Therapists in Austin, TX

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Katherine Wheelock
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
I approach my work with an awareness that the reasons we seek therapy are extremely individual. I strive to work with clients on the goals they bring, whether immediate or long term, and to adapt my approach as these goals evolve. I am intentional about noticing and normalizing—seeing the life stage clients are in and how this might be amplifying difficulties, and emphasizing the normalcy of struggle, pain and shame. Having had the benefit of a therapeutic relationship during some life transitions of my own, I am passionate about the power of connection in therapy.
I approach my work with an awareness that the reasons we seek therapy are extremely individual. I strive to work with clients on the goals they bring, whether immediate or long term, and to adapt my approach as these goals evolve. I am intentional about noticing and normalizing—seeing the life stage clients are in and how this might be amplifying difficulties, and emphasizing the normalcy of struggle, pain and shame. Having had the benefit of a therapeutic relationship during some life transitions of my own, I am passionate about the power of connection in therapy.
(512) 798-0737 View (512) 798-0737
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Deep Eddy Doctoral Practicum Therapists Master's Graduate Interns
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78703
Meet the talented and compassionate Master's Graduate Interns and Doctoral Practicum Therapists at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy! Leah McMahon, Hedwig Gavino, Louann Fang Lucas, Daniel Williamson, and Justine Hughes are committed to providing high-quality therapy to creating meaningful, lasting change. Rooted in our mission to enhance mental and emotional health within our community, our interns bring a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and expertise to our practice.
Meet the talented and compassionate Master's Graduate Interns and Doctoral Practicum Therapists at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy! Leah McMahon, Hedwig Gavino, Louann Fang Lucas, Daniel Williamson, and Justine Hughes are committed to providing high-quality therapy to creating meaningful, lasting change. Rooted in our mission to enhance mental and emotional health within our community, our interns bring a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and expertise to our practice.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78757
Anxiety protects you from harm and motivates you to succeed. Anxiety is problematic, however, when it becomes out of proportion to the situation and interferes with your life. Often the strategies you use to cope with your anxiety--such as avoidance--make it worse. The treatment that we provide is geared toward interrupting this vicious cycle by helping you gradually face your fears and build your confidence in a collaborative and supportive environment. We utilize a flexible cognitive-behavioral approach which incorporates mindfulness, cognitive techniques, and exposure-based interventions.
Anxiety protects you from harm and motivates you to succeed. Anxiety is problematic, however, when it becomes out of proportion to the situation and interferes with your life. Often the strategies you use to cope with your anxiety--such as avoidance--make it worse. The treatment that we provide is geared toward interrupting this vicious cycle by helping you gradually face your fears and build your confidence in a collaborative and supportive environment. We utilize a flexible cognitive-behavioral approach which incorporates mindfulness, cognitive techniques, and exposure-based interventions.
(512) 649-0027 View (512) 649-0027
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Kai Rockwell
Pre-Licensed Professional, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
I'm an LMSW with a passion for social work, currently on the journey towards my doctorate. My expertise lies in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness therapeutic interventions, and somatic processing.
I'm an LMSW with a passion for social work, currently on the journey towards my doctorate. My expertise lies in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), mindfulness therapeutic interventions, and somatic processing.
(737) 510-4214 View (737) 510-4214
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Jayme Nichols
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78750  (Online Only)
Hello! I am honored that you are here and no matter what brought you to this place, you belong here and will find safe, gentle, accepting support. Life is full of things that can be heavy, confusing, painful, and overwhelming. I’m here to encourage and remind you that hope is real, and growth and healing are possible! The path there can be hard, messy, and scary, but you will not be alone. I am here to walk with you through it all.
Hello! I am honored that you are here and no matter what brought you to this place, you belong here and will find safe, gentle, accepting support. Life is full of things that can be heavy, confusing, painful, and overwhelming. I’m here to encourage and remind you that hope is real, and growth and healing are possible! The path there can be hard, messy, and scary, but you will not be alone. I am here to walk with you through it all.
