About

Licensed Marriage & Family therapist  |  Licensed professional counselor

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Dylan Davies, M.A., LPC, LMFT is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in Central Austin that specializes in sex and couples therapy with particular interest in modern analytic interpersonal group therapy as well as long-term individual psychoanalytic therapy. Additionally, she enjoys helping couples cultivate and refine the art of eroticism in their relationships. Her mission is to help her clients explore the paradoxes of sex and intimacy, prioritize pleasure and create more vitality in their lives - in and out of the bedroom. In addition to her clinical work, Dylan is a dedicated advocate for de-stigmatizing mental and sexual healthcare and is adamant about navigating the intersections of sex therapy and medical care so her clients don't have to. She worked as the staff sex therapist during her practicum at North Austin Urology in 2015 and continues to collaborate with top-notch medical providers to offer the best, most thorough, wraparound care for her clients presenting with complex sexual issues. 

Dylan is passionate about bringing educational opportunities to clinicians and healthcare providers as well as providing short or long-term professional consultation to psychotherapists both locally and nationally. Two years ago, she co-founded the Austin-based Southwest Sexual Health Alliance and in the coming year, she will be refocusing her energy into offering experiential and didactic workshops for students and therapists about sexual health and couples sex therapy. Dylan is on the board of the Austin Psychoanalytic Society (Austin Psychoanalytic) serving for 2018-2020 and is on the Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Committee for the Austin Group Psychotherapy Society (AGPS).

She completed her internship at IPNB Psychotherapy and took part in extensive training in interpersonal neurobiology. Her work is heavily influenced by systems theory and the relational/modern analytic approach. She anchors her work on the principles of integrity, genuineness, playfulness, collaboration and professional competence. She draws inspiration from the work of Terry Real, Esther Perel and Doug Braun-Harvey and continues take part in trainings that enhance her clinical skills whenever possible. She attempts to live her life as she urges her clients to - authentically, fearlessly and imperfectly.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)

  • Austin Psychoanalytic (AP)

  • American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)

  • American Group Psychotherapy Society (AGPA)

  • Austin Group Psychotherapy Society (AGPS)

  • National Coalition for Sexual Freedom (NCSF)

  • Austin In Connection (AINC)

  • Southwest Sexual Health Alliance (SSHA)

Ongoing Professional training

  • AGPS 3-day Institute: Starting a Group: Developing your own Group Contract w/ Dave Kaplowitz & Michelle Bohls - December 2018

  • IPNB Conference: High-Impact Couples Therapy with Terry Real - November 2018

  • AGPS’s 2-day Annual Conference: Cultivating the Internal Secure Base in Group Psychotherapy w/ Aaron Black - November 2018

  • Austin Psychoanalytic Ethics Conference: In Dark Times: Psychoanalytic Practice & Ethics as a Form of Resistance w/ Dr. Era Loewenstein, PhD - October 2018

  • Austin Psychoanalytic Monthly Meeting: The Psychoanalytic Mind: From Monad to Intersubjective Field w/ Dr. Marianna Adler - September 2018

  • AGPS's Diversity Dialogue: Setting Down Roots - Group Therapist Reflections on Immigration - August 2018

  • Annual AASECT 3-day Sex Therapy Conference, Denver, CO - June 2018

  • ASPP's Monthly Meeting: The Traveling Unconscious - Telehealth in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - April 2018

  • ASPP's Ethics Conference: Psychoanalysis as Ethical Praxis w/ Marianne Adler - April 2018

  • AGPS's Diversity Dialogue: Age in Groups: More than Just a Number? (Co-Facilitator) - April 2018

  • AINC's Healing Adult Attachment: The Three Pillars of Integrative Treatment w/ Dr. David Elliott - April 2018

  • ASPP's Talking About Money w/ Danielle Witchel, LCSW, Sharon Horowitz, PhD & Trae Gilbert, LPC - April 2018

  • SSHA's Monogamish: 31 Flavors of Ethical Non-Monogamy w/ Dr. David Ley & Dr. Elizabeth Sheff - March 2018

  • AGPA 5-Day Connect Group Psychotherapy Annual Conference – February - March 2018

  • AGPS Institute: Tuning In to the Language of the Body in Group Therapy with Barbara Davis – January 2018

  • AGPS: Panel Discussion - Beyond the Binary: Exploring Gender & Gender Identity in Groups - January 2018

  • AINC - Working w/ the Body & the Mind to Support Connection w/ Self and Others to Shift Lifelong Patterns with Sue Snyder Pederson, LCSW - January 2017

  • ASPP’s Encounter at the Boundary with Gemma Ainslie, PhD – December 2017

  • AGPS 2-Day Institute: Dependency and Counter-Dependency in Group with Jev Sikes, PhD – November 2017

  • Sex in Group Psychotherapy: How to Have More of It w/ Patty Olwell, LPC and Scott Phillips, LMFT – November 2017

