Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, LPC-S, SEP Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78703
Deciding to take those initial first steps toward seeking help through psychotherapy can be challenging. Some initial concerns may include, "How will I know if the therapist is competent?" "What if they judge me?" "Will I feel comfortable telling them what I am really feeling and thinking?" These concerns are extremely common in trying to find the right therapist for you. The key phrase is "the right therapist for YOU..." Everyone is different with different needs. I encourage you to read about my experience and the services I provide in to see if I may be the right therapist for you.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 337-1899
Verified
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Austin, TX 78703
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Deciding to take those initial first steps toward seeking help through psychotherapy can be challenging. Some initial concerns may include, "How will I know if the therapist is competent?" "What if they judge me?" "Will I feel comfortable telling them what I am really feeling and thinking?" These concerns are extremely common in trying to find the right therapist for you. The key phrase is "the right therapist for YOU..." Everyone is different with different needs. I encourage you to read about my experience and the services I provide in to see if I may be the right therapist for you.
Photo of Catherine Mok LMSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LMSW Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I work with those who are experiencing distress and/or emotional challenges in their lives, either due to a specific life change, incident or ongoing life issues. Today, you have chosen to be here and taken the first step to explore therapy. For some of you, this may feel a bit scary because you are not sure what this is about and how it works. Life is rarely without challenges. There are times when we need to seek out the right therapist who is dedicated to assist us in challenging moments. You are the reason why I am here. Your story matters, and I am here to listen to your story.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 768-7007
Verified
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Austin, TX 78746
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I work with those who are experiencing distress and/or emotional challenges in their lives, either due to a specific life change, incident or ongoing life issues. Today, you have chosen to be here and taken the first step to explore therapy. For some of you, this may feel a bit scary because you are not sure what this is about and how it works. Life is rarely without challenges. There are times when we need to seek out the right therapist who is dedicated to assist us in challenging moments. You are the reason why I am here. Your story matters, and I am here to listen to your story.
Photo of Zackery A Tedder, Psychological Associate
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78704
I have a wide-ranging experience working with young children to adults. My therapy patients tend to be young adults and middle aged individuals. Affording insight in the lifespan is my goal, and I focus on reaching that goal in a number of different ways. Ultimately, I leave it to my clients to tell me where they want to go and we find a path to get there. Through better insight and goal-oriented purpose, we identify the outcomes to strive for.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 548-8485
Verified
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Austin, TX 78704
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I have a wide-ranging experience working with young children to adults. My therapy patients tend to be young adults and middle aged individuals. Affording insight in the lifespan is my goal, and I focus on reaching that goal in a number of different ways. Ultimately, I leave it to my clients to tell me where they want to go and we find a path to get there. Through better insight and goal-oriented purpose, we identify the outcomes to strive for.
Photo of Janai Bryan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Want PEACE? Need JOY! Life can get pretty overwhelming, right? You keep striving, struggling to keep it under control, if even for a moment. It's exhausting! You end up feeling stuck, burdened, anxious or depressed; not knowing where to turn or what steps to take. You lash out at others or judge and condemn yourself. You feel like you are coming up short of that 'best version' of yourself; the YOU that has always seemed just out of reach. I get it, I understand and I can help. In fact, helping people like you is my life's PASSION !
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(650) 466-7971
Verified
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Austin, TX 78745
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Want PEACE? Need JOY! Life can get pretty overwhelming, right? You keep striving, struggling to keep it under control, if even for a moment. It's exhausting! You end up feeling stuck, burdened, anxious or depressed; not knowing where to turn or what steps to take. You lash out at others or judge and condemn yourself. You feel like you are coming up short of that 'best version' of yourself; the YOU that has always seemed just out of reach. I get it, I understand and I can help. In fact, helping people like you is my life's PASSION !
Photo of Samaritan Center, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LCSW, LMFT, LPC, LAC Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78758
Samaritan Center has been saving lives and giving hope to Central Texas families for more than 45 years. We envision a healthy and compassionate community where every individual achieves mental, physical, spiritual and social well-being. We heal hearts, provide hope, and enhance lives with a holistic approach to mental health for all ages, whole families and the military community. Since 2007, we have supported veterans and military families through our Hope for Heroes program. With 14 counselors and 2 acupuncturists, we have a unique approach to treating individuals and families.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 271-4072
Verified

Austin, TX 78758
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Samaritan Center has been saving lives and giving hope to Central Texas families for more than 45 years. We envision a healthy and compassionate community where every individual achieves mental, physical, spiritual and social well-being. We heal hearts, provide hope, and enhance lives with a holistic approach to mental health for all ages, whole families and the military community. Since 2007, we have supported veterans and military families through our Hope for Heroes program. With 14 counselors and 2 acupuncturists, we have a unique approach to treating individuals and families.
