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Jacqueline Noel, LPC

Jacqueline Noel, LPC

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I believe that engaging in the process of psychotherapy with my clients is a great honor and bears much responsibility. I am committed to offering therape..." read more

Austin, TX 78752

Jacqueline Noel, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14658

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Brenda J. Lightfoot, PhD, LPC-I, CRC, BCC

Brenda J. Lightfoot, PhD, LPC-I, CRC, BCC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"I aspire to provide a safe, supportive environment where clients can explore and learn new ideas, skills, and attitudes. I don't view clients as broken or ..." read more

Austin, TX 78731

Austin, TX 78752

Brenda J. Lightfoot, PhD, LPC-I, CRC, BCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19393

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William Schroeder, MA, LPC

William Schroeder, MA, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"A lot of people come to therapy feeling stuck and like they need some help overcoming the obstacles in their path. These obstacles can be things like a bre..." read more

Austin, TX 78759

William Schroeder, MA, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24172

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Carolyn Poole, LPC-S, LCDC

Carolyn Poole, LPC-S, LCDC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"You're searching for a therapist because you or someone you care about is suffering. The purpose of my work is to provide you with the skills and healing n..." read more

Austin, TX 78746

Carolyn Poole, LPC-S, LCDC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 07129

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Sandra Rankin, PhD, LPC, LPCC

Sandra Rankin, PhD, LPC, LPCC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I believe everyone has the inner ability to heal but self-defeating thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can get in the way. Sessions with me are conversation..." read more

Austin, TX 78759

Sandra Rankin, PhD, LPC, LPCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23617

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Michael Mahan, LMSW, LCDC

Michael Mahan, LMSW, LCDC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Are you experiencing life changes that you are having trouble adjusting to? Have you become stuck on your personal path of growth? Are you feeling out of b..." read more

Austin, TX 78723

Michael Mahan, LMSW, LCDC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 14241

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Rachel Madorsky, LCSW

Rachel Madorsky, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My approach to therapy is collaborative, practical, encouraging and down-to-earth. Though you may not feel it right now, you can have more of what you real..." read more

Austin, TX 78746

Rachel Madorsky, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06493

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Anne R. Walker, LPC, LMFT

Anne R. Walker, LPC, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I provide a respectful, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment in which you can consider the influence of current and past events on your present situat..." read more

Austin, TX 78759

Anne R. Walker, LPC, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00152

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Jill Pressley, MA, LPC

Jill Pressley, MA, LPC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"My style of therapy is interactive, compassionate, and free of judgment. No two people experience depression, illness, a breakup, or other life challenge t..." read more

Austin, TX 78746

Jill Pressley, MA, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23894

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Natalia Gian Buchanan, LPC

Natalia Gian Buchanan, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Counseling Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Do you feel like thoughts of food rule your life? Are you tired of constantly being on a diet, losing a little weight, and then gaining it right back (and ..." read more

Austin, TX 78703

Natalia Gian Buchanan, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01252

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Austin, Texas, situated in Travis County, is home to over 840,0001 residents and several major corporations. Google, Texas Instruments, Whole Foods, Apple, 3M, and eBay have chosen Austin for their regional or home office locations. With a thriving business architecture, the city is able to sustain entertainment and academic excellence while providing ample services for its many residents.

 

Mental Health Statistics
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 20% of adults living in Travis County reported some form of mental health issue between 2008 and 2010. The county also saw a 33% rise in psychiatric inpatient care in those years. The Mental Health Task Force and (MHTF) and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) reported that in 2010, 92% of individuals readmitted to a hospital more than four times in a one month period had substance use issues and 100% had some classification of mood disorder. The Austin Independent School District Student Substance Use and Safety Survey showed that 16% of all teenage students had poor or very poor coping skills to deal with negative or stressful emotions2.

 

Behavioral Health Initiative Makes an Impact in Austin
Austin delivers services to its residents through the Travis County Health and Human Services Department (HHSD), and they aim to protect the mental and physical health of all citizens through collaborative efforts that include volunteers, staff members, medical professionals, social service providers, private organizations, community outreach efforts, and residents. Some of the goals Austin is focused on achieving include making city facilities smoke free, reaching at least 95% of all individuals with HIV/AIDS to provide them with care, obtaining housing for at least 75% of those in need, and seeing an improvement in mentoring and positive peer modeling in at least 75% of all Austin adolescents3.

 

As part of Travis County’s HHSD, residents of Austin benefit from the many services provided on county and city levels. Services to veterans are a high priority as the region is home to approximately 50,000 veterans, and suicide rates among these individuals are increasing. The HHSD offers targeted programs to help veterans cope with mental health issues.

 

Other services offered through the HHSD include the Children’s Outpatient Mental Health & Evaluation Services program that provides diagnosis, prevention, intervention, and support to children and families in need. The Austin Child Guidance Center acts as a safe place for families and children to receive care regardless of their ability to pay, and in 2012, over 4,700 children received counseling services there.

 

Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC) oversees all of the programs offered to residents. These include Early Childhood Intervention, Co-occurring Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorders Programs, The Inn (a residential program that treats those with short-term, psychiatric crises), Mobile Crisis Outreach, Developmental Disabilities Services, Emergency Psychiatric Services, and many others. Each of these departments is focused on addressing the specific issues related to their target client bases, and together, they work to improve the well-being of all citizens. Overall, more than 14,400 Austin residents used these outlets to receive mental health and social services in 20124.

 

1 U.S. Department of Commerce, United States Census Bureau. (2013). State & County QuickFacts. Retrieved from http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/48/4805000.html

2 Travis County Health and Human Services & Veterans Service. (2013). Behavioral Health, 2012 Community Impact Report, 12 -17. Retrieved from http://www.co.travis.tx.us/health_human_services/research_planning/publications/cir/cir_2012/Behavioral_Health.pdf

3 The City of Austin. (2013). Performance Measures, Health and Human services. Retrieved from http://www.austintexas.gov/budget/eperf/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.departmentGoals&DEPT_CD=HHS

4 Travis County Health and Human Services & Veterans Service. (2013). Behavioral health, 2012 community impact report, 20-31. Retrieved from http://www.co.travis.tx.us/health_human_services/research_planning/publications/cir/cir_2012/Behavioral_Health.pdf