Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Austin, Texas

Find a therapist in Austin, Texas that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Austin to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Krista McKelvin

LPC, CSC
15 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in both Oklahoma and Texas with over 15 years of experience working as a vocational counselor and psychotherapist. My experience includes providing counseling services to teens and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I describe my... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in both Oklahoma and Texas with over 15 years of experience working as a vocational counselor and psychotherapist. My experience includes providing counseling services to teens and adults. I have worked... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Noel Curry

LPC
5 years experience
Hello there and welcome! You’re here and you are taking the first step towards a more fulfilling life. It’s not a mistake that you’re right here, right now. Something brought you to this platform at this time in your life and you’re exactly where you need to be in this moment. Let’s discover what that is and see if this feels like a good fit. My name is Noel Curry and I am... Read More
Hello there and welcome! You’re here and you are taking the first step towards a more fulfilling life. It’s not a mistake that you’re right here, right now. Something brought you to this platform at this time in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kelly Brast

LPC-S, LSOTP, CART
16 years experience
I am the owner and lead therapist at Kelly's Counseling Services. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. I have over 30 years experience working in the Mental Health field with 16 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. ... Read More
I am the owner and lead therapist at Kelly's Counseling Services. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. I am a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Melissa Mendez

MA, LPC
4 years experience
Hello and Welcome, My name is Melissa and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. My experience in the mental health field has been focused primarily on working with families with young children and the specific challenges that face families, parents, and children. Over the past year I have worked to become a more trauma-informed clinician by working with children ages 3+, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, to help them... Read More
Hello and Welcome, My name is Melissa and I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. My experience in the mental health field has been focused primarily on working with families with young children and the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Wyn Fox

LMFT, LPC, LCDC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and a Certified Health & Wellness Coach. I am also the owner of Wyn Fox Counseling & Coaching of Houston, Texas. I have practiced for over 7 years in the Houston area, with a host of amazing people just like you. I work with individuals to assist them in overcoming the difficult periods in their lives.... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and a Certified Health & Wellness Coach. I am also the owner of Wyn Fox Counseling & Coaching of Houston, Texas.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

James Greenwald

LPC
5 years experience
Hi, I'm James Greenwald, a licensed professional counselor located in Dallas. I have over 5 years of experience as a counselor and mental health clinician, with a wide and diverse variety of therapeutic experience working with clients from every background imaginable. My counseling degree came from Dallas Theological Seminary (2012), and I've seen clients in settings including private practice, hospitals, schools, crisis scenarios, and even prison systems. I utilize cutting edge techniques and treatment methods... Read More
Hi, I'm James Greenwald, a licensed professional counselor located in Dallas. I have over 5 years of experience as a counselor and mental health clinician, with a wide and diverse variety of therapeutic experience working with clients from every background... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Leticia Cervantes

MA, LPC
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, who has worked in the mental health field over 20 years, in various settings, including: psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, and private practice settings, with multiple populations. Each has helped me build an eclectic approach in my therapy. I believe in meeting the client "where they are," and a cookie-cutter approach does not work for everyone. I use cognitive behavioral, dialectic, brief solution-focused, and mindfulness techniques to... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, who has worked in the mental health field over 20 years, in various settings, including: psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, and private practice settings, with multiple populations. Each has helped me build... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 5 years

April West

LPC
18 years experience
My goal as a therapist is to find solutions that work for you on an individual basis, helping you to discover the true potential of your life. All from the comfort of your couch. All you need is a smart phone, tablet, or computer and we can connect. My career started as a classroom teacher and school counselor. I currently have over 20 years experience working with students and families. In addition to my school... Read More
My goal as a therapist is to find solutions that work for you on an individual basis, helping you to discover the true potential of your life. All from the comfort of your couch. All you need is a smart... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Christina Rolerson

LCSW-S
11 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor who has been working with clients for eleven years. During this time I have worked with a wide range of clients through their transitional life needs. I consider it a privilege to assist clients in weathering the storms that life often brings. My history includes working with clients who have faced depression, anxiety, grief/loss, parenting concerns, marital/relationship concerns, OCD, ADHD. Additionally, most of the clients I... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Work Supervisor who has been working with clients for eleven years. During this time I have worked with a wide range of clients through their transitional life needs. I consider it a privilege... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Nicole Sheppard

