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Jennifer Wagner, LCSW

Jennifer Wagner, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work, Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My approach is relational with an emphasis on developing and maintaining trust in the counseling relationship through warmth, compassion and connectedness ..." read more

Austin, TX 78750

Jennifer Wagner, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 19808

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Gail Goodman, MEd, LPC

Gail Goodman, MEd, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My philosophy of psychotherapy and my work as a career counselor is based on a positive strengths-oriented approach. I have been in practice since 1995 and..." read more

Austin, TX 78746

Gail Goodman, MEd, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10399

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Susanne Slay-Westbrook LPC-S, LMFT-S

Susanne Slay-Westbrook LPC-S, LMFT-S

Verified Credentials

Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Other

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

"Over the last 30 years of practicing psychotherapy, I have developed an approach called Respect-Focused Therapy,(Copyright 2010) which simply means what it..." read more

Austin, TX 78723

Susanne Slay-Westbrook LPC-S, LMFT-S Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 09760

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Lisa Knudson, LCSW

Lisa Knudson, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Counseling, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"If you are dissatisfied in a relationship, but are unsure whether to accept it for what it is, try to improve it, or leave, I can help. If you have attemp..." read more

Austin, TX 78703

Lisa Knudson, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 16294

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Linda S. Wilbourn, MA, LPC Intern

Linda S. Wilbourn, MA, LPC Intern

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Coaching

Age groups I work with: Children, Teens, Adults

"You'd like to clear the path for something great. But maybe you are overwhelmed by difficult thoughts, feelings, memories, or anxiety and uncertainty about..." read more

Austin, TX 78746

Linda S. Wilbourn, MA, LPC Intern Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12523

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Martha Brandt, M.Ed., LPC-S

Martha Brandt, M.Ed., LPC-S

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling

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

"We humans are beings of mind, body, and spirit. Many types of psychotherapy focus primarily on the mind and rely solely on exchanges of words and thoughts..." read more

Austin, TX 78746

Martha Brandt, M.Ed., LPC-S Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04246

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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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Patricia Florence, LCSW

Patricia Florence, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Psychotherapy, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"I look at our lives as affected by our genes, our families, our communities, and the larger world. How we interact with those circles and with ourselves af..." read more

Austin, TX 78705

Patricia Florence, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01300

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Katie Dillingham, LPC Intern, Supervised by Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC-S, LMFT, SEP

Katie Dillingham, LPC Intern, Supervised by Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC-S, LMFT, SEP

Verified Credentials

Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I specialize in working with young adults who are struggling with depression, stress, confidence, relationship, and career issues. My approach to therapy i..." read more

Austin, TX 78704

Austin, TX 78745

Katie Dillingham, LPC Intern, Supervised by Juliane Taylor Shore, LPC-S, LMFT, SEP Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18706

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Andrea Flager, M.A., LPC

Andrea Flager, M.A., LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"At times, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with various issues in life. Sometimes the most challenging part is to begin to think of how an issue will be res..." read more

Austin, TX 78703

Andrea Flager, M.A., LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 11169

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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