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.


Amy Smith

M.Ed., LPC
3 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas with 12 years experience in the counseling field. I get to help people every day and it is a dream career. I work with people that experience a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, life and career challenges, OCD and ADHD. I also help people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. It shows a great deal of courage... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas with 12 years experience in the counseling field. I get to help people every day and it is a dream career. I work with people that experience a wide... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dr. Brad Morris

Ed.D., LPC
11 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and have over a decade of experience working with a variety of issues and ages. I have my Master's degree in Counseling and Doctor of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am not able to prescribe medications and I am not a licensed psychologist, so can't provide diagnostic evaluations. I specialize in working with anxiety related disorders such as trauma related to abuse, OCD, panic disorder,... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and have over a decade of experience working with a variety of issues and ages. I have my Master's degree in Counseling and Doctor of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Dr. Elizabeth Frisby

M.Ed., Ed.D., LPC-S
25 years experience
Congratulations on taking the first steps to a healthier, happier you. Taking this step means you are ready for change to happen, even though change can be intimidating and frightening. This is a courageous step and I commend you for taking that first step! I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with over 25 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship... Read More
Congratulations on taking the first steps to a healthier, happier you. Taking this step means you are ready for change to happen, even though change can be intimidating and frightening. This is a courageous step and I commend you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Grace Ancira

LPC
8 years experience
Congratulations! You’ve made it here! I believe that says two things about you: your searching for a resolution and you realize that your chances of resolution are greater in therapy. I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and I’m a national board-certified counselor. I have my Master’s in clinical psychology from Abilene Christian University. My experience includes working with adults, couples, and families in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I’ve also worked with clients online... Read More
Congratulations! You’ve made it here! I believe that says two things about you: your searching for a resolution and you realize that your chances of resolution are greater in therapy. I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and I’m a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Nichelle Ward

LPC
3 years experience
Are you struggling with overwhelming challenges in your life? Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Are you finding it difficult to navigate through a transition in your life? Are you dealing with a break-up or other relationship issues? Do you struggle with anger management issues? Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you having trouble dealing with the death of a loved one? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I am... Read More
Are you struggling with overwhelming challenges in your life? Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Are you finding it difficult to navigate through a transition in your life? Are you dealing with a break-up or other relationship issues? Do... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jessica Thomas

LPC
6 years experience
As a therapist I see my role as an objective listener, teacher and companion on your journey to growth, healing, insight and self-discovery. Building a safe, respectful and trusting relationship is essential for success in therapy. I strive to be a gentle guide in helping you discover your answers and reach your unique potential. In doing this you will gain the opportunity to rediscover your inner voice and confidence and become the person you... Read More
As a therapist I see my role as an objective listener, teacher and companion on your journey to growth, healing, insight and self-discovery. Building a safe, respectful and trusting relationship is essential for success in therapy. I strive to be... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Cyndi Gamble

LPC-S
15 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with kids and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience working with kids and families. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and ADHD. I also helped... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Jessica Walker

MA, LPC
4 years experience
Thanks for reaching out! I am a professional counselor licensed in Texas with 3 years of experience. While that may not seem like much, I am well equipped in helping others figure out this thing we call life. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting and life transitions. My style is interactive, open and empathic. My goal is to create a warm, supportive environment in which my clients can... Read More
Thanks for reaching out! I am a professional counselor licensed in Texas with 3 years of experience. While that may not seem like much, I am well equipped in helping others figure out this thing we call life.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Michelle Prado

LCSW
11 years experience
Michelle Prado is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington. Michelle is warm, compassionate and non-judgmental. She enjoys creating a safe place for clients to navigate and explore life’s challenges. She feels she can help her clients develop helpful strategies through mindfulness, exploring core beliefs, reframing challenges, and honoring values. Michelle truly enjoys helping people discover and align their lives... Read More
Michelle Prado is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington. Michelle is warm, compassionate and non-judgmental. She enjoys creating a safe place for clients to navigate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Seth Houdeshell

LCSW, SAP
20 years experience
Discomfort prompts us to seek change. This feeling may come from an old problem or from old pain that seems to follow you through the years of your life. It may also come from a new problem that has caught you by surprise or left you feeling stuck. Maybe you just feel drawn toward your potential to improve the quality of your life in some way. Read More
Discomfort prompts us to seek change. This feeling may come from an old problem or from old pain that seems to follow you through the years of your life. It may also come from a new problem that has caught you by surprise or left you feeling stuck. Maybe you just feel drawn toward your potential to improve the quality of your life in some way. Read More
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  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Experience: 20 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.