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There are no therapists currently located in Austin, TX. The following therapists are located in TX.

Pamela Lane

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Grief, Parenting issues, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Brooke Beato

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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Depression, ADHD, Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes

Jonathan Holmsten

  • 20 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Austin, Texas
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Eclectic, EMDR, Family / Marital, Humanistic, Imago, Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

State License: Texas

Mona Ghosheh

  • 11 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Austin, Texas
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Languages: English, Arabic

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Feminist, Integrative, Interpersonal, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)

State License: Texas

Jo Eckler

  • 11 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Austin, Texas
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Areas of focus: Anxiety, Coping With Medical Issues, Life Coaching, Self Esteem

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Existential, Mindfulness-based (MBCT)

State Licenses: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Utah

Anna McElearney

  • 7 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Austin, Texas
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Areas of focus: Caregiver Stress, Codependency, Coping With Medical Issues, Infidelity, Marital / Premarital, Relationship Issues

Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Gottman Method, Imago

State License: Texas

Geeti Mahajan

  • 7 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Austin, Texas
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Languages: English, Farsi

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Feminist, Integrative, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural, Relational, Somatic, Trauma Focused

State License: Texas

Edna Brinkley

  • 23 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Austin, Texas
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Mindfulness-based (MBCT), Multicultural

State License: Texas

Brettjet Cody

  • 5 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Austin, Texas
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Culturally Sensitive, Family Systems, Integrative, Interpersonal, Multicultural, Psychological Testing and Evaluation

State License: Texas

Merry Anderson

  • 22 years of Experience
  • United States
  • Austin, Texas
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Languages: English

Treatment Approaches: Attachment-based, EMDR, Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Gestalt, Interpersonal, Relational, Person-Centered Therapy

State License: Texas

II. The Best Therapists in Austin, TX

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Online Therapy considered eight key factors that can affect the quality of your therapy experience, including the therapists’ credentials, specializations, availability, and cost. Therapists included on this list scored highly across all criteria.

Choosing the Best Austin, TX Therapists

Credentials

Finding a properly credentialed therapist is the first step in getting the high quality of care that you deserve. To practice in Texas, mental health therapists, including professional counselors, marriage and family counselors, clinical social workers, and clinical psychologists, must meet stringent requirements. They need to have a master’s or doctoral degree, complete hundreds of hours of supervised clinical work, and pass state exams for licensure.

Accessibility

The best therapist for you is one who can be available when you need them. To better accommodate your schedule, some therapists offer extended office hours and the option for evening, weekend, or remote sessions.

Cost

Cost shouldn’t be a barrier to getting help. Affordability, including per-session or monthly subscription costs and whether the therapist offers a sliding scale, was one of the key factors considered for inclusion in this list. Other factors, such as whether the therapist accepts insurance, were also evaluated.

Jill Racine: Ph.D. | Best for obsessive-compulsive disorder

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512-202-9471
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Dr. Racine provides compassionate care for children, adolescents, and adults. Her focus is on helping people with obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, and all types of anxiety to lead better lives. She customizes her evidence-based treatments depending on each patient’s unique needs.

What patients say:

“Dr. Racine really knows her stuff and gently pushes you forward to help you overcome your struggles. She is extremely knowledgeable about OCD and its treatment. Her office is calming and comfortable. I would definitely recommend her!”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
Child or Adolescent
BlueCross and BlueShield
Medicare
Not Provided No Yes

Cherie Mills: LCSW | Best for coping with life stresses

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512-712-0331
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Cherie Mills brings the benefit of more than 20 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker to her sessions with patients. She specializes in using experiential, talk therapy, and energy psychology techniques to help clients cope with stress due to diverse issues, including life changes, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, decision-making, and divorce.

