Justin Gardner,MA, LPC-S

Justin Gardner,MA, LPC-S

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Life Coach, Psychotherapist
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: My average fee is $200, my full regular fee is $300 per 55 minute session, my bottom fee is $100.

I offer sliding scale slots for clients for whom my regular fee represents a financial hardship. Clients who are able to pay my full fee, or closer to it, support me in being able to offer services to others at a reduced rate. Thank you.

If you feel called to work with me in particular and are unable to afford my full fee, please feel free to start a conversation about what you are seeking, why you feel I might be a fit for assisting in your process, and what your circumstances and budget are at the current time.

I can provide documentation for Out of Network benefits.

Initial Consultations are at no charge if one of us decides it's not the right fit.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


2111 Dickson Drive
Suite 33
Austin, Texas 78704
Austin, Texas 78759

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My Approach to Helping

At its core, my approach to therapy is about developing greater awareness and compassion of one's self and all of our 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".

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

Grief and Trauma, Psychedelic and Psycho-Spiritual Integration, Relationships and Parenting, Life Stage and Identity transitions, Terminal Illness and Caregiving concerns, Depression and Anxiety, Substance Abuse, 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 some of 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.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with a diverse client population from clergy to sex workers, musicians and artists to engineers, from college students to C-suite executives, and from heterosexual monogamously married to Queer, CNM, Kink enthusiasts. I lived on 3 continents by the time I was in third grade, and retain an awareness of the import and impact of cultural context. I'm passionate about supporting clients in living *their* best life, inclusive of their identities and their journeys which may involve the transformation of their beliefs and values and connections.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • 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
  • Identity Issues
  • 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
  • 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
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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