Therapists in Austin, TX

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Photo of Christine Fernandez, Pre-Licensed Professional in Austin, TX
Christine Fernandez
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
In this moment, it feels like life has hit a standstill—be it in school, work, or relationships. Things don't quite resonate as they once did, and thoughts of the past, your strengths, and what propelled you forward occupy your mind. It seems others struggle to grasp your experiences, making communicating your needs feel daunting. Yet, within this pause, there's an opportunity for gentle exploration and understanding. Together, we can navigate these feelings, uncover hidden strengths, and rebuild connections, fostering a path toward personal growth and renewed fulfillment.
In this moment, it feels like life has hit a standstill—be it in school, work, or relationships. Things don't quite resonate as they once did, and thoughts of the past, your strengths, and what propelled you forward occupy your mind. It seems others struggle to grasp your experiences, making communicating your needs feel daunting. Yet, within this pause, there's an opportunity for gentle exploration and understanding. Together, we can navigate these feelings, uncover hidden strengths, and rebuild connections, fostering a path toward personal growth and renewed fulfillment.
(737) 302-6937 View (737) 302-6937
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Stephanie Beckner
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
I work with my clients to create an open and collaborative relationship offering a nonjudgmental, supportive environment for growth and change. I am dedicated to creating a safe therapeutic space to explore vulnerability and discover and ignite client strengths, while expanding self-compassion, connectedness, resiliency, and self-awareness. With empathy and encouragement, I will meet you where you are and guide treatment unique to your individual needs and goals. I use an integrative, evidence-based approach to create positive change, incorporating CBT, DBT, mindfulness, shame-resilience theory, and solution-focused therapy.
I work with my clients to create an open and collaborative relationship offering a nonjudgmental, supportive environment for growth and change. I am dedicated to creating a safe therapeutic space to explore vulnerability and discover and ignite client strengths, while expanding self-compassion, connectedness, resiliency, and self-awareness. With empathy and encouragement, I will meet you where you are and guide treatment unique to your individual needs and goals. I use an integrative, evidence-based approach to create positive change, incorporating CBT, DBT, mindfulness, shame-resilience theory, and solution-focused therapy.
(737) 530-9213 View (737) 530-9213
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Clarissa Anahi Cantu
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Hi there, I am Clarissa! I know it takes a lot of courage and vulnerability to seek counseling services, so I am glad that you found my page! I have had the joy of working in various mental health settings, like traditional talk therapy, women’s health clinics and non-profit organizations. My clinical experience has given me the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I also help clients navigate complicated grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, family/relationship, and self-esteem issues.
Hi there, I am Clarissa! I know it takes a lot of courage and vulnerability to seek counseling services, so I am glad that you found my page! I have had the joy of working in various mental health settings, like traditional talk therapy, women’s health clinics and non-profit organizations. My clinical experience has given me the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, adults, and couples. I also help clients navigate complicated grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, family/relationship, and self-esteem issues.
(512) 640-0239 View (512) 640-0239
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Henaris Curiel-Shaw
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Waitlist for new clients
Congratulations on your journey towards healing and a full life. I invite you to learn a bit more about my practice and the path I have taken to join you. I strive to provide a safe environment for clients to become in touch with their agency, while experiencing difficult life situations. Most of my work is done in the context of the parent/child relationship, when working with young children and families. With individuals and couples, I allow clients to identify their inner strength and insight to foster personal growth, or develop deep meaningful relationships.
Congratulations on your journey towards healing and a full life. I invite you to learn a bit more about my practice and the path I have taken to join you. I strive to provide a safe environment for clients to become in touch with their agency, while experiencing difficult life situations. Most of my work is done in the context of the parent/child relationship, when working with young children and families. With individuals and couples, I allow clients to identify their inner strength and insight to foster personal growth, or develop deep meaningful relationships.
(512) 549-2132 View (512) 549-2132
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Clay Turner
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78745
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life robs us of our light. It can happen gradually or suddenly. We might not even know why the light is gone, only that it’s not there anymore. My goal is to enable you to search for and take hold of that light. I work primarily with depression and anxiety as well as spirituality, processing trauma, and family dynamics. I specialize in adolescents and young adults transitioning into new life stages, and adults of all ages who feel stuck in life.
