Austin, Texas Therapists

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.

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The Woodlands, Texas

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Texas

Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. Life doesn't allow us to go back and fix what we have done wrong in the past, but it does allow us to live each day better than our last. The best is yet to come. Join this...
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Texas

Hello! My name is Samira Pizarro. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Texas. I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2017 and received my LCSW license in 2022. I love watching tv/movies, playing games and reading. Do you...
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League City, Texas

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Texas

Bilingual therapist with an eclectic approach so I will use tools from different theories in order for you to get the best outcome possible. And make this experience of self-growth something that you can be proud of.
Francisco Ortiz
L.P.C, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

It can be challenging finding the right therapist. My name is Francisco and I have dedicated my life to helping people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues. It is never easy asking for help, and I...
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Missouri City, Texas

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Texas

Does anxiety run your life? Do you avoid certain situations or find yourself consumed with worry about a number of things in your life? Has your anxiety prevented you from achieving the goals you once envisioned for yourself? Has your anxiety...
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Georgia, Texas

My clients are very high-functioning, motivated, and committed to making changes in their life and I love providing them with tools and techniques so that they can reach their potential and ultimately stop coming to therapy. I know your time and...
Stephanie Broussard
LCSW, ACHP-SW
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Texas, Texas

Lost? Confused? Afraid? Are you facing a difficult situation and feeling overwhelmed?  A new diagnosis, the death of a loved one, divorce, the teenage years, marriage, the birth of a baby...... Has life thrown you and/or your family a curve ball...
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Houston, Texas

I speak fluent English and Spanish and My formal education and my life experiences have provided me with skills to help others encounter the nature of the barriers that prevent them from finding the true meaning of life and living. You can discover...
Suzanne Kamfar
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Are you a high functioning professional who is feeling exhausted, anxious, frustrated or unhappy? Overwhelming demands of the job (and balancing a home life), can leave you feeling drained, on edge, and interrupt your sleep and ability to take good...
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Richmond, Texas

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Texas

Do you want to vent, talk , explore your inner thoughts , address your hurts...schedule your session today! My private practice is available 7 days a week. Whether , you are dealing with challenges at work, relationship difficulties, phases in life,...
Michelle Salzman
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Texas

I'm Michelle. I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you. I know it is tough to reach out for help but a better life awaits you as you enter counseling. Give me a call or text me at the number provided. These forms of contact with me are...
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San Antonio, Texas

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Texas, Virginia

Amanda Sharp, Ph.D (Doctor of Psychology), Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharp is the founder and owner of Monarch Behavioral Health, PLLC. She earned her Doctorate in Psychology in 2018. She has been conducting assessments and providing...
Kristen Matthews
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Do things seem overwhelming? Are you uncertain? Do you have doubts? Does your mind torment you? Are you confused or even scared? Suffering? If so, you have found the right person. Things CAN get better. I am here to help you regain a sense of...
Lisa Sells
L.P.C, MA
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Texas, Virginia

You are anxious and stressed. You feel like no matter how hard you try, it’s just not good enough. You’re feeling overwhelmed by life; thinking that others’ problems are more serious and you don’t want to bring anyone down by sharing your...
Jessica Glass
LPC, LCDC
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Houston, Texas

As your future therapist, it is my goal to help you work through the things that have been causing problems within your life. I am passionate about servicing you. I believe that everyone can become who they want to be and live a purposeful life. You...
Rachel Gerbosi
MS Counseling, LPC, LMFT-Associate, LCDC
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Dallas, Texas

My first priority in the counseling process is to ensure a trusting therapeutic relationship between you and I. No two people are the same, and it is my mission for us to work together to establish goals that are personalized to fit your unique...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Are your child or teen’s emotions or behaviors out of control? Are they -- having tantrums or fights, talking back, self-harming, threatening suicide, running away, or refusing to follow rules? Calls from their teachers or other parents,...
Amy Scarborough
LPC-Intern
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Mansfield, Texas

Amy is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern with direct supervision from Meredith Ivy LPC-S, RPT-S. Amy has a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Education from Stephen...
Casey Leamy
MS Counseling, LMFT
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Dallas, Texas

Nothing in life is one size fits all; therapy is no exception. My first priority is to establish a trusting relationship with you, then together create goals tailored to your individual needs. As humans, we tend to shy away from uncomfortable,...
Brittany Cruse
LMSW, LPC-Intern
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North Richland Hills, Texas

Brittany is a Licensed Master Social Worker under direct supervision from Lauren Scott LCSW. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master’s in Social Work, as well as a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Brittany uses an eclectic...
Katherine Portillo
MEd, LCDC, LPC-I
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League City, Texas

My therapeutic focus is centered to every client's needs and personal situation. I like to focus on reframing thoughts and emotions and educating clients on resources that will make their life more manageable and help each client reach a sense of...
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Texas

Love-Sex-Trust orientation. I work best with those who want to get to the root of the original pain point and rework old patterns, beliefs and behaviors; gaining clarity with the self and more closeness with others. Deal with affairs, unproductive...
Dr. Kimberly James
Licensed Psychologist -Texas, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
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Houston, Texas

I am a licensed psychologist, leadership coach and career counselor with expertise in empowering individuals and groups to recognize their strengths, create successful action plans and realize satisfying and dynamic lives and careers. I enjoy...
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San Antonio, Texas

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Antonio, Texas. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2004, my Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue...

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. Approximately 20 percent of Austin residents suffer from poor mental health. 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, of 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 is considered to be one of the top three causes of homelessness in 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, 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; and 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 patients 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, several renowned institutions are 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