Find a Therapist in Austin, TX

Find a Therapist, Psychologist, or Marriage Counselor in Austin

 
Kristin Vaughn, Ph.D.

Kristin Vaughn, Ph.D.

Verified Credentials

Psychology

Age groups I work with: Adults

"I have been trained to work with many different client problems, and have used multiple techniques to address them. The approach that I use with you will b..." read more

Austin, TX 78746

Kristin Vaughn, Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24358

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Jill Z. Brenner, LCSW

Jill Z. Brenner, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults

"My therapeutic approach is eclectic, allowing me to draw on a variety of modalities to help guide my counseling. Because individuals are unique, the type o..." read more

Austin, TX 78759

Jill Z. Brenner, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 05742

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Marcelle Abusalbi, MA, LPC

Marcelle Abusalbi, MA, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counselling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Is your negative thinking holding you back from enjoying the life you deserve? I am a CBT therapist with years of experiencing. CBT is an evidence based pr..." read more

Austin, TX 78746

Marcelle Abusalbi, MA, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24959

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Uva Most, LCSW

Uva Most, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Would you like to feel more balanced, present and joyous in life? Human beings are born with the innate wisdom to achieve harmony and joy in life. When..." read more

Austin, TX 78702

Uva Most, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 06996

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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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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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Deanna Miesch, LPC-S, ATR-BC

Deanna Miesch, LPC-S, ATR-BC

Verified Credentials

Creative Arts Therapy, Counseling, Mental Health Counseling

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

"My approach in therapy is to meet you where you are and help guide you in goal development, skills building and goal attainment. It is important to me tha..." read more

Austin, TX 78702

Deanna Miesch, LPC-S, ATR-BC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 24976

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Jan Mann, LPC, NCC, CTS

Jan Mann, LPC, NCC, CTS

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Psychotherapy

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

"I specialize in working with children and adults who are experiencing life changes, often as the result of a trauma. I support clients in their desire to l..." read more

Austin, TX 78751

Jan Mann, LPC, NCC, CTS Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 15270

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Pierre Choucroun, PhD, LPC-S

Pierre Choucroun, PhD, LPC-S

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling

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

"How do you get yourself unstuck? Do you try to help your partner get unstuck? Your teen? Your family? Close relationships inevitably become complicated rel..." read more

Austin, TX 78746

Pierre Choucroun, PhD, LPC-S Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 02070

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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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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