Therapists Specializing in Existential Crisis & Challenges in Texas

Whenever you’re faced with an important decision or life transition, it’s natural for larger questions about meaning and purpose to arise. Although existential challenges can surface at any time, they may be especially common upon entering a new life stage or when self-identity starts to shift, such as when making a career change or deciding to recommit to (or leave) a relationship. When these experiences lead to intense preoccupation with questions of greater meaning, feelings of a loss of control, and worry about the future, it can amount to existential crisis.

Therapy can help both in moments of existential crisis and in general exploration of one's values and existential beliefs. Some therapists even provide existential therapy, a philosophically-rooted approach that focuses on meaning, freedom, connection, and mortality.

Find vetted therapists in Texas who specialize in existential challenges and crises below. Visit each provider profile to watch their introductory video and book a free call to find a good fit!


Susie  Posey

Susie Posey

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

Are you feeling anxious, depressed, lonely or having conflict in your relationships? I am here to help. I believe in treating each patient individually. Some types of clients and problems respond better to some types of interventions than others. Often the presenting problems of anxiety and depression are merely the surface of more long standing difficulties. I work to assess what each patient needs most. While compassionate and nonjudgmental I challenge clients to strive for their best selves. Change can sometimes be difficult but we can navigate it together.


Claire  Palmer

Claire Palmer

Online Sessions, TX

4131 Spicewood Springs Road, Austin, TX, 78759

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $123 per session

If we decide to partner up on your therapeutic journey my first hope is for you to be able to acknowledge the bravery it takes to be right where you are. My next hope (the big one!) is for you to be able to get to a place in life where you feel whole and integrated. Where you feel free to have open, non-judgmental conversations with each part of who you are – even the parts that you may dislike the most right now. My purpose is to help you feel heard and held along this journey, to be the witness that lets you know you are not alone in your suffering. From this place of courage, integration and compassionate acceptance you will become your own guide on the path towards a rich future full of life, vitality and meaning.


Daniel A. Linder

Daniel A. Linder

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 per session

The common denominator in virtually all of my clients' struggles and problems is the lack of relationship with Self.

The relationship with your Self is the most important relationship. It's the “X-factor” for empowerment, change through awareness and action, and what makes transformation possible.

The common denominator in virtually all of the problems and symptoms that bring people to therapy is relationships, past and current and there is a prevailing lack of knowhow to boot.

Most of the relationships I work come in are mired in discord and disconnection due to the backlog of unexpressed feelings and unresolved issues that never get any airtime and a palpable wedge of mistrust and unsafety between them

Relationships are as good as the conversations had. Can you talk to each other? How much do you talk to each other? What can you talk about? But, more importantly, how well do they understand each other and feel in the process.

Usually the first conversation I facilitate and one you can expect to have, one I consider to be perhaps the most standard and basic one every couple needs to be able to have is, How are you feeling in the relationship and towards each other?

I create a safe space for you to begin having these ‘more difficult’ conversations and facilitate a process that ensures that you talk and listen to each other in a way, and about things, you never did before.


Delaney  Menell

Delaney Menell

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $200 - $225 per session

While my methods are grounded in evidence-based practices, my style is unique, down-to-earth and non-traditional. I'm also realistic, charismatic and compassionate. I apply humor when necessary and take great pride in challenging you to rise to your own occasion. Being able to step back and take an observational view of your life and consider a different perspective is integrated into my practice and a large part of what excites me about this work. I'll collaborate with you to get where you want to be in a way that makes the most sense to you.

I want to help you realign your head and heart in order to trust your intuition. Doing this allows you to live your life from a strength-based deep understanding of yourself, propelling you toward achieving self-actualization! You already have the characteristics, tools, and passion you need for everything you want, we may just need to make a few adjustments to rejuvenate those qualities or go even deeper to heal pain from past trauma.

Wether you're here to heal primarily or using our time to catapult you to your greatest heights, I'm looking forward to taking that journey with you.


Kathryn Whistler Austin

Kathryn Whistler Austin

Online Sessions, TX

1010 Land Creek Cove, Austin, TX, 78746

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I believe that we are alive to experience joy and do incredible things based on our unique genius. Seeking support around vulnerable areas in your life takes courage and change is uncomfortable. But growth is a necessary part of our individual evolution and something that we all have the inherent ability to do. The most important factor in successful therapy is the fit between the client and therapist. Trust your intuition and take a leap of faith that you, like every human, deserve to prosper and be at peace.