What patients say:

“Very knowledgeable, goal and results oriented, easy to talk to, excellent therapy.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Bipolar Disorder
Codependency
Coping with Life Changes
Decision Making
Depression
Divorce
Medicare (no Medicare Advantage plans)
United HealthCare (Optum)
Cost per Session: 50-minute psychotherapy session $150 No Yes

Jen Eversdyk: LPC | Best for couples counseling

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512-557-0944
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Jen Eversdyk is a licensed professional counselor with a passion for helping her clients cultivate and maintain healthy, fulfilling relationships. She enjoys working with couples and individuals who may be struggling to connect. Through her support and understanding of the science behind relationships, she seeks to help clients build the foundation for lasting change in their relationships.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
Coping Skills
N/A Cost per Session: $200 per hour No Yes

Delaney Menell: M.A., LMFT | Best for parents

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512-774-4432
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Delaney Menell is a licensed marriage and family therapist who offers a unique blend of therapy and life coaching to help clients achieve their interpersonal, family, and career goals. She especially enjoys working with parents, adult adoptees, athletes, and perfectionists of all kinds. She uses parent coaching to address emotional and behavioral issues while nurturing the bond between parents and their children.

What patients say:

“Delaney has this incredible balance of kindness and compassion and an awareness and ability to meet you where you are. She’ll take what you give her and help you hold everything together when you’re struggling to do it alone, but she’s present and ready to push you when you have the tools and strength to handle it.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Adoption
Parenting
Relationship Issues
N/A Cost per Session: $200 No Yes

Marian Wall Thompson: LCSW | Best for sex therapy

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512-540-5854
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Marian Wall Thompson is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in helping individuals and couples work through sex and intimacy issues, anxiety, and trauma. She is trained in a variety of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive behavioral, internal family systems, and relational therapy. Marian is a sex-positive therapist who strives to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for patients of all lifestyles and orientations.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
UnitedHealthcare Cost per Session: $120 Yes Yes

Bonnie J. Fleckenstein: LPC Intern, LPC-I | Best for a person-centered approach to trauma

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512-643-6277
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Bonnie Fleckenstein is a licensed professional counselor intern. Bonnie creates a warm, safe space free of judgment where patients experiencing trauma, PTSD, anxiety, and stress can heal. She works with children and adults and uses a holistic, person-centered approach to tailor treatment plans to individual needs and goals.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
Stress
N/A Cost per Session: $75-$100 per 50-minute session Yes Yes

Patricia Bennett: M.Ed., LPC | Best for depression

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737-666-5351
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Patricia Bennett is a licensed professional counselor with over 18 years of experience. She partners with patients who may be experiencing depression, anxiety, or PTSD in their journeys toward achieving their goals.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Depression
N/A Cost per Session: $100.00 per 50-minute session Yes Yes

Kristin Atkinson: M.S., LPC, NCC | Best for PTSD

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512-766-6837
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Kristin Atkinson is a licensed professional counselor. She offers empathetic care to help relieve the anxiety, depression, and complex emotions that arise with PTSD and the aftermath of trauma. She is open to using a variety of different approaches to assist clients, including expressive arts and mindfulness.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Trauma and PTSD
Relationship Issues
N/A Cost per Session: 

$100 for 50 minute weekly session
$200 for 4 weekly session per month

No Yes

Julia Stamman, LPC | Best for anxiety

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512-766-4786
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Julia Stamman is a licensed professional counselor who assists adults with anxiety and stress, with a particular focus on the neurodiverse and those who self-identify as “geeks, gamers, and misfits.” Warm and caring, Julia creates a safe space where all are welcome.

What patients say:

“Julia is a creative, compassionate, and intelligent therapist. I am continually impressed with her ideas for healing and refer people to her frequently.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Relationship Issues
Anxiety
PTSD
N/A Cost per Session:

Individual: $130 per session
Group: $60 per 2-hour group

No Yes

David Hixon: M.A., LPC, RYT | Best for life transitions

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512-270-0819
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David Hixon is a licensed professional counselor who gives his clients the tools they need to cope with life’s inevitable transitions. Through mindfulness and other therapeutic approaches, he helps clients to make positive changes, improve their relationships, and build better self-esteem. He particularly enjoys working with young adults and couples.

