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Dr. Mathis V. Kennington, LMFTA

Dr. Mathis V. Kennington, LMFTA

Profession(s): Marriage & Family Therapy, Counseling, Psychotherapy

"I worked with a couple whose constant fighting slowly forced a wedge between them. He did not know what she wanted. She did not know how to tell him. They ..." read more

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Dr. Mathis V. Kennington, LMFTA Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17874

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

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

Profession(s): Counseling, Coaching

"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

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

 
 
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 t..." read more

Austin, TX 78702

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

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Jan Phillips, LMFT-A, LPC Intern

Jan Phillips, LMFT-A, LPC Intern

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapy, Counselling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults

"Working closely with those in the medical field to create your family is not what you had in mind. Discussing the most intimate details with doctors, plann..." read more

Austin, TX 78746

Jan Phillips, LMFT-A, LPC Intern Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 10303

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Anna McElearney, M.A., LMFT-Associate, NCC

Anna McElearney, M.A., LMFT-Associate, NCC

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"SPECIALIZATION: COUPLES THERAPY / MARRIAGE COUNSELING / INDIVIDUAL THERAPY Looking for a Couples Therapist? Or, are you an Individual seeking a Therapist ..." read more

Austin, TX 78759

Anna McElearney, M.A., LMFT-Associate, NCC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12621

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Christine Winston, LCSW

Christine Winston, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy, Social Work, Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"So often, we have a longing for change in our lives, but we're just not sure where to start. Psychotherapy can serve as a tool to help unravel and change f..." read more

Austin, TX 78704

Christine Winston, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00162

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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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Marianna Satu Korby, LPC

Marianna Satu Korby, LPC

Verified Credentials

Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"Do you feel stuck, want to move past recurring issues or feel happier and more fulfilled? Are you feeling unsatisfied in your current relationships, going ..." read more

Austin, TX 78759

Round Rock, TX 78681

Marianna Satu Korby, LPC Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18094

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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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Alan Rivas, LCSW

Alan Rivas, LCSW

Verified Credentials

Clinical Social Work

Age groups I work with: Adults

"Individual,Couples,Immigration Psychological Reports. I have been practicing in the mental health field for over ten years working with adults and childre..." read more

Austin, TX 78745

San Antonio, TX 78205

Alan Rivas, LCSW Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 18046

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Elisabeth Middleton Ph.D.

Elisabeth Middleton Ph.D.


Psychology, Psychotherapy, Mental Health Counseling

Age groups I work with: Teens, Adults, Elders

"My theoretical approach to psychotherapy is developmental and psychodynamic. I tend to work more relationally than some who have this approach and I am oft..." read more

Austin, TX 78704

Elisabeth Middleton Ph.D. Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 00570

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Wayne Baker

Wayne Baker

Verified Credentials

Psychotherapy

Age groups I work with: Adults, Elders

"My goal is to help you live a richer and more satisfying life and help you grow into the person you want to become. Perhaps you know exactly what's not wor..." read more

Austin, TX 78759

Wayne Baker Phone Number: 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12553

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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