Photo of Jessica Buss, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, BCB Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78738
My goal is to help you discover your true self and lead a life worth celebrating. While difficult situations or experiences are an inevitable part of life, you and I can work together to resolve and overcome your challenges. I am committed to creating a safe, welcoming, supportive place where you are treated with kindness, acceptance, and respect. You are given permission to be just as you are, while working toward the growth and happiness. I believe every human being is deserving and capable of self-confidence, inner peace, self-love, and healthy living.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 994-2417
Verified
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Austin, TX 78738
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
My goal is to help you discover your true self and lead a life worth celebrating. While difficult situations or experiences are an inevitable part of life, you and I can work together to resolve and overcome your challenges. I am committed to creating a safe, welcoming, supportive place where you are treated with kindness, acceptance, and respect. You are given permission to be just as you are, while working toward the growth and happiness. I believe every human being is deserving and capable of self-confidence, inner peace, self-love, and healthy living.
Photo of Michelle John, PhD, LPC-S, SEP, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC-S, SEP Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78759
You are making the choice to embrace a new empowered you! Realizing that there is strength in finding support, this choice can lead you to a positive path of growth and well-being. Applying integrative therapeutic techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling life. If you're looking for support and guidance through challenging situations or you're ready to move in another direction, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. In a creative atmosphere I can help you uncover your true potential and a life worth celebrating!
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 213-4840
Verified
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Austin, TX 78759
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
You are making the choice to embrace a new empowered you! Realizing that there is strength in finding support, this choice can lead you to a positive path of growth and well-being. Applying integrative therapeutic techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling life. If you're looking for support and guidance through challenging situations or you're ready to move in another direction, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals. In a creative atmosphere I can help you uncover your true potential and a life worth celebrating!
Photo of Kathleen Mary Sheehan, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, MSSW, LCSW Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78747
My clients are children and families who are stressed due to multiple changes at home or school. They are usually able to meet most difficulties without too much struggle but now need to get a fresh perspective with some outside help. I offer sandplay therapy, a creative, nonverbal play therapy which facilitates the centering and healing process of persons regardless of age-- but is particularly appealing to children ages 5-13. My clients are changing careers, going back to school, or wanting to try something new. My clients are facing life threatening illness and want to clarify their choices.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 865-6355
Verified
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Austin, TX 78747
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
My clients are children and families who are stressed due to multiple changes at home or school. They are usually able to meet most difficulties without too much struggle but now need to get a fresh perspective with some outside help. I offer sandplay therapy, a creative, nonverbal play therapy which facilitates the centering and healing process of persons regardless of age-- but is particularly appealing to children ages 5-13. My clients are changing careers, going back to school, or wanting to try something new. My clients are facing life threatening illness and want to clarify their choices.
Photo of Adrienne M. Koller, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MA, LCDC-I, NCC Verified
Verified
Office is near:
Austin, TX 78701
My counseling experiences include working with adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, relationship problems, attachment issues, victimization of trauma and/or abuse, and other unresolved issues. I specialize in working with previously incarcerated individuals who struggle with re-entry/ readjustment, substance use/sobriety, and emotion regulation issues. I also work with couples and families seeking to enrich or resolve issues within their relationships.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 910-4097
Verified
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Office is near:
Austin, TX 78701
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
My counseling experiences include working with adults and adolescents who are struggling with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse, relationship problems, attachment issues, victimization of trauma and/or abuse, and other unresolved issues. I specialize in working with previously incarcerated individuals who struggle with re-entry/ readjustment, substance use/sobriety, and emotion regulation issues. I also work with couples and families seeking to enrich or resolve issues within their relationships.
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I'm JoAnn Ponder, psychologist in private practice. I earned my Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1998, but started practicing with my M.A. in 1977. I have over 30 years of experience in working with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment. I've had postgraduate training in play therapy, sandplay, infant-parent intervention, family/couples therapy, and child/adult psychoanalysis. Research has demonstrated that early experiences with significant others affect brain structure; foster individuation, self-esteem, and emotional regulation; and serve as templates for subsequent interpersonal relationships.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 496-8244
Verified
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Austin, TX 78746
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I'm JoAnn Ponder, psychologist in private practice. I earned my Ph.D. in educational psychology in 1998, but started practicing with my M.A. in 1977. I have over 30 years of experience in working with children and adults in inpatient and outpatient treatment. I've had postgraduate training in play therapy, sandplay, infant-parent intervention, family/couples therapy, and child/adult psychoanalysis. Research has demonstrated that early experiences with significant others affect brain structure; foster individuation, self-esteem, and emotional regulation; and serve as templates for subsequent interpersonal relationships.
