Best Therapists in Austin

Why we are the best therapists in Austin: Just Mind was incorporated in 2007 with the dream of becoming a boutique mental health clinic that aims to remove the stigma from therapy through the environment we create and the unique attitudes of the associates who work with us. Our team all receive regular clinical education by visiting guest experts and group supervision. Our therapists have up 30 years of experience, a wide array of specialties, and certifications in those areas. We pride ourselves on being very comfortable, knowledgeable, and relatable. Read our testimonials from clients to see why we are the best therapists in Austin.  Just Mind is led by a husband and wife team and they are Austin counselors as well.

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Austin Counselors

10-25+ Years of Experience

Senior Counselors & Consultants

Teri Schroeder, LCSW

Teri Schroeder, LCSW

Counselor, Co-Director

Teri is a licensed clinical social worker with 15+ years of experience providing counseling and therapeutic services to adults and teenagers. She spent 10 years working in non-profit agencies and schools before transitioning to private work. She strives to empower clients to find their own inner strengths and overcome obstacles in life, particularly in healing from trauma. Her focus includes adult/childhood trauma, PTSD, grief/loss, life transitions, depression, anxiety, teen/adolescent issues, family-of-origin issues, LGBTQ issues, and self-esteem difficulties. Teri believes that each person has the capacity for growth and change, and she helps clients find greater balance, personal insight, and resiliency. Her style is empathic and collaborative, and she is a certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) Consultant-in-Training. She uses EMDR, cognitive-behavioral therapy, somatic techniques, mindfulness, and expressive arts in her work.

William Schroeder, LPC, NCC

William Schroeder, LPC, NCC

Counselor, Co-Director

William is a professional counselor with 12+ years of experience. He works with creatives, teens, techies, Aspergers, ADHD, and people who feel like life is out of alignment. A particular favorite is helping people develop new chapters in life after relationships end and helping people understand anxiety. He thinks of what he does as helping clients deepen their emotional intelligence. William’s style is very warm, humanistic, and solution focused in his approach to helping people overcome obstacles. He has completed Level Two of Gottman training, basics of Interpersonal Neurobiology (accessing neural networks), advanced training in ADHD, and mindfulness in sessions to help clients overcome anxiety. He is the founder of Just Mind and the Austin Mental Health Group which has over 2,000 therapists as members.

David Jenkins, LCSW

David Jenkins, LCSW

Counselor, Adults, Couples, & Teens

David’s understanding that life involves all of who we are – mind, emotions, and body – is a foundational principle in his work. David’s counseling experience includes work with children 9+, adolescents, adults, and families and he particularly enjoys focusing on relationships, family, and men’s issues. He helps men channel into their deeper emotional world and explore it in a way that is non-threatening but allows for deep work. With couples, David helps each partner to channel into their emotional world and use that as a bridge to link with their partner instead of a wall that isolates. David has completed Level One of Gottman training and is trained on "Treating Trauma and Affairs" with John and Julie Gottman.

Marian Thompson, LCSW

Marian Thompson, LCSW

Counselor, Adults & Couples

Marian enjoys working with individual adults and couples and focuses on a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, life changes, sexuality, and relationship issues. She works from a strengths-based approach, using a mixture of counseling theories to fit the needs of each particular client, including mindfulness, somatic experiencing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic approaches. She has completed level one of Gottman training for couples counseling. She has completed her externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy, an evidence-based therapy for couples. She is sex-positive and strives to create a non-judgemental environment for clients of all orientations and lifestyles.

Eva Escobedo, LPC

Eva Escobedo, LPC

Counselor, Couples, Adults, Parenting, & Families

Eva started her career as a therapist over 20 years ago in New York City working with a population challenged by chronic mental illness. She completed a master’s degree in Rational Emotive Therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute, and a master’s degree in Humanistic and Existential Psychotherapy at CIEEXH. In 1994 she started a private practice in Mexico City where she gained invaluable experience working with clients who were facing relationship difficulties, depression, anxiety, infertility, infidelity, loneliness, substance abuse, trauma, sexual identity, career planning and parenting issues. Upon moving to Austin she completed the Professional Counseling Program at Texas State University in order to gain licensure in Texas. Eva is a TBRI® Practitioner and a Circle of Security® Parenting Facilitator. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian and French.

