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The Mountain Laurel Therapy Approach

At Mountain Laurel Therapy, Elizabeth Dossman, LPC-S, specializes in the unique challenges encountered by women dealing with emotional distress, personal growth and relationship issues. Using a diverse array of therapeutic approaches and methodologies, clients are guided through a process of self-discovery where they:

  • Gain new perspectives

  • Learn coping skills

  • Hone their problem-solving capabilities

  • And flourish!


Elizabeth has a wealth of experience in areas like depression, anxiety, chronic illness, substance abuse, LGBTQ+ related concerns and mood disorders. Her understanding of these domains enables her to provide personalized support and guidance in a non-judgmental environment, empowering clients to overcome their unique struggles and achieve positive outcomes.

About Elizabeth Dossman

Elizabeth Dossman, LPC-S, is a licensed professional counselor who has dedicated most of her adult life empowering others through personal growth and development.


While her professional journey began in the hotel industry, Elizabeth recognized her passion for mental health and quickly pivoted in that direction. Throughout her pursuit of a master’s degree in counseling from St. Edward’s University, she volunteered at a local women’s health clinic, providing guidance to teenagers on matters concerning healthy relationships and self-empowerment. Concurrently, she undertook a counseling internship at the Downtown Austin Community Court where she primarily focused on issues related to substance abuse.

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After earning her degree, Elizabeth traveled to New Delhi, India, to collaborate with Volunteers for Peace in support of community-based, non-profit organizations focused on teaching essential life skills to disenfranchised children. Following her return, she volunteered for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, fostering a calm and empathetic environment that allowed women to confide their fears and emotional burdens.


In 2008, she assumed a role at Integral Care, previously known as Austin Travis County MHMR, where she counseled and advocated for HIV-positive individuals, particularly those from low-income and unhoused backgrounds. Transitioning into private practice in 2013, Elizabeth expanded her scope of expertise to provide guidance and support to adults facing challenges associated with change, depression and anxiety.


Elizabeth claimed Austin as her hometown in 1999. During her leisure time, she and her wife enjoy spending time at local parks with their beloved canine companion, Lyla.

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