Referrals and Recommendations

Austin Area Therapists

Austin DBT Associates

Multiple practitioners
Offering affordable individual and group psychotherapy for adolescents and adults struggling with impulsive behaviors, emotional dysregulation, self-harm, anxiety, and depression. Accepts multiple insurance carriers. 

Center for Relationships

Multiple practitioners
Specializing in couples and family relationships from a Gottman certified perspective, The Center for Relationships offers individual, couples, family and group counseling and workshops/events. 

Rupesh Chhagan

Certified Hakomi Therapist
Rupesh is a warm, sincere, and loving presence. He operates from an Eastern philosophy and Hakomi body-centered theory that incorporates mindfulness and attunement. He specializes in recovery from anxiety, depression, addictions and abuse. 

Tishna Rollo

Tishna is a therapist with a natural gift for relating with an open heart. Located near 38th in central Austin, Tishna accepts BCBS PPO and works with individual adults and adolescents seeking healing from anxiety, depression, trauma, self-criticism, and existential concerns. Clients who have worked with Tishna tell me they love her warm and down-to-earth style.

Elaina Whittenhall

Elaina is a registered art therapist  and NARM Therapist with a gentle pace and creative approach. She believes in the power of feeling through issues creatively and emotionally and has a unique ability to see the innate worth of each client. I've practiced NARM therapy with Elaina personally and can also attest to her sense of humor! Elaina currently accepts BCBS PPO insurance. 

Anna Collins

Anna is located at Sol Healing & Wellness in North Austin and utilizes a compassion-focused therapeutic approach. Anna works with Families, Adolescents, and young adults, offering EMDR, Somatic-Experiencing, and an attachment based perspective. She accepts UHC, BCBS PPO, Aetna, and Whole Foods insurance. 

Emma Forsyth

Based in north central Austin (near Highland mall) and Cedar Park, Emma is a warm and sincere therapist working with individuals (children, teens, adults, couples, and families from an attachment-based lens. She is also trained in therapeutic parenting and parent/child relationship skills. 

Monti Pal

Monti utilizes a mind/body approach that is collaborative and mindfulness based. She works with adults and elders on a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders, and dissociative disorders. Monti also speaks Bengali and is currently accepting private pay only. 

Round Rock Therapists

David Schlosz

A unique blend of playful, present, and genuine, David is skilled and passionate with working with adolescents and adults on a variety of issues including general men's issues, spirituality, loneliness, and trauma. Originally from South Africa, David believes in the philosophy of "Ubuntu" (in being known I know myself)  as part of his therapeutic approach. David has both Round Rock and South Austin office locations.

Kim Sullivan

Owner and lead therapist of Heart and Soul Counseling, Kim has received master's-level training in Child-Parent Relationship Therapy, play therapy, and expressive arts therapy.  She provides play therapy for children, activity therapy for adolescents, animal-assisted therapy, parenting support, and sandtray therapy. Insurances accepted include Aetna, Optum, United Behavioral Health, Magellan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and some Medicaid plans.

Katie Cummings

Located in the heart of downtown Round Rock, Katie offers adult individual, couples, and group therapy for a wide range of presenting concerns. Katie is trained in several different modalities for working with relationships (Gottman, EFT, Imago therapy) as well as individuals (Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Somatic therapies). She also specializes in relational issues, grief, trauma, and pregnancy/post-partum concerns. Katie accepts BCBS PPO and UHC/Optum insurance. 

Aly Livingston-Shelburne

As a therapist, Aly strives to build a therapeutic egalitarian relationship that is supportive and collaborative. Additionally, she is solution-focused and utilizes expressive modalities including sandtray and art therapy as well as mindfulness and empowerment strategies to help one positively grow and progress in their goals. .
Aly accepts several insurances including Optum, Aetna,  and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Cedar Park Therapists

Nicole Griffith

 Nicole is a highly skilled therapist who works with individuals, families and couples ages 12 and up on a variety of presenting concerns. Nicole accepts BCBS PPO insurance. Click her photo to visit her website. 

Shilpa Mutyala

Shilpa is a warm and compassionate therapist with a natural ability to create a safe space. She is passionate with working with children, tweens, teens, and families and accepts BCBS PPO insurance. 

Dede Sigman Johnson

Dede works with children, teens, and adults and specializes in developmental trauma, grief, anxiety, and depression. She utilizes an agency-based, mind/body approach that is attuned to each client. Dede's practice, Breathe Therapeutic, is located nearby in Liberty Hill. Dede accepts UHC (Optum) insurance. 

Caleb Mathewss

Caleb is an attuned therapist who tailors his approach to each client. He works with individuals, couples, and families ages 12 and up at Nurture Family Counseling in Cedar Park and is able to provide sliding scale fees on a case by case basis.  