Photo of Priya Hajari, LPC Intern
LPC Intern, MEd Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78731
I am drawn to the field of counseling because I have repeatedly seen the impact of being heard and feeling understood. I believe that talk therapy can provide relief and solace for everyone and allow them to feel comfortable in their own skin.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(737) 204-8074
Verified
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Austin, TX 78731
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I am drawn to the field of counseling because I have repeatedly seen the impact of being heard and feeling understood. I believe that talk therapy can provide relief and solace for everyone and allow them to feel comfortable in their own skin.
Photo of Krissy Wappler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78738
There are many reasons people seek therapy. You are not alone. Are you feeling disconnected from someone, others, the environment; confused, overwhelmed, falling back into your old thoughts and behaviors? Are you exhausted from a history of dealing with anxiety and/or depression? Or are you concerned for a loved one that may be going through something like this and you are affected but not quite sure how to address what's happening?
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 710-0075
Verified
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Austin, TX 78738
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
There are many reasons people seek therapy. You are not alone. Are you feeling disconnected from someone, others, the environment; confused, overwhelmed, falling back into your old thoughts and behaviors? Are you exhausted from a history of dealing with anxiety and/or depression? Or are you concerned for a loved one that may be going through something like this and you are affected but not quite sure how to address what's happening?
Photo of Simone Zeschuk, Marriage & Family Therapist
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc, LMFT Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78759
Stuck in a rut and using unhelpful coping skills to remedy the situation? Feeling overwhelmed and frustrated? Finding the pain of the past clouding the joy of the present? Whether this is impacting how you cope personally or getting in the way of connecting with your loved one; I want to work with you on a journey of restoring connection and building peace through emotional healing. It is my goal that we work together to build a trusting, nonjudgmental relationship from which we can explore places of pain, write new stories of hope, and support growth.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 489-4323
Verified
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Austin, TX 78759
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Stuck in a rut and using unhelpful coping skills to remedy the situation? Feeling overwhelmed and frustrated? Finding the pain of the past clouding the joy of the present? Whether this is impacting how you cope personally or getting in the way of connecting with your loved one; I want to work with you on a journey of restoring connection and building peace through emotional healing. It is my goal that we work together to build a trusting, nonjudgmental relationship from which we can explore places of pain, write new stories of hope, and support growth.
Photo of Lisa M. Turner,
MS SpEd, BCBA, LBA
Austin, TX 78756
The mission of Autism Learning Partners (ALP) is to provide the highest level of clinical expertise to facilitate significant and sustainable improvement for the individuals and families we serve. Autism Learning Partners (ALP) strives to give hope, support and paths of progress for children and their families living with Autism and related disorders. We believe that a tailored, comprehensive care plan managed by our exceptional clinical talent, partnered with love and commitment from the family, allows each child to achieve his or her maximum potential.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(833) 660-0718
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Austin, TX 78756
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
The mission of Autism Learning Partners (ALP) is to provide the highest level of clinical expertise to facilitate significant and sustainable improvement for the individuals and families we serve. Autism Learning Partners (ALP) strives to give hope, support and paths of progress for children and their families living with Autism and related disorders. We believe that a tailored, comprehensive care plan managed by our exceptional clinical talent, partnered with love and commitment from the family, allows each child to achieve his or her maximum potential.
Photo of Kasey Butler, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78759
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults to build on what they are already doing well. You'll find my therapy style to be warm and accepting; also fun and playful. I enjoy being interactive with my clients and have a relational focus. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and guidance so that people can better manage life's challenges.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 982-4853
Verified
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Austin, TX 78759
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I am passionate about working with children, adolescents, and young adults to build on what they are already doing well. You'll find my therapy style to be warm and accepting; also fun and playful. I enjoy being interactive with my clients and have a relational focus. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and guidance so that people can better manage life's challenges.
Photo of Vanessa Jackson, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MABC, LPC Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78749
When I meet with someone going through a difficult time in their life, I can't help but see the hope and I believe it is my job as the counselor to facilitate the client's ability to see that hope as well. My ideal client is pro-active, goal orientated and is engaged in the process. I am here to simply walk along their side as they navigate this phase of life, preparing them for a future they want.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 686-0716 x708
Verified
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Austin, TX 78749
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
When I meet with someone going through a difficult time in their life, I can't help but see the hope and I believe it is my job as the counselor to facilitate the client's ability to see that hope as well. My ideal client is pro-active, goal orientated and is engaged in the process. I am here to simply walk along their side as they navigate this phase of life, preparing them for a future they want.
