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Justin M. Witt, LCSW



I've found that clients deeply appreciate psychodynamic therapy that delves beneath the surface and takes into account the whole person. This is where my heart is. It's in these hidden depths that we often find the root causes of our challenges and the keys to lasting healing and personal growth.

I am informed most passionately by Experiential Dynamic Therapy and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). This is an evidence-based modality that utilizes bodily and emotionally focused methods and incorporates findings from attachment research in a practical way. It's a more active approach than most traditional psychodynamic and psychoanalytic methods.

I am also trained in trauma-focused modalities like Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I find these just as effective and depth oriented. I integrate these methods and evaluate their effectiveness with you, adjusting as needed.

I'm conveniently located in central San Antonio and I like to work in-person (virtual is available). See my service pages and, if you feel ready, book a consultation or a session.

I'm glad you're here.

I've always been drawn to people who feel a little different, who don't quite fit in, and who are used to feeling invisible. This has led me on some journeys off the beaten path, like cooking under uncompromising chefs in fancy kitchens across Europe and America. I learned a lot about how folks work together under high stress and its effect on mind and body. 

This interest pushed me to enter graduate school in 2013 in a clinical program for social work. I worked in the Emergency Department of a local hospital seeing people in acute crisis. I led groups and began individual therapy training at several community agencies for people dealing with mood disorders, trauma, and patterns of relationship/interpersonal issues. I have learned that many of these issues have roots in emotionally distant or dysfunctional childhoods, setting the stage for all of our future relationships and how we interact in them.


For the past few years I have worked at the local VA hospital offering individual therapy to veterans, many of whom suffer from severe PTSD from combat, domestic abuse, and childhood trauma. I remain intensely interested in the effects of high stress, anxiety, and trauma and have helped many people find their inner strength to overcome these issues.

I spend my spare time with my wife and son, play music, and enjoy cooking at a slower pace.

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Pillars of my practice

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The most important piece of effective therapy is our relationship. This has been proven over and over in studies. "Relational" means we will build trust in order to talk directly about what is happening in the room between us as a way to reflect on what happens for you in other interpersonal relationships.

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The feelings, beliefs, and behaviors of which you are not fully aware are as important as your conscious life. Psychodynamic work incorporates a focus on identifying unconscious processes and helping you become fully aware of them.

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We will pay close attention to what you physically notice when feelings arise, and what tends to get in the way. This is especially important in trauma therapy. Experiencing your core emotions cleanly, without anxiety or defenses, gets you unstuck and makes therapy effective.

Education and Memberships

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in TX (LCSW), #62896

  • Master of Social Work, Clinical track, University of South Carolina, 2015

  • Certified provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (a trauma-focused type of therapy)

  • Advanced ISTDP training attendance with Dr. Patricia Coughlin

  • Pre-Core Training in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) with Michelle May | Washington School of Psychiatry

  • Bexar County Psychological Association, Member

  • International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association, Member


  • Therapist in Private Practice, TX

  • Audie L. Murphy VA Memorial Hospital, TX: Outpatient Therapy

  • Southwest Community Mental Health Center, CT: Intensive-Outpatient Therapy

  • Lexington/Richland Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council, SC: Outpatient Therapy

  • Lexington Medical Center, SC: Acute/Crisis Care

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