Shira Klazmer, M.A., LPC


About Me

I specialize in working with adults who identify with the HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) personality trait. I utilize attachment theory and parts work in my approach to talk therapy and EMDR. I have a directive yet warm approach and use humor often.

Education & Experience

I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas with a dual degree in Journalism (Strategic Communication) and English (Creative Writing). After working in marketing, branding, and advertising for several years, I returned to school to complete my Masters degree in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. Throughout my time in graduate school I experienced working with a variety of diverse clientele and ages across the lifespan. My Graduate Student Internship and Practicum were spent at Lifeworks in Austin, TX working in both the Youth & Adult Counseling (YAC) program and the Resolution Counseling program. I worked with children, individuals, couples, families and parents using Solution-Focused therapy techniques. I also co-lead group therapy working with adults who were charged in cases of domestic violence. My experiences led me toward a deep interest in childhood attachment wounds and patterns of behavior from early childhood and general complex trauma that show up throughout life and into adulthood. I am enamored by the behavioral patterns and deeper rooted beliefs that stem from our own trauma wounding and deep-rooted self talk. I enjoy working with clients to rewire and reparent our wounded child parts to create a more balanced and rewarding day to day life. EMDR is a wonderful catalyst for this work. I continue to learn and research deeper understandings of the human mind and psyche in relation to trauma and attachment in relationships.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+


  • English