About Us

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Doran Oatman, LCSW-S

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin
  • Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
  • Grief and Loss Institute, Adelaide, Australia
  • EMDR Basic Training
  • EMDR International Association, Member
  • Certified Positive Discipline Parenting Educator
  • Certified in the Trauma Conscious Yoga Method
  • Board Approved Supervisor for LMSW's seeking LCSW
  • National Association of Social Workers, Member

Doran Oatman, LCSW-S has lived in Austin for 21 years and has been in the social work practice for 15 years. After finishing the last semester of her Master's in Clinical Social Work in Adelaide, Australia, she returned to the States and entered into the field of child welfare. She then became an elementary school therapist and finally settled into the field of grief, loss and trauma as the Bereavement Coordinator of a Hospice. Over the past decade in private practice, Doran has developed a holistic approach to her practice utilizing trauma conscious yoga, nutrition and supplement psychoeducation to help improve mood and cognitive functioning. Doran has provided workshops on Taming Toddlers, Positive Discipline, Grief in the Foster Care System, Children and Grief, Complicated Grief and created a 10 hour Bereavement Facilitator Support Group Training.

To set up an appointment or schedule a speaking engagement, contact Doran Oatman at anbcounseling@gmail.com or call 512-843-0436.

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Kat Postel, LMSW

  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education, Texas A&M University

  • Master of Science in Social Work, Tulane University

  • Certificate in Mental Health, Addiction, and the Family, Tulane University

  • Clinical Internship at Hospice Austin

  • Narrative Therapy Certified, Dulwich Centre

  • Mindful Caregiving Certified, Zen Hospice Center

  • National Association of Social Workers, Member

Kat Postel, LMSW, is a Texas native and spent time in her first career as an elementary special education teacher in Houston and San Antonio. She went back to school in 2019 for her Master’s in Social Work at Tulane University, graduating with honors, and completed a dual clinical internship at both an in-patient hospice facility and as a bereavement counseling intern. Kat is passionate about the intersections of grief, loss, trauma and mindfulness. She has served on several process improvement teams within hospice, advocating for trauma-informed practice and improved bereavement care. She works with all ages of clients, including children, teens, and older adults. Kat is under clinical supervision by Doran Oatman, LCSW-S. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Austin.