  • Awesome Anal Sex Workshop w/ Charlie Glickman – November 2017

  • SSHA: The Sweet Spot: Advanced Skills in Pleasure w/ Charlie Glickman – November 2017

  • Developing & Sustaining Successful Group Leadership Practices w/ Dr. Molyn Leszcz, AGPS Annual Conf. – October 2017

  • RLT: Relational Life Couple Therapy Level Two with Terry Real, Toronto, Canada – September 2017

  • Ongoing Monthly Relational Life CoupleTherapy study group at IPNB Austin – July 2017 - present

  • RLT: Relational Life Couple Therapy Level One w/ Terry Real online – May through June 2017

  • The Tantra Informed Practitioner w/ Dr. Sally Valentine – May 2017

  • Using Humor and Metaphor to Disarm High-Conflict Couples w/ Dr. Mathis Kennington – April 2017

  • Insight and Collisions in Working with Psychoanalytic Patients & Sex Offenders w/ Dr. JoAnne Ponder – April 2017

  • Group Treatment for Men with OCSB (Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior) with Doug Braun-Harvey & Michael Vigorito with Year long monthly consultation groups – March 2017 - March 2018

  • Counseling Gender Creative Children & Teenagers 101 w/ Ryan Dillon – March 2017

  • Consultation Group w/ Doug Braun-Harvey on Sexual Health and OCSB (Out-of-Control Sexual Behavior) – January 2017

  • Current Treatments for Sexual Dysfunction in Women, Dr. Sandeep Mistry – January 2017

  • Cutting Edges of Alternative Sexualities in Therapy with Dr. Richard Sprott & Dr. Anna Randall – December 2016

  • SSHA: Sex Outside the Lines: Liberating Sex from Culture, Psychology and Normativity w. Dr. Chris Donaghue - October 2016

  • 12-Hour Sexual Attitude Reassessment for AASECT Certification w/ Dr. Sara Nasserzadeh – August 2016

  • AASECT Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico – June 2016

  • The Business of Private Practice with Susan Gonzalez – May 2016

  • SSHA: Come As You Are: Secrets from the Science of Female Sexuality w/ Emily Nagoski – May 2016

  • Case Consultation Group at IPNB with Marty Klein – February 2016

  • SSHA: Sexual Intelligence: Innovative Approaches to Sexual “Function” & Satisfaction with Dr. Marty Klein – February 2016

  • Introduction to the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy, PACT w/ Elaine Tuccio – January 2016

  • Sex Made Simple: Clinical Strategies for Sexual Issues in Therapy with Dr. Barry McCarthy – January 2016

  • T-Group – Minding the Heart Experiential w/ Tori Olds: Ongoing once monthly weekend intensives: January 2015- present

  • Porn: What You Need to Know with Dr. David Ley: December 2015

  • Relational Psychoanalysis Study Group with Michael Donnell, PhD: Weekly, September 2015 – November 2015

  • Self-Compassion & Emotional Resilience with Kristen Neff, PhD: September 2015

  • AASECT Annual Conference 2015 in Minneapolis, MN: June 2015

  • Contemporary Relationships 2-Day Conference in Austin, TX: May 2015

  • Trans* 101 with Heather Davies @ Capital Area Counseling: April 2015

  • Gottman Couples Therapy Level One Professional Training w/ Dr. Vagdevi Meunier: March 2015

  • ISSWSH Annual Conference in Austin, TX: February 2015

  • When Your Man Wants Sex w/ Other Men & He’s Straight! Say What?! With Derek Leighton: January 2015

  • Exploring the Triple Flame: Attachment, Intimacy & Sexuality with Esther Perel: November 2014

  • Same & Different: Tips for working with LGBTQ couples with Saro Helpinstill & Adam Maurer: October 2014

  • AGPS: Lacanian Desire in Group Psychotherapy with Scott Conkright, PsyD: September 2014

  • AGPS: Sexual Health in Group Psychotherapy with Douglas Braun-Harvey, LMFT, CGP: May 2014

  • Minding the Heart Training Group: Mindfulness, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Trauma Work, Attunement Training, Working with Defenses & Emotion, Tracking the Body, and Attunement in Couples Work with Sydnor Sikes, PhD and Tori Olds, PhD: January – May 2014, November 2014 – August 2015

  • AGPS 2-Day Institute – The Known, the Shown and Disowned: Identifying & Embracing Unlovable Affect States in the Interpersonal Group with Glenn Olds, PhD, CGP and Zach Bryant, PhD: April 2014

  • Brainstorm: The Inside-Out Guide to the Emerging Adolescent with Dan Siegel, MD: April 2014

  • Electric Relationships with Vagdevi Meunier, PhD: March 2014

  • 40 Hour Volunteer Domestic Violence Training at Safeplace: January – March 2014

  • Understanding Your Client’s Brain with Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC-S, LMFT-S, SEP: January – February 2013

  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind with Dan Siegel, MD: September 2012