Black / African-American Therapists in Austin, Texas

For many Black therapy-seekers, finding a Black therapist or African-American therapist can be one of the most important steps toward beginning therapy. Clients may find that they feel more comfortable seeing Black therapists who understand their unique societal, personal, familial, and professional experiences, and that they have a greater shared foundation with Black therapists on which to discuss intimate topics in therapy. Black therapy seekers may find it easier to quickly build trust with a Black therapist due to their shared experiences. In session, they might not have to provide cultural context or experience microaggressions, and can simply focus on sharing what’s on their mind.

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Heather Lowrey

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Sex/love addiction - Relationships - Financial stress - Eating disorders - Depression - Anxiety
Online only
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Dwan Reed

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Life transitions - Relationship issues - Trauma
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Danielle Ojeabulu

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Couples counseling - Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - Family issues - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
 In-person & online
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Lawrence Story

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Addiction - Anxiety - Career counseling - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Stress management
Online only
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Chikodili Obianuju Oji

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner (Medication Only)

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

ADHD - Anxiety - Bipolar disorder - Depression
 In-person & online
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Teona Callaham Amble

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Eating disorders & disordered eating - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Trauma
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Nishia Livingston

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Communication issues - Premarital counseling - Couples counseling - Women's issues - Caregiver stress & support - Loss, grief, and bereavement
Online only
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Arlether Wilson

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Depression - Forensic psychology - Medical professionals' mental health - Substance abuse - Neuropsychological testing - Psychological evaluations & testing
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Ryan Robinson

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - LGBTQIA topics - Race & cultural identity - Relationships
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Crystal Ross

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Sexual health & dysfunction
 In-person & online
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Shuqueta Thomas

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Caregiver stress & support - Couples counseling - Family issues - Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Latasha Taylor

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Communication issues - Couples counseling - Existential crisis & challenges - Family issues - Life coaching - Life purpose & meaning
Online only
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Ticily Medley

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Couples counseling - Cultural adjustment - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Life coaching - Perfectionism - Clinical supervision
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Cierra Monique Smith

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Anxiety - Caregiver stress & support - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Stress management
Online only
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Rozette Pegues

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Anxiety - Child mental health - Depression - Existential crisis & challenges - Trauma - Women's issues
Online only
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Abby Endashaw

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Couples counseling - Depression - LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Relationship issues - Childhood trauma - Emotion regulation
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LaKendria Ellis

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Depression - Women's issues - Self-esteem - Life coaching - Perfectionism - Anxiety
 In-person & online
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Alicia Thomas

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Relationship issues - Anxiety - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma - Suicidal ideation
Online only
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La Luz Counseling

Group practice

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Adolescent mental health - Anxiety - Depression - Trauma - Childhood trauma
 In-person & online
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Jasmonae Joyriel

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Sexual health & dysfunction - Trauma - Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Dating - Entrepreneur mental health - Nonmonogamy, polyamory, and kink
 In-person & online
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Jennifer Minor

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Sexual health & dysfunction - Trauma - Entrepreneur mental health
Online only
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The College Psychiatrist

Group practice

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Anxiety - College & graduate student mental health - Depression - Stress management
Online only
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Space to Heal Mental Health Services, LLC

Group practice

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Anxiety - Attachment issues - Couples counseling - Depression - Trauma - Imposter syndrome
Online only
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Natosha Nichole Wilson

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Dating - Adolescent mental health - Couples counseling - Depression - Clinical supervision - Premarital counseling
 In-person & online
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Gloria Dove

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Addiction - ADHD - Anxiety - Depression - Trauma
Online only
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Juanese Moore

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Trauma - Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Anxiety - Cultural adjustment
Online only
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Marva Davis Burks

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Anxiety - Depression - Life transitions - Loss, grief, and bereavement
 In-person & online
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Allahna Kaj

Therapist

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Stress management - Anxiety - Chronic illness - Cultural adjustment - Life coaching
 In-person & online
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Lauren Ludlow

Therapist

Waitlist

Anxiety - Burnout - Trauma - Imposter syndrome - Life purpose & meaning - Relationship issues
 In-person & online
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Precise Mind Behavioral Health, LLC

Group practice

Accepting clients from Austin, Texas

Anxiety - Couples counseling - Depression - Loss, grief, and bereavement - Trauma - Stress management
 In-person & online

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FAQs about how to find a therapist in Austin, Texas

How do I find a therapist in Austin, Texas?

Find a therapist near you in Austin, Texas on Zencare. Narrow your search by using filters like insurance, therapy budget specialty, and provider identity. Mental health professionals on Zencare are vetted for their extensive experience treating individual adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples and families. Explore each potential therapist profile to learn more about their specialties, and watch an introductory video to get a sense of their personality. Book a free initial call to find the right therapist for you!

Does insurance cover therapy in Austin, Texas?

Yes, most Austin, Texas health insurance carriers provide mental health benefits that cover therapy. However, the exact amount of coverage will vary based on the plan details and whether the selected provider is in-network or out-of-network with your insurance. If the therapist is in-network with your insurance, you’ll pay only a copay at each session after meeting your annual deductible. If the therapist is out-of-network with your insurance, you may still be able to receive reimbursement after paying the fee at the time of therapy session. If you have a PPO or POS insurance plan, you can likely receive some reimbursement when you see a therapist out-of-network in Austin, Texas. If you have an HMO, EPO, or Medicaid/Medicare plan, you likely cannot receive reimbursement, and would be responsible for the full out-of-network session fee. Note that services designed to treat topics which are not diagnosed mental health conditions, such as couples counseling and life coaching, are not typically covered by health insurance. The potential mental health provider must also be a licensed therapist in your state for the insurance company to cover services.