Diana Schaefer, LCSW

Diana Schaefer, LCSW

Counselor, Adults & Couples

Diana is a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years of experience providing counseling to couples, adults, teens and children in hospital and non- for- profit agencies. She started in private practice in 1993 and recently relocated from New York to Austin, Texas. Diana believes in providing a respectful, non-judgmental and caring environment for clients to explore and heal old wounds, reduce their anxiety and depression, enhance communication in their relationships and assist them in reaching their personal goals to have a happier more fulfilled life. Diana is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and uses this approach to help clients process traumatic events in their lives. She also has advanced training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Couple’s Therapy). She helps couple’s to recognize their cycle or “dance” and how to change the “steps” to get out of it. She also uses mindfulness techniques and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in her practice. She does therapy in English and Spanish.

Sapana Donde, PhD

Sapana Donde, PhD

Psychologist, Adults

Dr. Sapana Donde is a licensed clinical psychologist with 10+ years of experience working in diverse clinical and community settings with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Her specialty areas include depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD/ADD, interpersonal violence, childhood and adult trauma, acculturation and immigration, identity development, child welfare and adoption, career counseling, parenting issues, and spirituality/spiritual ambivalence. Sapana utilizes a warm, strengths-based, collaborative, creative, and flexible style. She enjoys integrating Somatic Experiencing® and an understanding of neurobiology with traditional therapeutic approaches to help clients discover and harness their innate resilient capacity to survive, heal, and even thrive after going through adverse life experiences.

Patricia Walker, LMFT

Patricia Walker, LMFT

Counselor, Couples & Adults

Patricia wants to know what needs to change in your life in order to have the life you want. She listens to your hurts, grief, anger, communication challenges and helps you to move from your pain to hope by exploring and identifying your goals and helps you create a plan using your new insights and new skills. She uses over 25 years of experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, family systems, and tools from Imago Therapy, Gottman Therapy principles, communication- conflict resolution skills and compassion. She utilizes her warmth, insights, encouragement, humor and her skills to communicate to you she understands as she helps you develop new ideas to give you confidence to make the changes you want and need in your life.

Patty Monical LMFT, LPC-S, RPT-S

Patty Monical LMFT, LPC-S, RPT-S

Counselor, Children, Teens, Adults

Patty Joy Monical is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT) with over 10 years of experience working with children and their families. She’s also a PhD candidate. Patty is passionate about helping children heal through play, their natural mode of expression and processing. She coaches parents to optimize their kids’ ability to thrive, so the family can experience peace & joy instead of chaos & conflict. Patty also uses EMDR with kids and adults to let go of the past hurts and move forward with confidence and resilience. At the core of Patty’s philosophy is the belief that we all carry stories that can benefit from a little editing and rewriting so we can embrace life with love & zest!

Julie Osofsky, LPC

Julie Osofsky, LPC

Counselor, Adults

Julie has over 7 years of experience working with individuals, families, and groups at outpatient, residential and inpatient levels of care. Her clinical experience has been in helping individuals with a wide range of issues including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, substance use disorders, eating disorders, self-harm behaviors, self-esteem, relationship struggles and more. Julie utilizes an integrative approach, and she enjoys providing insight-based therapy coupled with skills building, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills, assertiveness training, and education on self-compassion. She values each client as an individual and encourages them to tap into their personal strengths and provide themselves with kindness as they work towards increasing their emotional health.

Scott Allen, PsyD

Scott Allen, PsyD

Psychologist, Children, Teens, Adults

Scott is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has worked with individuals, groups, and families affected by autism spectrum, ADHD, and related disorders for over 10 years. Scott‘s background is in the use of positive behavior supports to teach skills and curb challenging behaviors. Scott’s passion is teaching individuals with ASD social skills through interest-based training. As with everyone else, individuals on the autism spectrum and with ADHD learn best when pursuing areas of interests, and most activities can be used as teaching tools. Through the use of interests and creative intervention strategies, Scott has helped young children all the way up to adults learn how to interact appropriately with others and pursue their dreams. Scott has a firm background in assessment, teacher/parent training, and program development. Scott tends to use a skill-centered, problem-solving approach in his work with individuals, groups, and families.