(512) 865-5023 View (512) 865-5023
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Sidrah Khan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78725  (Online Only)
Neurodivergence comes with challenges of all sorts. Together, we will prioritize your needs (yes, you do need rest!) and identify tools (structure, flexibility, and more!) that work for you. Let's turn your executive functioning barriers into healthy boundaries and balanced relationships (with yourself and others!), so you can start living with confidence and joy. If you’re a parent on top of that, you have even more need to reflect on your childhood and practice the care you want to teach your kids! In our work together, we will sift through old patterns and discover the free, aligned person you want to be.
Neurodivergence comes with challenges of all sorts. Together, we will prioritize your needs (yes, you do need rest!) and identify tools (structure, flexibility, and more!) that work for you. Let's turn your executive functioning barriers into healthy boundaries and balanced relationships (with yourself and others!), so you can start living with confidence and joy. If you’re a parent on top of that, you have even more need to reflect on your childhood and practice the care you want to teach your kids! In our work together, we will sift through old patterns and discover the free, aligned person you want to be.
(512) 400-2184 View (512) 400-2184
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Alivia Crowe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical social worker offering telehealth video sessions for clients in Texas. I have learned that in therapy, building a relationship of trust, openness, and comfort is of the utmost importance to healing and growth. This relationship empowers one to practice how it feels to authentically "show up" with others and with one's self. I hope to build a strong relationship with you where I can provide a safe space for you to work through difficult situations and gain a better understanding of your emotions. I believe that you are the expert of your own life, and I am simply a guide on your journey.
I am a licensed clinical social worker offering telehealth video sessions for clients in Texas. I have learned that in therapy, building a relationship of trust, openness, and comfort is of the utmost importance to healing and growth. This relationship empowers one to practice how it feels to authentically "show up" with others and with one's self. I hope to build a strong relationship with you where I can provide a safe space for you to work through difficult situations and gain a better understanding of your emotions. I believe that you are the expert of your own life, and I am simply a guide on your journey.
(512) 714-3403 View (512) 714-3403
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Kery Rowden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78703
Not accepting new clients
Why is this coming up now? Why can't I just get over it? As we move through life, and especially at times of transition or loss, old wounds can create new pain. Symptoms like critical self-talk, painful anxiety, persistent sadness, recurring difficulties in love and work, can become overwhelming, making trouble in our relationships and getting in the way of living our best life. Working together, we can make sense of what's happened and understand its effect on your present experience, opening up the opportunity for true healing and building capacity for deeper connections with others.
Why is this coming up now? Why can't I just get over it? As we move through life, and especially at times of transition or loss, old wounds can create new pain. Symptoms like critical self-talk, painful anxiety, persistent sadness, recurring difficulties in love and work, can become overwhelming, making trouble in our relationships and getting in the way of living our best life. Working together, we can make sense of what's happened and understand its effect on your present experience, opening up the opportunity for true healing and building capacity for deeper connections with others.
(512) 399-0180 View (512) 399-0180
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Ashley Ridlehoover
Counselor, LPC-A, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78751
Deciding to pursue therapy can be a daunting task, and I work with many clients who have mixed feelings about being in counseling. For some, coming to counseling is a welcomed relief and having a space that is all your own can bring comfort. Others find that it feels scary and overwhelming to seek help, and they may not know where to begin. Whatever your feelings about therapy may be and at whatever point you may be in your process, I’m here to help.
Deciding to pursue therapy can be a daunting task, and I work with many clients who have mixed feelings about being in counseling. For some, coming to counseling is a welcomed relief and having a space that is all your own can bring comfort. Others find that it feels scary and overwhelming to seek help, and they may not know where to begin. Whatever your feelings about therapy may be and at whatever point you may be in your process, I’m here to help.
(737) 234-8193 View (737) 234-8193
Photo of Nora Mickowski, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Nora Mickowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78701  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You’re not just burning the candle at both ends; your candle is completely engulfed in flames! You’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and you can’t keep this up much longer. You have so much to do that you can’t afford to take a break, but sometimes your brain just switches off and you realize you’ve been staring blankly at your computer screen for twenty minutes. You feel like you’re slowly drowning, but no one else sees it… I feel you! Whether you’re suffering from chronic fatigue, ADHD, Autistic burnout, the mental load of managing a household, or just the normal everyday stressors of late-stage capitalism, I can help.