How do I find an affordable therapist in Austin, Texas?

Many therapists offer a sliding scale, or a range of session fees based on financial need to clients who would not otherwise be able to afford typical therapy rates in Austin, Texas. If you are struggling to pay for therapy, consider asking for a sliding scale, looking for an in-network therapist, or seeking services through a local agency, college counseling center, or hospital.

How can I make an appointment with a therapist in Austin, Texas?

Start your search for an appointment with a therapist in Austin, Texas on Zencare. Many mental health professionals located in Austin, Texas require clients to have an introductory call before booking a full appointment online. In this free call, the prospective therapist will ask about your goals for treatment, and make sure that their skills, specialized training, and scope of private practice are a match for your mental health issues. At the same time, you should assess if you feel comfortable talking with the therapist, as studies show that the most important determinant of successful therapy is the relationship between therapist and client. After an initial call, you’ll typically be given the option to book an appointment with the therapist, or continue your search if it’s not a good fit. At the initial session, you’ll likely discuss the therapeutic process and determine goals for your personal growth. Common therapy goals include learning effective coping strategies to deal with negative feelings, increasing self-awareness, and gaining a deeper understanding and insight into relationship patterns.

How can I find a therapist in Austin, Texas who sees clients after hours?

Find a therapist who sees clients after hours on Zencare. Many therapists in Austin, Texas offer appointments outside of traditional business hours. Simply filter by Office Hours under More Filters to choose the time of day that works best for you, whether that be early morning before work, in the evenings, or even over the weekend. After hours sessions are a good option for busy individuals, couples, and families dealing with hectic schedules and who need a flexible option for their mental health care.

How do I find a therapist in Austin, Texas who offers in-person sessions?

Find a therapist who offers in-person sessions on Zencare. Many therapists in Austin, Texas have resumed offering in-person sessions; you can filter by “In-Person” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for in-office sessions. You can also search by map to find providers in Austin, Texas near you. While some clients prefer in-person sessions because they offer a safe, neutral ground for the session to take place, for the widest range of therapist options, consider expanding your search to also include providers licensed in your state who offer telehealth, or therapy sessions via remote video call.

How do I find a therapist in Austin, Texas who offers online sessions?

Find a therapist who offers online sessions on Zencare. Most therapists in Austin, Texas continue to offer appointments online; you can filter by “Online” to find a provider who is accepting new clients for teletherapy sessions. In order to see a therapist, they must be licensed to provide online sessions to clients living in your state. Online therapy is different from text therapy, or asynchronous therapy; online therapy offers the same consistent relationship with a local Austin, Texas therapist that an in-person session would, with sessions taking place via phone or a video sessions through a secure teletherapy platform. Online therapy sessions are a convenient way to find a therapist near Austin, Texas without leaving the comfort of your home or office.

Where can I get mental health therapy in Austin, Texas?

Start your search for mental health therapy in Austin, Texas on Zencare. Many therapists are quality-vetted for excellence in clinical care. When you’re struggling with your mental health, it might be time to seek professional support in the form of counseling services, couples therapy, or psychiatric medication management. There are a wide range of private practice therapists to choose from in Austin, Texas; consider narrowing your search by criteria like insurance carrier, therapy budget, specialty, or provider identity to find a great fit!

How can I start therapy in Austin, Texas?

Start your search for a great therapist in Austin, Texas on Zencare. First, consider any logistic limitations, like how far you are willing to travel outside of Austin, Texas or if you are open to online sessions with a local provider. Also consider how much your therapy budget is, and when you are available for therapy. Then, make a list of priorities for your ideal therapist: do they match your identity, or have expertise in a specific area like anxiety or depression? There is no one reason to start therapy; many individuals in Austin, Texas go see a therapist when they need help to move forward through a difficult time, cope with symptoms of a mental illness such as a mood disorder, navigate life transitions, process relationship difficulties or improve their behavioral health. Use your priorities to filter on Zencare by insurance, speciality, and availability. Look through a few provider profiles to find the therapist you might click with, watch their introductory videos, and book a free call to find a great personal fit!

What kinds of mental health providers are available in Austin, Texas?

There are many different kinds of mental health providers available in Austin, Texas, including psychologists, clinical social workers, and mental health counselors. As long as the provider is licensed in your state, the factor that matters most to therapy outcomes is the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship you build with your therapist. Common types of therapy provided in Austin, Texas include cognitive therapies, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and insight-oriented therapies like psychodynamic therapy. Other providers offer a blend of techniques for a more interpersonal, holistic approach. Some mental health therapists in Austin, Texas also offer specialized treatment services, like couples therapy, premarital counseling, and family therapy. While most Austin, Texas providers are qualified to treat general challenges, like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem, for concerns such as substance abuse, personality disorders, and eating disorders, consider seeking expert care. Together with your therapist, you’ll build a treatment plan that addresses your reasons for seeking therapy and monitor progress toward your wellness goals and overall well being.

How does paying for therapy work in Austin, Texas?

There are several options for paying for therapy in Austin, Texas. For many people, the most affordable way to seek mental health services is to look for a provider who is in-network with your insurance. Due to high demand and low availability, in-network providers often have long waitlists; to widen your options and start therapy sooner, you might also consider looking for an out-of-network provider. When you see an out-of-network therapist in Austin, Texas, you can ask for a sliding scale if you are unable to afford their typical session fees, or seek reimbursement from your insurance company if you have a PPO or POS plan. For clients who have an insurance plan with a high deductible and low medical costs, therapy costs are often comparable when you see a therapist in- or out-of-network. While paying for therapy can be a substantial investment, it’s also a great way to improve relationships, boost self-esteem, address symptoms of mental illness, and ultimately live a happier, more self-directed life.