Hillery  Keith

Hillery Keith

Online Sessions, TX

3400 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX, 77005

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $170 per session

When you are in pain or confused, it's not always easy to know where to go or with whom to talk. Therapy offers you a safe and confidential space to tell your story and explore that story's effect on your life right now. With support and feedback, I offer my clients an opportunity to feel more at peace with who they are and to make new decisions about themselves. You may even feel ready to try new behaviors and change the story of your life.

I tend to be informal and interactive and am focused on your goals for therapy. The most important aspect of the therapeutic experience is developing a relationship with someone you can trust. As a result, I try to keep it simple and work with the concerns that you want to address.

I am available to meet in person or via Tele-health video as well as secure electronic registration and payment. Our office follows Covid-19 protocols that allow for social distancing, hand washing and mask wearing.


Troy  Steinmacher

Troy Steinmacher

12741 Research Boulevard, Austin, TX, 78729

Online Sessions, TX

Insurances: United Healthcare
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I respect the risk that is involved with rendering oneself vulnerable in the presence of another, and I offer a nonjudgmental, collaborative opportunity to explore concerns deemed relevant by you. I am invested in understanding your concerns in the context of your life experience and discovering opportunities to heighten your awareness regarding the influences of your past and how you can apply this understanding to better cope with current challenges.

I work with young and older adults who are trying to balance school, career, relationships or are trying to take a different approach towards caring for their mental health. I have specific experience working with anxiety and mood disorders.

I welcome the opportunity to discover whether we might be a good fit as you work towards your goals. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have that might help facilitate this.


Paula  Passanisi

Paula Passanisi

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

It can be healing to share your story with someone who truly listens with compassion, someone who can relate objectively and non-judgmentally, someone who can hold space for and be with all emotions, even those that seem intense, overwhelming, and scary. It can be life-changing simply to have a space and time once a week that is just for and about you, a space that is safe and welcomes all aspects of who you are, even those that you feel you can’t show to anyone else, a space that honors imperfection and encourages humanity, a space in which you aren’t alone.

In our work together, I help you develop and grow your senses of awareness and compassion. You will have the space to explore hidden, hurting, or suppressed parts of yourself, which can help to heal and shed feelings and perspectives of judgment and shame within. Through this work, I guide and challenge you to practice different ways of self-love and human-kindness, so that you can experience, enjoy, and trust the most confident version of yourself.


Rama  Gerig

Rama Gerig

Online Sessions, TX

3701 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX, 77098

9420 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX, 77554

Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $165 per session

Finding the right therapist that you can trust and forge a healthy working relationship with is critical to your healing journey. My passion is trauma intervention and resolution. Trauma has a multi-dimensional impact and effects each person in a unique way. Regardless of the type of trauma you are dealing with, the proper intervention, with the proper therapist can help you thrive, mentally, physically and spiritually. To bear witness to your healing is both and honor and privilege. My primary concern is to help you recover, and to become aware of your inner strengths. In part, this can be achieved by providing you with a safe and nonjudgmental space, listening to you, and customizing a treatment plan tailored to meet your goals. I promise to be there for you, and to share in your journey. My greatest desire is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I am happy to chat before we meet to ensure we are a good fit.

Together we can work through trauma, addiction, interpersonal relationships, communication conflicts, and anxiety management, so that you can start living a happier, stress free, and more fulfilled life!


David J  Schlosz

David J Schlosz

Online Sessions, TX

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

I believe that each of us has a deep-seated desire to know others and be known by others. When this doesn't happen, we often find ourselves isolated and feeling alone - even when surrounded by others.

I will create a safe space where you can explore, know, and understand your whole self, even the parts that you’re sometimes afraid to look at. I will help you remove shame, fear, loneliness, and guilt so that you can manifest your authentic self. I can help you get unstuck and discover who you really are. I can help you overcome the pain of rejection and embrace your authentic self.

Taking the first step to begin therapy can be challenging, but you won’t regret it. By now, you have already learned ways to tolerate life’s painful challenges. You don’t have to do this alone. Take the next step and call me today.


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