Surviving Holidays With Family

Surviving Holidays With Family

By Emily Stone The holiday season is upon us and whether you will stay near or go far, chances are that you will be spending time with loved ones. For some that means a small, close knit group of friends. For others it is a large, hardy gathering of extended family members. For the rest […]

5 Tips to Get Through Holiday Stress

5 Tips to Get Through Holiday Stress

Plan: What challenges with family befuddle you the most over the holidays? With those things in mind, might the be ways to strategize a new way to approach these challenges? If your family argues a lot, maybe try to understand their viewpoint more in depth instead of arguing your own. Take time to yourself. Take […]

Building Intimacy in Marriage

Building Intimacy in Marriage

By William Schroeder, LPC It’s not uncommon for clients to enter counseling looking for guidance in building intimacy in marriage. First, I should address the most common question that comes up. CAN A MARRIAGE SURVIVE WITHOUT INTIMACY? All of us know couples who don’t seem very close but continue to co-exist together. They go to […]

Intimacy and Marriage

intimacy and marriage

By Leila Levinson, LMSW Clients frequently come to therapy with questions about intimacy and marriage. When we hear the word “intimacy,” we typically think of sex, especially if we are talking about a couple. And while enjoyment of sex is an important aspect of a healthy marriage, physical intimacy depends upon emotional intimacy. This becomes especially […]

Coping with Isolation as a College Student

Coping with Isolation as a College Student

 By Linus Streckfus, MA, LPC Associate, NCCSupervised by Travis Sebera, LPC-S The very nature of going to college can be isolating. New college students face a number of emotional and physical hurdles—they’re often separated from friends and family for the first time, in an unfamiliar place, and forced into new routines that require steep learning […]

Survival Tips for Holiday Homecomings

Survival Tips for Holiday Homecomings

By Adam Maurer, MA, LMFT-A It’s that magical time of year again when the air gets crisp with familial obligations to return home.  For some people, this is nothing more than a minor inconvenience.  Traffic on I-35 will be the worst part of visiting home for the holidays.  And then there are the rest of […]

Working Mental Health Breaks into Your Day

Working mental health breaks into your day

By Loren Lomme, LPC, RPT Many people believe that one major goal of self care is to help ourselves stay calm. That’s close but not quite the goal. The biggest way that mental health breaks help us is by increasing our ability to stay regulated, which sometimes looks like staying calm, but can also just […]

Can Trust Be Rebuilt?

Can Trust Be Rebuilt?

By Emily Stone When we think of breaking trust in a couple relationship we often think of infidelity. The truth is that trust can be built…and broken…in a variety of ways. Trust is built slowly over time. It is also broken with seemingly small actions and inactions that erode at the sense of safety in […]

Mental Health Concerns for COVID Long Haulers

Mental Health Concerns for COVID Long Haulers

By William Schroeder, LPC There is a growing list of mental health concerns for COVID long haulers and I was reminded of this when I recently talked with a neighbor who had a bad case of COVID-19 and has struggled with long-term damage to his lungs. Before his diagnosis, he was one of the more […]

Screen Use Tips for Families

screen use tips for families

By Loren Lomme, LPC, RPT Do you wonder about how much and what kinds of screentime your kids should be getting? If so, you are not alone. In fact, almost every parent I talk to is concerned, confused, and/or frustrated about their kids’ use of screens, and most of us have seen screen use significantly […]

How to Improve Communication in Relationships

How to improve communication in marriage

By Patricia Walker, LMFT Hi there. I am a couples therapist with over 30 years of experience and frequently I am asked how to improve communication in relationships. The most common issue couples present in counseling is their inability to communicate when there are differences. They say their discussion escalates, and both feel very frustrated, […]

How Much Does Counseling Cost in Austin?

How much does counseling in austin cost

Counseling prices vary a lot by the market, by the provider, number of years of experience, specialization, and by service. In Austin, counseling on average tends to cost between $125 – $250 per hour and the average being around $150. If you want to know more specifics on how much does counseling cost, check out […]