Patricia Florence,LCSW, CGP

Patricia Florence,LCSW, CGP

Professions: Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 37916
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: $150 For Individual Sessions

$165 For Couples

$60 For Group


700 West 34th Street
Austin, Texas 78705

My Approach to Helping

Psychotherapy can help you change your life.

Why psychotherapy? Aren't there drugs for depression? Anxiety? Shouldn't they be enough?

Drugs can be absolutely a life-changer for some people and, for others, they aren't helpful at all. As helpful as they can be, they can't help you learn effective coping skills, understand how your early life and/or trauma affects your present life, or teach you how to repair your relationships. Those are best addressed within psychotherapy.

I look at our lives as affected by our genes, our families, our communities, and the larger world. How we interact with those circles and with ourselves affects how we feel about ourselves. Often, people consult with a therapist because one or more of those relationships is in some kind of difficulty. Our work together is to help you identify the issues, the feelings you may be having (or not having) and take steps to move towards having the relationships with yourself and other people that are fulfilling and joyful. I do not set the agenda for you, although I will work with you to set your goals for yourself. Your work with me is your own, at your pace. I see myself as a guide and facilitator to that process. I am not a silent partner, however. I will ask questions, and I will offer suggestions at times. Sometimes, I will bring your attention to patterns or connections that I notice. They are yours to consider.

More Info About My Practice

I offer a free telephone consultation in order for us to decide whether or not to work together. Therapy is often a long-term relationship, thus it is critical to your therapeutic experience that our "fit" be a good one. In addition to individual and couples therapy, I have openings in an on-going psychodynamic mixed-gender group that meets 5:30-7:00 on Wednesday evenings. Group therapy is an excellent therapy (often an adjunct to individual work) model that can help you with interpersonal issues and family issues. It also has helped many people with social anxiety and other difficulties.

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

People who grew up with parents who abused and/or neglected them are clients I am particularly skilled at treating. Often, feelings of shame and embarrassment inhibit people from talking about those experiences and they feel as if they're the only ones who have had them, or they think they should just "get over it." Afterall, that was a long time ago, and I shouldn't be affected anymore. None of that is true. We are deeply affected by the circumstances of our lives, and "getting over it" is not a matter of not thinking about it or hiding it. It requires a lot of courage and work to understand how you WERE and ARE affected by it, so you can live your life in a freer way.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

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