Sometimes life robs us of our light. It can happen gradually or suddenly. We might not even know why the light is gone, only that it’s not there anymore. My goal is to enable you to search for and take hold of that light. I work primarily with depression and anxiety as well as spirituality, processing trauma, and family dynamics. I specialize in adolescents and young adults transitioning into new life stages, and adults of all ages who feel stuck in life.
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K. Sophie Abel, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
Relationships tend to be the key to most people's joy in life, and yet something so many of us struggle with. If you are looking to grow deeper and more meaningful connections in your life, you are in the right place. I help people understand how the problematic ways we interact with people today likely relate to significant relationships in the past. Once identified, I help you to practice new and effective ways of being in relationship that maximizes connection, heals your past, and invites more joy in to your future. If this sounds like what you are looking for, please explore more of my website.
Relationships tend to be the key to most people's joy in life, and yet something so many of us struggle with. If you are looking to grow deeper and more meaningful connections in your life, you are in the right place. I help people understand how the problematic ways we interact with people today likely relate to significant relationships in the past. Once identified, I help you to practice new and effective ways of being in relationship that maximizes connection, heals your past, and invites more joy in to your future. If this sounds like what you are looking for, please explore more of my website.
(512) 686-5489 View (512) 686-5489
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Katie Cullather
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701
Not accepting new clients
Many folx come to work with me to address, understand and better navigate their anxiety, difficult life transitions, their sense of self, relationship difficulties, family of origin issues, and/ or trauma. I work with people in these areas from a body-mind perspective, meaning that our mental health is not just comprised of our thoughts and feelings, but how we hold these things in our bodies, too.
Many folx come to work with me to address, understand and better navigate their anxiety, difficult life transitions, their sense of self, relationship difficulties, family of origin issues, and/ or trauma. I work with people in these areas from a body-mind perspective, meaning that our mental health is not just comprised of our thoughts and feelings, but how we hold these things in our bodies, too.
(737) 234-7827 View (737) 234-7827
Photo of Lynne Pierce, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Lynne Pierce
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
I use a mindfulness-based, client-centered, solution-focused approach to help clients reach their valued goals. As a trauma-informed DBT clinician, understanding clients holistically is imperative in prioritizing client needs and where to begin in the treatment process. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is great for clients who would like a more “hands-on” approach and are eager to start the process of developing skills to assist with difficulties often seen in life. I integrate components of ACT therapy, self-compassion, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT, depending on what would benefit the client most.
I use a mindfulness-based, client-centered, solution-focused approach to help clients reach their valued goals. As a trauma-informed DBT clinician, understanding clients holistically is imperative in prioritizing client needs and where to begin in the treatment process. Dialectical Behavior Therapy is great for clients who would like a more “hands-on” approach and are eager to start the process of developing skills to assist with difficulties often seen in life. I integrate components of ACT therapy, self-compassion, Motivational Interviewing, and CBT, depending on what would benefit the client most.
(512) 955-5614 View (512) 955-5614
Photo of Lace Moon, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Lace Moon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with stress, anxiety disorders, women's issues, and trauma. I believe that through self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-love we can strengthen and grow the relationships in our lives and within ourselves. You may be struggling with issues related to relationships, confidence, anxiety, or major life changes. I am passionate about helping women navigate the most important relationships in their lives. I understand that the patterns are wired so deep in our nervous system that even when we consciously want to change how we show up it can feel impossible. The psychedelic experience allows you to uncover.
I specialize in working with stress, anxiety disorders, women's issues, and trauma. I believe that through self-awareness, self-compassion, and self-love we can strengthen and grow the relationships in our lives and within ourselves. You may be struggling with issues related to relationships, confidence, anxiety, or major life changes. I am passionate about helping women navigate the most important relationships in their lives. I understand that the patterns are wired so deep in our nervous system that even when we consciously want to change how we show up it can feel impossible. The psychedelic experience allows you to uncover.
(512) 960-1751 View (512) 960-1751
Photo of Merrik Hetherington, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Merrik Hetherington
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759
I work with children, teens, parents, young adults, and families (nuclear, separation/divorce, and blended). Counseling is BIG stuff, and it takes courage to start the process. I believe that each of us has the ability to make powerful, positive, growth-oriented changes in their lives. I strive to build a relationship of trust with my clients so we can tackle life's chaos and challenges. Unique to me, I like to employ humor into my sessions and engage with my clients through different modalities aside from traditional talk therapy including games, art, music, and writing.