You’re not just burning the candle at both ends; your candle is completely engulfed in flames! You’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and you can’t keep this up much longer. You have so much to do that you can’t afford to take a break, but sometimes your brain just switches off and you realize you’ve been staring blankly at your computer screen for twenty minutes. You feel like you’re slowly drowning, but no one else sees it… I feel you! Whether you’re suffering from chronic fatigue, ADHD, Autistic burnout, the mental load of managing a household, or just the normal everyday stressors of late-stage capitalism, I can help.
(512) 645-1030 View (512) 645-1030
Photo of Marissa Bortenstein, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Marissa Bortenstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78752
Not accepting new clients
Seeking out help can be a tough and vulnerable process and I want to commend you on reaching out and taking that initiative. I emphasize on utilizing a collaborative, warm and supportive approach during therapy sessions so we are able to overcome long standing issues and address more recent concerns. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so we can get to know one another and ensure we are a good match for therapy.
Seeking out help can be a tough and vulnerable process and I want to commend you on reaching out and taking that initiative. I emphasize on utilizing a collaborative, warm and supportive approach during therapy sessions so we are able to overcome long standing issues and address more recent concerns. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation so we can get to know one another and ensure we are a good match for therapy.
(512) 942-0395 View (512) 942-0395
Photo of Kat Elrod, MS, LPC-S, EMDR, Licensed Professional Counselor
Kat Elrod
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746
Are you exhausted from carrying around memories of the past? Do you tend to not feel good enough and like you don't belong? Overwhelmed from all the changes in your life? I understand you're here because you're hurting and tired of the struggle. Your relationships with friends and loved ones are probably hurting too. I would love to help you make sense of everything that is going on and find new and compassionate ways of living.
Are you exhausted from carrying around memories of the past? Do you tend to not feel good enough and like you don't belong? Overwhelmed from all the changes in your life? I understand you're here because you're hurting and tired of the struggle. Your relationships with friends and loved ones are probably hurting too. I would love to help you make sense of everything that is going on and find new and compassionate ways of living.
(512) 881-8920 View (512) 881-8920
Photo of Tracie James, MA, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor
Tracie James
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78729
Not accepting new clients
I treat clients for trauma and trauma related conditions. I help people untangle their lives from the grips of depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD and other conditions that result from life's difficulties. I see clients from all walks of life in various stages of life.
I treat clients for trauma and trauma related conditions. I help people untangle their lives from the grips of depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD and other conditions that result from life's difficulties. I see clients from all walks of life in various stages of life.
(737) 701-5448 View (737) 701-5448
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Vanessa K McNamara
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LMFT, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
Hi there. First, I'd like to wish you well, especially as you work with a psychotherapist. In the 12+ years that I've been practicing, I've learned that each person and each relationship is unique, so I've developed a variety of ways to approach psychotherapy and relationship therapy that help individuals to heal and help couples to relate. By working with thoughts and feelings, with mind and with heart, people can move through what is in the way, blocking them from feeling better and being better. I'm absolutely honored to help with that movement.
Hi there. First, I'd like to wish you well, especially as you work with a psychotherapist. In the 12+ years that I've been practicing, I've learned that each person and each relationship is unique, so I've developed a variety of ways to approach psychotherapy and relationship therapy that help individuals to heal and help couples to relate. By working with thoughts and feelings, with mind and with heart, people can move through what is in the way, blocking them from feeling better and being better. I'm absolutely honored to help with that movement.
(512) 943-6919 View (512) 943-6919
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Robert Harris
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMFT-S, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705
I am committed to providing a safe and accepting environment where individuals and families can find help and hope while looking to make a change in their lives. I am a systems therapist who specializes in dealing with children, parents, couples, & family dynamics. I believe strongly that laughter is an effective tool and do my best to make therapy both fun and effective.
I am committed to providing a safe and accepting environment where individuals and families can find help and hope while looking to make a change in their lives. I am a systems therapist who specializes in dealing with children, parents, couples, & family dynamics. I believe strongly that laughter is an effective tool and do my best to make therapy both fun and effective.
