Dr. Charlotte Howard

Author of Awaken to Love and psychologist at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy in Austin, Texas, Charlotte has helped hundreds of women learn to love themselves and feel great about who they are and their place in the world.

About Charlotte

Charlotte attended Middlebury College in Vermont and was one of two people granted permission to create her own major, which she called “Therapy as a Synthesis of Mind, Body, Spirit, and Sense of Place.” This major combined modern dance, environmental studies, literature, psychology, and religion, providing a foundation for her holistic and multidimensional therapy approach. She received a full fellowship to graduate school in Counseling Psychology, only awarded to a handful of incoming students in the whole graduate college across all departments at the University of Iowa. While receiving her doctorate she taught movement improvisation and Authentic Movement, a therapeutic movement form, in the dance department. She also taught Developmental Psychology and saw clients for therapy in several schools and Universities, and a Women’s Resource and Action Center.

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Charlotte’s internship was at the University of Texas Counseling and Mental Health Center working with college and graduate students and taking referrals from the physicians at the Health Center to address physical health issues that are tied to mental health, such as eating disorders, headaches, tension, panic attacks, digestive problems (such as irritable bowel syndrome), sleep disorders, and chronic pain. She also led a technique-based group for reducing social anxiety and stress. In addition to her Ph.D., Charlotte also received 5 years of training in holistic healing at the Jaffe Institute for Spiritual and Medical Healing. This training provides the basis for her existential work.  She has now been in private practice as a psychologist for 11 years, working with hundreds of clients individually and in groups.

  • Independent Scholar at Middlebury College.
  • One of only 14 psychologists in Austin who is a Certified Group Psychotherapist (as of 12/1/2012).
  • Recipient of the Presidential Fellowship at the University of Iowa awarded each year to only a handful of the thousands of graduate students
  • Led over 1800 psychotherapy groups
  • Past presenter at the American Psychological Association, as well as the American Group Psychotherapy Association conference
  • 8 research publications in national & international professional psychology journals
  • Co-Owner of Deep Eddy Psychotherapy


“Charlotte walks the talk when it comes to matters of the heart. She sees the good in people, and holds the truth of that goodness with clarity and compassion. Charlotte knows that we humans are not perfect, but helps us to understand that love is not about perfection, but about knowing the truth of who we are.”

Dr. Tori Olds, PhD — Training Director at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy and Founder of Minding the Heart

Notes From Clients

“I think next you will have to compile “Charlotte” the app so subscribers will have access to all the love and beauty that is you. I probably do not reflect this enough as is central to what we are working on (vulnerability), but I really value you so much. I have a lot of regrets in my life, which we are working on, but I truly would have known regret had I not met you. Thank you for all you do for me and my family.”

“I feel like it woke me up to the present and how exciting life can be if I focus on the positive and believe in myself.”

“Also, I always mean to tell you THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. You changed my life, and have continued to “hold my hand” (in a good way) through my entire adult life. I have no idea where I’d be otherwise. You’re just so very important to me and every moment we have together is a real blessing. So thank you for helping me find my true authentic self and sitting with me and my feelings!”

…and you are, as I described, one of the most down-to-earth, real, judgment-free, and sensitive souls in the business.

“In my heart and mind I know that my relationship with [my husband] and with my family and friends are richer and deeper because of the tools that you gave me. I want to sincerely say thank you and tell you that my life is forever changed for the better because our time together.”

Awaken To Love

I wrote this book to help you in your relationships and use your relationship as a way to grow spiritually and to heal yourself and your partner. Awaken to Love combines the wisdom from spiritual and psychological approaches to transform and enrich the love between partners. It is for spiritual people, of any religion or spiritual path, who are ready to heal or deepen a committed relationship.

“Awaken to Love engages the heart, mind, & soul of the reader. Dr. Howard has given us a unique, brilliantly-written spiritual & psychological guide to long-lasting, deeply-felt, heart to heart relationships.”

-Hannelore Hanson, Order of the Sisters of St. Francis

Available through Amazon.com.

Notes From Readers

“We are reading your book together and it is been a miracle for us individually and as a couple.”

“The book you loaned us by Charlotte Howard is marvelous. We read it aloud to each other while we were at the beach, and we actually had opportunities to do what she suggested when things come up. We spent some deeply spiritual time with each other, and emotional issues arose. Having the suggestions from Dr. Howard were very helpful. And they worked! And brought us ever closer together. We are so grateful you shared this book with us. I think I’ll have to get my own copy. Thanks again.”

“It is a delightful, loving kind and gentle book – she has done a great job describing the self talk necessary to allow love to expand in your heart and has brought me to tears several times – I look forward to savoring it for a while – please tell her for me what a nice job.”