I work with children, teens, parents, young adults, and families (nuclear, separation/divorce, and blended). Counseling is BIG stuff, and it takes courage to start the process. I believe that each of us has the ability to make powerful, positive, growth-oriented changes in their lives. I strive to build a relationship of trust with my clients so we can tackle life's chaos and challenges. Unique to me, I like to employ humor into my sessions and engage with my clients through different modalities aside from traditional talk therapy including games, art, music, and writing.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Christy Rodriguez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there! Taking the first step to seek therapy can be difficult and I understand. In my many years of service, I've come to enjoy the connection made with patients to hear your story and assist you on your journey to healing. I can help you with learning skills and tools to assist you with your goals in therapy.
Hi there! Taking the first step to seek therapy can be difficult and I understand. In my many years of service, I've come to enjoy the connection made with patients to hear your story and assist you on your journey to healing. I can help you with learning skills and tools to assist you with your goals in therapy.
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Aymen Osmani Pasha
LPC Associate, MA, LPC-A, NCC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
As someone who has a passion for working with people from diverse communities, I want you to know that your unique story and background are important to me. As a first-generation South Asian American, I have a deep understanding of the impact that cultural differences can have on couples, families, and individuals. I am here to support you on your journey towards greater intimacy, connection, and security. I enjoy working with diverse individuals and promote positive regard for all backgrounds and beliefs. My areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relational trauma, family/relationship issues & life transitions.
As someone who has a passion for working with people from diverse communities, I want you to know that your unique story and background are important to me. As a first-generation South Asian American, I have a deep understanding of the impact that cultural differences can have on couples, families, and individuals. I am here to support you on your journey towards greater intimacy, connection, and security. I enjoy working with diverse individuals and promote positive regard for all backgrounds and beliefs. My areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relational trauma, family/relationship issues & life transitions.
(469) 382-5760 View (469) 382-5760
Photo of Cesar Amador-Montemayor, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Cesar Amador-Montemayor
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78753  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Cesar, an LPC with a passion to support individuals managing depression, anxiety and complex trauma. In my career, I have worked in clinic & academic based settings over the past 10 yrs and have seen tremendous measured growth in the clients I serve.
Hi, I'm Cesar, an LPC with a passion to support individuals managing depression, anxiety and complex trauma. In my career, I have worked in clinic & academic based settings over the past 10 yrs and have seen tremendous measured growth in the clients I serve.
(737) 520-7325 View (737) 520-7325
Photo of Dale Dyer, LPC-Associate in Austin, TX
Dale Dyer
LPC-Associate, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701
I most enjoy working with clients who desire to play an active role in their own healing journey and at the same time are open to the creative process of how we might arrive at their goals. From my experience, clients who are curious, trusting, and honest (with me and themselves) tend to be most satisfied by therapy. More specifically, I work with clients experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, OCD, life transitions, existential questions, grief, behavior issues, ADHD, and distress related to their cultural identity (religion/spirituality, sexuality, race, gender, etc.).
I most enjoy working with clients who desire to play an active role in their own healing journey and at the same time are open to the creative process of how we might arrive at their goals. From my experience, clients who are curious, trusting, and honest (with me and themselves) tend to be most satisfied by therapy. More specifically, I work with clients experiencing relationship issues, anxiety, depression, OCD, life transitions, existential questions, grief, behavior issues, ADHD, and distress related to their cultural identity (religion/spirituality, sexuality, race, gender, etc.).
(737) 727-2385 View (737) 727-2385
Photo of Chad Wysong - New Clients Accepted, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Chad Wysong - New Clients Accepted
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705
I understand, it is a big step to reach out for help if you are in pain. While most of us tend to hunker down when feeling overwhelmed and out of control that is actually the best time to seek support. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, or other challenges I can help. I enjoy most working with clients seeking changes that help them overcome distress, feel good, and reach their goals. Reach out for your free 15 minute consultation to find out how I can assist you and if I am the right therapist for you.
I understand, it is a big step to reach out for help if you are in pain. While most of us tend to hunker down when feeling overwhelmed and out of control that is actually the best time to seek support. If you suffer from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, addiction, or other challenges I can help. I enjoy most working with clients seeking changes that help them overcome distress, feel good, and reach their goals. Reach out for your free 15 minute consultation to find out how I can assist you and if I am the right therapist for you.