(281) 607-7902 View (281) 607-7902
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Traci Campbell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78704
I offer Individual Psychotherapy. I have completed extensive training in Somatic Therapy. This approach integrates mind and body. I am dedicated to helping my clients lead healthier, more fulfilling lives through therapy. I also offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). This treatment is between 5-8 sessions. It’s the gold standard therapy. If you experience difficulties falling and/or staying asleep, and/or waking up too early despite adequate opportunity for sleep and it’s impacting your ability to function during the day, this treatment may be for you.
I offer Individual Psychotherapy. I have completed extensive training in Somatic Therapy. This approach integrates mind and body. I am dedicated to helping my clients lead healthier, more fulfilling lives through therapy. I also offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). This treatment is between 5-8 sessions. It’s the gold standard therapy. If you experience difficulties falling and/or staying asleep, and/or waking up too early despite adequate opportunity for sleep and it’s impacting your ability to function during the day, this treatment may be for you.
(512) 522-5963 View (512) 522-5963
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Whitney Granado
LPC Associate, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78756
My counseling approach centers on my unwavering, optimistic faith that you have the potential for an authentic and happy life. I believe all people have the capacity for positive growth and this faith and belief will be present throughout our work. In session, I will give you a safe space, stay present with you, be curious about all that makes you unique, and remain flexible to your needs in the moment. We will use present moment experiences to increase your awareness while incorporating mindfulness, experiential, and somatic exercises.
My counseling approach centers on my unwavering, optimistic faith that you have the potential for an authentic and happy life. I believe all people have the capacity for positive growth and this faith and belief will be present throughout our work. In session, I will give you a safe space, stay present with you, be curious about all that makes you unique, and remain flexible to your needs in the moment. We will use present moment experiences to increase your awareness while incorporating mindfulness, experiential, and somatic exercises.
(512) 548-2880 View (512) 548-2880
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Deana Reed
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
At times, the stress of life can become overwhelming or downright painful. Having someone to help you navigate this difficult season could be the answer to finding healing. I understand that pain and conflict can affect every area of our lives if left unidentified and unexplored. My desire is to help you come to a place where you recognize the root of the pain, and determine where unhealthy perceptions, patterns, and behaviors originate.
At times, the stress of life can become overwhelming or downright painful. Having someone to help you navigate this difficult season could be the answer to finding healing. I understand that pain and conflict can affect every area of our lives if left unidentified and unexplored. My desire is to help you come to a place where you recognize the root of the pain, and determine where unhealthy perceptions, patterns, and behaviors originate.
(512) 861-8930 View (512) 861-8930
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Simone Ducloux
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78747  (Online Only)
Simone Ducloux is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is passionate about providing treatment for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, compulsive behaviors, and body image concerns. During her years working with families to help their children learn music, and her experience counseling adults in a community clinic setting, as well as young adults in a college counseling center, Simone developed a strong awareness of the important roles that creativity and self-compassion play in helping people connect with their strengths and trust themselves to work through challenges.
Simone Ducloux is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who is passionate about providing treatment for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, compulsive behaviors, and body image concerns. During her years working with families to help their children learn music, and her experience counseling adults in a community clinic setting, as well as young adults in a college counseling center, Simone developed a strong awareness of the important roles that creativity and self-compassion play in helping people connect with their strengths and trust themselves to work through challenges.
(737) 232-5390 View (737) 232-5390
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Transcend Health Solutions - Ketamine Clinic -
MD, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
Transcend Health Solutions is a mental health clinic that specializes in helping patients that have tried traditional psychotherapy and medications, but have not yet found any relief. Most of the people we see have treatment resistant depression, PTSD, trauma, complex PTSD, severe anxiety, OCD, postpartum depression, alcohol use issues/problem drinking, chronic pain issues or a mix of several of these conditions.
Transcend Health Solutions is a mental health clinic that specializes in helping patients that have tried traditional psychotherapy and medications, but have not yet found any relief. Most of the people we see have treatment resistant depression, PTSD, trauma, complex PTSD, severe anxiety, OCD, postpartum depression, alcohol use issues/problem drinking, chronic pain issues or a mix of several of these conditions.
(512) 886-6590 View (512) 886-6590

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
76% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
69% Trauma and PTSD
69% Coping Skills
69% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aetna
72% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
65% 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.