5-10 Years of Experience

Mid-level Counselors & Consultants

Steve Irsay, LPC

Steve Irsay, LPC

Counselor, Teens, Parents, & Young Adults

Having once been what might be called “edgy” or “emo” -- not to mention “a big nerd” (as his wife lovingly reminds him) -- Steve enjoys helping fellow creative types and anxious overachievers find greater peace and purpose. He uses mindfulness-based treatments like DBT and ACT, as well as CBT, experiential, and family systems approaches to empower teens, young adults, and parents to manage stress, moods, and emotions in the face of challenging life situations including bullying, loneliness, academic pressure, job changes, relocation, and personal losses. Steve is passionate about helping fellow parents increase self-confidence and improve connection with their teens when family life has devolved into a sporadic series of shrugs, eye rolls, and door slams. Steve’s personal style is direct, thoughtful, spontaneous, and even occasionally silly. (Thankfully, he has lightened up quite a bit since his edgy emo days.)

Linder Dwyer, LPC

Linder Dwyer, LPC

Counselor, Adults

Linder believes that creating a safe, non judgmental relationship helps to facilitate connection, healing and change. She enjoys helping young adults work through anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship difficulties. She has mindful and client centered approach to therapy. Linder helps people overcome obstacles in their lives with patience and compassion. She strives to help others make sense of their experiences and collaborates on plans to help move them forward to a life they want.

Ron Grace, PsyD

Ron Grace, PsyD

Psychologist, Adults, Children, & Adolescents

Dr. Ron Grace is a licensed psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and adults who are faced with a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts, stress/adjustment issues, and ADHD. He also conducts family and couples therapy sessions as well. Dr. Grace adopts an integrative psychotherapy style in order to tailor each treatment experience to the unique needs of each individual often including elements of positive thinking, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. He believes in a collaborative approach in which the therapist and client work together to reach their goals in a warm, positive, and empowering setting.

Kyla Winlow, LCSW

Kyla Winlow, LCSW

Counselor, Adults

Kyla believes that each of is capable of creating the change we want to see in our lives. She feels that a strong, trusting relationship cultivated with her clients through respect, openness, and genuine care welcomes clients to awaken to their inner strengths. Kyla works with adults of sexual, relational, and gender diversity on issues regarding relationships, life transitions, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, and LGBTQ+ identity. Kyla draws from numerous therapeutic approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, cultural relational, and strengths-based approaches. As a graduate of Dharma Yoga’s 200 hour teacher training, Kyla offers breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga in session. These techniques can help bring awareness and connection to the physical body as well as cultivate coping skills to decrease stress and anxiety. Kyla sees therapy as a journey and is honored to participate in that journey.

Alan Nelson, LPC, LMFT-A, SEP

Alan Nelson, LPC, LMFT-A, SEP

Counselor, Adults & Couples

Alan combines warmth and empathy with down-to-earth pragmatism and a sense of humor to create a relaxed, informal environment where the spectrum of human experience can be explored in safety and with curiosity. Alan focuses on working with couples, adults recovering from sexual and physical trauma, anxiety, anger, depression, process addictions, self-esteem, and relationships. He also has experience in working with creatives, young people transitioning into adulthood and spirituality. He loves walking with clients as they discover their strengths, find their purpose and move toward their full embodied potential. Alan is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. He also has completed level one of Gottman Couple’s training, year one of PACT training, modules one and two of DARe training and the first module of AST training. His primary theoretical lenses are through interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory and polyvagal theory.

Adam Maurer, LPC, LMFT

Adam Maurer, LPC, LMFT

Counselor, Couples & Adults

Adam strives to create a safe environment where people can be authentic, understood and accepted. He uses curiosity and his own authentic self to collaborate with clients, providing them a safe space to discover their own paths. His work focuses on helping couples in conflict, as well as LGBTQ+ individuals and relationships. He has completed Level Two of Gottman training, and uses those techniques to provide couples with tools to communicate about issues that have been gridlocked. Adam is an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and has a background of working with issues of: coming out, HIV, addiction, transitioning, gender and sexual fluidity, and non-exclusive relationships. With humor and empathy, Adam will help you consider ways to challenge old paradigms and develop new insights.