Photo of Nicolas Carrasco, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, LSOTP Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78752
I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology and am internationally recognized for my work with adolescents and families in the areas of trauma and problematic sexual behavior. I am a licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP). I provide treatment services in both English and Spanish, for adults and children. I have extensive experience conducting psychological evaluations and can also provide consultation in cases involving divorce, child protective services, and other forensic (law) issues. I can provide expert testimony in court and individual therapy as well.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(737) 204-9093
Verified
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Austin, TX 78752
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology and am internationally recognized for my work with adolescents and families in the areas of trauma and problematic sexual behavior. I am a licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider (LSOTP). I provide treatment services in both English and Spanish, for adults and children. I have extensive experience conducting psychological evaluations and can also provide consultation in cases involving divorce, child protective services, and other forensic (law) issues. I can provide expert testimony in court and individual therapy as well.
Photo of Lisa Wellons Rothfus, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78759
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families on issues such as divorce, Collaborative Divorce, writing Parenting Plans for Pro- Se divorces, Co-parenting issues before and after divorce, Alienation and Reunification therapy, coaching parents going through Alienation issues, parenting issues with adolescents, clients with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or ADHD. In addition I work as a private Guardian Ad Litem, and a Parent Coordinator/Facilitator. I am trained as a Collaborative Mental Health Professional and family mediator. I work with high conflict families on difficult parenting and family cases, and help coach through all stages of divorce.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 865-6170
Verified
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Austin, TX 78759
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I specialize in working with individuals, couples, adolescents, and families on issues such as divorce, Collaborative Divorce, writing Parenting Plans for Pro- Se divorces, Co-parenting issues before and after divorce, Alienation and Reunification therapy, coaching parents going through Alienation issues, parenting issues with adolescents, clients with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or ADHD. In addition I work as a private Guardian Ad Litem, and a Parent Coordinator/Facilitator. I am trained as a Collaborative Mental Health Professional and family mediator. I work with high conflict families on difficult parenting and family cases, and help coach through all stages of divorce.
Photo of Carney Soderberg, Psychologist
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78746
I help young people understand their strengths as well as their challenges, discover healthy ways to express and manage fears and insecurities, and accept support from those who care about them. Many lack important skills to successfully manage demands of school, relationships, and stressful life events, leaving them "stuck" in patterns of reactivity that can be concerning and confusing to others. Through our work and collaboration with their families and other care providers, my patients often report improved self-awareness, self-esteem, school performance, environmental support, and interactions with peers and family members.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(512) 910-7582
Verified
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Austin, TX 78746
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
I help young people understand their strengths as well as their challenges, discover healthy ways to express and manage fears and insecurities, and accept support from those who care about them. Many lack important skills to successfully manage demands of school, relationships, and stressful life events, leaving them "stuck" in patterns of reactivity that can be concerning and confusing to others. Through our work and collaboration with their families and other care providers, my patients often report improved self-awareness, self-esteem, school performance, environmental support, and interactions with peers and family members.
Photo of Nora Zaizar, Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC Verified
Verified
Austin, TX 78701
My practice is guided by the belief that emotional healing is a journey leading to the discovery of one's innate strength and resilency. I offer to assist you in tapping into your inner resources by challenging the thinking patterns and behaviors that at times interfere with emotional well-being. My approach is strength-based and collaborative while adhering to the most evidenced-based treatment models. In our work together, I will provide you with scientifically studied tools. I practice mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT has been scientifically studied for over 50 years and demonstrated as very effective.
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
(830) 243-5570
Verified
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Austin, TX 78701
Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
My practice is guided by the belief that emotional healing is a journey leading to the discovery of one's innate strength and resilency. I offer to assist you in tapping into your inner resources by challenging the thinking patterns and behaviors that at times interfere with emotional well-being. My approach is strength-based and collaborative while adhering to the most evidenced-based treatment models. In our work together, I will provide you with scientifically studied tools. I practice mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT has been scientifically studied for over 50 years and demonstrated as very effective.

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Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13) Therapists
The Preteen or Tween years (ages 11-13) are a transitional period when the physical and psychological changes that occur in adolescence begin.

For help with preteens or for an Austin preteen therapist these Austin preteen therapists provide help with preteen development issues. They include preteen therapists in Austin, preteen psychologists, and preteen counselors. They can help with preteen behavior, preteen learning and preteen body image issues.

They'll also help with tweens in Austin, communicating and understanding your tween tween body image concerns.

How can I tell if a therapist is right for me?
Therapists in Austin are able to work with a wide range of issues. They offer in person sessions as well as Teletherapy in Austin

For example, if you're seeking a marriage counselor in Austin you'll find that most therapists are trained in marriage counseling or couples counseling in Austin and couples therapy. And they welcome families for family counseling in Austin or family therapy in Austin.