What patients say:

“Empathetic, smart, and even a great sense of humor. There’s no one I feel more secure with to dive into life’s challenges. He’s the most dependable and professional counselor I know.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Life Transitions
Self Esteem
N/A Cost per Session:

Individual Counseling $150 per 50-minute session
Couples Counseling $175 per 50-minute session
Adult Interpersonal Group Counseling $55 per 90-minute session

No Yes

Michael Giles: M.S.W., LCSW | Best for family conflict

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737-241-81
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Michael Giles is a licensed clinical social worker. He uses insights from a wide variety of therapeutic approaches to tailor treatment plans to each patient’s needs. His goal is to join his patients on their journey toward peace, healing, and happiness as they work through issues including family conflict, divorce, trauma, and anxiety.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Divorce
Beacon
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Military OneSource
TRICARE
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $120 for 60 minutes Yes Yes

Elise Keoghan: LPC Intern, M.A. | Best for eating disorders

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512-967-4628
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Elise Keoghan is a licensed professional counselor intern. As a fitness enthusiast and athlete, Elise enjoys working with athletes and exercise enthusiasts of all kinds who may be struggling with body image, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression. She has her Sports Nutrition Certification through AFPA.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Eating Disorders
Sports Performance
Relationship Issues
Whole Foods Cost per Session:

50 min session and an initial session is up to $130 per the practice rate at Discovery Counseling
Families can benefit from longer sessions, and my fee for a 90 min session is $155

Yes Yes

Louise E. Sawaki: M.A., LPC | Best for grief

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737-204-1838
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Louise Sawaki is a licensed professional counselor and licensed chemical dependency counselor. She’s an experienced therapist who cares deeply about helping people experiencing grief, anxiety, and life transitions find hope and healing. She also enjoys seeing her clients grow and thrive after trauma, recover from people-pleasing, and manage anxiety and stress.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Life Transitions
Grief
N/A Cost per Session: $175 Yes Yes

Ana Arellano: M.A., LPC | Best for substance abuse

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210-414-5813
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Ana Arellano is a licensed professional counselor who specializes in research-based therapies for patients struggling with complex trauma, including Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Her experience also includes treating patients with anxiety, addiction, and relationship issues. She embraces a holistic approach to healing and incorporates creative arts when appropriate.

What patients say:

“Working with Ana has been one of the smartest things I’ve ever done, both personally and professionally. She has a very gentle way of evoking a desire to fully understand what is happening deeply inside and why certain patterns were repeating themselves in my life.”

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Anxiety
Trauma
Addiction
Ambetter
Blue Cross
Blue Shield
BlueCross and BlueShield
Cigna
Humana
Magellan
Optum
Superior HealthPlan
UnitedHealthcare
Cost per Session: $80 Yes Yes

Cindy Williams Todd: M.A., LMFT | Best for relationship issues

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512-593-2044
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Cindy Williams Todd is a licensed marriage and family therapist who’s invested in improving the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of her clients’ relationships using a holistic approach. She recognizes the central role of faith in many people’s relationships and is open to discussing faith as much or as little as her patients wish. Cindy has been providing individual and family therapy in the Austin area since 2011.

Specializations Insurance Cost Sliding scale Remote services
Trauma and PTSD
Anxiety
Relationship Issues
N/A Cost per Session:

$115- Individual Therapy
$135- Family Therapy
$135- Couples Therapy

No Yes

III. What You Should Know About Austin Therapy

How are Austin therapists licensed?

To apply for licensure in Texas, therapists must complete an approved master’s degree or a doctoral degree that includes masters-level coursework. After graduating, they have to complete at least 3,000 hours of supervised professional experience. Finally, they must pass state exams to become licensed.

How much does therapy cost in Austin?

The cost of therapy depends on several factors, including whether a therapist accepts your insurance. Not all therapists in Austin work with insurance. Fortunately, however, many therapists do offer a free consultation so you can get a better sense of whether they’re a good fit for you. Some offer a sliding scale to help make therapy more affordable. On average, the cost of a 50-minute to one-hour session in the Austin area is around $170.

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