce successful outcomes. I lean toward using a humanistic approach and acceptance and commitment therapy in my practice.
I firmly believe we all have the ability to change, grow and connect to a life worth living so reach out today so we can start our work together.