(737) 232-5907 x4805 View (737) 232-5907 x4805
Photo of Rachel Schafer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Rachel Schafer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78758  (Online Only)
Do you suffer from insomnia? Do you toss and turn all night long? Would you give just about anything to have a healthy sleeping pattern? I work with people struggling with insomnia to get the rest they desire. I specialize in providing tailored treatment for insomnia. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and mindfulness techniques to address the unique factors influencing your sleep patterns.
Do you suffer from insomnia? Do you toss and turn all night long? Would you give just about anything to have a healthy sleeping pattern? I work with people struggling with insomnia to get the rest they desire. I specialize in providing tailored treatment for insomnia. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) and mindfulness techniques to address the unique factors influencing your sleep patterns.
(512) 883-9518 View (512) 883-9518
Diane Kaufman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
I provide psychotherapy for adults, children, couples and families. I've been in practice for over thirty years. Please visit my website ( www.kkpsychology.com ) to learn more about my qualifications. I look forward to talking with you.
I provide psychotherapy for adults, children, couples and families. I've been in practice for over thirty years. Please visit my website ( www.kkpsychology.com ) to learn more about my qualifications. I look forward to talking with you.
(512) 605-1795 View (512) 605-1795
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Anita Lane, Core Breakthrough Coaching
CPC, BS
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
STUCK or STRUGGLING with: *disempowering relationships *unsupportive family *unfulfilling work *poor boundaries *low self worth *poor self care *lacking motivation *stress *anxiety *procrastination *or communication challenges? Are you frustrated with making slow, minimal progress in resolving your challenge? If so, then consider Coaching! Coaching is success and results-oriented. My practice is based on working with the part of your mind that creates immediate, lasting change and fulfillment. So, we uncover and change your core limiting beliefs, which changes your thoughts and feelings, which can change your life!
STUCK or STRUGGLING with: *disempowering relationships *unsupportive family *unfulfilling work *poor boundaries *low self worth *poor self care *lacking motivation *stress *anxiety *procrastination *or communication challenges? Are you frustrated with making slow, minimal progress in resolving your challenge? If so, then consider Coaching! Coaching is success and results-oriented. My practice is based on working with the part of your mind that creates immediate, lasting change and fulfillment. So, we uncover and change your core limiting beliefs, which changes your thoughts and feelings, which can change your life!
(512) 843-8242 View (512) 843-8242
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Melanie E Kelner
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724
I work to help clients repair and enhance their physical and emotional connections, so that they may enjoy their relationships to the fullest potential. I have a gentle but direct approach and focus on helping clients be more intentional in their sexual encounters. My approach is integrative and tailored to each client or couples' needs.
I work to help clients repair and enhance their physical and emotional connections, so that they may enjoy their relationships to the fullest potential. I have a gentle but direct approach and focus on helping clients be more intentional in their sexual encounters. My approach is integrative and tailored to each client or couples' needs.
(512) 722-7045 View (512) 722-7045
Photo of Claudia Thompson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
Claudia Thompson
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT-S, LPC-S, CST, CSAT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78759
Enhancing Intimacy Counseling offers "pay what you can" counseling from our Graduate Student Interns ($0 to $45). Providing therapy for couples, individuals, and families seeking to strengthen their relationships and improve their sexual health. Our specialties are sex therapy and relationships, including desire discrepancy, male and female sexual dysfunction, sexual compulsion/addiction, sexual communication breakdowns, exploring sexual and gender orientation, erotic template, and more. Our clients have experienced many types of psychological pain. Associates and Interns are available at convenient hours, for affordable fees.
Enhancing Intimacy Counseling offers "pay what you can" counseling from our Graduate Student Interns ($0 to $45). Providing therapy for couples, individuals, and families seeking to strengthen their relationships and improve their sexual health. Our specialties are sex therapy and relationships, including desire discrepancy, male and female sexual dysfunction, sexual compulsion/addiction, sexual communication breakdowns, exploring sexual and gender orientation, erotic template, and more. Our clients have experienced many types of psychological pain. Associates and Interns are available at convenient hours, for affordable fees.
(512) 994-2588 View (512) 994-2588

How does your Therapist compare?

Number of Therapists in Austin, TX

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Therapists in Austin, TX who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
70% Trauma and PTSD
69% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aetna
75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
64% BlueCross and BlueShield

How Therapists in Austin, TX see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Austin?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.