Micah Jaksik

Owner and founder of Cedar Park mindfulness based counseling, Micah utilizes a mindfulness-based approach with clients and specializes in anxiety, panic attacks, stress, depression, and men's issues. Micah accepts BCBS PPO and UHC/Optum insurances. 

Lindsay Jenkins 

Lindsay works with adolescents (14+), adults, and couples on a variety of presenting concerns. She is also specialized in eating and body disorders, mood disorders, life transitions, and relationship issues. Lindsay accepts UHC/Optum insurance. 

Alex Parnell

Alex is passionate with working with relationships and/or families who are in conflict or are feeling disconnected. He also specializes in working with chronic illness, grief, and spirituality concerns. Alex utilizes an accelerated approach and accepts private payment and UHC/Optum insurance. 

Reem Glasco

Reem works with adolescents, adults, and families from an integrative approach. She is certified in NARM and Somatic-Experiencing Therapies and utilizes a titrated approach for working with shock and/or developmental trauma. Reem also speaks Arabic and accepts BCBS PPO insurance. 

South Austin Therapists

Cat Donohoe

M.A., LPC-Intern, LMFT-A
Cat is located off Mopac at Austin Relational Wellness and primarily works with young adults and couples.  I went to school with Cat and have witnessed her innate ability to deeply tune in and be with others on their journey toward healing. Cat is also skilled with using the Enneagram to heighten understanding of ourselves and our relationships. 

Steve Cheney

M.A., NCC, LPC-Intern
Steve is located at the Austin Center for Therapy & Assessment off Brodie Ln. and is supervised by Professor John L. Garcia, Ed.D., LPC-S. Known for his down-to-earth, compassionate and humorous approach, Steve works with clients 12 and up with concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, and chronic illness. Steve offers a sliding scale and weekend availability. 

Albertina Law

LPC  Associate, NARM Therapist
Albertina offers bilingual therapy and specializes in complex trauma, life transitions, and relationship issues. She has a calm demeanor and innate ability to facilitate deeper authenticity and healing to allow each client to reconnect to their aliveness and heart. Albertina accepts private payment and is supervised by Dena Roberts P.h.D., LPC-S. 

Fadya Albakry

LPC, NARM Therapist
Warm, empathic, and connecting, Fadya specializes in healing from developmental and shock trauma, PTSD, and dissociative disorders. She utiltizes an attachment-based lens and experiential framework that works efficiently to go deep to the root of what is in the way of what her clients most want for themselves. Fadya currently accepts private payment. 

Psychiatrists & Prescribers

Erica Buch

PMHNP- Board Certified
Located in central Austin, Erica is one of the attuned and inclusive prescribers at Balcones Psychiatry and Mental Health. Erica is present, down to earth, and continuously updating her knowledge base and research to collaborate with you in your mental health goals. She and her office accept UHC/Optum, BCBS, Cigna, and Compsych insurances. Erica is currently accepting adult patients. 

Qazi Javed, MD

Medical Doctor
Dr. Qazi Javed is a double board certified physician practicing Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with a holistic and integrative perspective. Located in West Lake Hills and Cedar Park, Dr. Javed's unique integrative team includes a PA, Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Neuropsychologist, Nutritionist, Therapists and a Health Educator. and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. 

Kendall Altaffer

PMHNP-Board Certified
Kendall has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in both inpatient and outpatient settings.  Most recently she worked with children in a community mental health clinic. Kendall is currently accepting new patients ages 8 and up at Balcones Psychiatry and Mental Health, accepting BCBS, United/Optum, Cigna, and Compsych insurances. 

Greater Austin Psychiatry & Wellness

Several wonderful prescribers have teamed together at Greater Austin Psychiatry & Wellness. Located in South Austin near East Oak Hill off 290, all practitioners work with a variety of presenting concerns across the lifespan and accept the following insurances: BCBS, Humana, Compsych, Cigna, Magellan, and Aetna. 

Community Resources

Yoga with Adriene

Yoga Teacher
Though you can drop into one of Adriene's local Austin classes, you can practice with her for free on YouTube. She's genuine, relatable, and knows her stuff. Start with a series or one of the specific videos such as "Yoga for Anxiety" or "Yoga for a Broken Heart". 

The Christi Center

Grief Counseling & Groups
The Christi Center has Austin and Georgetown locations and offers free processing groups for children, teens, and adults who are experiencing grief. A calendar of groups, retreats, and events can be found on their website. 

Austin Oriental Medicine & Acupuncture

Acupuncture and Bodywork
AOMA is a great resource for an alternative to western medicine. Many people find acupuncture and herbs to be helpful for a variety of issues and AOMA offers affordable options to the community through their supervised student clinic. 

Meditation Bar

Guided classes
Meditation Bar in NW Central Austin is a calm space providing you guided meditations and a quiet retreat from daily routines to improve your quality of life. They also offer retreats and workshops to deepen your meditation practice.