LPC
8 years experience
Hello Amazing Future Client, I welcome you with open arms to a place of serenity and strength, total acceptance, experienced counsel, and a non-judgmental listening ear. Whether your journey has led you down a path of emotional, mental or physical pain, I want you to know that asking for help is one of the most honorable things you can do for yourself. I applaud you in your decision to take care... Read More
Hello Amazing Future Client, I welcome you with open arms to a place of serenity and strength, total acceptance, experienced counsel, and a non-judgmental listening ear. Whether your journey has led you down a path of emotional,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Austin, Texas

Austin, the bustling state capital of Texas, is home to roughly one million residents, dwarfing other major cities in terms of population. Denver and San Francisco, for example, have hundreds of thousands fewer people living within city limits. For Austin, Texas, the rising population trend is continuing at full force. Unfortunately, this influx of citizens, in turn, means a surge in mental health issues. In fact, approximately 20 percent of Austin residents suffer from poor mental health, the state of Texas. As dictated by psychologists, these illnesses can include anything from anxiety disorders and depression to alcohol and substance abuse. And, making matters worse, many people face difficulties when trying to find a good therapist. Let’s break down the reasons behind Austin’s rising mental health issue rate and explain how to get in contact with a therapist.

As mentioned previously, Austin’s rate of poor mental health sits at 20 percent. That number is above the national average, 18.5 percent,according to the  National Alliance on Mental Illness. Besides a wave of new inhabitants contributing to unemployment, what else can we attribute to Austin, Texas’s above average mental health issue rate? Though the city’s economy is currently strong, bolstering a 2.9 percent unemployment rate according to the  Bureau of Labor Statistics, poverty and homelessness continue to leave a stain on the city’s social structure. The homeless population in Austin is significantly increasing, as explained by city data. 2,147 people were identified as homeless.

Homelessness is a major contributing factor to mental health, for the worse.  More than one-quarter of the homeless population suffers from a severe mental illness, and, according to the National Coalition for the Homeless, mental illness was considered to be one of the top three causes of homelessness by a chunk of cities. All require treatment, but few receive it. The origins of Austin’s rise in homelessness are many. Experts blame it on a bevy of problematic policies, such as the apparent lack of funding for helping those living on the streets.

Another factor heavily influencing the number of people suffering from mental health problems in Austin is the fairly high rate of divorce. According to the  Census Bureau, Texas marriages are more likely to end in divorce than the average American couple partly because Texans tend to marry younger and more prolifically.

Spousal separations are notorious for fostering mental health issues not just for the two involved, but possibly their children as well. For many, divorce induces massive amounts of stress, sometimes said to be unbearable. This coupled with comorbid symptoms like having a challenging time falling asleep and physical problems have a high likelihood of negatively impacting both spouse’s mental health. For those feeling the emotional tax of divorce, therapy is strongly recommended. If you suspect a loved one, like a child, is suffering from the stress of the situation, strongly consider seeking the help of a mental health professional for them, too.

Of course, the best remedy to divorce and its subsequent health-related troubles is avoidance. Couples who feel their relationship is in jeopardy should strongly recognize the importance of regularly attending couple’s counseling before the final decision of permanent separation, in an effort to prevent it and encourage reconciliation.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Austin, Texas

Oftentimes, people facing mental health crises find choosing a therapist they are comfortable with to be an overwhelming process. However, it doesn’t have to be. Before you find a fitting therapist to assist you, it’s best to set goals you hope to achieve during your time in counseling. Seek out the reasons why you’re attending therapy sessions; the problems you want to resolve.

In Austin, people frequently face adversities when looking for mental health help. One difficulty to note is health insurance. Your counselor of choice may not accept appointments from patient’s using your health insurance provider. In circumstances like this, you must make contact with your insurer to narrow down which professionals are available to you in your area.

Another challenge the inhabitants of this large Texas city face relates to the economics of where they live. Sadly, the cost of living in Austin is a whopping 18 percent higher than the Texas average, and seven points higher than the national average,according to  AreaVibes.

Mental Health Resources in Austin, Texas

Currently, there are quite a number of renowned institutions offering mental health services to those in and around Austin, Texas. These include the National Alliance on Mental illness and the Texas Health and Human Services department.

E-Counseling.com’s therapist directory was created to help those in need of mental health assistance via counseling find trusted professionals in your area. Settle for the best experience by using our directory to find a therapist fit just for you.