Monica Thiagarajan, PhD

Monica Thiagarajan, PhD

Professions: Counseling Psychology, , , Clinical Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 37290
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 33668
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Office 1
11673 Jollyville Rd
Suite 201
Austin, Texas 78759 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My fees are $120 an hour.
I offer a sliding fee scale for individuals who face financial need.

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Reaching out is the first step towards healing!
As human beings we long for a sense of belonging and for others to accept us for who we truly are. If you fall outside of social norms you may face specific struggles. The fear of being discriminated against for being different in terms of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, and culture are based on reality. I seek to provide a safe and empowering space to explore these issues in a way that makes you feel seen and heard.

Are you tired of being ignored and feeling isolated?
Do you feel uncomfortable in your own body?
Do you feel disconnected and/or undeserving of the love of others?
Are you troubled by feelings of unworthiness or insecurity?
Do you worry about developing relationships with people who will be open and accepting of your diversity?

I use effective strategies that will help you:
Cope with difficult feelings such as anger, worry, and sadness
Find relief from anxiety and depression
Become comfortable with who you are
Address ways in which you may be self-medicating
Build your confidence and self-esteem
Address internalized homophobia/biphobia/transphobia
Address racial trauma
Increase connectedness with self and others

I am a licensed psychologist in the State of Texas. I earned my doctoral degree from Western Michigan University and my masters from Loyola University Chicago. My own life experiences make me passionate about working with people from different cultural, racial, ethnic, and sexual identity groups. I believe that therapy should celebrate and advocate the authenticity and integrity of LGBTQ and racially diverse persons. I welcome the opportunity to talk with you prior to scheduling an appointment.

Email or Call Monica Thiagarajan, PhD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 33668

My Therapy Focus

I offer a compassionate, respectful, and healing space for patients to intentionally explore feelings, thoughts, and behaviors that are causing their suffering. I use Cognitive Behavioral therapy to help increase awareness of client?s emotional and thought patterns. Whereas, using Mindfulness based approaches gradually opens clients to the confidence of making changes to alleviate symptoms and increase their overall quality of life.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Interpersonal trauma

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Depression
  • Gender Dsyphoria
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Self-Compassion
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions

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