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​Heart & Work

Drs. Kathy Scherer & Elizabeth Sylvester


Drs. Kathy Scherer and Elizabeth Sylvester are Psychologists with over 20 years of clinical experience. Elizabeth works with children, families and parents, and Kathy works with adults, couples and parents.  For many years, they have been teaching and presenting at professional conferences on topics such as parent-child attachment, child development, interpersonal neurobiology, and neurobiologically sound approaches to parenting. Their university level presentations and statewide conferences have been well attended with highly positive ratings on participant evaluations. They are co-founders of the mental health blogs 'Heart and Work of Parenting' & 'Therapy Matters.'  


Parenting Blog: 'Heart and Work of Parenting'

Mental Health Collaboration Blog: 'Therapy Matters'

Kathy Scherer, PhD, MFT is a Psychologist working with individuals and families. She conducts professional presentations on family attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, social-emotional development, mindful meditation and stress management. She has advanced training in family systems, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, and child development. Dr. Scherer is a co-founder of Austin IN Connection a multidisciplinary organization focused on mental wellness for individuals and families. She is a past Board member of Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology.  In addition, she is a yoga teacher (RYT500) with advanced training in therapeutic applications of yoga and meditation.

Elizabeth Sylvester, PhD is a Psychologist working with children and families.  She is locally known for the effectiveness of her work with children and parents with attachment disruptions.  She has extensive experience treating children who are behaviorally and emotionally intense.  Dr. Sylvester is an Advanced Trainer in the Nurtured Heart Approah. She also provides supervision on family and child-psychotherapy to graduate students and pediatric mental health professionals. Dr. Sylvester is the founder and owner of Austin Child Therapy, a support service for child and family mental health practitioners.