Peter Lemons, Therapist in Austin, Texas — Zencare
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Peter Lemons

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Psychologist, PhD
Texas Accepting Online
Westgate Accepting In-person
Updated June 20, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Artists' mental health
  • Depression
  • Insomnia & sleep issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Dr. Peter Lemons is a Clinical Psychologist whose office is in Austin, TX, in the Westgate section of South Austin. Dr. Lemons helps clients who struggle with anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD. Many of his clients have a difficult time engaging with self-compassion, are overly perfectionistic, or find it difficult to trust themselves or to make important decisions. Such patterns sometimes develop in response to past trauma, a lack of support from key adults growing up, or may begin seemingly out-of-the-blue or in response to current stressful life events. The distress that results from such experiences may benefit from treatment, and Dr. Lemons is happy to help.

Dr. Lemons combines elements of multiple evidence-based therapies when working with clients. He actively collaborates with clients to develop treatment strategies that are comfortable and effective. He brings together Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients understand what’s in their control and what’s out of their control, which can help with anxiety and mood management. He also employs existential and motivational frameworks to help clients tap into their values and better understand why they want change, and how to anticipate and overcome roadblocks to make change happen.

Dr. Lemons earned his PhD from Binghamton University after concluding a brief, first career in the arts. He has retained an interest in the creative process and enjoys working with artists, who occasionally benefit from assistance in clearing a creative block or deepening connections with their media through therapy. Additionally, Dr. Lemons spent approximately 5 years working with Veterans, and specializes in working with former service members in order to ease the transition back into civilian life, and to process experiences in military life which can make it hard to build trust and feel safe back at home.


Message to clients

My office is a space where you and I work together to focus on you, your feelings and reactions, and your wants and needs. Some people are nervous about entering therapy, and may not know what to expect. This is normal, as every therapy experience is somewhat new and different. The therapy relationship, like other types of relationships, is built over time as trust is established gradually. It is different from other relationships in that it is defined by the perspective of the client, and is a space that is free of judgement or advice, but instead is an exploratory space where openness and honesty are valued above all else in order to allow for growth and increased self-acceptance.

I hope you will not feel too much pressure to begin therapy with a specific agenda, as you and I will work together to figure out what themes in your life are most important to work on. I hope to make you feel comfortable, and yet I do not expect anyone to feel this way immediately. The concerns we hold about ourselves, our lives, and our loved ones can be difficult to talk about, and I will not pressure you to speak too early or too often. Instead, I will work hard to meet you where you are, and we will go from there together. If you are interested in seeking this service, I am interested in meeting with you.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Artists' mental health - Understanding of highly creative minds; goal setting related to the artistic and creative process; support finding meaningful balance in one’s life

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Peter Lemons is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10AM-5PM
  • Tue 10AM-5PM
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10AM-3PM
  • Fri 10AM-3PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Westgate practice
2222 Western Trails Blvd, 107, Austin, Texas 78745
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10AM-3PM
  • Tue 10AM-3PM
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 10AM-3PM
  • Fri 10AM-3PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Department of Veterans Affairs, Staff Psychologist, 2017 - 2022

State University of New York at Binghamton, PhD, 2017
State University of New York at Binghamton, MS, 2014
New York University-Tisch School of the Arts, BFA, 2009


Licensure

Texas: 38038


Languages

English