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Michael Strand(He/Him/His)

Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, MA
Anxiety - Couples counseling-Medical professionals' mental health-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-Perfectionism- Relationship issues-
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Professional statement

Dr. Mike Strand, an experienced psychologist, excels in assisting high-achieving clients to navigate through life's complexities, focusing on overcoming anxiety, self-doubt, and in cultivating healthier relationships. His therapeutic approach is deeply collaborative, compassionate, and solution-focused, employing a blend of highly effective, evidence-based therapies tailored to the individual needs and goals of his clients.

With a strong foundation in doctoral-level training and over 15 years of clinical experience, Dr. Strand has developed proficiency in a range of cutting-edge therapies. His expertise encompasses modern cognitive-behavioral approaches such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and trauma-focused therapies including Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). For couples, he is skilled in Gottman Method therapy and Emotion Focused Therapy, demonstrating his comprehensive approach to relationship dynamics.

Operating from Austin, Texas, Dr. Strand expands his reach through online telehealth services, available to clients in 39 states across the U.S., facilitated by his interstate licensure through PsyPACT E. Passport Mobility. His commitment to accessibility is further exemplified by offering sessions during evenings and weekends.

Dr. Strand's stature as an expert and leader in psychology is evident from his extensive contributions to the field, including publishing clinical research, presenting at national conferences, and offering peer consultations. His dedication to education and mentorship is demonstrated through his supervision of doctoral psychology interns, post-doctoral fellows, and psychiatric residents, as well as his role as an educator teaching undergraduate and graduate-level psychology courses. This multifaceted engagement underscores Dr. Strand's passion for promoting mental health awareness and the development of future psychologists, affirming his role as a pivotal figure in the community and an advocate for the transformative power of therapy.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 13 years

Baylor Scott & White Health, Senior Staff Psychologist
Texas A & M University / Scott & White Health, Post-Doctoral Health Psychology Fellow

James Madison University, Doctor of Psychology, 2016
SUNY Buffalo, MA, Clinical Psychology, 2011
University of Central Florida, BA, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, 2006


Texas: 37668




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$200 (60min)

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