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Frank Cohn

Frank Cohn

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults, Elders

"We are a community of 20+ therapists. One of the most difficult things to do when you're suffering is trying to find the right person to help. We've made..." read more

Austin, TX 78723

Frank Cohn Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 13318

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Candice Ackerman, Ph.D.

Candice Ackerman, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling, Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"As a psychologist, I treat a variety of symptoms, life issues, and psychological problems. My goal is to help you learn the tools and strategies you need f..." read more

Austin, TX 78738

Candice Ackerman, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23591

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Mary B. Mattis, LCSW, LCDC, Board-approved Supervisor

Mary B. Mattis, LCSW, LCDC, Board-approved Supervisor

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Clinical Social Work, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Each of us has more choice in our life and its outcomes than we are consciously aware of on a day to day basis. Becoming acutely aware of the power of choi..." read more

Austin, TX 78745

Mary B. Mattis, LCSW, LCDC, Board-approved Supervisor Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16153

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Callye Lawrence, MA, LPC-Intern

Callye Lawrence, MA, LPC-Intern

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Feeling anxious, stuck, or alone is not how you have to live your life. There are so many people who walk around day-to-day living a life that doesn't feel..." read more

Austin, TX 78731

Austin, TX 78759

Callye Lawrence, MA, LPC-Intern Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23559

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Heather McPherson, M.A., LPC, LMFT

Heather McPherson, M.A., LPC, LMFT

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, Other

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Working with individuals and couples from the here and now perspective allows us to honor the past but not dwell on it; instead we find ways to move forwar..." read more

Austin, TX 78746

Heather McPherson, M.A., LPC, LMFT Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09704

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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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Katy David, RYT, LPC

Katy David, RYT, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"I use a gentle but direct approach to help clients get out of their own way and contact their truth. Because emotion is perception felt in the body, this i..." read more

Austin, TX 78759

Katy David, RYT, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19936

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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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Dana D Bentley, MA, LMFTA

Dana D Bentley, MA, LMFTA

Verified Credentials

Marriage & Family Therapy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"For relationships, couples, and families, I am a therapist who is dedicated to client satisfaction. I offer the focused and meticulous relationship counsel..." read more

Austin, TX 78705

Dana D Bentley, MA, LMFTA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22357

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Collin T. Davies, LPC, LPA

Collin T. Davies, LPC, LPA

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Early in my studies, I found myself fascinated by the ways the human psyche translates everyday life into a meaningful story. We each have a story to share..." read more

Austin, TX 78746

Collin T. Davies, LPC, LPA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 23094

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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