Anita Stoll

Anita Stoll is a yoga teacher and clinical social worker who has been integrating yoga into her clinical work since 2002. Combining her love for yoga with over 20 years of experience in the mental health field, Anita offers psychotherapy, yoga therapy, parenting support and education, and private and group yoga classes in the Austin community.

Anita has a Master’s of Science in Social Work (University of Texas at Austin,1993) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English (Texas A&M, 1989). She has clinical experience in both individual and group psychotherapy, play therapy, family therapy, and parenting education. Anita co-founded Yoga and Talk® in 2002 and co-led Yoga and Talk groups for teenage girls for 4 years. She has been working with parents using family therapy and parenting education since 1993, and offers yoga therapy and meditation classes specifically for mothers.  She has clinical training and experience in helping children, teens, and adults with issues including anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, divorce, and life transitions.  Anita is also a CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model) practitioner.  CRM is a neuro-biologically based trauma treatment model that uses mindfulness, somatic awareness, and other therapeutic tools to create emotional safety (in and out of the therapy office) so that clients can safely and effectively work through traumatic events.

Anita practices and studies hatha yoga, meditation, and yoga philosophy in the Shambhava yoga® tradition. She has also had the privilege of learning from senior teachers of the Viniyoga and Anusara yoga traditions and is a student of ayurveda, all of which influence her use of yoga therapeutics.  She is a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and the founder of Austin Big Heart Yoga, Inc., an educational non-profit focused on teaching the practices of Shambhava Yoga®

Rates: $140 per 50-minute session of psychotherapy.  $210 for 80-minute session of psychotherapy.  I also provide yoga therapy (without a talk therapy component) for those who prefer to do “yoga only” to address mental health challenges.

Anita is an in-network provider for BCBS PPO.  This means that once you have met your deductible, you would only pay a copay.  She is out-of-network for all other plans.

Please note that many insurance plans reimburse for out of network services.

Call Anita at 512-789-3548 or e-mail her at to schedule an appointment.  Her office is currently located at 1221 West Ben White Blvd., Suite 108-A, Austin, Texas 78704.

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