Loren Lomme, LPC, RPT

Loren Lomme, LPC, RPT

Counselor, Children, Adolescents, & Parenting

Loren works with children, adolescents, and parents using play therapy, sandtray therapy, and art techniques with a focus on how nervous system regulation affects behavior and emotions. She also works with parents to help guide them in more effective communication and relational skills as well as to help problem solve home and school difficulties. Although she works mostly with children and adolescents, Loren also works with adults using traditional talk therapy while incorporating aspects of mindfulness and emotion regulation skills as necessary. She focuses on issues including but not limited to: trauma, behavior difficulties, problems interaction or getting along with others, difficulty managing emotions, depression, and/or anxiety, grief/loss, divorce, and parenting issues.

Tiffany Dang, LPC

Tiffany Dang, LPC

Counselor, Adults & Adolescents

Tiffany has a passion for coming alongside her clients by helping them navigate through areas in life where they feel disoriented and lost. Her desire is to help people implement emotionally healthy change that leads to healing and growth. She sits with each client as the unique individual they are and counsels through a process-oriented exploration of the relationship between your past and how it informs present ways of relating. She is also EMDR trained and incorporates this into her counseling when it is a good fit for the client. Tiffany specializes in working with individuals in their struggles with anxiety/depression, grief/loss, shame/guilt, spiritual, identity and relationship issues, sexual abuse and trauma.

2-5 Years of Experience

Junior Counselors & Consultants

Helen Fasken, LPC Intern

Helen Fasken, LPC Intern

Counselor, Adults & Adolescents

Helen has a unique ability to see the best in people and draw it out of them. She is passionate about helping others improve their quality of life. Over the past twelve years Helen has gained experience working in the physical, mental and behavioral health fields. She uses her multidisciplinary approach to help empower her clients. Her focus includes adult and childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, life transitions, self-esteem, disordered eating, chronic pain and family of origin issues. Her approach is solution focused, empathetic, engaging, and collaborative, and she uses a variety of techniques in her work including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. Helen works with couples and has completed Level One of Gottman training.

Helen is supervised by Bruno Lepore, LPC-S

Ben Willcott, LPC

Ben Willcott, LPC

Counselor, Adults, Couples, & Adolescents

Ben’s background includes work in non-profit agencies, university mental health clinics, and private practice. Clients see him for a range of things, from family and relationship issues, life transitions, to trauma, grief and loss, and larger existential questions. A particular focus of his work is helping people in crisis manage and make meaning out of difficulty. His approach to therapy is supportive, relational, and client-centered, with a focus on how things manifest themselves in the here and now. He seeks to create a safe space for tuning in to feelings, finding balance, healing, and working on change. His approach is grounded in a rich tradition of humanistic psychology and attachment theory. Ben recently completed a Level One training in Emotionally Focused Therapy with Dr. Sue Johnson.

Eileen Kinney Lindgren, LMFTA

Eileen Kinney Lindgren, LMFTA

Counselor, Children, Adolescents and Parenting

Eileen is passionate about supporting the mental and emotional health of children and adolescents. Over the past 10 years, she provided therapeutic services for elementary and high school students, was a grief/loss counselor, ran large-scale community engagement projects for kids, and coached Girls on the Run. Her calm, authentic presence helps clients feel safe and together they explore issues and identify roadblocks that can get in the way of growing to one’s full potential. As a mother herself, Eileen truly enjoys working with parents to better understand and support their kids. She utilizes mindfulness, creative expression, play therapy and body-based work and draws on perspectives of attachment, family systems, psychodynamic and cognitive behavior therapies.

Eileen is Supervised by Carolyn Mehlomakulu, LMFT-S, ATR

Kellie Caroselli, LPC Intern

Kellie Caroselli, LPC Intern

Counselor, Teens and Adults

Kellie enjoys working collaboratively with adolescents and adults as a compassionate, empathetic, and open-minded therapist. She works with clients to overcome a variety of setbacks and challenges and helps them recognize how to be advocates for themselves. Kellie’s welcoming attitude and passion for helping others allow her to assist clients to build on their best qualities, find and grow their strengths, and improve their resilience. Although her approach is influenced by client-centered, strengths-based, and relational theories, she aims to meet her clients where they are, and together they figure out what will work best for that individual in that specific instance. Her focuses include life transitions, self-exploration and finding purpose, career counseling, stress management, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression.

Kellie is supervised by Eva Thomsen, M.Ed., LPC-S.

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