Justin Gardner


Justin Gardner


Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC-S - 63455
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: $125 is regular full fee. $75-125 on sliding scale.

I can provide documentation for Out of Network benefits.

Free initial 15-30 minute phone consultation if preferred.
Free Initial Consultation


4103 Marathon Blvd
Austin, Texas 78756
Rivertree Therapy
3625 Manchaca Rd # 202
Austin, Texas 78704

My Approach to Helping

At it's core, my approach to therapy is about developing greater awareness and compassion of one's self and one's relations, and learning skills for embodying that compassionate awareness effectively in the service of one's values and goals. By learning to give permission to ourselves and others to be both who and where we are in our journeys, we develop greater effectiveness, first at recognizing, and then intentionally choosing, how we relate to each moment as it arises within and around us. We will work collaboratively to ease the constrictions of inner conflict and relax into a deeper presence within the moment, and in so doing, open each other to a growing edge of freedom to "Be the change you want to see".

More Info About My Practice

I currently accept BCBS PPO plans as an in network provider. I'm happy to provide receipts for out-of-network billing if you have such a benefit on another plan. I accept cash, credit cards, and checks. My regular full fee is $125.00 per 55 minute session. I have a sliding scale for private pay clients who cannot afford my full fee, and it ranges from $75-125 per 55 minute session. I can also refer to a clinician who works in my practice under my clinical supervision who can slide lower than I'm able to slide.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Depression and Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Grief and Trauma, Relationships and Parenting, Integrating Spiritual Practice and Values into Everyday Life.

My Role as a Therapist

My role is to be as present and attentive as I'm able in the moment, to engage in a compassionate and collaborative search for your own inner direction, values, goals, and strengths while identifying strategies for meeting your perceived obstacles and challenges. Through our relationship, I hope to facilitate the emergence of greater self efficacy, as we grow together into greater awareness and compassion for your unique embodiment of your history, beliefs, yearnings, vision and passion.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

When you've found the right therapist for you, you will likely experience the following: A subjective sense of "goodness of fit." When talking to the therapist, you find yourself able to say things out loud that you haven't been able to put words to before, and feel at greater ease confronting difficult aspects of yourself with honesty and compassion. You receive guidance on developing tools and strategies that are realistic and helpful options for you in managing your particular challenges. You find yourself gaining greater insight into, and acceptance of, your patterns, habits and tendencies exactly where you currently are, while also finding yourself increasingly free and able to intentionally make concrete, meaningful changes in your day to day life.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Client-Directed Outcome-Informed Therapy (CDOI)
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
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